Tucker checks his notes
21.8.16 - What better to do,
when there's absolutely nothing going on gig-wise,
than be interrogated for three successive days on
the background to Ariel's A Strange Fantastic
Dream album? Rhetorical question of course,
but, after being softened up for a few weeks with
an insistent barrage of emails it turned there wasn't
anything better to do, so I agreed .
Dave Tucker (pic) is knowledgable in many
realms, but his enthusiasm for that particular album,
coupled with a life-long passion for music and a
career as a music teacher, gives him an insightful
qualification for the task of unravelling my motivations
as principal writer for ASFD.
You might have the impression it was an arduous
task, but actually it was conducted in a very friendly
and laid-back fashion and ended with a celebratory
lunch at Georges in Camberwell. The aim is to release
a comprehensive podcast once the material is collated
and trimmed - I'll keep you in the loop.