Monday, July 02, 2007

Concert for Diana

What a mixed bag that was; lots of old timers mixed in with some younger talent and a spell of ballet for good measure.

Duran Duran still look and sound good. Bryan Ferry looks better than he has for a while but sounds awful. Status quo both look and sound shot at. As for Will Young - well best not say anything.

Of the newer acts Nelly Furtado, Lily Allen and Joss Stone showed how good female solo artists can be and the Feeling and Orson showcased their unique styles well. Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas should cover those knees up though!

Rod Stewart was a popular choice as were Take That.

Best of all though was P Diddy who sang "I'll be missing you" with the lines; "ten years ago Princess Diana went to a better place" and "today we celebrate her life and I dedicate this song to her". He is the man.

Of course Sir Elton opened and closed the show as only someone of his standing can.

So a good night's viewing. We can now look forward to the Live Earth concert next Saturday.

1 comment:

richard said...

Funnily enough I went to see a Thunder concert at Chepstow Castle on Saturday night. It was absolutely fantastic. I forget just how good these guys are live. They just get better with age if anything. It poured with rain all night but they had the crowd jumping and in the end nobody cared that they'd ended up in a muddy swimming pool. Then yesterday I had the misfortune of putting the tv on and watching that drivel. Sorry to say so but having watched a band with more talent, song writing ability and a singer with a "genuninely" (read not manufactured) powerful, soulful voice. You can see in their faces that they're doing it because they love it not because some fat record exec is busy signing the next cheque. It really does put modern "pop" music in the light it genuinely is and typified by that concert yesterday. Talentless, Computer Generated, Manufactured Utter tosh. Got that off my chest now. thank you ;)