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I undertake this venture knowing that I don't have the spare time to do it, but feel that these artists NEED TO BE HEARD (please excuse my shouting!). Or is that I think I need to be heard? Or that there are (or have been) some great music blogs that have inspired me to wanna jump on the bandwagon? Probably all of the above??I hope you enjoy the blog. If I turn one person onto these bands that turned me on then it will all have been worth it!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Rock Music! Death! Crazy People! Love!
The book comes with a CD containing two versions of the song Things The Grandchildren Should Know - the demo version, and the version from the immense double CD Blinking Lights and Other Revelations. Below is one of my favourite anecdotes from the book that references this song, as well as the links to the demo version of the song.
HOW IS IT POSSIBLE?
I'm sitting in a posh hotel in Paris. Mick Jagger is having tea in the lobby. I'm stuck in the draughty conference room doing a TV interview. The French TV journalist is asking me about the song Things The Grandchildren Should Know, that's about to come out on the Blinking Lights and Other Revelations double album, which is finally being released, a year after I finished it.
'Do you have children?' the TV journalist asks in her heavily accented English.
I sit back in the wooden chair they've offered me. 'Not yet. I'm gonna go straight to grandchildren,' I say.
She blinks and stares blankly back at me, squinting and squeezing her eyebrows down. 'But ... how is it possible?'
'Uh, well ... think about it; it's a much better deal,' I say, shifting in my chair. 'With grandchildren, you just see them on the weekend. Then you get the rest of the week to yourself."
'But how is it possible?'
'I don't know. I'll figure it out.'
'But ... it is not possible ... '
Eels - 2008 - Things The Grandchildren Should Know (demo)