STU G (Garrard to the taxman) spoke to a group of journalists at the Greenbelt Festival this year. Here's what he said.
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So presumably there could be a single pitched to the mainstream?
Do you have any thoughts on the illegal downloading issue?
"Well, I'm a music fan with teenage daughters. First of all I think that music should be for everyone. Also, when my daughter comes home and I'm like, 'Where did you get that from?' and she says, 'My friend blue-toothed it to me,' it's like I'm living right in the middle of it. Somehow we've got to embrace it. I know it loses people money but there have to be ways, like Radiohead did, in embracing downloading. The internet is such an amazing thing but it is something that can get out of hand. The 'Umbrella' cover that I sang yesterday, the Rhiana song, I did that was because I'd heard someone do it and I liked their version but I couldn't find it anywhere. So I asked my 15-year old daughter because she knows how to make an MP3 of something on Youtube and I don't."
Do you know when your new band will be up and operational and playing their first gigs?
"Don't know about gigs yet but we've got five songs already recorded and mixed."The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.