Is this the most exciting year for music, like, ever? Bowie's back, there's the Brits 2013 with its most eclectic line-up yet, and now Beyonce and Destiny's Child are reuniting. Now all we have to do is combine these three Bs and get them down to the Brits on 20 February.
With the new album, 'The Next Day', due to be released in March, featuring a cover that can only be described as a very 'Bowie' take on the previous album cover of 'Heroes', it might be quite fun, though ultimately pointless, to have a quick guess as to what it will almost definitely sound like.
Mark Powell pushes back his hat and relaxes into his armchair, a pair of handsome new specs upon his nose. 'I'm still cutting edge, moving forward, and I've also got the back-up of a great history,' he tells me.
Though identifiable as a music writer, Paolo is also very much a social historian. 'The thing about the internet these days, and home recording, is that music has become so much more accessible, but to be honest with you, I can't keep up with it all.'
The fans in the pub asked when Suede will return to Brazil for a full headline tour, Mat Osman responded by saying: "It depends how the festival goes. We would love to return, but that's really all up to you!"
The latest event to commemorate rock's best-known chameleon is Strange Fascination?, a three-day symposium taking place at Limerick University in a fortnight's time, where his many stage personae will undoubtedly be dissected many times over.
My band, Kites, once had a slogan, which read 'All style; no substance'. At the time, this mantra was designed to be facetious. You see, I have unveiled contempt for performers who are so consumed by their own highfalutin that they forget to create a show for their audience.
It's a Saturday afternoon and, having told me that my wardrobe is a little "tired", my girlfriend decides to take me shopping in Shoreditch. We go to a store called A.P.C. It's French, which is apparently justification for charging £75 for a t-shirt.