You may think it’s odd that I’m talking about money here, but hear me out. The Bank of England is working on figuring out who the face on the next £10 note to replace the one with Charles Darwin on the back. Given that on my side of the pond, the faces on paper money never change, it seems kind of odd that the faces on the back of British money changes every couple years.
For the record, the reason that I, the resident music guy of Anglotopia, is reporting on this, is that, according to the NME, there’s a possibility that some of England’s most popular music stars (I don’t see that many Scottish and Welsh musicians, and I’m sure that the Irish will be very displeased if anyone from Northern Ireland got on English money) are on the longlist of people who have been considered for the honour: The Beatles, Mick Jagger, and Robbie Williams.
The full list of 150 names can be found here on a PDF file.
For what it’s worth, unfortunately, it seems like none of these great musicians are the current favourite. The current favourite? Alan Turing. That said, while, if not for the Beatles, not enough people would care for British music for me to write about it, if not for Alan Turing, it’s likely that this whole website itself wouldn’t even exist, so it probably would make sense that he would be honoured.
UPDATE: Also, with regards to my article on the My Bloody Valentine album: less than two days after my article reached Anglotopia, on December 23 11:38 PM, a Facebook update stated that “On 21-12-12 we finished mastering the new album!” Needless to say, there’s no release date, no leaked music, no track listing, and not even a title yet. However, fans of My Bloody Valentine shouldn’t have much longer to wait.