Recently, Keyboard Magazine, for reasons which escape me, interviewed keyboardist/singer/dreamy hunk Brandon Flowers of the Killers. How cool was this! I mean, the magazine normally covers boring old dead guys like Glenn Gould, Bill Evans or that Switched-On Bach gal who used to be a guy. And now Flowers, a guy whose prior media appearances have mostly been dedicated to self-aggrandizing and trash-talking other bands.
In the Keyboard interview, he waxed eloquent on how it's All About the Song, and doing Music That's Meaningful. Maybe some days it's just all about selling magazines.
Anyhoo, after several pages of his musical wisdom, he admonishes up-and-coming bands never to negotiate a deal with a lawyer provided by the record label. It's an evil business, he says.
It certainly is.
Lead vocal: Taylor Dexter