Lee MacDougall Talks About “How to Be” Music and Mentions Rob   2 comments

You have a song called ‘How to Be’ that is the same name as the movie Robert Pattinson starred in. How did writing ‘How to Be’ come about?
I was speaking to my friend, Rob and he’d just been through an audition for a movie. He was telling me about the movie and telling me about this guy (his character) who was a complete loser and a failure. He wants to be a good musician, but he was rubbish. Rob thought the character was quite funny. I thought he seemed like a cool character. The film starts with the guy in a queue at a job center and ends with a guy in a queue at the job center; most of the actors and musicians in London are similar to that. I told him I was going to write the theme to the movie. I spent two days on my bed writing this song- I initially had a bit of writer’s block, but then it came to me. I took it back and played it to him and his family in his kitchen. I gave him the CD and said to play it to the producer and director.Then, Rob came back and told me that they had already picked out the soundtrack for it, but that it was a really good song. I thought to myself- ‘not to worry’, so I kept it and started playing it and it’s worked out really well. It’s not supposed to be about me, but everyone always assumes it’s about me. And, I think…. really?! Am I that much of a loser? (laughing)

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Posted March 15, 2012 by Sim in Robert Pattinson

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2 responses to “Lee MacDougall Talks About “How to Be” Music and Mentions Rob

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  1. Thank you so much for posting this interview with Lee MacDougall! It’s because of Rob that I originally heard of Lee. Since then I’ve had the great fortunate of seeing him perform 4 times in New York City and he is currently on his 3rd US tour. He is a fabulous singer/songwriter whose lyrics will touch your heart. I honestly don’t remember if you can post links in comments or not, so if you happen to be interested and Lee and would like to check out his music, he has his own web site, a facebook page, a twitter account, and I also run a fan page for him on facebook called The Lee MacDougall Experience. Thank you again for posting this story! I’ve been a fan of ToR for 3 years now and you all do a fabulous job!

  2. “fortune”, lol. Sorry about that. And you “can google it”. 😉

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