Thursday, October 02, 2008
Sitting around the table late at night how many times have you debated who the best music act is ever. No matter who was ultimately decided upon, there were usually several that people agreed deserved to be in the running at least for a mention. Well, the Europe MTV Awards are trying to decide who the best of all time is and the fans in Europe got to decide the nominees, so you know Britney Spears is not going to be one of them. Oh, wait she is. Seriously? Britney Spears as the greatest musical act of all time? Who the hell voted? 10 year olds?
Well it must get better. U2, Green Day, Christina Aguilera, Tokio Hotel, and Rick Astley are the other nominees. Yep. Can you tell the age of the average voter is about 12. My guess is they have never even heard of Led Zeppelin or The Beatles or The Rolling Stones or Air Supply. No love for Men At Work or The Go Go's. Nirvana? Pearl Jam? Chili Peppers? Smiths?
Nope, they had to go ahead and pick Britney, Christina and Tokio Hotel. So, you may have noticed I'm not picking on Rick Astley. Is he the greatest ever? Hell no, but it would make me smile if he won and I would be happy for him. The man hasn't had a career in forever, gets a little viral video sensation going and now the same group of people that are voting for Britney Spears as the best of all time nominated a guy we haven't heard from in 20 years. I would be thrilled for him, and lets face it, U2 and Green Day don't care. I'm not sure Britney remembers where Europe is and Christina is, well Christina. Tokio Hotel should just be in the happy to be nominated category. Love them, but they are not the best ever.