Quite why it’s taken me so long to discover this Tim Minchin gem, I don’t know. It was released back in January. Aeons ago. But it’s not just Minchin’s signature clever lyrics — case in point,
Pick up your pitchfork and your torch. We’ll go hunt the monster down. But keep an eye out for uneven ground. We’ll turn on you if you stumble.
— his quirky vocals, and his wonderful “earworm” melodies that have had me playing “15 Minutes” on an infinite loop. It’s also about the closest to new Jellyfish music we’re ever going to get ever since that transcendent band went to the great gig in the sky. (Well, OK, let’s not be over-dramatic. They just split up; the band members are still with us. It still felt like a bereavement to me, however, because “Belly Button” and “Spilt Milk” have been constant companions.)
And on a similar theme to that of “15 Minutes”, there’s also this criminally over-looked recent classic by Shattered Skies…
“To be seen, to be scene, to be seen…”