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Thursday, December 17   >>

RE: YESTERDAY'S CLIP

Japanese music is so legit, man. Thousands of great songs only using the pentatonic scale? It makes us Westerners sound like a bunch of whiny brats who complain that all the good melodies have been taken up. Oy.

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So yesterday I was doing a phoner with a sorta-breaking artist who I thought deserved a full fledged feature piece. It's one of those gut instincts. Just minutes before I called her, I found a Susan Boyle song in her partial credit. It weirded me out since said artist is about as indie as it gets, and said artist has a song in a ridiculously popular album.
*48 minutes later*

HUGO: ...lastly, what's up with the Susan Boyle song? You've just moved to town and you have a song on the biggest album in the world, of the entire year...?

ARTIST: Yeah, that was lucky. I'm really honored [blah blah blah, though still genuine blah blah blah]

HUGO: How the hell do you even compute that? It's sold nearly 4 million records, and it just came out. Meanwhile, you've just recorded your first EP ever.

ARTIST: ...I really don't know.

HUGO: And if you factor in downloading, that's some ten million people your music has reached. Have you thought of that?

ARTIST: Wow. ...Wow. No, I swear, I really haven't.

HUGO: I MEAN, SERIOUSLY, IF THIS WERE 15 YEARS AGO, THIS WOULD BE GARTH BROOKS NUMBERS. GARTH. BROOKS.

ARTIST: ...HOLY SHIT, RIGHT?!

*Artist proceeds to freak out*
That was a cool part of the interview and I thought I'd share that with you. K thnx bi.