On the Metric review I did, from some lady or gentleman (?) named Akira:
“You should probably focus less on what you had for breakfast and what the weather was like, and more on the gig. Given that you’d blagged your way in with the promise of a review, the least you could do it put some effort into it.
I wasted my time reading this.
Cut to the chase, nobody cares.”
In fairness to me, I did not write about my breakfast (or lack of) in that review. And the first line of the review reads “Here we go! This is most likely to be a lengthy, disorganized ’review’. Be forewarned. “. Just sayin’. And also, I did not blag my way in with a promise of a review. I was given a photopass to take photos, and I’m pretty sure I took some of my favourite photos I’ve ever taken that night. SEE:
I’m proud of those photos. Yeah, man!
Sorry to be defensive. I never try to be objective in my reviews, and I like to fluff them out with what the weather was like and my degree of hunger. I call it ‘setting the scene’. Because music is such a large slice in the pie chart of my life, I am quite happy to treat this blog more as a diary of sorts, rather than a cold impartial review site. So, apologies to those who do not like my blog, instead, why not visit The Line Of Best Fit? Lots of tasty reviews that do not touch upon the weather or breakfast, it features snaps and words by friends of mine who are much more articulate and structured than I am. I read TLOBF alot, lots of great writing. But if you like my style (or lack of?) then thanks for reading. I’ve gotten to meet lots of sweet folk at shows who have read my blog or seen my photos and I like to think that I have introduced people to some music that they perhaps would not have heard otherwise. And so, dear reader, I hope I have not wasted your time and I do hope you like to read my thoughts on music and everything.