A while ago (at least three months now), musician and fellow-penguin-fondler Nat JM
asked me to do a review of her then-new single Manager
. Pretty quickly, I decided I was rubbish at reviewing individual songs, or that any comments I'd make would be superficial if I didn't consider them in the context of the rest of her work. So, I took it upon myself to review her entire back catalogue, which is only about a dozen songs but, unfortunately for me, is increasing at a rate of two a month (which puts me to shame: I'm lucky if I manage to produce two crappy lumps of prose in a month).It occurred to me yesterday
that, since Nat's style of music is pretty unpolished, it makes little sense for a review of her music to consist of endlessly-polished prose. And so I decided to post my notes in their entirety, from which I had (eventually) intended to produce a “proper review” of some sort. There's a fair chance that, if I didn't do it this way, said proper review would become increasingly mythical.