Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bookmarks: Some stuff to read on the internet - Ride & Radiohead

Ben Wardle's A&Rmchair leaps from Rob Fitzpatrick to Susan Boyle, via 1990s Oxford:

And I have to say I'm as guilty as anyone for subscribing to the looks fascism that has always existed in the music business. Or entire entertainment business for that matter. Half of the reason I was excited about Ride was that Mark Gardner was just so good looking. And the reason I, like a lot of people, passed on On A Friday wasn't that the demo didn't have enough strong songs on it - it was that the singer had a paralysed eye and we just couldn't imagine audiences getting past that.