so, despite some precarious moments thanks to the autocue dodging osborne family, last night’s brit awards went off without any major hitches. everyone in attendance was absolutely ratted but it was just as well as it provided mild entertainment against the musical banality.
the highlight was probably kanye west getting cut off again but the full clip will probably soon surface on youtube so we won’t miss out on the latest instalment of kanye’s soapbox.
is anyone really surprised we have an alcohol crisis in this country? i wasn’t averse to a malibu at the age 14 myself but its just everywhere now. we didn’t see pissed people on tv unless oliver reed was on.
fab macca thumbs aloft made an excruciatingly well timed appearance to receive an achievement award that, oh yes, the spice girls nabbed about ten years ago. then he sang some beatles tracks to remind us that he’s entitled to keep his cash. i was really late for work on the day of the gmtv heather mills interview…
but who did you really want to win? has allowing ‘urban’ nominations in the standard categories made much of a difference if nauseatingly quirky indie bands win everything anyway? hardly representative of britain’s current musical taste across all classes is it? students and estate agents, maybe.
anyway, these are my brit awards. stuff the arctic monkeys and their sub-liam gallagher, sub-brandon block, sub-jarvis cocker act right up….
british male solo artist
actual winner: james morrison
my winner: lemar
british female solo artist
actual winner: amy winehouse
my winner: yeah I’ll go with that
actual winner: arctic monkeys – some shit indie music
my winner: probably amy again
actual winners: arctic monkeys
my winners: sugababes
british breakthrough act
actual winners: the fratellis
my winner: leona lewis
international breakthrough act
actual winner: orson
my winner: van hunt
british live act
actual winners: muse
my winner: beverley knight
actual winner: take that – patience
my winner: leona should have got this, surely
international male solo artist
actual winner: justin timberlake
my winner: not disagreeing with that
international female solo artist
actual winner: nelly furtado
my winner: it’s been rihanna’s year
actual winners: the killers
my winner: i don’t know…2007 wasn’t been a great year for groups
actual winners: the killers – sam’s town
my winner: ryan leslie – used to be
outstanding contribution to music: prince