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I have to write 1000 words on the Cure for the Times by Thursday morning. Yesterday I casually told the editor of the music supplement that I thought they are enjoying a revival, hence the commision, and now I can't think of anything to back up this rather rash statement apart from my own vague feelings. Any suggestions?

In other work news, there is a chance that I might be interviewing....Courtney Love. Be very afraid.


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Jan. 6th, 2004 02:59 am (UTC)
er... how about the fact that they're re-releasing all of their albums this year with some sort of rarieties box set?

Plus they had a greatest hits collection last year, which was advertised on tv a lot.

Oh! And Pictures of You is being used on some picture phone advert. Which I hate.

And I suggest you bring some sedatives along with you if you have to interview Courtney Love. You could slip them in her drink when she inevitably starts going insane and run into the road naked/invites you in a menage a trois/spends the whole time on the phone to her daughter trying to convince her to eat her cereal.
Jan. 6th, 2004 04:12 am (UTC)
Oh, I know about the b-side collection - that's what sparked it off. But I did need a few more concrete things - like (alas) that ad. I had a feeling one of their songs was being used in an ad, but not sure which. Thanks!

If the Courtney interview happens, it will probably be by phone. So sadly, the sedatives would be useless. Good idea, though.
Jan. 6th, 2004 04:24 am (UTC)
There's another ad that a Cure track is in - I think it's for the Fiat Punto.

There was an article in NME about them as well, and how they were going for a heavier sound with their new album. I'll see if it's online.
Jan. 6th, 2004 06:10 am (UTC)
I got handed a Macromedia write up a while back for saying vague things about their software...so I'm going to recommend what I did -

Get your vague feelings down in word form, and then refine them as needed.

And do some research to see if other feel the same or don't...
Jan. 6th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC)
I'll keep the ol' ears tuned for the Courtney confrontation *g*, you'll do better than Parkie did with Meg Ryan, now, I'm sure of it!

Crazy(and waving if I pass by on the bus, now!)Soph
Jan. 6th, 2004 10:13 am (UTC)
Reasons why they might be enjoying a revival:

1. Some digicam place is using "pictures of you" in a tv advert here (not that your paper cares about American commercials)

2. The success of Evervescence (or whatever that crappy nuevo-goth band is called) means that goth revival is ripe among teenagers

3. I think they had a big greatest hits package come out last year.

My hairdresser and her other hairdresser friend, who are the trendiest/hippest people I know, agreed with me a few months ago that 80's goth is the next big thing to come back - not the current sort of bondage/metal/goth thing that you see in Hot Topic or at the mall, but more a new romantic, frilly shirt, eyeliner on men, Siouxie Sioux kind of thing (fine with me as 80's goth is one of my favorite aesthetic movements).

Not sure if this is enough for an article however! Good luck.
Jan. 6th, 2004 11:30 am (UTC)
Cure Revival
Hi! Linked to you via Pamie.com's blog. Haven't researched this or anything but here is some evidence that I believe supports the return of the Cure.

1. HP uses "Pictures of You" in digital camera commercial.

2. Pete Yorn regularly performed a song by the Cure while on tour with REM and recorded it for his second album.

3. Ben Folds also performs a cover of a Cure hit regularly.

4. Upcoming Box Set release.

5. Several bands are now showing Cure influence. i.e., Hot Hot Heat and some others I can't think of at the moment.
Jan. 6th, 2004 12:38 pm (UTC)
hm... i seem to have been instinctively listening to them a lot recently, so i think you're on to something, though i'm not sure why. some of the stuff other people have said seems to make sense...

courtney love. beforehand, just record yourself saying buzz words that will be guarenteed to set her off, then when the time comes - hit play and let her rant into your minidisc as you drink tea, paint your nails, find a cure to cancer and multiple other less stressful things then trying to get that woman to give a normal interview. then when she's finished/stormed off/shot herself in disgust, say 'thanks court', hang up and transcribe. et voila.
Jan. 7th, 2004 06:05 am (UTC)
courtney love
try this: interview her without mentioning kurt cobain, drugs, nirvana, foo fighters, vintage underwear, billy c. of smash. pumpkin and madonna. instead focus on why the cure is experiencing a revival. te-he. fun for decades.
Jan. 8th, 2004 11:30 am (UTC)
don't forget that courtney's grandmother is the brilliant paula fox. fox gave birth to a daughter, then gave her up for adoption. years later, the daughter tracked her down -- it was courtney's mother. in due course fox met her "new" granddaughter and totally loathed her, partially because she cursed and cursed and cursed.

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