Cool Speeches Make For Cool People
As we approach the end of award show season, it seems like a good time to look back on the winners of the awards, the outfits, the hairstyles, etc, but one topic from any award show that has been talked about to death is Alex Turner’s speech at the Brits.
“He’s so obnoxious and full-of-himself, acting like he’s the second coming of Jesus!”
“Cyclical nature of the universe? What the actual f*ck?”
“Alex, why do you only make speeches when you’re high?”
Okay-for one second, let’s ignore the fact that Arctic Monkeys are my favourite band and I really wanted them to win as many awards as physically possibly, that I’m mega biased when talking about that band, that if Alex Turner punched my cat, I’d still say it was probably an accident.
I personally think that rock stars are rock stars and acting like they’re gods-well, that’s their job isn’t it?
People saying that Alex dropping the microphone was arrogant and stupid? Well, maybe it was. But it’s for sure not unheard of. At the Brits 2010, Liam Gallagher threw his microphone into the audience-acting up, that’s what rock stars do! It doesn’t mean they’re bad people, it just means they’re putting on a bit of a show!
Sure, it’s nice to see the break-through artist getting a little emotional and thanking their mums, dads and dogs, but is it not true rock n roll tradition to be a bit of a wanker at times? Rock stars acting like they’re a million levels of cool above you, that’s awesome, until the moment when-if-you meet them, when personally, I think they should drop the act and be nice because if it weren’t for the fans they’d have nothing. But yeah, on stage, making speeches, playing a gig? They have every right to be as cool and arrogant as they want to be.
So, kids, the morale of the story is: rock stars are infinitely cooler than us mere mortals when they’re doing anything on stage. Off stage, they can be the loveliest people on the planet, but on stage they can be as arrogant as they want. It’s just the nature of the universe.