Mike Edwards Chat Highlights 18/12/03 (this is just an edited sample - why not join in the next one ?
Q. What quality are the flingflang tracks ?
A. Thinking about it, the sale CDs are direct from AIFF,the downloads are MP3s. 160kbps
Q. What are you working on currently ?
A. SHEsongs done and out, JJ finished VB&M done very soon. Then there's some of my own stuff which is about half done.
Q. What is SHEsongs ?
A. SHEsongs - it's basically Ben and I and a girl who was one of the original Spice Girls (but strangely won't talk about it) writing Pop music for other people. Aiming at publishing deal and little beyond that. It's a hopefully a way of financing other things as well as an end in it's own right. If it seems like kind of whoring ourselves out I have to say it's definitely a labour of love and something we're proud of. maybe not what you'd expect from me though.
Q. Do you like The Darkness ?
A. The darkness ; it comes down to whether you like Crazy Nights and We built this city on rock 'n' roll in the first place. Personally I like the AC/DC riffs but could do without the little girl singing.
Q. Would you be comfortable hearing Gareth Gates or the cheeky girls singing your SHEsongs compositions?
A. Yes, SHEsongs is aimed at anyone who thinks they could use it. We have no intention of it being a band-type project. unlike the VB&M stuff.
Q. Whats VB&M ?
A. Vicky, Ben, Mike.
Q. What else is going on ?
A. What else then...JJ are being put up for Guildford (Surrey, UK) festival in summer, a Canadian radio station want us over there for a few dates in Feb and we look set to do some UK dates about then / March also.