I’ve made a concerted effort to make sure that all my One a Day posts are proper pieces of work in and of themselves, and I’ve been lucky in that so far, I haven’t run out of ideas! Unfortunately though, this post is going to be rushrushrushed as I haven’t planned my time particularly well…
This post is inspired by an interview of mine that’s gone up on TLOBF today. I was lucky enough to be able to do an email interview with Swedish band The Mary Onettes. I hadn’t actually done an email interview for TLOBF before, so it’s a feather in my cap I guess. One of the more brief interviews I’ve done, it’s still got a few interesting nuggets about the band’s new album Islands which is out on Labrador Records in February. Check it out here.
It’s been a while since I’ve done an interview so it’s been nice to do another – I was talking in my last post about the thrill of seeing your stuff getting published, and I think that’s magnified in interviews by the idea somehow, the final piece is a kind of collaboration between you and someone vaguely famous, or at least interesting, and hopefully both. Looking back across the interviews I’ve done is odd because I started in a very strange place – I ended up doing by the biggest ‘view I’ve ever done first – with Röyksopp.
That interview was pretty damn scary. I was ridiculously tense in the run-up to it, and frustrated that I had to make a call to Norway myself (which as it turned out, didn’t appear to end up costing me anything). However, Svein Berge is an incredibly nice and chatty bloke, and it all went well… I even ended up getting used as a Wikipedia reference, which was A Big Thing to me. Curiously, the sequel album that I was used to reference the existence of was delayed until this year, I’m looking forward to hearing it.
Hopefully 2010 will bring more interview oppurtunities… I’d definitely like to do some games-related ones too. Now, I must rush off – until next time!