Monday, December 23, 2013

2013 Steps To Nowhere: April

Bobby Gillespie's critique of how capitalism is killing youth culture might have had more weight if he hadn't been doing it as part of a TopShop promo. The Stone Roses' triumph at Coachella might have had more weight if anyone had heard of them. Kasabian's insistence that they should be headlining Glastonbury might have more weight if they were good enough.

Gennaro Castaldo waved off the Bracknell HMV.

Chris Brown named a company after himself, and then tried to pretend he hadn't. Rick Ross did a rape song, and then tried to pretend he hadn't. Reebok didn't believe him.

It upsets Liam Gallagher when people criticise him, the poor lamb.

Thatcher died, and suddenly a song from the Wizard Of Oz became popular. Living politician Vince Cable put £200,000 into creating anti-piracy measures that won't work. UK gun laws do work quite well, though - apparently well enough for Michael Jackson.

Muse muddled up their Japanese flags.

Justin Bieber left his monkey behind and then tried to claim Anne Frank.

Radio 2 discovered its listeners like Coldplay.

Closing: The Gibson Ampitheater
Launching: Twitter Music
Splitting: JLS

[Part of 2013 Steps To Nowhere]