I don't know about you, but I am not a big music officianado. I like all sorts of stuff, but don't go to gigs and all that palaver. I was really lucky, however to go to the Live8 concert in Hyde Park. It was fantastic and I have loads of great memories. I danced and sang all day and all night. One of the memories was of Pete Doherty coming on stage and singing with Elton John.
I have to admit, I had no idea who he was, but it was pretty obvious that he was stoned out of his head. He couldn't remember the lyrics and I wondered why he was even on the stage. Durrrr.... Yes, you can see that I am not a trendy young thing. Since then I've seen him on the news...... going out with Kate Moss, getting arrested for drugs offences, blah, blah, blah.
I couldn't understand what the big deal was about him. Until last night. Middle class and dull I may be, but last night when I saw him perform on the Jonathon Ross show I finally understood. He stood like a little boy lost and started to play his guitar. It was beautiful. A song that he had written. Beautiful song, angelic voice. And then in his interview, he was funny and shy, intelligent and self deprecating. Big eyes, floppy hair, musical genius. Of course people love him. He's what rock stars are supposed to be.
I've put this video of him on. Apologies for the F word in the title. And I have to say that on the tv last night the song was better. But maybe you will get a glimpse of what I mean. In the meantime, I'm off to I-Tunes to but his album.....