TIME TO GROW UP
I'm quitting this place for a while. I will almost certainly be back sometimes when I have something pop-related to bang on about, but I guess I am in a new phase of my life and I need to write some other things, not just about pop music, and I feel like I have painted myself into a bit of a corner with this blog. And I don't know if I even need to write about music anymore; there are so many better-informed people with more to say who are far more erudite and clever than I. Patrick. Adem. Edward. Claire and Alyson. It's also arguable that my work here is more or less done, because Robyn is shockingly at number 1 in the UK singles chart this week. I hope this is the harbinger of a new pop cycle where quality European pop is cherished by everyone. It's probably not. But there is an undeniably nice symmetry to my timing.
I'm going to have a new blog and I will concentrate on that. I think I need to grow as a writer and I also want to try to be honest with my words, for once in my life. I want to tell stories about what has been happening to me in the past year or so. Some of it is a bit scandalous and thrilling, and some of it will appear dull. But I want to write about it. The new blog won't be connected to Fop, but if you want to read it, just email me and I'll hook you up once it's going.
Finally: isn't the new Girls Aloud video a brilliant work of art? I have seen eyelashes like those on a guy working the MAC counter in a Parisian department store called Printemps. His were even bigger than the GA ones, and they gave me a lot to think about. They actually made me reevaluate my own existence. Just for a moment.