Like everyone, I tend to come up with a lot of ideas that I never get around to doing. Sometimes, it’s because they’re pretty stupid ideas. So, in order to do something with them, I’m throwing them out here. If anyone wants to make these stupid ideas a reality, go for it!
Stupid Idea: Interviewing Morrissey solely about Sparks — nothing about the Smiths or Morrissey’s solo career. See, before Morrissey was, well, MORRISSEY, he was head of the Sparks fan club. And he’s still a big fan of them. And, well, I’m a big Sparks fan too — much, much more so than I am a Morrissey fan. Besides, from everything I’ve heard, Morrissey’s a total pill, and I think doing an interview with Morrissey The Former Head Of The Sparks Fan Club would be way funnier than doing an interview with Morrissey The Guy From The Smiths And Now Does A Lot Of Solo Stuff.
Why I Never Did It: This is one of the only ones I actually gave a shot at — the main reason I never did it is that if my request even got to his people, they decided not to pass it on. Admittedly, I can’t blame them — if I were doing PR for a big famous artist, I probably wouldn’t really want to have them talk only about someone else’s work. Admittedly, at the time, all I could find was via his official MySpace page, so who knows if that inbox is even checked, let alone sorted through for requests to reject.