Having been spoilt and worn out by Dubai Sound City, as well as having new commercial work to do, against all good intentions regards getting out and covering more I've made myself a bit thin on the ground with Liverpool Music Week(s) but here's Calvin Harris from the University last week. I'm also doing the last gig of the event which is Kasabian tonight at the Echo Arena.
I've also been asked quite a bit over the last few weeks as to whether I'd covered two of the biggest recent gigs with the first one being Morrissey and did I get a photo of whoever did it (nope, I was in Dubai) and secondly the Arctic Monkeys who I'd completely dismissed out of mind (even though I like them) due to the fact that they have one of those really over the top rights grabbing contracts.
Regards Morrissey (who also has a terrible photographer's contract), I was talking to somebody on Friday night who was trying to tell me the theory going around that Morrissey has a stooge in the audience and if he ain't feeling too good or wants that get out clause then a quick wink and he's hit with a very light cup of water to give him a excuse to pull the gig. And one of the main backups for this story is that if it was just a 'light cup of water' then it must have been close range and if it was close range then somebody must have seen who threw it etc etc. Anyway, it's my favourite musical conspiracy theory since me mate Gilly tried to convince me that the Arctic Monkeys were, in a similar way to The Monkees, a complete record company creation mostly due to the fact that nobody of the age of Alex Turner could have written songs as insightful and at times as cynical as he was writing.
Anybody got any others?