Saturday, December 28th, 2002
One of my favorite holiday season traditions is Muchmusic’s Fromage. Now they’ve been doing this for as long as I can remember, but in the beginning the show itself was a contender for stinker of the year – Christopher Ward (and later, Natalie Richard) couldn’t possibly have been more annoying and their ‘picks’ were almost always totally obscure Latvian polka-punk bands or whatnot – bands and videos who Much had never played anyway – no doubt in fear of offending someone at the record labels if even a disparaging syllable would be uttered about one of their artists.
Well no longer, thank god. Ed The Sock has been host for a few years now, and he is no-holds-barred in taking the piss out of heavy rotation artists. The segment I just watched was merciless in attacking Madonna, Britney, J-Ho, Christina SKANK Aguilera… it was marvellous. I rarely if ever watch MuchMusic, but this is the sort of programming you want to make a bowl of popcorn and curl up under a big warm blanket for. Booyaka.
np – Sleater-Kinney / All Hands On The Bad One