By jude • Music, Uncategorized • 17 Oct 2012

No posts for the last two months (alas) due to a long holiday (very much not alas), and plans I have in the works for a new website, where I write and blog much more regularly. But for now! An update on the last few months…

For Q Magazine, I spent 36 hours in Miami interviewing Cat Power (above), and followed Tulisa round the country as the X-Factor machine whirred into life for another season. I also interviewed Phil Oakey from The Human League over the phone (he talked about being in taxis with tranvestites, penis piercings, how musicians “will all die” thanks to YouTube and Spotify, and what it’s like to live like Harold Steptoe), and At The Drive-In, before their last gig ever (or will it be?) at the Brixton Academy.

I’ve been on TV – on Vintage TV with Janice Long, Clare Grogan and Katrina from Katrina and The Waves, and on Channel 4’s Star Stories, talking about Adele’s dizzy rise to fame. I’m popping up on Channel 4 again soon, talking about the Mercury Prize – I’m a panellist again this year for the sixth year running.

I’ve also written in The Observer about my love of Kirsty Maccoll, a brilliant indie documentary about record shops, Last Shop Standing, and reviewed some of Autumn’s biggest music books. In The Guardian, I reviewed 90 seconds of the Adele Bond theme and all 51 minutes and 2 seconds of the Pet Shop Boys’ new album, Elysium.

And for the September issue of Red Magazine, I wrote about of one my biggest music icons, Neneh Cherry.

That’s your lot. More soon…

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