Monday, 25 November 2013

"Can We Have Everything Louder Than Everything Else?"

The title of this post is a quote by Ian Gillan of Deep Purple, uttered during some tour in the 70s to one of the sound techs (they probably weren't called that back then) and it's always made me smile.

I am, however, beginning to suspect that someone, somewhere in the management structure of my current employer is a Deep Purple fan and is also familiar with this little gem.

I also suspect that he/she applies the same principles to objectives. 

"Everything is more important than everything else."

Whilst this works as a great remark in terms of music, the important part, the bit that really makes the whole statement a thing of beauty, is its inherent irony. I'm sure that even in the drug & alcohol fuelled 70s Mr Gillan was aware of the Escher-like qualities of his request and wasn't expecting the erstwhile sound guy to actually be able to deliver.

Hopefully when I take the metaphorical approach of just turning everything up to eleven they'll be satisfied and we can all go for a pint of Watney's Red Barrel.