Pete Doherty – Talentless Skag Head or Musical Icon?

Mr Angry, like, innit?

Do you know what’s really pissing me off at the moment? Pete fucking Doherty, that’s what.

Okay, maybe I shouldn’t be so harsh on the sad little skag-head…it’s not his fault he’s acting like a total cunt, the sorta filth he’s been doing recently does that shit to you. And, no, I’m not just talking about the drugs here..getting up on stage with Elton John at Live8 was about as bad a judgment call as can be made and don’t even get me started on his ex-super-model-suction-pump-girlfriend.

You see, it’s not Pete Doherty, per se, that’s getting on my tits at the moment; it’s the fucking press and their insistence on reporting every little screw up that the guy makes as if we actually give a shit.

Ooo…shock-horror! Pete Doherty’s been busted with a gram of coke in his pocket.

Egads! Pete Doherty’s been done for drink driving.

Man alive! Pete Doherty didn’t turn up at court.

World To End Tomorrow! Pete Doherty didn’t turn up at a gig.

Why is none of this surprising? The guy’s a FUCKING DRUG ADDICT!!! The sooner the music press get their tiny heads around this, obviously difficult to deal with, fact and get on with writing about music and other vaguely related items our lives will be a whole lot more bearable and Pete Doherty can rot away in a cell somewhere in a modicum of peace and quiet.

For fuck’s sake…the press didn’t even cotton on to the the fact that no one’s interested when they ran a story on how hardly anyone turned up outside the courts to see him on one of his recent appearances. Can the clues be any more obvious? Come on, guys…

The final straw in this for me was after hearing on the radio (6music are the worst offenders for ambulance chasing Doherty’s car-crash life) day after day, for about a week, that he had failed to turn up to the previous night’s show. Then over the weekend he actually did turn up for a show at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham (admittedly an hour or so late) and managed to do a whole set with his band Babyshambles (I feel for those guys, I really do). Did it get reported anywhere? Did it even receive a review in the mainstream press, good or bad? Did it fuck. The gutter music press hacks aren’t interested in him when he’s actually doing his job.

This is fair enough, they’re a shite band and he’s just a talentless, but lucky, junkie who somehow managed to score a decent bag of coke and a few blowjobs off Kate Moss. But it’s the press’ unfathomable self-conviction that we’re somehow interested in watching his life crash and burn in a manner Evel Kenievel would have been proud of now that his luck has run out that I’m just fed up of.

Right…that’s that little lot off my chest…I’m off to listen to Tubular Bells and hug a tree.

(email Mr Angry at mrangry@poptunes.org if anything’s pissed you off recently and you feel like sharing)

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