Shaun C is one of the Shauns that Kevin is friends with, but the only one who knows absolutely naff all about music, which is why it has taken him so long to pull his finger out and contribute to this blog.
One week, Kevin announced that he was systematically seeking out and listening to Bowie’s entire portfolio of work, in chronological order from the early 70’s onwards. Another week, we learned that he was devoting his evenings and weekends to unpicking The Kinks for musical gems.
Now I don’t know about you, but to me that’s the behaviour of a real muso.
In amongst the music in which Kevin and I share some common ground – Radiohead, Led Zep, the theme tune from Magnum PI – there’s the obscure metal – from the bands with silly names.
Now in my ignorance it’s quite possible that Kevin has been taping white noise all these years and making up band profiles for all his recordings. Like a metal version of a Beautiful Mind. (Note to Joanna, check the walls of Kevin’s music room for examples of obsessive behaviour).
To get to the bottom of this, I have established a new type of star sign – a musical star sign if you like. The rule is, the song that was number one when you were born says a lot about the kind of person you are. For example, “Night Fever” was number one when I was born, and interestingly I get very hot in bed even in winter.
So what about Kevin? The song that was topping the charts in late July 1973 when Kevin was entering this world was Gary Glitter, “I’m the Leader of the Gang”. Make of that what you will.