I'll tell you what that was about. After I played the Moseley folk fest, I stayed at my brother's and he put Soccer AM on in the morning and The Cribs were on that, and that one out of The Cribs with the rubbish hair, they were asking him things and he was just being gormless on purpose to get laughs. He totally knew what he was doing. I mean it's not just rubbish hair as well - it's rubbish hair on purpose. Although I dunno, maybe he's like that all the time. I just thought, shit, what a contrast for Johnny Marr, being in a band with one of the most articulate popstars ever, and then later ending up in a band with that monosyllabic bore. And boor. And maybe boar.
They didn't even talk about football!
You all know what I'm talking about with the northern men who do that though, right?
aw pete! i actually really enjoyed that soccer AM thing. but i would because i'm in love with ryan jarman. i feel kinda bad for the poor guy because everyone's always taking the piss out of him! but i don't think any of that awkwardness is put on or contrived, i think it's actually what he's really like (from every interview i've ever seen, even super old ones when nobody really knew who they were). i think maybe he was extra awkward because he's not really into football and i don't think he was too keen on the soccerette thing (i loved his sarcastic applause after that) because he was probably thinking it was objectifying women or something. he actually is really witty and intelligent and the total opposite of those liam gallagher types! i mean sure, he's a bit grumpy and awkward but that's part of the reason he's so lovable. i don't think i'd love the cribs as much as i do if he wasn't in the band.
also, i think his hair is ace! and I like the way he has to say "you know, kinda like" about a million times before making his point. but like i said, i'm in love with him so I WOULD find these things endearing and sweet. funnily enough, i saw one of the nevermind the buzzcocks episodes he was on before i was into the cribs, and i didn't even clock him at all. i remembered almost everyone except him! so maybe i was thinking the same as you at the time.
(ps. you're really lucky your hair is so good, otherwise you'd have FELT MY WRATH. i actually think a ryan jarman cut would suit you. DO IT!)
(i also never thought i'd be ranting about the cribs on the pete green thread!)