so there we were, me and vic, watching colin and edith on t in the park.
“up in a minute are the red hot chilli peppers, once their people have authorised the footage, but over to the second stage where paul weller is now performing.”
so over to god we go. and by the lord is he in form! absolutely topping! vic turns to me and says “i’m off to bed, i’ll leave you two alone”
off she goes, and there i sit with a smile on my face. that is until c+e pop back into frame.
“we will be back to weller later, the chilli’s are still checking the footage , but in the meantime heres some band you have never heard of.”
what the hell? we are going to leave the genius of weller, even though the prima donna chilli’s want to check footage, which won’t be happening for god knows how long, and instead we have to watch some jimi hendrix/cream/led zep throwbacks recorded earlier that day! a band i may add that had just been on the interactive function. the one put there so you could, quote, “catch up with the days acts”
for heavens sake! i know weller isn’t everyones cup of tea, but give him his dues!
30 years in the job, probably only behind macca as englands most prolific singer songwriter!
AND he went on before the chilli’s, but was still onstage after they had come off and were sat in their trailer eating m&m’s with the red ones taken out!
and this is what we pay our licence fee for?
thank god i saw him in december! (the day before he recorded his current live album. go and buy it!)
i had to sit through the bloody chilli peppers and god knows what for the oh so benevalent bbc to finally show another TWO songs from P.W.!
and don’t get me started on the coverage of who last night!