Here is a list of artists that I caught at least twenty seconds of who performed over the past couple of days: John Fogerty, Björk, Amy Winehouse, Babyshambles, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Bat for Lashes, The Killers, The Kooks, Klaxons, Iggy Pop, Dirty Pretty Things, The Fratellis, Maxïmo Park, The Pigeon Detectives,
Buffy Biffy Clyro, Lily Allen, Editors, Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.
With the notable exceptions of Björk, Bat for Lashes (who
are is now my new favourite band artist) and that one song by Lily Allen (because the one after Smile sounded, as Andy said, like Chas and Dave) there were all boring.
Andy said you aren't being fair all you are doing is looking at the stage band to see if there any women there and dismissing the band if there aren't. I was silent for a moment and then said but that's maybe the point: they are all men. (I know, not Amy Winehouse.)
Obviously, not all music made by men is boring (duh) but the vast majority of music they show from Glastonbury is dull guitar rock with dreary vocals: 6 Music come alive (if that isn't a tautology).
I'm being unfair and showing my prejudices but it is so boring.
Sirens' Muse is a corrective that really made me feel that there is a heaven: Paula Frazer, Baird, Espvall & Kraus, Neko Case, Juliet Turner, Aimee Mann, Coach Said Not To, Shannon Wright, Joan as Police Woman, Tori Amos, Throwing Muses, Mirah, etc