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.


xolondon said...

Forgot to say Darren likes The Gadsdens too. Much love to The Gasdsens whom some label need to snatch up now. Jody Gadsden is one of the best new singers in ages - a really unique voice.

John said...

You're sure busy for someone taking some time off. Thanks for sharing the clip.

xolondon said...

I'm back now, clearly. Should I go away?

John said...

Heck no. You're on a roll!

D'luv said...

Darren, I have a 15-year-old flannel—possibly my oldest article of clothing—you can borrow