I divulge what's guaranteed to get me going as I invite you, with apologies to MOJO Magazine,


What music are you currently grooving to?

As usual it is very  much a mixed bag. The one  area that seems to be played more frequently are film soundtracks especially John Barry, Ennio Morricone and to a lesser extent Ry Cooder. The CD currently on the player is A Choice Collection of Strawbs. With the exception of Radiohead very little of today's music hits the player.

What, if push comes to shove, is your all time favourite album?

Aargh!! Virtually impossible to call but in the end I'd have to say that the album I've probably played more than any other is Led Zepplin IV. On those grounds I'd say it is my most favourite album

What was the first record you ever bought and where did you buy it?

The Beatles Hits E.P. which  incidentally I've still got. Purchased in 1963 from Wilson Peck in Sheffield's Leopold Street. My Dad bought a Fidelity Leatherette 4 Speed autochanger which was absolutely brilliant but as this was my only record for a while I never used the autochanger

Which musician have you ever wanted to be?

No contest -  Ry Cooder!. Great guitarist and composer of some of the best film soundtrack music ever written. "Paris Texas" and "Southern Comfort" are exceptional. I also have a great respect for Ennio Morricone who again is the composer of some great soundtracks. Ray Davies as a singer/songwriter is someone else who I respect as a musician.

What do you sing in the shower?

I'm not really a singer but the last song I sang in the shower was "Sunny Afternoon" by The Kinks.

What's your favourite Saturday night record?

Definitely R&B. A good Dr Feelgood compilation would go down well.

And your favourite Sunday morning record?

Something a bit lighter probably Crowded House or REM.

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