I NEVER thought I could feel envious of David Beckham. It’s true that he’s got a bank balance so large that if he were to spot my monthly wage lying in the gutter he probably wouldn’t trouble himself to crouch down and pocket it.
If any more proof of that fact was needed, newly appointed Barclays Bank Chief Executive Anthony Jenkins weighed into the debate this week when he proclaimed the chilling words: “If I have a big meeting that I need to get pumped up for I'll put on rock music.”
FIRST there was Lady Gaga. One minute she was running around town in dresses made from offal with her platinum locks tied into bows, the next she had turned her hair brown (a home dye-job no less) and was spotted leaving a hotel wearing a boring black ensemble.
FROM the moment Underworld’s thundering techno soundtrack turned the Opening Ceremony into an 80,000-strong rave, it was clear that this Olympics was going to be a far more rock ‘n’ roll proposition than June’s execrable Jubilee celebrations.
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