12 October 2011
PRO: Last night’s live debut on Jools Holland was not a trainwreck.
CON: The music that hasn’t gone super viral yet kind of sucks. So her major career risk may not be trainwreckage. It may be abortion.
PRO: She* Tweeted this on October 7th: “Just as Debussy had to leave the sea to be inspired by its beauty for his melodies- I too must leave you so that the songs remain sweet”
CON: On a deep level, I am 100% certain her whole act is fake and contrived.
PRO: Sometimes fake & contrived is exactly what the culture calls for.
CON: Those lips! It’s like her handler svengali conflated old school Phil Spector and new school Phil Spector as if they were the same person.
PRO: From a postmodern perspective, what’s wrong with conflating old school and new school Phil Spector as a way of evolving pop music into a new future.
PRO: The actual video for “Video Games” is even better.
The Pros have it! For now…
* = By “She” I am referring to a yet-unknown handler svengali.
Posted by Alec Hanley Bemis