Mock Interview with Three Minute Hero Local artist Three Minute Hero speaks to Liverpool Acoustic about his current activities.
Liverpool Acoustic: Thanks for agreeing to talk to Liverpool Acoustic. How are you? Three Minute Hero: Hunky dory.
LA: What music have you been listening to lately? TMH: Field Music.
LA: Is that grass roots? TMH: No they’re a group.
LA: Do you like Arctic Monkeys? TMH: Not sure, I’ve never been to the North Pole.
LA: You’re currently in the studio recording an album. TMH: I’ve been working on it with a friend. He’s been serving as my producer, engineer, drummer, chef and spiritual guru.
LA: Spiritual guru? TMH: He was born in India.
LA: Does he make his own curry? TMH: Indeed he does. He also bakes his own bread, so you could say he makes an honest crust.
LA: Unlike many performers, you don’t seem to be very image conscious. TMH: I wouldn’t say that.
LA: How would you describe your look? TMH: A post-apocalyptic train driver; sort of a cross between Mad Max and Thomas The Tank Engine.
LA: How does that work? TMH: Imagine Mad Max is a rebel train driver from the future and his nemesis is the fat controller. His ultimate goal is to rid the world of the controller, re-nationalise the railways and make sure all the trains run on time.
LA: Do you consider yourself working class? TMH: I don’t define myself by class. The only class I ever went to was at school.
LA: Did you like being at school? TMH: I thought it was great at weekends.
LA: Some of your songs are politically charged, such as A Piece Of The Action and Blond Boy Johnson. How did you come to write them? TMH: I wrote Action during my exile from the music scene. The song is all about greed. I thought it was about time somebody took a swipe at bankers. Johnson was written as a blues. The lyric to it borders on satire.
LA: The song is rumoured to be about Boris Johnson. What’s your impression of Boris? TMH: I don’t do impressions, I’m a songwriter.
LA: What’s the meaning behind 173? TMH: It’s just a number.
LA: What do you think of all the cuts? TMH: They should stop the cuts, we don’t need any more hairdressers.
LA: What do you make of Food Banks? TMH: It’s the only bank that hasn’t been bailed out by the government.
LA: What are your thoughts on the coalition? TMH: A disgrace! There’s isn’t a single coal miner amongst them.
LA: Do you think the coalition will last much longer? TMH: They can only condemn us for so long.
LA: What’s your view of Cameron? TMH: I thought Titanic was a terrible film.
LA: Osborne? TMH: I prefer him with Black Sabbath.
LA: How about UKIP? TMH: UKIP if you like, I’m staying awake.
LA: What do you think of Labour’s chances of winning the election? TMH: 50/50. When Labour were looking for a new leader, it was a choice between David Miliband and Ed Miliband. I reckon if they really wanted to get the party going again, they should have asked Steve Miller Band.
LA: So what next for Three Minute Hero? TMH: Finish recording the album and find a group to help promote it.
LA: Do you have anyone playing with you on the album? TMH: No one apart from the chef. I had someone record some air guitar but it didn’t come out in the mix, so I’ve ended up playing most of the parts myself.
LA: When will we get to hear it? TMH: When it’s finished.
LA: Before we wrap up is there anything you’d like to add? TMH: 17+3=20
LA: Thanks for your time.
Three Minute Hero will be playing Liverpool Acoustic eXtra at the View Two Gallery on Friday 13th March. Read our preview and listen to the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight here. Advance tickets are £5 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic and £6 on the door.
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