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Lodestone



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:49 pm    Post subject: Explain Yourself Reply with quote

The Times, 23 July 2004

What's in a name?
I first thought we should be called the Passion but my Dad, who was a bishop, he said, "I'd rather you didn;t call it that. It's the centre of my faith." I looked around his office and saw Dante's book.

Why should I buy your record?
I think it's a beautiful thing, and there aren;t many beautiful things in the world at the moment.

First gig you went to?
U2 in Croke Park, Dublin, 1987

First record you bought?
Vienna, by Ultravox. One of the greatest No 1s of the 1980s - it was never actually beaten by Joe Dolce's Shaddup Your Face.

One big influence?
Scott Walker. He started off in a 1960s equivalent of Take That and became so arty he's virtually unlistenable.

When were you most frightened?
When my wife was in the latter stages of labour, waiting for a Caesarean. Our daughter had her head stuck and her heartbeat started slowing down. But she came out all right.

What makes you angry?
Ignorance, as personified by the US and UK governments. But as someone who grew up in Northern Ireland, I don't do politics.

Most rock'n'roll moment?
My wife and I got backstage at a U2 gig in Paris. Then we went "back back" stage, and then the inner sanctum, where the band was. As we were whisked away to a club I thought: "If I die now, it's OK."

If you had £10,000 what would you spend it on?
Art. There's a shop in Primrose Hill in London which does original lithographs - Chagali, Dali.

Any tattoos?
I don't believe in anything strongly enough to get a tattoo.
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Benny J



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coo. Ta for that! Was he plugging the album? The timing seems a bit random.
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pip



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting that up Lodestone! Very Happy
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Lodestone



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Benny J wrote:
Was he plugging the album? The timing seems a bit random.


I think it's a regular T2 slot.
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so_real



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Explain Yourself Reply with quote

Lodestone wrote:
What makes you angry?
Ignorance, as personified by the US and UK governments. But as someone who grew up in Northern Ireland, I don't do politics.

That seems... odd. Confused

Quote:
If you had £10,000 what would you spend it on?
Art. There's a shop in Primrose Hill in London which does original lithographs - Chagali, Dali.

Please tell me the part I bolded is just a typo!

I find it bizarre-o that he likes U2.
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Zeyneb



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Explain Yourself Reply with quote

so_real wrote:

I find it bizarre-o that he likes U2.


I don't... Very Happy
though strictly speaking he never claimed he liked U2...
they just happen to be included in his first gig experience and his rock 'n' roll experience....
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Black Sheep Boy



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course Neil likes U2
...He named his first band after them ... October.
Plus if he's going to gigs and taking his wife,
then it couldn't have been too long ago.
On top of that ... He nearly died in their presence.
Thank God that didn't happen.
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Zeyneb



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, it was the All that You can't Leave Behind tour, indeed.
He was also present at Slane Castle part 1 (U2 did 2 concerts there).
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PinkLizard



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 5:11 am    Post subject: Re: Explain Yourself Reply with quote

[quote="Lodestone"]I'm gonna do this thing like this... It may be very egocentric, but...

What's in a name?
My name is Karen.

Why should I buy your record?
My favourite record at the moment is Muse's "Absolution".

First gig you went to?
Space in 1996.

First record (single) you bought?
"Feed The World" by Band Aid 2 in 1986.

One big influence?
Cannabis.

When were you most frightened?
When the walls were moving too much.

What makes you angry?
Other people's hatred.

Most rock'n'roll moment?
Pilled out my skull and smashing bottles saying, "You shouldn't hate people! It's just not nice!! I hate you for hating!" (I get the most hypocritical when I'm the most out of it!!!)

If you had £10,000 what would you spend it on?
Drugs, drink, party, clothes, food, whatever my parents wanted as a present.

Any tattoos?
No, but I'd like one.
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drykid



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 7:40 am    Post subject: Re: Explain Yourself Reply with quote

What's in a name?
People should be able to choose their own names. Having to spend your whole life with someone else's choice of a name is daft. Rock stars have the right idea...

Why should I buy your record?
You can't, cos I haven't recorded it yet.

First gig you went to?
Timbuk 3, Aston University, 1986 (don't laugh. Alright, you can do if you want.)

First record (single) you bought?
It was one of the following, I can't remember which was the first. Neither are anything to boast about!
Boney M - Rasputin.
John Travolta - Greased Lightning.

One big influence?
I don't think I am easily influenced. Or if I am, only in the sense of trying to avoid what everyone else does...

