Best fascist dictator: Adolf Hitler!

You got me, I watched Annie Hall again last night, and the above quote stuck in my mind. It seems appropriate, though, for this posting, because apparently it's that time of year again. Yep, not even out of October, but today was the first of the big end-of-year award ceremonies, as not-really-that-relevant music mag Q invited some fancy-pants big names to a fancy-pants hotel in London.

Why should you care? You shouldn't, really. Awards for Muse (live band), Arctic Monkeys (album), Gnarls Barkley (single, for 'Smiley Faces'... just kidding) and The Killers (video). Oasis won best band in the world, which you may have something to say about.

The main reason, though, that the Q Awards aren't allowed to be taken seriously is that.. well.. here are some of the awards:

Q Inspiration Award, Q Outstanding Contribution to Music Award, Q Groundbreaker Award, Q Icon Award, Q Idol Award, Q Classic Songwriter, Q Outstanding Performance, Q Lifetime Achievement Award, Q Merit Award, Q Innovation Award, Q Legend Award, and, best of all, Q Award of Awards.


Remember when there was just one token award, usually Lifetime Achievement? Here there are like ten of them with different names. Do you think they allocated awards to everyone who bothered to RSVP? It's very very odd. Oh, and Karma Chameleon was named Q Classic Song.

Full results here.


Anonymous said...

Best of all, the new Luke Haines album (out on the same day) contains a song called "The Heritage Rock Revolution" bemoaning this sort of thing (also, treating Brian Bloody Wilson with the contempt he deserves).

"If all the world's a stage, God help us if there's a war..."

"Sepia" backed "Kevin Carter" BTW

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