Friday, July 18, 2008

FA Cup of British Rock / Round of 16 - Match #8

Again... the ground rules: 16 teams, each represented by a musician or band who happens to be a supporter. You, our fair reader, vote on who advances. Use whatever criteria you wish: favorite team, favorite band, prettiest faces (sorry, Pete) etc. Ballot stuffing is not encouraged, but will be tolerated, because we’re just as corrupt as the real FA. Voting for the Round of Sixteen will close on Sunday, July 20.

Today concludes the first round, but remember that you can keep voting on all of the matches until Sunday... at which point we'll announce the winners and get ready for the quarterfinal draw!

Today’s contestants are:

The founders of "Rockney," they're as diverse, clever and fun as the club they so vocally support-- and occasionally as frustrating and stupid... the team is Tottenham and their representatives at the 2008 FA Cup of British Rock are Chas 'n' Dave! Rabbit on! (note: after tense eleventh-hour negotiations, Jeff Beck ceded his spot in the team. He is content with his place as most underrated former Yardbird and thought it was time for C & D to get their props.)


-versus

A man who names ol' Chas 'n' Dave as one of his inspirations, but has himself done more to re-invent British rock than any other individual since the days of Cool Brittania. Drug addict? Yes. Publicity whore? Of course. He's Pete Doherty, the crackerjack poetic mind behind the Libertines and Babyshambles, and a boyhood QPR fan... even starting a fanzine about the club as a kid.


Make your voice heard and clicks count, after the jump...




The Likely Lad, his biases cancelled out here as Spurs and the Libertines, within their respective spheres, carry a heavy weight, will spare you dear reader the pain of my amateur analysis.

Doherty and C&D are both very cool, but for very different reasons. That the twang and wit of the older duo were studied and enjoyed so much by a young Pete is certainly worth noting. So too is the fact that the Libertines created something so simply their own, so honest and fun-- a true monument to the fleeting magic of great pop music.

Enough from me then... let's go to the videotape.

Chas 'n' Dave, with Spurs, on their way to Wembley:




and Pete, w/ Carl and the lads:




Alas, have your say. You can't go wrong (or right)...



8 comments:

Bigus Dickus said...

Likely lad has a dilema. Vote for his beloved Spurs or for his beloved junkie.....Tough one.

Lingering Bursitis said...

I have no idea where the poll went. Working on it!

Mike Georger said...

spurs poll? check the back of their own net or on united's bench

Keith said...

Can I just say, re: Doherty, I don't get it.

Precious Roy said...

Thank God, I can vote against Spurs without dissing Jeff Beck... Or can I?

BerbaKeane said...

Chas n Dave are legends. Spurs are on their way to Wembley!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spectator said...

The poll is now fixed to reflect Chas 'n' Dave rather than Jeff Beck. It's a Friday, what do you expect?....

TIET said...

Voting against Tottenham.