In an unprecedented move today, the board of adjudication for the annual Mercury Music Prize met in private session to confirm the award of ‘Extraordinary Contribution to Musical Taste’ prize to all members of Dublin Council.
‘This is exactly the sort of preventative measure we want to see from administrative bodies’, said a Mercury spokesman. ‘Honestly, you can’t go in a pub in Ireland without already being force fed a bodhran and the same old chords being played over and over again. Allowing country and western music to gain any sort of foothold, and then watch powerless as it spreads throughout the Isle – it really would have been the final straw.’
‘We’re offering all the council members tickets to Glastonbury next year as part of the prize package, just to give them some ideas on what music has to offer. I mean, did you see Dolly……ah, maybe we need to rethink that.’