24th January 2011

Patti Smith Interview

Great interview with Patti Smith in the Guardian by Aida Edemariam on Saturday, which included a few glimpses of the "artist as a young person". I particularly liked: "Her friend, Robert Maplethorpe, refused to "listen to me falter, question myself, question my abilities"; who held fast to the idea that her art and her dreams mattered, and if only she could hang on to them, they could win out." [I know at least one of the visitors to these pages who will like that, so that one's for you.

Note to self - read the Victor Bockris biography that has been on my shelf for the last seven years.


Joanne Kelly / Strawberry Sundae Radio Show

Reading DJ Joanne wrote a very nice review of a gig I did in 2012 and has played Something Wild quite a few times on her Strawberry Sunday Radio show. Later in the year I had a great interview with her which can be found here, the success of which I think was largely due to the obvious background work she did in preparation for the interview.

Understandably I'm biased because Joanne has been so favourable but I do think she does a great show if you like indie rock, hearing about upcoming bands and a lot more more besides. Strawberry Sundae is on every Sunday at 7pm for two hours. More details can be found here.