The two loves of Alex James' life are Graham Coxon and cheese. He's ended up with just one of those but anybody in their right mind would choose something tasty over a myopic ex-drunk.
I'm reading Alex's autobiography and not liking him one little bit. He talks about the students at Goldsmiths College while he was there as cultural revolutionaries who bestrode "the ultimate decade of the last millenium" like colossuses. I presume by "ultimate" he means the last. Because Britpop and Britart was mostly a load of old cack, wasn't it?
He talks about Charles Saatchi being extremely "clever" because he saw the potential in Damien Hirst's art.
"No one's right all the time, but some people have a knack for picking winners, and they become winners themselves."
What bollocks! As if Saatchi wasn't already one of life's privileged winners and able to influence by his wealth alone!
More on Alex in future weeks.
2 days ago