When were you most frightened?
Helping my dad to try and replace a large (and heavy) upstairs glass window from the outside, while on a ladder. I was totally convinced I was about to die. If I ever need anything like that doing myself, I'll ask a professional instead...

What makes you angry?
Virtually everything at the moment. If I tried to make a list it wouldn't really do justice to my overflowing hatred.

Most rock'n'roll moment?
I once smashed an acoustic guitar, cos it was rubbish, and I was curious to see how easy it was to destroy (extremely difficult as it happens. But rewarding.)

If you had £10,000 what would you spend it on?
Paying off my debts.

Any tattoos?
See other thread Razz
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Geordie



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:30 am    Post subject: Re: Explain Yourself Reply with quote

Lodestone wrote:
The Times, 23 July 2004



First record you bought?
Vienna, by Ultravox. One of the greatest No 1s of the 1980s - it was never actually beaten by Joe Dolce's Shaddup Your Face.




Very Happy Gerrin! I've found denial of that abberation is the best policy as well!
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thehappygoth



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awww..I am so glad his wife and daughter were ok..child birth..eek... Surprised Surprised Surprised
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PinkLizard



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, I just saw what I did! Oh, dear...

... Having read the article properly...

I never knew that about his wife having complications during the kid's birth either! I'm glad it turned out OK.

As for Joe Dolce... I vomit copiously upon his head!! Smile
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drykid



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PinkLizard wrote:
Oops, I just saw what I did! Oh, dear...

Hah It was an accident? I thought it was just imaginative.

Now people will think I misread it too. *sigh*
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cabbage patch girl



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:57 am    Post subject: Re: Explain Yourself Reply with quote

Oh! Oh! I want to be interviewed too!

What's in a name?
Um, er, first impressions are influenced by a name. I was going to be called Gillian, but thankfully not, because it just wouldn't suit me. I'd have liked to have been named after a flower, but wasn't.

Why should I buy your record?
Ask again in five years (I can dream)

First gig you went to?
Kids From Fame!!! 1980 something. Nottingham.

First record (single) you bought?
Band Aid

One big influence?
That would be TDC.

When were you most frightened?
When I played murder in the dark last year with my friends. I live out in the country and when the lights are out, its pitch black. We had to stalk and hunt each other down, but it only lasted a few minutes, because it was too scary!

What makes you angry?
rascism, sexism, bigotry, ignorance.

Most rock'n'roll moment?
I don't think I've ever had a rock and roll moment, unless you count pulling 14 men in a nightclub and having to be rescued by my girlfriends from them (they were starting to fight each other). Oh, I started a riot once. Does that count?

If you had £10,000 what would you spend it on?
I'd make it last a few months, wating it on silly little purchases, like shoes, CDs, meals out etc until its gone.

Any tattoos?
No.
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cjmacs



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:31 am    Post subject: Re: Explain Yourself Reply with quote

cabbage patch girl wrote:
Oh! Oh! I want to be interviewed too!


me too! me too! i LOVE these kinds of things!

What's in a name?
I think Charles is very regal-sounding, but Charlie is too lower class, so I settled on Chuck at age 12 or so...

Why should I buy your record?
I refuse to sell any of them to you.

First gig you went to?
Mountain and Vanilla Fudge at Mahopac High School

First record (single) you bought?
"Meet The Supremes"

One big influence?
Joe

When were you most frightened?
Getting stuck in an elevator for three hours in the World Trade Center.

What makes you angry?
Intolerance

Most rock'n'roll moment?
Drinking all night with Sarah McLachlan and John Prine in Newport, Rhode Island and then going to a party at 2 a.m. that The Indigo Girls were having with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joan Baez, Aimee Mann and Bob Dylan.

If you had £10,000 what would you spend it on?
A bar for my living room.

Any tattoos?
Three. Two tribal tattoos on my shoulders and one smiley face where very few people will see it...
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luvly horse



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coo! youve got a smiley face on yer cock??? Shocked
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drykid



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That reminds me of a rubbish joke I used to know.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Explain Yourself Reply with quote

What's in a name?
Tim, but never Timmy or Timothy. Timbo if I'm drunk and if I'm feeling like a god Timotheus.

Why should I buy your record?
Because it's Amarillo by Tony Christie.

First gig you went to?
Divcom Bristols.

First record (single) you bought?
John Kettley is a Weatherman by A Tribe Of Toffs. Then Change his ways by Robert Palmer.

