well not kids but now I'm 'taking a break' from music I wanted to share the best one liners or actions of A&R types and journos over the last few years - look at it like an awards ceremony......
The best excuse for not coming to a gig: "sorry lads but Ned's have reformed and are playing the Garage. Isn't that amazing news?"
The most honest reviewer: "Yes do tell me when you're next playing. I won't come of course."
On recieving 'royalties' at a festival: Fill in these forms fella but in reality the organisers will keep all the money, but at least you'll feel like a real band for five minutes".
"Keep working on your act lads"
"I get lads like you coming to see me 50 times a day. Did you know I signed Kingmaker?"
"I couldn't get past the singer's voice" (in reply to an instrumental song)
And Outstanding Contribution to Music Pisstakery: Crablin pretending to be an American A&R man - he got me going for 5 whole minutes - I really thought it was 'Dave' Geffen!
See you in 6 months!