Tuesday, May 08, 2007

People who should have stayed in bed – Mr Marti Pellow

Not an auspicious end to an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable jazz festival.

Yes there’s a revenue aspect which undoubtedly this event satisfied. And yes the first two rows of seemingly bussed in fan club; women in their thirties and forties who really ought to have grown up, were cock-a-hoop. As Mr Pellow continuously assured us he had. It was some strategy, banging on endlessly about how he’s matured as an ‘artist.’ How after twenty years of singing and learning his craft, he now has the maturity and experience to handle the greats. That he’s a big international star. Kander and Ebbing his way from the West End to Broadway to Japan.. Handle with care, young Marti, for even invoking the dear departed of the Pellow clan, was not enough to hoodwink a jazz festival audience. Yes, we know you had a gig at “New” Ronnies. But here you have dared to share a platform with Charles Lloyd, with Bennie Maupin and Clarke Tracey, with Imelda May and Madeleine Peyroux. You do not have the imagination. You do not have the mettle.

That was a public service announcement.


At 12:47 pm, May 08, 2007, Blogger HerImperialMajesty said...

It's written on the wind
every where he goes...

i wasn't aware that he ever was an artist really. i remember him being a heroin addict and what you must remember is that in this odd country of ours, that seems to lend a person grace and poignancy, even if they don't have it really, like for Pete Doherty, the useless jakey git.

At 12:52 pm, May 08, 2007, Blogger HerImperialMajesty said...

From the link:

Hi All!
Welcome to my web site!
This gives me the chance to keep you first in the know with my new music, future tour dates and added extras.
But most importantly it gives us all the chance to get to know each other again.................
Love 2 Love

it's making me GAG and that's before i hear him sing.

At 10:15 pm, May 08, 2007, Anonymous lildb said...

herimperialmajesty said my new favorite phrase:

"... useless jakey git."

(even though the bloke you're referencing, here, this Marti fella, is someone I ain't never heard nothin' about. I'm sure there's a rule that says I shouldn't participate in the comments section of a post I can't figure out, but I say, rules can bite me.)

At 9:01 am, May 09, 2007, Blogger dodo said...

LilDb - rules are for other people!

he used to front (still fronts, i believe) a band that was huge when Maj and I were schoolgirls called Wet Wet Wet. I believe they are still makeing gramophone records

At 2:48 pm, May 09, 2007, Anonymous wordgirl said...

Is it wrong that I don't know who this Pellow person is? It feels wrong.


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