"If people love what I do, that’s fantastic. And there’s always going to be people who don’t, and if I focus on that, then it’ll destroy me. I have to just worry about my own opinion and the opinions of the people I’m working with and people who are close to me. Otherwise, it’ll drive me crazy."
Uh, so I got to meet Stuart Murdoch at his record release signing at Origami Vinyl today. Also Emily Browning. Whom I may have inadvertently ignored because, um, Belle and Sebastian are my absolute, hands-down, no-contest favorite band, and Stuart likewise my favorite singer and lyricist and basically my idol. His writing is incredible.
I didn’t even attempt to articulate how damned important his music is to me, but I also managed not to make a complete ass of myself, so there’s that. It’s probably just as well—from what I could tell, he gets a bit bashful when people gush over him.
They were both super sweet and friendly and took the time to chat with each person in line for the signing. Super. Classy. :)