What’s our secret? As with any successful relationship, it involves give and take on both sides. For example, if there’s a film out that I want to see but she doesn’t, we wait until there’s a film out that she wants to see but I don’t, and then do them both back to back on the same day. Hence the slightly peculiar double bill of Paul and Black Swan we caught a few months ago.
It’s rare that we have to come to similar arrangements with music... but the other week, that very thing happened. She likes Everything Everything: I’m not fussed. I like Sufjan Stevens: she’s not fussed. Both acts were playing the south of England within 48 hours of each other. What to do?
Make a commitment to each write a review of the act we like least, that’s what. Enjoy! (Apologies for the imbalance in videos, but more people seem to have been bootlegging the Sufjan Stevens gig than the Everything Everything one.)