Unfortunately, Mr. Moe Berg has not responded to my previous email requesting he get his band ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ (my favourite Canadian band of all time, EVER!) back together for a reunion gig when I’m in Canada on holiday visiting my mum (who’s spending a year on a teaching exchange). So I’ve had to change tack to fulfil my ambition of getting to see him live in the flesh.
If not in concert, how about live in interview?
I wonder what he will say.
Dear Moe Berg,
My name is Adam Brook and I am writing to you to request an interview with you to discuss your life and times in music.
I am a big admirer of your witty and insightful lyrics not to mention the catchy and powerful pop/rock you manage to output on a regular basis.
I have been a fan of yours and your band “The Pursuit of Happiness” since I first bought your debut album “Love Junk”.
This and subsequent albums have formed a large part of the soundtrack to my life and left a lasting impression on my world.
This summer, between the dates of ...) I will find myself in Canada, Whitby, just outside Toronto, and it would give me great pleasure to be able to meet you in person and have a polite conversation in an interview format about all sorts of things but focusing on your life in music.
We could meet over a lunch or a coffee & cake or even a drink or two. Your choice, my treat.*
I would like to record the interview and transcribe it onto my
blog “Adamski Loves Cricket” (it’s a (mostly) sports blog I have recently started as I look to change professions). I would, of course, offer you first copy to correct any errors I might make before publication on the web.
Please be assured that this is a genuine request from a genuine person who has genuine respect for you and your work.
Adam ‘Adamski’ Brook
*pending partner price approval. (I.e. the wife says it’s not too expensive!!!)
I sincerely hope you don't see yourself reflected in this song, but we all know we have all been there, at least once.