When I heard that Antony and the Johnsons won the mercury I didn’t recognise the name. But their song (Hope There’s Someone) was on the radio this morning, with many many people going on about how no one had ever heard it, and I discovered I did actually know it. Ray has been playing it for a while now on Todayfm. It’s strange, but I like it. Don’t know if I’d buy the album though.
As for everyone going on about Coldplay not winning it. Well I hate their “I can fix you song”. At first I was ambivalent, but then I listened to the lyrics. Is it just me who doesn’t want to be fixed?