Friday, May 21, 2010

Elvis, Sweet Elvis

A few weeks ago I sent a box of See's Candies Peanut Brittle to our Sri Lankan landlord and his family in the UK with a thank you note.  I used to bring this peanut brittle back to the UK office whenever I had a trip to the States and it was always a big hit.  I got a thank you email from them yesterday saying that they really liked it and had never had it before but had heard that Elvis liked peanut brittle.  That made me smile.

Speaking of charismatic singers, when we were at Heathrow I picked up my final copy of Q magazine to read on the plane.  The cover boasted an article about the 100 greatest frontmen in rock.  As I'm going through the list I'm thinking yeah, absolutely not, what???  Then I get to the end.  The number one frontman of all time in rock....Liam Gallagher of Oasis.  Seriously?!  This article totally exemplifies the cultural divide between the U.S. and the UK.  Most Americans don't think the Gallaghers are rock gods and no we don't think everything Damon Albarn does is brilliant.  I've seen Liam in concert, yes a little after their height of fame, but what a wanker.  How can you have the likes of James Brown, Prince, Elvis on a list and then top it with Liam?  I thought about writing a letter to the editor, but once our flight got delayed in Denver and I was desperate for sleep, the moment passed.


Anonymous said...

That is a laughable choice. I mean, there'd be debate no matter who they chose but really? Not Freddie Mercury?


J said...

Laughable, yes! Freddie was up there as he should be.

Poodlebugz said...

I like this list better:

It has James Brown as number 1, and it includes women (Tina Turner is no. 6).

Personally, one of my faves is David Lee Roth when he was with Van Halen the first time's my guilty little secret. What I remember most about seeing them in concert was he looked like he was having a great time and wanted everybody to have one too. (That might have been his pharmaceuticals talking, but he put on a great show.)

Looking forward to your adventures in the land of UT! : )

J said...

Yes, Tina must be on the list!