Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Know Your Enemy

"People can get snobby about pop music, and that offends me and bores me because it's a hard thing to do, to distil complex emotions into simple songs and at the same time sing it with a melody that instinctively appeals to everyone. Any whiny solipsist can fill a diary with verbose doggerel and sell it on Bandcamp – myself included – and tell themselves that what they do is ‘real' while sneering at the mass market, but that's all bollocks. Pop music is as valid and as human an art form as any, and is much more difficult than these wankers like to pretend; anyone who claims to be ‘into music' while dismissing it is an idiot. Would they say the same of Shakespeare, Dickens, Hitchcock or Spielberg?"

He may be writing an open letter to Nicola Roberts in praise of Girls Aloud's last ever Glasgow gig, but Aidan Moffat can't help himself from a momentary aside.

(Thanks to Dave for the link.)

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