So at long last its the day of the Brits!
I write this because in our house the night of Brits is the most important televisual event of the year. The kids (9 and 11) have watched the show since they were toddlers and look forward to it for several months ,right from the announcement of the nominees. For some weeks now we have been fed gossip gleaned from twitter about who will perform and what so and so will be wearing.
I will also be glued to the screen watching a programme which celebrates something that the UK is actually very good at. One of our major exports is pop music and Adele is just the most recent example of our ability to compete at a world class level. Compare that to the Olympics where, despite having had billions of pounds of tax payers money thrown at the event, we are unlikly to come away with much in the way of trophies and little more than a tenuous promise of a few extra tourist dollars.
The Brits is the pinnacle of achievement which many of our party bands and DJs dream of as they pursue original music careers and right from the local pub band through to a number one selling act like Adele we should be very proud of our ability to produce top quality musicians and songwriters able to compete (and win) on the world stage.
Brits- We Salute You!!!