At London's 100 Club last night for the little-known Record Of The Day Music Journalism and PR Awards 2006 - a knees-up just for hacks and spinners - a man in the corner sat ignored (unnoticed, unrecognised, unannounced, boo hoo!) by the creme de la creme of UK music journalism until it was his turn to present an award. Up he got and ... it was only Coldplay's Chris Martin! Dear oh dear! Gwyneth would have had them going.
My congratulations to NME's Conor McNicolas for winning Editor of the Year. Make the most of it, deary. With NME's fast-falling sales your migration to the compensations of a broadsheet cannot be far away.