for the longest time,pop stars have been boring the tits off me.my difficulty is even perceiving them as pop stars at all, simply cause some power that be says they are. last night though i saw the real deal,and even though to me he is a pop star,he’d surely prefer to define himself as a performance artist,but the reason i feel him as starry is because he activates that very thrill in me that was once the field of those on top of the pops or on the cover of a colourful music magazine…i’ve known of this young chap for years…never met him…i’ve just watched him from the sidelines for almost a decade as he grappled and wrestled with his wild ideas,and last night i got to witness all his parts finally fall beautifully into place….this show is called ‘the worst of scottee’ ..it’ll maybe tour up and down the country as word spreads,or even hit other countries,so if you don’t catch it this time,do keep an eye out for it.
if you do one thing this week,try and book a ticket at the roundhouse to witness history in the making.all the originality,colour,and heartbreak you once hoped for in rock n roll is raving away in a whole other field.this chap has taken all his own crass mistakes, and mistakes done on to him, but used it for raw material, that for me had all the essence of a great rock n roll performance.the whole show was cleverly played out inside one of those railway station/amusement arcade photo booth affairs…i won’t give the game away,so all i’ll say is his story is extreme in places..hilarious in others,and it breaks your heart. i was pinned for every second,while he walked my mind through his central london housing estate….really….i hope you go,and if you do,let me know what you thought..it ends on saturday..i swear you’ll be so glad you went.
my tickets were only 12.50,and the roundhouse is a great venue…dripping with history what with andy warhol having done his pork show there…bowie midwifing himself under that very roof n’all…it’s only a few steps away from chalk farm tube,so the rain isn’t even a worry…prolly wise to book the tickets online http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2014/the-worst-of-scottee/
fuck me..i sound like a publicity department,but i’m not…i was just blown away.
learning to love the flood….mary of the wilderness.