*WARNING - lighthearted rant*
I'm not sure whether this is unique to Chris Evans' breakfast show, but I am sick to the back teeth of hearing this scenario:
As happened recently, Phil Collins sang live on the show, or Artist A sings (badly) a well-known song as a tribute to suddenly departed Artist B, or, as is sure to happen within the next few weeks, the Military Wives launch a new song for Christmas (sung live, of course, on his show); and the audience response via text, is:
"Listening to Phil Collins sing live. Tears pouring out of my eyes. And I'm a 6ft 3" lorry driver."
"Chris. Had to pull over. Literally balling my eyes out listening to the Military Wives."
"Can't leave the car, Chris. Tears ruined my make up listening to Gary Barlow's solo of 'Do They Know It's Christmas Time. It was Just AMAZE-BALLS Chris, what with Gary and all that."
Ok, ok - maybe it's me. Maybe I'm losing the romance in my soul. Maybe I'm missing something. But FFS, get a fecking grip! What happened to the stuff upper lip? Bunch of cry-babies blubbing away over a two-bit tune murdered by those with good intentions but not a note left in their voice. Even though - and this will surprise you
- I can be a Big Girl's Blouse at times, I am flabbergasted by this emotive outpouring over, basically, nothing.
I think I'm ready for Radio 4