Quips and summaries from experiencing and appreciating music in a city that is as foreign and familiar as they come - New York. So here is to music anywhere and everywhere. Starting from concert one on week one after the move in 2009.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Solid Interview Question...

"Tell me the top 3 songs you wish you had written?" This question never ceases to reveal a lot about a band, their influences and personal taste. If you just ask for their top song they are very likely going to give you some universal answer, probably a Beatles or Bob Dylan song, snore. But the next two songs they list will almost always tell you more about what they really like and who they really want to become. This will come in handy in case you ever interview a band and don't know what to say after you get where they are from, how long they have been together, and the back story to their band name. I got this advice from a music journalist for the BBC so I trust it.

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