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 . . .
Today Jed Town whose work on the edge of electronica, rock, avant-garde and Gothic gloom dance was as innovative as it was challenging
The first song which really affected you was . . .
Twist and Shout
Your first (possibly embarrassing) role models in music were . . .
The one songwriter you will always listen to, even if they disappointed you previously, is?
As songwriters: Lennon-McCartney or Jagger-Richards; kd lang or Katy Perry; Madonna or Michael Jackson; Prince or Pink?
The three songs (yours, or by others) you would love everyone to hear because they are well crafted are . . .
A Day in the Life , I am the Walrus, Hello Goodbye
Melody first? Words or phrase first? Simultaneous?
The best book on music or musicians you have read is . . .
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 . . .)
Ramones, Rocket to Russia CD
One song, royalties for life, never have to work again. The song by anyone, yourself included, which wouldn't embarrass you would be . . .
Whats Going On
One line (or couplet) from a song -- yours or someone else's -- which you think is just a stone cold winner is . . .
I wanna be a honest man, I don't know if i can.
Songwriting: what's the ratio of inspiration/perspiration?
99 Perspiration 1% inspiration
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)
Don't know where I'm going, don't know where I'm going to sleep