The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


Your Enemy Is My Friend …
May 15, 2019, 6:15 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Attitude & Aptitude, Audio Visual, Music

So recently, the lead singer of The Prodigy, Keith Flint, died.

This news was met with an outpouring of grief from all sides of the music industry

Uniformly, he was celebrated for his passion, talent and his humility – best celebrated by, of all people, James Blunt.

But there was one person who – for me – captured the essence of why Flint was so special.

Kathy Burke – an actor. not a musician – sums up his brilliance as well as the state of the music industry in just 19 words.

That’s not just about her brilliance with words, its her ability to get to the essence of what bands mean to us.

Especially when we’re young.

Where the music we like isn’t just about cultural currency or even generational inclusivity … but to actively demonstrate our independence from our parents choices and preferences.

A thing for us, not them.

Something that speaks to us but shouts at them.

If only planners had such insight …



15 Comments so far
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Getting you to write something positive about a band other than Queen must be like recording a multiplatinum album.

Comment by Bazza

Kathy Burke is a more insightful and succinct planner than the majority who wrote the effies papers I recently reviewed.

Comment by Bazza

What a great perspective. She is right. The Prodigy’s look, songs and videos were kryptonite to my parents but magnetic to my sister and me.
Acknowledging this makes me sound like a tragic father, but I wish my kids liked artists that caused me to react in the same way my parents did to Keith and gang. Music is so safe these days that lift music has more angst contained in its melody.

Comment by George

what a shame you turned into florence fucking nightingale then.

Comment by andy@cynic

Classic Andy.

Comment by DH

everyfuckingthing i do is classic. prick.

Comment by andy@cynic

Well said Kathy.

Comment by Lee Hill

Kathy is an incredible talent. You can stick your Hollywood types where the sun don’t shine. She’s real.

Comment by Tony EarCandy

Googled KB. She should be your PM.

Comment by Billy Whizz

a piece of shit would make a better pm.

Comment by andy@cynic

im wrong. england already has a piece of shit as their pm.

Comment by andy@cynic

didnt realise this before campbell, but you look like an ugly kathy burke.

Comment by andy@cynic

You are on top of your insulting game today.

Comment by DH

olympian.

Comment by andy@cynic

Eddie the Eagle was an olympian.

Comment by DH




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