:: Tuesday, January 25, 2005
WHAT'EVER HAPPENED TO JARVIS COCKER?
so, they're playing "This Is Hardcore" by PULP on the radio just now.. and a thought just occured to me.. wot the FUCK happened to Jarvis Cocker? is he like still alive? still doing music? maybe jamming out some tunes with some obscure west african tribe like Damon Albarn from BLUR did a few years back (and not to mention that whole weird cartoon band thing).. but seriously.. wot the FUCK happened to 'im?
yeah.. not like I wuz into the band or anythin'.. bought any of their CD's.. gave a shit which way or the other.. but y'know.. for a while there.. those bastards were everywhere on the indie scene.. with their songs "This Is Hardcore" and "Common People" playing to all the tragic goths in the 3AM drunk hotspots.. Jarvis Cocker doing that piss funny attack on Michael Jackson at one of them British music awards.. being played constantly on Triple J.. then, all of a sudden.. the crazy git vanished.. and the last thing I saw, wuz him staggering around like an inebriated loon in one of NICK CAVE's slo-mo swampy music videos never to be seen again.. and now freaking Ben Folds and William Shatner are covering his songs!!?
yeah.. wot'ever the fuck happened to Jarvis Cocker? aliens? the CIA? irregular sunspot activity? the mole people? did he know too much?
on a similar note.. wot the FUCK ever happened to Richard Ashcroft, former lead singer of Verve? did he die from some withering flesh eating disease? I mean, he kinda looked all fucked up and skinny with the big nose and a face like it'd been thru a concentration camp.. chances are he wasn't long for this world.. but, wot happened to him!?
really.. someone should put a spotlight on what is obviously a horrific and rarely spoken of disease that seems to kill of former britpop stars yet keeps IGGY POP in perfect health.. perhaps Billy Corgan could be the spokesperson for it (not like he's doing anything constructive lately..)
but where did all these people go? is there an island somewhere near Greenland, where all the surviving members of the Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays, Pulp and Elastica n shit still hang out and make weird fucked up pill muncher extacy slo-mo rock?
and come to think of it wot the FUCK ever happened to the Cardigans? or Travis? or Gomez? and on a totally unrelated issue does anyone else find it weird that after aaaall these years.. that crazy nasal pierced budgie FRENTE has decided to return to our prime material plane of existence to annoy us with her fluffy prozac indie stoner pop?
yeah.. they should do one of those "In Search Of" shows with Leonard Nimoy and weird shots of Easter Island Statues.. "In Search of Lost Musicians - they got drunk, went for kebabs and never returned..." I reckon there'd be at least 22 solid episodes there.. if there's any TV networks reading.. (and I KNOW your starved for ideas..) then, why the fuck not give it a go? couldn't be any worse than yet another talent quest / variety show / dancethon / weightloss / home renovation squad reality show..
yeah.. just a thought..
:: Spoz 6:44 PM |