What is the world coming to? In an unbelievable turn of events, heroin addict and sometime singer, Pete Doherty, was named NME’s Sexiest Man at the Shockwaves NME awards. I guess that "waking up in a gutter" look is the hot new thing.
I was also shocked to discover that James Blunt’s Back To Bedlam was named Worst Album of the Year. He just won Best Pop Act and Best British Male honors at the 2006 Brit Awards last week! Never have I seen such glaring opposing positions in the music world.
The rest of the awards were business as usual. Kanye West garnered Best Solo Artist, The Strokes received Best International Band, and Madonna was voted Sexiest Woman.
The special honor of Hero of the Year was bestowed upon Bob Geldof for his involvement with last summer’s Live 8. I wish I could be a hero….
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