Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Shooting Stars

Which of us could forget Hear'Say?

Say what?

You know...Hear'Say. HEAR. SAY. No wait...were they called that? Maybe it was...you know...those other guys...

Anyway, we know who's winning Pop Idol this week. It's new teen dreamboat Dave Cameron. Ten days ago, he was just another Old Etonian rap artist working the clubs. Now he's gone platinum, and has the world at his feet. People are already calling him the new Danny!!!

All over West London, women have gone keraaazzzyy. Rockchick India Knight got so excited she had to be sponged down. And a panting Vicki Woods actually hurled herself through his bedroom window!!!

He's more than a phenomenon- he's the supernova of style. Seventies blaxploitation meets contemporary urban louche.

Oh yes, I just remembered- it was Hear'Say. Shame they turned out to be crap.

PS No I'm not saying DC is crap. I actually agree he looks a very strong leadership contender- for the future. Right now, we know very little about him or his convictions other than that extraordinary inexperience. Which has been highlighted by the furore over drugs.

Personally I don't care if he did sample the odd exotic roll-up at Uni. But what I do find concerning is how he's let this story sprout legs. For a guy whose usp is his media savvy, this ain't very impressive.

Face it- his inexperience and our virtual total lack of knowledge about him means he's very high risk (as eg Rawnsley and Hames have both stressed. We need to keep our feet on the ground.


Blogger Gavin Ayling said...

There are those that try drugs at university and there are those drug takers who are a detriment to society - they are not necessarily the same thing.

David Cameron's drug experience is absolutely, perfectly normal.

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