Malcolm Middleton. Rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? PM is honoured to have a few words from the ex-Arab Strap-ee and truly excellent solo artist. Despite what you may have read, he’s not disappearing.
In a word, how’s your week?
Not good. Ups & downs. I’ve been rehearsing with my band and I find these things stressful, it’s like recording the album again, every day. I’ve probably had 3 successes this week, and about 9 failures, so all in all things are on the decent. On the bright side, I just received the finished CD version of Waxing Gibbous and it looks great, I’m very proud of this album. Although I wish I’d never said I was taking a break as that’s not doing me any favours. To be clear, I’m not taking a break, it’s just going to be that my next couple of albums will be under different names and styles and collaborations etc. If anything I’ll probably be doing more. Just not anything under my MM moniker for a while. I’ll still be touring till the end of the year though.
What did you get up to last night and how was it?
Last night… Wednesday? …home from rehearsal at 6, did some e-mails, picked girlfriend up from work, went to highly-recommended authentic Indian restaurant, didn’t like it, came home, messed around, read book, put on black polo-neck, stared at ceiling (upper right), the abyss, did some work on an overdue remix, bed?
I’m cooking tonight. Schnitzel with asparagus, broccoli and potatoes.
I listened to the She & Him album which I really like. It’s on the verge of being annoying but I’m in the mood for that at the minute.
Favourite: Rehearsing the song Carry Me and realising that I love it and it will sound good live. Least favourite: Hearing Zoe Ball on Radio 2 and realising that now I have to move onto Radio 3 probably. First Wiley, then Cox, now Ball. Get out of my radio!