Jonquil - Artist Picks!
Reading : The book Iâm reading at the moment is the Neil Young biography âShakeyâ by Jimmy McDonough. Its so incredibly comprehensiveâ¦ there is not a day of Youngâs life that is missed out, and you get such a genuine feel for who he is. I love the way he lives in a ranch out in the country and all his closest crew, his guitar tech, his engineers and so on live in the ranch too. Heâs never let himself get played by the system, and heâs always kept his distance from the industry and done his own thing, with his own people. He is probably the closest thing I could get to having a hero. Watching: Peep Show is the best thing on TV by a long way and the last good film I saw was Elephant by Gus Van Sant. Playing: I donât play computer games. Eating: Chicken Katsu Curry from Red Star, Cowley Road, Oxford Anything Else: A couple of great websites to recommend: http://www.inbflat.net/ and http://www.sr.se/p1/src/sing/ are both great places to waste time. Promo Info: A couple of shows in November in Birmingham and London before we take a few months off gigging to record our album. See here: http://www.myspace.com/jonquiluk
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