Music ones to watch lists: This millennium’s school yard brawl

Originally published: The Independent 9 January, 2012

They say the millennium bug didn’t happen. True, no aeroplanes fell from the sky nor did microwaves grow fangs and rampage through suburbia, but something sure happened. As the century changed, a New Year tradition was wiped from the family RAM and replaced with rows of indecipherable data: The List.

Mere resolutions couldn’t fill the chasm created from returning to work, unable to gorge on port and stilton at 3pm.The List had created a gap only expert countdowns could fill. An analogue Mr Motivator pogo-sticking up the BT Tower to meet the Special K woman wearing a nicotine patch couldn’t compete with The List’s digital ambitions…..CONTINUE READING FULL ARTICLE ON THE INDEPENDENT


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