Chocolate Socialist (braisedbywolves) wrote,
Chocolate Socialist

Steven Wells is dead. I always enjoyed everything of his that I read. Too many music writers want to be (or, worse, are) treated at rock stars. He was what I love in pop stars, ridiculous and ephemeral: the Manic Street Preachers without any musical talent*

I only know about 0.01% of his work, I never read anything that he wrote for regularly, so it's more a matter of his being the name I see when I think "Who wrote this?" and check the byline. As such I am looking forward to finding more stuff today. For example, dr_f_dellamorte remembers him tearing pieces off Bis because there was No Political Basis behind Teen-C Power. Which annoyed the good doctor, but makes me kick my legs with glee. (also OMG pop music being taken seriously, dogs and cats living together etc)

Yeah, he was always wrong - of course he was always wrong! People only really care if you're right or wrong, and who's going to pay attention if you're always right?

* Punchlines, punchlines, get 'em while they're hot!
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