About me

By jude • • 13 Mar 2010

Jude Rogers here – writer, journalist, romantic, Welsh woman, geek. I write and broadcast for The Guardian, The Word, Red, Elle, In Style, the Observer, the New Statesman, The Quietus, Redhanded Magazine and the BBC (Radio 2, 5 Live and 6Music). I am also an occasional contributor to The the Times and Wire, and any publications that ask me politely.

Back in 2003, I co-founded the quarterly magazine-shaped love letter to the city in which I live, Smoke: A London Peculiar, and in 2007, founded flag-waving women’s website The Lipster. I’ve also been on the Mercury Music Prize judging panel since 2007.

I have been told a rude joke by Justin Timberlake, been made a cup of tea by Robert Plant, got Tony Bennett to sign an autograph for my Aunty Velma, shared a Pret salad with Bjork, had a barney with Ben Goldacre, shared croissants with David Mitchell, been serenaded by Randy Newman, and wasn’t sure quite what to do when Cat Power had a pee in front of me. I was born the week that Stayin’ Alive was no. 1 in the charts; the first record I owned was Around The World With Sooty; and the first record I bought with my pocket money was the 7-inch of Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince. My favourite bands are Kraftwerk, REM, The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order and Bananarama; I like maps, wine, thick eyeliner, swearing, anything in red, black and white; my spiritual guides are Poly Styrene and John Nettles.

Wipe your feet on the way in, please, put the kettle on, or, if you’d rather, e-mail me here.

One Response

  1. sarah bennie

    Hi Jude hope you are well. Would you be interested in bound proofs of Simon Goddard’s Ziggyology published in April? If so where should i send? best wishes, Sarah