Major Minor Details — Accounting Division

Thanks to US Weekly, we all know celebrities are just like us. But you may not realize that medium commercially successful singer/songwriters are just like us too.

Just ask Sondre Lerche, who will release his second album in less than a year, Phantom Punch, on February 7, 2007. For one thing, he’s just like us in that he has his own blog. And on that blog he informs us that he also has to do his own accounting. This is the ugly side of the music that VH1 never dared to go behind.

"This industry really eats you up and spits you out. And then you have to do your receipts.

Because I am with myself most of the time, no one is better suited in
explaining exactly why buying six horse masks is an expense that is
relevant to my business…"

Personally, I would think he could afford an accountant. I can afford an accountant. But I applaud his DiY attitude, nonetheless.

You can hear Phantom Punch‘s noisy, Joseph K-ish title track on Sondre’s MySpace page.

The song’s video (which explains something from the above quote) was directed by Kristoffer Borgli, who won a contest for the chance to do so. Someone likes Michel Gondry…


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