16 Aug

Very wise words from The Void…

the void

Last Sunday night’s bland middle aged love in at the Olympics closing ceremony painted a bleak future for the British music industry under this Government.

Despite a brief appearance by Tinie Tempah and Taio Cruz, along with stage school kid Jessie J (whose claims that it’s not about the money are looking increasingly dubious), the vast array of music on offer was performed by middle aged, verging on geriatric, or in some cases dead relics from the past.

British music, which led the world from sixties boy bands, to punk, ska, the rave explosion, Brit Pop and the final emergence of a credible UK hip hop scene has started to look like it might finally have run out of ideas.  One of the reasons for this may yet prove to be the draconian welfare regime for the young, which began under last Government and has been escalated by the current…

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