I spent a portion of this morning watching bits and pieces of the Glastonbury festival courtesy of the BBC’s iPlayer. Mostly I find myself feeling indifferent to most of the music presented on the show, which is how Noel Gallagher apparently felt about certain aspects of the concert programming. I have to confess I’d never heard of Jay-Z (I mean not even remotely heard of Jay-Z) prior to seeing the highlights.
His retort to Gallagher (playing karaoke to "Wonderwall" might have seemed like a good idea but did you actually hear the guy singing? Flat as a proverbial pancake - but then maybe it was deliberate; a clever jibe at what Jay-Z perceives to be the inadeqacies of the Gallagher oeuvre . Or maybe he just can't sing a decent tune for toffee?
And then, maybe I'm just too long in the tooth for what passes as both today's pop music and irony?