So, last night’s Kate Nash gig had something of the sixth form concert about it. Largely because the Anson Rooms looks not unlike a school hall but also because Kate handed out a fanzine at the end of the evening. How great is that? It got me thinking about all those fanzines I used to get when I was a teenager – writing off with a stamped addressed envelope and waiting eagerly for it to be returned in the post. And blogging is the next logical step, I suppose, but when I think about it, it’s just not as satisfying. Even the simplest blog doesn’t have that newspaper print amateurism of a fanzine, the fervent enthusiasm of a teenage music fan.
Kate Nash also has a tendency to act like a petulant stage school pupil (Rob pointed out that she seemed to just play her songs at whatever speed she felt like and her band had to just go with it). But I like that about her, it’s a very appealing quality if you can carry it off. It also helps that she’s got a fantastic voice and some great songs.
Anyway, it was lovely J
As is this. Educational AND charitable. How smug can a person feel all at once?