I really like ballet. Normally if I “like” something I’m completely obsessed with it for a while, then get over it. My interest in ballet seems to have developed in a way that I can only assume is how normal people get interested in things, gradually, rationally and over a lifetime. I’ve had the good luck to see some of the most wonderful productions at the Royal Opera...
Harry Nilsson- One
I have a serious weakness for French pop music. The fact is that I automatically think pretty much anything French is cool, coupled with the fact that French pop idols have this tendency towards the bizarre which I find impossible to resist. I first saw a Mylène Farmer video on TV in Paris many years ago, and it totally blew my mind, I’m pretty sure it’s the only music video that...
Next is the pop-virtuoso Mathieu Chedid, super-talented performer, composer, producer and collaborator. Mostly performing and releasing work under the pseudonym -M- his music is a curious mixture of disco beats, absurd guitar solos and trip hop psychedelia. Seeing his stage show a few years ago was the closest thing I’ve ever come to experiencing mass hysteria. People literally going nuts...
The Rolling Stones- Ventilator Blues
Julian Casablancas- Tourist
St Vincent- Marrow
Morrissey- I’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty
Jefferson Airplane- White Rabbit
Prince- Darling Nikki
Jenny Wilson- Let My Shoes Lead Me Forward
Beastie Boys- Netty’s Girl
The Romantics- Talking In Your Sleep
Tiny Vipers- Dreamer