More self-important twaddle from Madonna
at the UK Music Hall of Fame awards: "In spite of the title of this ceremony, I think this award is more to do with my accomplishments than my fame. Just because I'm famous doesn't mean I don't have anything to say....(blahblahblahblahblah) ...
it is the voice I have been given, the voice to ask questions with, challenge with, explode with, create with, laugh with and cry with, and I am also truly grateful my voice has given other people a voice..."
Oh, please. Enough already
. Christ, what would she be like if she'd actually done something other than just make a couple of half-decent singles nearly twenty years ago? Actually, that's not entirely fair: "Borderline" is a work of near-genius, but it really doesn't justify her having an ego the size of a Gas Giant. Do Yip! Yip Coyote
carry on like that just because they released "Pioneer Girl" to an uncaring world 20 years ago? Do The Haines Gang
still crow on about "the importance of their vision and their work" two decades after the frankly-astounding sub-Was (Not Was) shenanigans of "So Hot" failed to make any impact whatsoever on the British Psyche
. They may have been novelty records but they contained more ideas (and carried more emotional weight) over four minutes than Madonna has generated in her entire career (with the exception of "Borderline", of course). And don't even get me started on Champion Doug Veich
or The 3 Mustaphas 3
And what about someone like, oh I dunno, off the top of my head... Scott Walker
, someone with talent (and a uniquely skewed vision) who might actually deserve some sort of lifetime achievement award...you don't hear him gobbing off about his own fantastic-ness
every 20 minutes. In fact, you don't hear him saying much about anything, ever
And (surprise, surprise!) Dave Stewart
was there too, dishing out the prizes. Wasn't he off to LA because he's a Polymath and us Brits are too stoopid
to appreciate that 'great' little film he wrote/directed/scored as a vehicle for the Appleton sisters? Yeah, well, I bet that woulda done great box-office in the States. No really
. Cheers, then, Dave: see ya, mate...don't slam the door on your way out!
Oh, and Madonna: you're on a fucking warning, sweetheart. Three strikes and you're out.