Saturday, September 24, 2005

Observer Music Monthly Gets It Wrong, Wrong, Wrong Again

2,184 words about black music's DIY ethic as artists struggle to break into the mainstream, and only one of those words is 'grime': it's mentioned in passing in a list of other genres. There is no reference to anyone even vaguely connected to the scene.

Which seems to me rather like writing a piece about the Conservative leadership election without mentioning any of the candidates. Or Michael Howard. Or the Conservative Party.


Anonymous Ian said...

A modest improvement in today's
Media Guardian
with a grime to words ratio of 1:313. Though to be fair, the newspapers are only lazily sifting press releases; the real grime-disregarding arbiters in these cases are Channel 4 and Chris Ofili & chums.

11:11 AM  

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