/ People Who Change Your Preconceptions
Having just caught a little bit of Grayson Perry's TV program, I have to admit to a liking for his thoughts, presentation and have enjoyed many of his TV series.
I'd seen him previously on HIGNFY and found him quite funny, but the outlandish dresses and make-up put me off a bit. His motorbike and teddy bear, only adding to the WTF is this bloke on, arty farty bollocks, I suspected him of purveying. I was wrong.
His All Man series was great, and really got to the crux of what makes people tick. "Who Are You?" was equally good.
It's nice to have your preconceptions challenged every now and again.
Anyone else worthy of mention?
> It's nice to have your preconceptions challenged every now and again. >
Grayson is halfway to national treasure already. There is a brexit documentary he did in the Divided Britain series which would get him a job in concillation. Some of his outstanding TV work
> Alex Jones?
I thought she'd be rubbish when she replaced Christine Bleakley, but The One Show has been jolly good since it happened.
> Frank Field
Ha ha yes, we thought he was a good Labour supporter, until we found out he was an admirer and friend of Thatcher.
Maybe it was his idea to steal the milk off the kids, who knows?
Some good suggestions there.
Anna Soubry, talks a lot of sense.
I was trying to steer away from politics, but too late for that.
I nominate Ariana Grande.
I'd barely heard of her prior to her gig at Manchester Arena last year but had her pegged as a vacuous teeny-bop pop princess, just another pouting self-absorbed little Bieber. Couldn't help noticing though, in the aftermath of the bombing there, that she's an extraordinarily courageous and compassionate young woman. Admirable.
Coming from a liberal family, and as a consequence only happening to move in liberal circles, and in Sheffield it seeming to be dreadlocked hippy types (to use a stereotype) who like the music, it was a surprise to meet 'a middle Englander' (to use another stereotype) who also liked it.
Music crosses all boundaries - and that makes it cool.
In a bad way (sorry to bring the thread down)
Aung San Suu Ky - destroyed my faith in all sorts of things
Jeremy Clarkson did a documentary on Brunel where he was interesting, understated and engaging. Annoying
He also did a moving piece about a VC recipient who turned out to be his father in law or similar.
Doesn't stop him from being a tw*t, though.
> Alex Jones?
The Welsh one or the Racist Hate preacher?
Agree, not only that but did you hear her sing at Aretha's funeral to my untrained ear it was very good rendition
I didn't, but I might have a look for it on youtube later.