Portrait of the Artist as a Consumer, NME – November 26th 1983


Sondheim ‘Every Day A Little Death’, Beach Boys ‘Please Let Me Wonder’, Bowie ‘Statlon To Station’, Ravel ‘Concerto In G Major. Stravinsky ‘Symphonies of Wind Instruments’, Martha Reeves ‘Jimmy Mac’, Ronnie Spector ‘Try Some Buy Some’, Stevie Wonder ‘That Girl’, Bob Dylan ‘Lay Lady Lay, Glen Campbell ‘Wichita Lineman’, George Gershwin ‘Summertime’, Special AKA ‘War Crimes’.


Jane Austen – Emma

Pierre Boulez, Composer, Conductor

Knut Hamson – Mysteries

Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby

Joan Peyser – Enigma

Martin Amis – The Rachel Papers

Thomas Gifford – Man From Lisbon

Thomas Hardy – Far From The Madding Crowd


Grey hair and ageing,

Snuff Garrett’s production on ‘Gypsies Tramps and Thieves’

Thornton’s Chocolate Orange Creme Bars,

Henry Winterman’s Caffe Cremes Cigars,

Brian The Barber’s haircuts.


“I know that you’re in love with him ’cause I saw you dancing in the gym” – Don McLean

Whoever wrote ‘You Are Always On My Mind’.


Arena Interview with Orson Welles

Flamingo Road

The Fourth Arm

University Challenge



Being poor.


Being an uneligible bachelor.

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