July 23, 2009
Darren Hayes: Do the songs make my ass look fat?
The title of this post is the best quote from the first "vlog" of Darren Hayes in his home studio, looking a bit grunge (era). The best news delivered is that big-haired Justin Shave's producing about a third of the album. He is a fantastic producer - his work is shimmery and modern and smart. If you don't have the album Shave did with Antigone - AntigoneLand - get it on iTunes.
They briefly talk about Darren's favorite music - if you follow both Darren and I on Twitter, you may have seen us comparing music notes a few times about artists like Miike Snow and Florence + The Machine, among others. It was never planned - just a random thing, often along the lines of this:
@xolondon: "Darren you should listen to Erik Hassle"
@darrenhayes: "Did that months ago! You should listen to Miike Snow."
@xolondon: "Reviewed it ages ago!"
that's a paraphrase, but you get the gist! He's a chatty Cathy music geek, that Darren. Twitter enables you to speak directly to artists, which creates a really unique "exhange," if you will.