Tuesday, April 11, 2006

One is not amused

Listening to BBC 6 Music this morning I caught the music news bulletin at 7.30am - one of the news items was that Prince Harry, being a fan of The Streets, has asked that he perform at the Queen's 80th birthday party.

There are several things wrong here.

I'd imagine that this ringing endorsement from a famous (and conspicuously rich and privileged) fan will do Mike Skinner's street cred no end of good, especially if he accepts the invitation. And can you imagine your own grandma, celebrating her eightieth birthday with family and friends, wanting to listen to a peculiarly English rap? Give her a break! It's not as if the Queen is reknowned as a fan of music anyway. I felt for her at the Golden Jubilee having to listen to a bunch of ageing rock stars at the concert.

They should all go to Newmarket, or Kempton Park, or Ascot for her birthday, and she might have a more enjoyable time.


At Tue Apr 11, 01:05:00 pm, Blogger Who is this Dave? said...

Given her tastes in churchpersonship (ie Book of Common Prayer) she'd probably enjoy your choral group singing evensong to her rather more.


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