Friday, May 30, 2014
Chief Goods: Birthday Bashing
I don't know how I missed it but yesterday was Noel Gallagher's 47th birthday. A former roadie turned chief writer and co-singer in gargantuan Brit-pop band OASIS, brothers Noel and Liam helped change the U.K. music landscape with their catchy anthems best heard in a stadium and their hilarious sense of self that either alienated listeners or turned them into lifelong fans. Over 7 studio albums spanning 14 years, OASIS won multiple awards while amassing 22 top 10 hits, selling 70 million albums worldwide and being dubbed the Most Successful Act in the UK between 1995 and 2005. After years of brotherly friction, OASIS imploded backstage at a show in France in 2009.
Both brothers are equal parts hilarious and brilliant in totally different ways with Noel being more clever and thoughtful while Liam's view of the world and himself is amusing and quite inspiring in this day and age of political correctness and popularity contests.
I know you think you deserve an explanation on the meaning of life: