Although all the interviewees have something interesting to say, Rachel’s conversation with Lee Mavers is particularly enlightening. A man with obvious gifts, natural gifts, but dogged by suspicion of the music industry, and almost crippled by a Brian Wilson-esque inability to capture on tape the sounds in his head – which is why we’ve not heard any new music from him in decades.
Mavers talks positively about new songs, and believes the wind just needs to change direction in order for him to be comfortable enough to tackle them – but such endless procrastination hardly bodes well. It’s a sobering reminder that while music is a gift and a blessing, for those engaged in its creation it can be a source of pain and frustration. Digitalfix.com
La’s album cover signed by Lee Mavers with the inscription, ‘You know how much i hate this record!’