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The first thing I see is a drunk Willem Dafoe careering down the pavement with a big grin on his face.”

“YOUR FORTUNE is mine for the telling and yours for the hearing.” Outside the East Village’s Gem Spa – favoured corner store of Allen Ginsberg, immortalised on the back cover of the New York Dolls’ 1973 debut and, briefly, in the video of Elbow’s New York Morning – animatronic fortune teller Zoltar implores the Mancunians being photographed in front of him to feed two $1 bills into his machine. The five members of Elbow, however, are momentarily oblivious to his exhortations. Frontman Guy Garvey has just been informed by the band’s manager that Alison Moyet has selected one of their songs for her imminent appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.

“I always had a thing about her as a kid, so that’s slightly blown my mind,” he confides to anyone within earshot. “And do you know what’s really lovely? She hasn’t gone for anything obvious. She’s chosen my favourite song by the band.”

Guitarist Mark Potter gazes across quizzically at his singer. “Do you not know what my favourite Elbow…



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The first thing I see is a drunk Willem Dafoe careering down the pavement with a big grin on his face.”

1

Jan

2014

“YOUR FORTUNE is mine for the telling and yours for the hearing.” Outside the East Village’s Gem Spa – favoured corner store of Allen Ginsberg, immortalised on the back cover of the New York Dolls’ 1973 debut and, briefly, in the video of Elbow’s New York Morning – animatronic fortune teller Zoltar implores the Mancunians being photographed in front of him to feed two $1 bills into his…

Elbow
The first thing I see is a drunk Willem Dafoe careering down the pavement with a big grin on his face.

The first thing I see is a drunk Willem Dafoe careering down the pavement with a big grin on his face.”

1

Jan

2014

“YOUR FORTUNE is mine for the telling and yours for the hearing.” Outside the East Village’s Gem Spa – favoured corner store of Allen Ginsberg, immortalised on the back cover of the New York Dolls’ 1973 debut and, briefly, in the video of Elbow’s New York Morning – animatronic fortune teller Zoltar implores the Mancunians being photographed in front of him to feed two $1 bills into his…

Victoria Wood

I used to watch other comedians and wonder why they had a series”

1

Jan

2001

As dressing rooms go, the one at the Oxford Apollo speaks of a life lived virtuously. A dozen bottles of Evian and a huge wooden bowl, filled with apples, oranges, bananas and precisely two figs. There's a book about Maria Callas's relationship with Aristotle Onassis lying face down on the carpet, and beside it, a sofa with Victoria Wood on it – sipping tea. Friendly, but also a little edgy…

Roddy Frame

I was arrogant enough to think that my stuff was too good to be buried.”

1

Jan

2014

It isn’t hard to see what Roddy Frame’s maths teacher meant, 35 years ago, when he accused him of “parading around my class like a recalcitrant navvy.” As the sometime Aztec Camera frontman walks towards the National Portrait Gallery, something about his rolling gait remains unchanged since, aged just 16, he walked out of school in the Scottish new town of East Kilbride and onto Glasgow’s…

Arnold Schwarzenegger
They are trying to kill him! He has to fight this rich guy with killer squads!

1

Jan

2001

The door to Schwarzenegger's suite at the Dorchester is ajar, but I can't see his face. All I can see from here is the back of his armchair and two shoulders so big you could park a Renault Espace on each of them. That's not the scary bit though. In between those shoulders sits Schwarzenegger's head. When Schwarzenegger talks, his bronzed, muscular head stays still. But that's not the scary…

Noel Gallagher Vs Beyoncé

While he’s got the dictionary open, he might want to look up the difference between artisan and artist.”

27

Feb

2015

If there’s a better way of promoting your new album than giving in to your laziest prejudices, could someone please tell Noel Gallagher about it? Asked by Stereogum about Kanye West’s contention that Beck should “respect artistry” by handing over his Grammy to Beyonce, Noel’s retort was unequivocal: “Someone should buy [Kanye West] a dictionary. And he needs to look up the fucking term…

Pete Paphides
C86 and all that

It was about eschewing a vernacular that seemed ugly, predatory and anachronistic.”

10

Oct

2014

It’s April 1994. Kurt Cobain has already taken a gun to his head, but his body won’t be discovered for two more days. In Glasgow, Radio One-sponsored indie festival Sound City is into its third day. Almost all the bands playing there – among them Pulp, The Boo Radleys and The Wonder Stuff – are staying at the same hotel. On the second floor, the doors of a crowded lift open and Britain’s…

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