“DO YOU REMEMBER THAT BAND THAT MADE YOU DREAM ALL SUMMER LONG, THE BAND WHOSE SONGS YOU KNOW BY HEART ALL THE LYRICS? WELL, IT’S CRAP! AND SO ARE YOU!”
(Shrugs.) I’ve got a bunch of marking to do, and I’m manfully trying to avoid it
Don’t let anyone ever browbeat you into thinking music criticism is dull, or reviewing a band is a chore. you think that? get the fuck out of writing about music.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that just because folk are nice to you when you’re starting off, and flood your mailbox with free CDs and offers of free concert-tickets, they are your friends. They’re not.
Fact is, there’s nothing I like more than someone who utterly and completely sucks – that’s why I got into music instead of politics.
Don’t tell me how an album makes you “feel”, you jerkstore, just tell me how much it costs and I’ll figure out the rest.
Isn’t it about time that we stop pointing out the fact that the band members of The Like and Warpaint all have vaginas?
This blog entry is intended to replace the previous two entries, that ‘new’ Radiohead video, reviewed in full AND a 10-point survival guide for music critics in web 2.0. This is the final edit, where I strip away most of the unnecessary verbiage. I’ve left the other two up online: not least because of the dozens of […]
You are a critic. Not a fan. Not a blogger. Not a hack. A critic.