I put together a CD for missfairchild last week of some of the most brilliant songs to come out in the last two years. And now I want to copy it a hundred thousand times and send it to everyone who's disillusioned with pop music. The good stuff is there. I don't understand why they're mostly not writing about it in the music press, but it is there. I want people to know that. I want to glitterbomb the whole of London with CDs that will wake them up.
Oh well. Instead I'll drag my sorry carcass to college yet again, sing classical music I do love but don't believe in at some people for a bit, and then go round to HMS katyha to rant at them about it. It won't make me feel better, though. I don't just want to rant. I want to do something.
You could see 2005 as my having done something, I suppose. I hit you all round the head with The Modern until you couldn't ignore me any longer; Temposhark, similarly. But, and no offence here, it's not you I want to get hold of with this. That's because I know you love music, most of you, I know you're prepared to listen. I want to find the kids and the people who've given up. I want to give them their own 'Starman' moment, I want to change their lives so that they're desperate to find an old synthesiser in a Kensington music shop. Something. Anything. Yes, all right, I'll shut up now.
Edit : I wasn't going to post the tracklist because I've not got hold of missfairchild to give her the CD yet, but I'm sure she won't mind. :)
Girls In The Back - White Rose Movement
All Day Long I Dream About Sex - JC Chasez
Nostalgia - Readers Wifes
22 Grand Job - The Rakes
Love Punch - The Chalets
Prince Harry - Soho Dolls
Quel Genre De Garçon - Noblesse Oblige
Tristan - Patrick Wolf
I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! At The Disco
She Waits For Me - Protocol
Outlines - Clor
Love Is A Deserter - The Kills
Ride The Pain - Juliet
You Take My Breath Away - The Knife
One Word - Kelly Osbourne
Beautiful - Goldfrapp
Paris - Temposhark
Discotheque Francaise - The Modern
Sine Love - Trademark
The Moment I Said It - Imogen Heap
It's worth pointing out that I tried to go for the less obvious things, by which I mean I didn't include 'An Honest Mistake' by The Bravery or anything by Kaiser Chiefs or The Killers or Franz Ferdinand, and all that sort of thing, because I assumed missfairchild would already know about them, and the idea of this is 'look! look at all this great stuff you [possibly] haven't heard about!' I would stake my life on The Killers being one of the best bands of the last thirty years. It's just that they're also pretty well-known.