Heard on every music interview podcast: "I'm one of your biggest fans..."

Thoughtfree

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I like the music interview podcasts. Greg Koch, Cory Wong, others. A positive thing about the Internet.

But just once I'd like to NOT hear "I'm one of your biggest fans," from the interviewer, to open the show. Sometimes I think it might not be true, ya know?

Maybe the interviewer could say, "I really didn't dig that album you did in 2007." Or, "Why did you work with ___ _____, anyway - was that a mistake?" Just for entertainment value.
 

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I like the music interview podcasts. Greg Koch, Cory Wong, others. A positive thing about the Internet.

But just once I'd like to NOT hear "I'm one of your biggest fans," from the interviewer, to open the show. Sometimes I think it might not be true, ya know?

Maybe the interviewer could say, "I really didn't dig that album you did in 2007." Or, "Why did you work with ___ _____, anyway - was that a mistake?" Just for entertainment value.
I remember when Jimmy Page started touring again in the mid-1980s with the Firm, and did FM radio interviews with call-ins to plug the shows. I was astonished when so many callers prefaced their questions to him with a level of reverence like they were everyday Catholics whom the Pope had deigned to speak to. At least the interviewers were professional back then.
 

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I listen to a lot of the live performances on KEXP when I’m at work. Cheryl Waters absolutely gushes over some of the bands. It’s a little uncomfortable sometimes.
 

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Same with NA$CAR, pre-race programs, the interviewers gush over the drivers like they want to have a slumber party or bro date with them.
 

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Maybe the interviewer could say, "I really didn't dig that album you did in 2007." Or, "Why did you work with ___ _____, anyway - was that a mistake?" Just for entertainment value.

How's about "I think you suck, but I'm willing to interview you anyway!"?

Or, "and who are you supposed to be "?
It's a slippery slope for an interviewer, better be well prepared and know your stuff before criticising... "Just for entertainment value"


"I'm one of your biggest fans..."​

make sure you can name five songs that made you one of my biggest fans? ok, three :rolleyes:
 
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