NME Awards 2008: Liveblog

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nme_nash_james_quinton.jpg It’s the awards show it’s ok to like! Well, if it’s ok to like the NME and I suppose that the jury’s out on that one. I realise that this e4 broadcast of the awards show isn’t *actually* live, but this way we don’t have to sit through the technical hitches and waiting around between awards and performances. Much tighter.
For me, 2007 was really not a vintage year for music. In fact, I like to call it the year when music went wrong. I suppose we had it coming, seeing as though we’ve been going through something of a purple patch recently; ever since The Strokes re-introduced indie kids to Converse and tailoring, in fact. Now, just like the late 90s, things have gone seriously wrong. The Enemy, The Wombats, frickin’ Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong – am I seriously meant to like these bands? I’m not even sure that NME are entirely convinced. Anyway, I’m telling you this so that you can expect a few cynical comments during my liveblog tonight. If you’re happy with that, hop over the cut! Keep refreshing…
[photo: James Quinton for nme.com]

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NME Awards 2008 – Liveblog here tonight!

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Yes, that’s right, I’ll be staying up way past my bedtime to blog the E4 broadcast of NME’s 2008 Award show, this year taking place in the O2 Indigo Arena. To get you in the mood, here’s that moment – which has now passed into Indie Rock ‘n’ Roll Mythology – when Ryan Jarman of The Cribs somersaulted across a table at the 2006 awards…

[video: shellywoo]

2008 Brits Liveblog, complete with photos live from the show!

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osbournessss.gifI am poised, waiting, mantis-like before my keyboard. I am not moving from this spot until The Brit Awards has finished and we know PRECISELY who has been crowned music royalty. I am going to spend the next 4+ hours sitting staring, in silence, at my blinking cursor until the action begins. This seems the only sensible way to prepare.
Sure, you could read a liveblog from someone backstage at the actual event. But they’ll be having too much fun / cocaine / cocaine-fuelled fun to judge proceedings properly. And sure, you could watch the whole thing on TV for yourself! But NOW YOU DON’T HAVE TO.
Join me! We can be lonely together! Hold me?

*Resumes poised, waiting, mantis-like position*

7.45: Welcome! OK, I broke off from my self-imposed silence to have a quick scream and also to have a look at the pre-show shenanigans on ITV2. I’m guessing you didn’t see it, so I’ll give you a little taste of what you missed over the page – then it’s business time! Aaaaaaiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeee!

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