The Karaoke Climate

That bastion of Antipodean journalism, The Age, is carrying an interesting article about the dreaded Pop Idol scourge.

TV music boss defends Idol worship

In answer to Mr Jones’s question: individual cults of personality are a lot easier to manage than corralling five gak heads into some semblence of band brand, and the main interest Pop Idol has generated in the UK charts is people asking: ‘where did all this ephemeral, shallow crap come from?’

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