My name is Blimpy McFlah....and I am an Indie-Snob. I have been an Indie Snob since I bought my first ltd edition numbered 7" in 1993 (now worth a mint on ebay, btw).
I need to talk to you today about some deep, personal worries that I have.
I'm really really worried that The Big Pink are going to cross over into the mainstream.
I've been into The Big Pink since last year, before they'd even released anything (they had a couple of songs on myspace that I bookmarked), I tracked down their ultra-rare debut single. Played it loads, and didn't even tell anyone about how cool they were (well, apart from a couple of folk). I loved their song "Velvet" to bits, and I didn't even mind how they'd stolen most of their best bits from Chapterhouse. I even hung out with their drummer Aki, back when she was in punk duo Comanechi.
Now, on the eve of their debut LP coming out, with their song "Dominos" (their worst effort) all over the blogs and radio, I'm worried that they'll become really popular and then I won't be able to like them anymore because I'm an Indie Snob.
This really pains me, because the music they make is the kind of pop noise that really floats my boat.
Friends, 'Spillers, what can I do? Please help me, I know you understand....
(I know "Visions" rips off "She Sells Sanctuary", but hey!)