I watched a bit of Man City v Liverpool last night, in the Carling Cup. It was a boring game really, but I suppose that’s what you get with first round cup ties. There’s loads of stuff in the press today about Mancini and Gerrard arguing over Glen Johnson’s tackle. I can see Mancini’s point of view – if his player (Kompany) gets sent off at the weekend for a similar tackle, why does this one not even get penalised? There is an issue with consistency there, although I shouldn’t really be complaining because it was to our advantage at the weekend! That’s football for you I guess – sometimes things go your way, sometimes they don’t.
This week’s been pretty good in the studio. I’ve had two bands in for two days each, recording demos, and they’ve both been really good – nice people and talented, passionate musicians. I even did some backing vocals for one of the bands, on a track where they needed a big group sound. It’s not very often that I’ll do that but they did ask so I thought I might as well. Many studio owners are former or failed musicians who jump at the chance to be on a record but I have to say I’m not one of those! I do play a little piano but I certainly have no designs on being the next Elton John – or Jamie Cullum. I know what I’m good at and it’s definitely not creating music – producing it, yes, but not creating it.
Still, it’s always good to be reminded that there is a ‘proper’ music scene out there, away from all the sugar-coated commercial stuff, and this week’s bands have left me with a positive vibe for the weekend – let’s hope United are in a positive mood against Bolton on Saturday!