One big influence?
Eddie Large.

When were you most frightened?
Last week when I walked past a camper van with an old man sat in it at 1am.

What makes you angry?
Slow barmen.

Most rock'n'roll moment?
Having a drink with Barry Cryer once.

If you had £10,000 what would you spend it on?
Paying off debts and satnav.

Any tattoos?
No, but I do have a mole.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Explain Yourself Reply with quote

What's in a name?
I was meant to be called Mark but as I was a girl my dad named me after a song he heard on the radio when he was coming to see me in the hospital

Why should I buy your record?
because of the free diamond supply limited

First gig you went to?
as said on the other thread, Edwin Starr etc..

First record (single) you bought?
I think I was another vote for Band Aid 1986 version

One big influence?
REM

When were you most frightened?
during an illness

What makes you angry?
lots of stuff although I tend to get upset rather than angry these days

Most rock'n'roll moment?
I think I have a story about a hotel room but the details are hazy

If you had £10,000 what would you spend it on?
getting nice stuff for my flat

Any tattoos?
Nope
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Explain Yourself Reply with quote

I said wrote:
What's in a name?
My parents considered various names for me. Ruth was thought of, but they thought since my surname is only 1 syllable too it would sound bad. Rebecca was another choice, but they disliked Becky. So Rachel it was. My mum always liked that Jacob thought she was worth waiting 14 years for!

Why should I buy your record?
Because I look cute on the cover?

First gig you went to?
As on other thread, Jeevas I think.

First record (single) you bought?
Can't remember the first one I bought - I remember acquiring Common People, and before that I had Now! tapes...

One big influence?
On what?

When were you most frightened?
When I was depressed, cos I thought I was going mental. Which I was. Not to be recommended.

What makes you angry?
I tend to be a crier not a shouter, but bitchiness and selfishness get my goat.

Most rock'n'roll moment?
I'm not very rock and roll at all... I had a fab night out in Barcelona recently though, drinking huge malibus and going home after 5.

If you had £10,000 what would you spend it on?
Travelling next year

Any tattoos?
No, I don't like them really.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking to yourself is the first sign of madness Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I'd been a girl I would have been named Emily.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you have had a saggy cloth cat too?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a joke in there somewhere but I'll let it pass.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You didn't answer the question.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Er... yes?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, that'll do.

Heh Sorry, I came off a bit agressive there, I think. But it was such a crucial question. It had to be answered properly.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cider anyone?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can recommend "White Lightning". Actually, no I can't. It's vile stuff.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drykid wrote:
I can recommend "White Lightning". Actually, no I can't. It's vile stuff.


You should switch to good old fashioned Scrumpy cider... its the only one. White Lightning? Goodness, but you'll have a headache in the morning.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cabbage patch girl wrote:
Goodness, but you'll have a headache in the morning.

I think it's here already.

*crawls off to die*
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drink lots of water, Drykik. The headache's caused by dehydration. Being pissed is called being 'pissed' because alcohol makes you pee voluminously. Lots of water means no hangover.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, I'm fine, honestly. Just being melodramatic for my own (limited) amusement. I do have a slight headache, but I'm fairly sure it's nothing to do with the cider.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I had a vision of your crawling away to bed with White Lightning poisoning, which incurred great sympathy from me. You know, I havn't had a drink for ages... not since my birthday. Hummmm...

*eyes wander to booze cupboard*
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:07 am    Post subject: Re: Explain Yourself Reply with quote

cjmacs wrote:
Any tattoos?
...one smiley face where very few people will see it...


Can it roll?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cabbage patch girl wrote:
Ah, I had a vision of your crawling away to bed with White Lightning poisoning, which incurred great sympathy from me.

Well, I could tell, which is why I suddenly felt guilty. I only said it originally cos I thought no-one would pay any attention Razz

you wrote:
You know, I havn't had a drink for ages... not since my birthday. Hummmm...

*eyes wander to booze cupboard*

Heh just avoid the White Lightning, that's my tip.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I did wonder how, in such suffering, you had managed to crawl to the computer, type perfectly and successfully post a message. So you don't need to feel guilty, because I was pushing your buttons a bit. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cabbage patch girl wrote:
So you don't need to feel guilty, because I was pushing your buttons a bit. Twisted Evil

No I was the one pushing the buttons. But it was so subtle as to be almost imperceptible Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely inperceptable in fact, unless you were trying to incur my sympathy, in which case I pushed your buttons more... caught you out, in fact.
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