Agreeing with Sting, Free Parking (again) and Strictly No Alcopops….

Posted on November 12, 2009 in Ronnie's News

I think I’ll throw my weight into the X Factor debacle again. A couple of weeks ago I was questioning the mainstream British public about how they voted under the misapprehension that X Factor was a music talent contest. Very naïve of me I know. It is as Sting put it, a Soap Opera which has nothing to do with music.

x-factorNow I’m not a big Sting fan. He has done some really good stuff but I find most of his music boring. But the thing is that Sting has made a vast fortune from music, it appears that an extremely large number of people don’t find him boring, so what do I know? He has worked his way up to his superstar status through sheer hard work and determination to add to his undoubted musical talent. And that adds considerable weight and validity to his criticism of X Factor. His most withering comments were saved for the judges, and I have to agree wholeheartedly.

He said: “The X Factor is a preposterous show and you have judges who have no recognisable talent apart from self-promotion, advising them what to wear and how to look. It is appalling.”

He went on to add: “The real shop floor for musical talent is pubs and clubs, that is where the original work is.”

Again I have to completely agree with him. He then rather misguidedly feels that because so many pubs were closing it was limiting the opportunities for many bands to get a gig.

On this point though, he is wrong.

Take Macclesfield for instance, if you ignore the glorified karaoke/wedding band stuff that certain establishments put on in the name of entertainment, there are a number of pubs that put on excellent live music featuring local bands and artists, many of whom perform original material and/or innovative less obvious covers.

Macclesfield’s live music scene is thriving. Just take a look at what we have lined up over the next few weeks at Ronnie’s by clicking on and you’ll see that nearly all of the best bands Macclesfield has to offer will be performing here in the very near future.

X Factor is the alcopop of music – a ghastly manufactured concoction of chemically flavoured shite packaged and advertised in a way that appeals to kids. Alcopops should be avoided at all costs. We of course refuse to sell them, we only promote real music and quality drinks.

We are after all an establishment only for people who appreciate quality.

See you soon
Thursday 12th November 2009
For people who appreciate quality ™

PS our free daytime parking with no time limits offer is up and running. Take advantage of it. There are no catches other than you have to ask us to gain access and to get out again. Make a note of the following number, 01625 665050, and call it when you’re outside the back entrance of the bar on Duke Street and we’ll let you into our private car park. Ronnie’s is for people who hate parking tickets!

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