Thursday, April 26, 2007

Hugh bastard!

It's not every day that I wake up railing against some member of the media like a spoilt, self absorbed prat. But today I feel like Hugh Grant did yesterday minus the baked beans. Because after a month of gruelling suspense over those Best of Brit Blog Awards, Metro (never trust anything free) has decided to bestow the Arts & Entertainment award on a self-described "web magazine"called Hecklerspray.

And therein lies my (not so) repressed anger: I thought I was in the ring with other gritty blogs not shiny magazines. A blog: the thing you write at work that isn't your work. A magazine: the thing you write at work that is your work. Over at Hecklerspray HQ they are seven writers strong, including the luxury of a full-time editor. That is hardly riding the personal diary revolution. But anyway, winning is a lousy teacher. It seduces you into thinking you can't lose.

And I am taking it in stride, can't you tell? The result was to be expected, really. Alan McGee, our category's judge, is a red-headed monster with a reputation for being one of the music business's biggest bastards and the person who made boy bands wear leather trousers. What does he know about unlocking talent? Never mind that he is legendary for foisting Oasis.

31 Comments:

Anonymous Claire said...

Sorry to hear Slicky!

I still love you and read you like my London bible. :-)

1:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn bastard indeed

Keep chin up CS!

1:03 pm  
Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

As we say on this side of the pond, you were robbed. I still say you're the best UK blogger, bar none (and even said so in my last post yesterday).

2:02 pm  
Anonymous hb13 said...

Couldnt agree more SOB.

And as a blogger to another check out Hecklerspray. That ain't no blog that's a website! Morons

2:04 pm  
Anonymous dawnbysea said...

Good now I have another excuse to never read that shitty Metro again!

I am still your fan CS!

2:09 pm  
Blogger Vites said...

You woz robbed!

2:50 pm  
Anonymous Ella said...

So robbed it's not true.

What is that hecklerspray site anyway?

3:00 pm  
Anonymous bighouselittleman said...

Bastards the lot of them!

3:05 pm  
Anonymous Keith said...

Your number one fan is with you babe. What wankers to do the dirty and hand it to the big fish.

They will get their comeuppance.

3:21 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a woman thing. Fight back!

3:22 pm  
Anonymous gayinbrixton said...

Anyone who thinks Liam Gallagher can sing knows nothing.

Alan McGee is a bed wetter!

3:27 pm  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

It's always the way of these things - think half of them don't even know what a blog is.

Poor Slick.

Puss

3:45 pm  
Anonymous dan farming said...

You would be surprised how many people cannot tell you exactly what a blog is.
Upwards and onwards from here CS! Don't let the bastards get yuo down whatever you do.

3:49 pm  
Anonymous Mincing Mean said...

You tell them Slickster.

Totally behind you. Just wish those bastards has been with us.

Never mind, eh?

4:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Alan McGee hates the arctic monkeys

4:24 pm  
Anonymous adam45 said...

This post has me laughing so hard!!

Keep your spirits high CS

Who needs them losers anyhow?

Alan McGee a bed wetter - now that is genius!

4:27 pm  
Anonymous kendra said...

LOL

Posts like this are proof of who should win.

2008 it is City Slicker! x

4:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unlucky - did you see the runner up? Even worse. His mates band i think

4:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely his mates band.

Who would go on and nominate a bands Myspace page?

4:37 pm  
Anonymous Christian said...

Hecklerspray has been around for years. They are a well known and established wezine. Anybody who knows anything about on-line publishing will know this.

Why in the heck did Metro plug them? And McGee's Myspace mate is even worse.

Shite for you CS...But we are all still here

4:42 pm  
Anonymous Heartybowl said...

City Slicker for President!

4:45 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These comments are hysterical

You rock CS no matter what Metro has to say about it.

5:03 pm  
Blogger Lauren Barnes said...

You deserve the prize for your definition of blogging alone! May I join the chorus and say:
'You were robbed!'
and
'Metro has always been and clearly remains a bit crap, especially as it snubbed your lovely blog!'
Viva la city slicker!

5:26 pm  
Blogger lynneguist said...

The Arts category winners were so...MALE.

At least you were short-listed...the categories were pretty lame. (Why does fashion need a category of its own, but 90% of the blogs I read had no proper categories attached to them? Lame.)

6:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's good to see people fighting injustice...a bloggers revolt!

6:29 pm  
Anonymous Justin said...

Some jerk infected the Internet with an outright lie. It shows how easy it is to do and how credulous people are.
Kurt Vonnegut

9:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justin - too true.

the internet spreads lie slike no mans business. call them to account i say.

at least with the state dept there is credibility over lies. you cant say someone did this or said that when it was reverse.

12:12 am  
Blogger Monique said...

I agree - I think a 'REAL' blog should have won - yours. Bummer:( And I must say I think a lot less of Hugh after the things he yelled at that photographer - makes him come across as a twat!

11:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a shame. London is CS is already legend.

Ah well as someone else said here next year it is!

12:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McGee is a twat. Need to know more?

Better luck next time and all that jazz.

2:43 pm  
Anonymous Janet said...

City Slicker - I totally love your blog although you are right about the magazine thing what a rip-off. This is my first time visiting your site and I will be back. It's great. Super effort girlfriend!

3:25 pm  

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