Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Roger Daltrey - 'I'd be a hoodie today'. Twat.

I see in an early copy of this week’s NME that Roger Daltrey, 64, sympathises with hoodies – “The reason kids wear hoodies is because of all the CCTV cameras. If I was a kid now, I'd be a hoodie. I wouldn't want them to watch me either,” he says. That’s because if he were a kid again he’d be pissing on dossers lying about in shopping malls or acting out some thug racist lyric – the only reasons for wearing a hood – which is an odd sort of thing to admit to. “I wish young people were treated with more understanding,” he whines. I do so agree – the understanding that the lazy peer group-enslaved tarts are up to something and should be micro-chipped at birth and surveilled by satellite. Daltrey lives in East Sussex.

I thought Madonna, 49, scampering over car roofs (as she does in the 4 Minutes video) is the saddest attempt by an ancient performer this year at "young people" ingratiation. But Daltrey wins that award. What these old tarts won't do or say to win over a new demo.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's not borrowing the imprimatur of youth, but the imprimatur of criminality. Remember, this is the gentleman who previously said that he would have been a thief if he hadn't become a rock singer, and played the violent criminal John McVicar in a movie.

Anonymous said...

don't you find people on who boast about getting 'early' copies of things like Radio Times and, yes, NME, are a bit sad?

Madame Arcati said...

That's true. And wasn't he thrown out of The Who in the last century for punching band members? Yep, he's one for a hood.

Anonymous said...

Roger's a sweetie-pie who loves nothing better than to sit in one of his caravans listening to Dusty Sprinfgield

Madame Arcati said...

No, no I've never felt that to be sad as most diarists and others in the media get early copies (gratis, too).

What I do find sad are people who find things sad. It goes back to childhood I find. They are deserving of our understanding.

Anonymous said...

Daltrey's main concern is the deterioration of civil liberties and how Comrade Gordon would have cameras up our arses if he could get it through Parliament (so to speak). I had thought Madame Arcati a beacon of liberal sentiment. Instead I find she should be working for the (old) Telegraph. You and the fucking Barclays would make a suitable pairing.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but the nation's attitudes towards CCTV were transformed the day Jamie Bulger was filmed being led out of that shopping centre. The only downside of cameras is...the proliferation of stupid-looking hoods!

SUSAN said...

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.

Anonymous said...

Oh well, at least he doesn't download kiddie porn for 'research purposes' like his bandmate......

Anonymous said...

So, the abduction and murder of Jamie Bulger was prevented by the presence of CCTV ? Sorry I hadn't realised.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, yes - invasion of privacy. Which came first, the cameras or the hoodies?

Anonymous said...

No, the abduction and murder of Jamie Bulger was RESOLVED by CCTV.