Things that are that shouldn’t be. Things that aren’t but should.
1. Joe Strummer is dead and Phil Collins is still alive.
Why is serial adulterer, dreary prog-rocker turned winebar pop dirgester still kicking, while a true hero, a lyrical master and punk visionary Joe Strummer not?
2. The NME is still publishing and The Face died.
The NME, a junior common room of pant-wetting hyperbolists goes incontinent over any four boys with fringes, while The Faces’ refusal to put tits on its front cover consigned it to E-Bay back-edition ignominy.
3. We have bendy buses, not hover cars
The future of travel was supposed to be a personal hover car, with a bubble roof, not an overextended, junction-blocking, incendiary charabanc.