Here’s some funny moments our writers encountered while on assignment for Around he Sound.
I was shooting Hardcore Superstar in Melbourne. At the end of their set guitarist, Vic Zino, tried to pull me on stage to take a band/audience shot but I was too short to make it up so it was an awkward climb that seemed to take a life time while he was yanking my arm.
I interviewed Kyle Falconer from The View before his solo tour came to Perth earlier this year. Calling at the appointed hour, the phone rang for a long time before I heard a disembodies, “Hello,” from the other end, in a heavy Scottish accent. I explained who I was and he said, “Gius a minute, I’m just at the gym, and I cannae hear you.” It was around midnight in London, but I think I heard correctly. He came back on the line and chatted for a while and the he suddenly interjected saying, “Is this an interview?” To which I replied, “Yes,” and just we carried on. When I listened back, most of what he’d said was unintelligible for one reason or another, so I had to fill in a fair few gaps. He talked about having been in rehab, but I’m fairly sure ‘gym’ wasn’t a place where you exercise and sweat the way Falconer seemed to have been.
My funniest and best music moment this year was singing with ‘This is Spudgun’ their epic song. Age didn’t matter, on my 40th!
I wasn’t even paying attention and somehow I was pushed into a photo op with Angry Anderson after a Rose Tattoo show. We stood for the photographer and, as it was about to be taken, he was adamant in my ear, “Do not bend down” – I guess because he is short it pisses him off when people crouch for photos with him.