October 1, 2008
Now That’s What I Call Muzak
By TOM HOSKYNS
Hit & Run...Michael Parkinson, eminence grise of light entertaiment, writes in his new memoirs that he doesn't approve of Simon Cowell - Parky reckons that 'The X Factor' mogul promotes mediocrity in the music industry. What, then, to make of his latest money-spinner, a series of Michael Parkinson-branded compilation albums that make Leona Lewis look like Thom Yorke? It doesn't stop there - in addition to Mike's favourite MOR and lounge jazz, we also get a website, www.michaelparkinson.tv, where you can access his blog on "my thoughts about the stories making the news...". Er, thanks.
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