Thomas, the Treo has really been in vogue in recent days, after the singer Lydmor in Danish music magazine Gaffa directed sharp criticism against his reviews, which according to her is sexist, when there is talk about female artists.
Ekstra a music critic is never a man who has been afraid to provoke or say his opinion, and therefore he set on Thursday evening for the keys to answer questions from readers.
In little more than an hour he replied in large and small, from Extra the Magazine's readers, and below we have compiled a number of the many questions.
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You are accused of sexism, but has not yet expounded your views on the matter. Was your review of Velvet Volume over the line or was it quite comfortable?
- I think not at all, it was sexist.
What music do you listen most to yourself?
Merle Haggard is probably the one I listen the most to.
do you Feel ever that you are exaggerating for sensationseffekt in your reviews? Or that you are 'openminded' and objective, when you go to an event? Or are you biased and have cast judgment in advance? I ask, since I see your reviews more as satire pga. they are often extremely coarse (often unnecessary personal) and exaggerated terms you are using.
- Like all the others I have inevitably some expectations, when I go to a concert. I've seen Rosanne Cash several times, and she has been super every time. So, I expect not, after all, that it becomes terrible the next time. But it becomes terrible, so I write ’it was horrible, and it was surprising and disappointing’. Conversely, I don't expect that Mads Langer is brilliant, but he is at the langeland festival next year, so, one is pleasantly surprised. Not to say shocked. Yes, it is well often satire. I take on his show my job seriously, but certainly take the music business seriously. It is a kindergarten.
Is it not annoying that people always highlight your negative reviews, when you after all, also writes that a number of positive?
- Yes, the first 14 days it was me, but in the past 25 years I have been ok with it. I have no problem with being misunderstood.
Thomas Treo has even got a dead fish in the mail after a review. Photo: Per Lange
Would you like to Volbeat concert again?
- No. So, I would rather have a fork in the thigh.
Where do you stand anytime during a concert, you must notify - when you don't hang in the bar or head in the whole outhouse?
- I'm trying to find a place where the sound is good. And you can see something. Unless it is Johnny Madsen.
What is your attitude to artists, which reacts negatively in your reviews?
- Well, it is the welcome to. I don't care. It makes no difference to me if they like the review.
What is the reason that you do not even put up for debate in committee. your reviews?
- I do here. Lydmors nonsense was like a fart that was hanging in the room, so in the day airing out. If you think the tv debates, so it is Poul Madsen, who takes care of it, because he is prettier and smarter than me. I have a face for radio.
Seems you never that you have gone over the line - in retrospect - when you sometimes go after the man/the lady more than the ball?
- I'm at least gone to the line. I will gladly take the man, the lady and the ball.
Have you ever regretted anything you've written in a review?
- Yes, but not that I have been too gentle. Only that something was poorly worded.
Have you gotten any threats or led feedback back from any artists?
- I got a dead fish in the mail after my very first review on EB. It fits!
Who was your first review?
- Nerve. A hopeless side project with some of the guys from The Sandmen. They had a feisty, Italian drummer ... He was about to kværke me at a nightclub sometime also.
How many boards have you standing in the bookcase - and how many have you even paid?
- 5000 well. Most.
To Nick Cave in the Royal Arena had you written notification, before the concert was over. It was online, while I left the chamber. You disagree with all other reviewers, and though I agree with many of your considerations wrt. your reviews, it seemed this time, factually wrong, and as if you had not been present. How does that work?
- Places as the Royal Arena, where popskribenterne sit down, I write during the concert, and with the help of modern technology may a complaint be brought before you when out of the arena. It's the new millennium.