So I’ve got to write this lead article for the Void section of the next issue of Plan B, and it’s to be about The Boy Least Likely To, who I have liked a great deal since hearing the debut 7” a few years ago. The thing is, I really don’t much like doing interview based articles, so I’ve been putting it off and putting it off and anyway the only questions that are in my head at the moment are the kinds of questions I’ve been thinking about for coaching training. I rather doubt that questions like 'why did you record the songs in that particular way?', 'how did that make you feel?', 'what could you do to make your records better?' and 'how would you know it was a better record?', whilst all good questions for self-reflective learners, would be of very much interest for Rock/Pop lads and lasses reading the music press.
SO, my wizard idea? Why to build my article around quotes swiped from the Boy Least Likely To blog, of course. And whilst reading said blog, what should I stumble upon but this lovely paragraph:
yesterday the new issue of plan b came through the post. the advert looks bright and yellow and there's a really nice review of the album written by Alistair Fitchett, which means even more to me because i thought his book, Young And Foolish was fantastic. and he obviously knows so much about music and things that i don't know anything about, and so for him to be so nice about the album is really great.
So there you go, mutual back-slapping and support. Don’t you just love it? (And nice to know I managed to hoodwink at least one person into thinking I ‘know so much about music’!)