Last night was the Brit Awards. Last night was the first time in a long time I didn’t watch the Brit Awards. I’ve been a big fan of the Brits since Take That were a five piece the first time around, and have watched most shows since the early 90’s.
When I was younger, I’d watch the Brits with my mum, then run to the phone in the breaks (because this was the days before mobile phones and IM and even before we had the Internet at home) to discuss the show with my friends.
As time has gone on, we’ve discussed the show via text, IM and lately, Twitter. I don’t need to tell you that Twitter makes shows more interesting.
One of the reasons I didn’t watch the Brits last night was because they’re just not as fun anymore. Remember when Robbie challenged Liam to a fight?
When Jarvis tried to moon Jacko?
Random stage invasions and politicians trying to be cool?
Perhaps linked to the lack of shenanigans, music this year has been quite dull. I can’t remember the last time I bought an album or even a single thats in the charts. I don’t listen to Radio 1 that much any more. I prefer Absolute Radio 00’s, which plays all the same sort of music I’ve been listening to in the past decade.
(I’m just going pop this video of Take That doing “Back for Good” at the 1995 awards, because – well, I never need a reason to post videos of Take That do I?)
What are you listening to at the moment?
Ani @ Live Life Deeply says
I was very happy to hear Mumford & Sons took Album of the Year home for themselves. I think they’re excellent and Mr Mumford has written some great lyrics. If only they’d performed a different song and not Timshel!
Else – Panic! at the Disco. The new record is brilliant, supposedly, and I can’t yet let go of my teenage obsession.
I have to say I don’t think I’ve ever watched the Brit Awards, it just doesn’t interest me in the slightest and I’ve never been one to care about who is top of the charts.
My favorite album at the moment is Catching a Tiger by Lissie. In fact I’m listening to it right now.
I watched it but was never an avid watcher in previous years. Though with twitter, I completely agree! It’s great to be on twitter when you’re watching something ‘popular’ and read everyone’s responses! Definitely makes me laugh out loud sometimes!
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I’m currently listening to The Black Keys – love them. Along with James Blake and saw The Blanks last night – brilliant fun!
David George Joy says
I only listen to the early 1960’s. Music stopped after that. Bring back the Pirates. Radio Caroline off Frinton and also off the Isle of Man. Happy days.
I recognise those ’90s Brits memories! Who could forget Geri’s Union Jack dress?! For me, it was watching and loving the music, and laughing at the shenanigans with my lovely sister. It was never the same after she moved out, and we had to do it by phone… and then I moved out, and she moved back home, and we chatted online while we watched. Similar…. but not the same. Time has passed, we both have our own houses but live MILES apart, and neither of us watched it this year! Like you say- it just doesn’t hold the same relevance music-wise as it once did. Hey ho. Theres always Eurovision!… ;)