I’ve thought about it now and again, but I have no idea how to frame my thoughts or choose what to cover or how to approach it. Maybe if I were to limit it to The Egyptians or Soft Boys it would focus itself. Alas, it seems my thoughts on Robyn are much like his career; scattered, quirky, occasionally mindblowing, but sometimes a maddeningly incoherent stew of ideas that would need hours and hours to approach half-baked. Plus crabs.
But thank you so much for the interest and encouragement. It might be enough of a prod to get me going.
It’s about time for another of my periodic declarations that everyone following me should do (or at least attempt) a One Week One Band, if only to loosen the grip of the grad-school indie rock bros who tend to colonize all such discursive spaces (the list of proposals for the 33 1/3 series, for example, is depressing in its uniformity). Pitch rappers or DJs, producers or girl groups, torch singers or opera divas — or, sure, popular alt-indie bands of the 80s and 90s if you’ve got something to say about them — but pitch something.
You don’t need to write a lot; those of us who can’t shut up are probably worse for music discourse in the long run than those who have to be prompted to say something. Like most Tumblrers, probably, I keep a shortlist in my head of the people I’d love to see do a week (or another week, ahem), and that’s largely because I think they’d do something that doesn’t fall into the normal pattern of long-winded hero stories about boys with guitars.
I don’t suppose Hendrik will thank me for this — I assume he’s drowning in proposals as it is — but I firmly believe that everyone’s got something to contribute, and the less like everything else it is the better.
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