Graham Reid | | 2 min read
So a Strange Day's Night will see a number of them sharing the stage with stars and over the next week or so we will spotlight some of the performers young and established . . .
We introduce you to Zane Hawkins from Monty and the Hawks who is playing Taxman with Grace Brebner and In My Life/Drive My Car with Hello Sailor . . .
The first song which really affected you was . . .
Seven Nation Army by White Stripes, first song i learnt on bass
Your first (possibly embarrassing) role models in music were .. . .
Cliff Burton, Flea
The one songwriter you will always listen to, even if they disappointed you previously, is?
Red Hot Chili Peppers, (John Frusciante and Flea)
As songwriters: Lennon-McCartney or Jagger-Richards; kd lang or Katy Perry; Madonna or Michael Jackson; Prince or Pink?
Never heard of KD Lang, strongly dislike Katy Perry
The three songs (yours, or by others) you would love everyone to hear because they are well crafted are . . ..
Man or Mouse by Monty and the Hawks
Bear by The Antlers
Thuggin by Freddie Gibbs
Melody first? Words or phrase first? Simultaneous?
The best book on music or musicians you have read is . . .
Jimmy Page's biography
If you could co-write with anyone it would be . . ..
The last CD or vinyl album you bought was . . . (And your most recent downloads include . . .)
CD - Asymmetry by Karnivool
Vinyl - An Awesome Wave by Alt-J
Download - To Be Kind by Swans
One song, royalties for life, never have to work again. The song by anyone, yourself included, which wouldn't embarrass you would be .. . .
Obstacle 1 by Interpol
One line (or couplet) from a song -- yours or someone else's -- which you think is just a stone cold winner is . . .
"And if everyone belongs here it will hold us all together.
If you’re afraid to die, then so am I."
From 'Getting Sodas' by The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
Songwriting: what's the ratio of inspiration/perspiration?
Ever had a song come to you fully-formed like it dropped into your lap?
And finally, finish this couplet in any way you like: “Standing at the airport with an empty suitcase at my feet . . .” (You are NOT allowed to rhyme that with “meet” however)
I hope I do not miss my flight, that would not be a treat