The current issue of NME (Feb 12) has a complete listing of the annual NME 'BRATS' award winners. No big surprises generally, apart from the positioning at number eight in the 'Best Solo Artist' section of one David Bowie. The likelihood of a placing in an NME poll for David Bowie these days would seem to those who consider the publication perhaps not overly 'Bowie-friendly', something of a surprise. Until of course one realises that this particular poll is voted for by the readers. It would seem that the young dudes still know where it's at! Well done David.
PS - You may notice that the 'Best Solo Artist' category is bizarrely missing from the online version of the awards?!
Total Blam Blam - (European Correspondent)