Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gordon in the morning: Kings of misery

If someone told you that Caleb Followill "felt like Kurt Cobain", you'd assume they meant he was driven to the point of suicide, right?

It turns out that's not quite what we're talking about:

Caleb revealed: "We were on the road and I'd just found out my house had been broken into.

"On top of that the record was doing really good. That was my Kurt Cobain moment: I was hating success, I was scared and thought people are gonna think we did this on purpose and made this record so it could be big."
Moping about how terrible fame is isn't "a Kurt Cobain moment"; Kurt was mentally ill. It's a Robbie Williams moment if it's anything.

Gordon copied the quote down while listening to the radio, but don't let that give you the impression that it's a thin day on Bizarre:
DAVID Beckham likes to keep down with the kids - wearing a backwards baseball cap to match his sons on a day out.

Soccer star David, 35, Romeo, eight, and five-year-old Cruz sported red toppers as they shopped in Hollywood.
I know what you're thinking: surely printing a picture of a man and a boy and saying 'the man and the boy wear red hats' is more picture book than news service, but there is a news angle:
But 11-year-old Brooklyn went bare-headed.
Man wears hat? That's not news. Boy doesn't wear hat? Oh, that's news.