Elsewhere it was popstar blogs getting news hacks in a fluster. Rocky Gray from Evanescence let it “slip” that singer Amy Lee had gagged him after leaving the band – cue mass-media hysteria – while Pele from the Hives only had to mention he’d had breakfast with Jack White to generate a trillion rumours of what their Raconteurs collaboration will sound like.
But there were weirder stories tucked away underneath all this. Winner of this week’s oddest blog is the notorious Israellycool.com, which gently skips between right-wing rants against Islam, posts about science fiction and – what else? – blogs about the Eurovision song contest. Apparently, the Finnish organisers for this year’s bash felt so uncomfortable about the Israeli entry (Teapacks’ Push The Button) and its allusions to nuclear war, they’ve changed the lighting and stage set-up in order to diminish their chances of winning. Lead singer Kobi Oz has threatened to appear naked in protest, although that still won’t be half as scary as Scooch.
In the meantime, it is good to see that The Guardian is so beyond the pale, that even its music writers have a degree in moonbattery.