I HATE DUEL
Of all the foul inventions – a poll which forces me to choose between two behemoths of mediocrity like The Stereophonics and Travis, the least defensible acts doing the rounds in Britain. A poll which saw the swift exit of REM and the even swifter exits of Radiohead and Belle & Sebastian. A poll which denied even to quantify the blatant poorness of Placebo, Gomez and for what it’s worth Idlewild. I could go on. Readers, give me the strength and courage to channel my anger at these criminals of culture, and for your own sake avoid the BBC2 coverage of that Festival of Arse – Glastonbury. I for my part will be watching intently, gathering my evidence.