what have you been up to all year? how's the album(s) coming along? any plans to tour early in 1989?
writing songs, drinking, getting married, reading, rehearsing, writing songs, recording .... the album "disintegration" is virtually completed; no tour plans as yet ...
assuming your solo project is going ahead, do you plan to use session musicians on it?
no - it will probably be just me - maybe a couple of "guests"!
in retrospect, what do you think (remember!) of "the glove" project; musically, lyrically and in general?
the glove project was good deranged fun - an artistic indulgence - but I wish I had sung on all of it. musically it was fab, lyrically a bit patchy (Severin bits - oops!), but overall I'm proud of it.
what do you think of siouxsie's "peepshow" album?
I think there are four good songs on it ... it is a bit "samey" - maybe I've just grown away.
what are the background voices on "pornography"?
various television voices of people who happened to be on and annoying during that period of recording - germaine greer is the only one I can remember by name ...
do you keep a copy of magazine articles about you?
my mum does!
who made the finger puppets in the "close to me" video, where are they now?
Glo - Tim pope's old video company - made them. we took them home.
what is the song you play on the bandstand at the beginning of "staring at the sea"?
it was called "I wish I was your mother".
where did you get your dresses from you wore on "les enfants du rock"? did you go out and buy them yourselves?
Boris's girlfriend, Cynde, made them for us at Miraval. we chose the material!!!
was "Simon's night out" a lie?
no. a dream ...
describe you relationship with each member of the band in one word.
Simon - unreal!, Boris - good, Roger - loud, Porl - quiet, Lol - non.
what's the funniest thing Lol has ever done?
pretend to be part of the group
why do you all victimise Lol?
because he is useless.
are you usually pleased with how your photos turn out?
no - very rarely - but it doesn't really matter.
what's your favourite guitar? how long have you had it?
my fender 6-string bass; I've had it since "faith" - mike hedges gave it to me. my other favourite is my fender jazzmaster "fish" guitar which I've had since "3 imaginary boys" (and had customized in 1985 ...)
what's your favourite venue acoustically/atmospherically?
Paris Bercy, or the l a forum.
what's your most embarrassing moment on stage?
there have been millions - whenever I remember something about myself I hate (which isn't hard).
what do you do when you're afraid?
shake. then remember that I am afraid of nothing.
what's your biggest frustration?
what's the nastiest thing you've ever done to somebody?
describe yourself in two words.
if you could change anything in your life, what would it be?
what is the one thing you'd never tell anybody? (!!!)
ha ha !!!
are your parents proud of you?
I think so.
when you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
would you like to return to your childhood?
have you ever been to a fortune teller? if so, did it come true?
no. I've never been.
do you believe in ufo's
do you believe in ghosts?
have you any phobias?
movement in the corner of my eye ...
if a fairy granted you three wishes, what would they be?
to be 17 again, to be multi-lingual, to be able to read x 1000 faster than I can.
what would you do during "the four minute warning"?
cry - or laugh - depending who I was with.
what habits do you have?
drinking, singing, lying.
what's the most unusual gift you've ever received from a fan?
what's your opinion of the British royal family?
they are dullards, a waste of time and money - but no more so than a million other things ...
do you and Mary have nick-names for each other? if so, what are they?
I call her "m". she calls me anything she wants; it changes depending on what time it is ...
when and how did you propose to Mary?
when we were in Miraval recording the "kiss me" album. she thought I was joking!
did you have a stag night? what happened?
no. I had a stag decade! what happened? nothing.
tell us about your wedding day.
it was perfect. everyone shone and then fell over.
did you have a video made? who was the star of it?
yes - the group made it; Mary was the star of it of course!!!
what was your favourite wedding present? who gave it to you?
a platinum heart from Mary.
what's the name of your tear-soaked teddy bear?
have you ever had a rubik cube? could you do it?
no - I've never had one or tried. there are much better and bigger puzzles.