This was the first time that I had ever been involved in such a pop-oriented awards show. it was very, um, interesting (and enjoyable). I was doing interviews before the show and I was a bit embarrassed to admit that I hadn’t heard of quite a few of the performers. Well, just blame my Americanism and my ignorance as to the ways of UK pop.
A band called ‘Blue’ won best pop group and I had never heard of them before last night.
Like I said, I’m an ignorant American. I was happy to have been on the same bill as the Manic Street Preachers, though. I’ve always had a healthy appreciation and respect for them. And the Sugababes… I probably shouldn’t admit this, but that Sugababes song where they sample ‘Are Friends Electric?’ is probably my favorite single of this year… Ok, now I’ve blown whatever tiny shreds of credibility I might’ve had, haven’t I… but it really is a sexy song.