Concerto For Mobile Phone (In E Minor)...
It all seemed so easy at first. A bit of a listen to Elliot Minor's really-very-good 'Jessica' for review purposes, some conversations with the band's people about maybe getting to speak to Alex from the band in an interview situation, a brief chat with some ChartBlog Street Team people to help get some questions together, a wander into the ChartBlog studio at the alloted hour, what could possibly go wrong?
Well, Alex could be speaking on a mobile phone with an appallingly bad signal, and then jetting off on his holiday immediately afterwards, so that all we were left with was a half-finished conversation, in which his replies kept cutting out, and were entirely unusable.
Thankfully, compared to situations which are actually geniunely bad, this was no big deal. And after a week or two, we finally got our man. But, boring story though it is, you needed to know all this, to explain why there's a couple of moments in the interview where we go back over questions which got asked the first time.
What I Expected: Salacious tales of McFly's backstage habits...salacious tales of naughty music schoolboys doing illicit rocking...in short, salacious tales of gratuitous sax and extreme violins.
What I Did Not Expect: To fall helplessly in love with the phrase 'internal rustification' and therefore attempt to work it into every single sentence. I'm still doing it now!
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Your ChartBlog interviewer was: Fraser M
Here's the video for 'Jessica'. Music students, keep your ears on those harmonies. Guitar students, there's a tasty solo half-way through. Fit-boy students, apparently there's hotties in thie video, depending on your taste, naturally...