Five Touring Essentials: Nicky Wire
Future Days - David Stubbs
"It's just so fascinating that the music of the future was done in Germany in communes and fucking studios in the middle of woods with no running water. Such poverty rock."
"This is brilliant: Kelsey Grammer as the mayor of Chicago. High production high quality. All the machinations of Chicago politics, but he was also dying of a disease he couldn't tell anyone about"
The Shock Of The New
"Probably the greatest ever art-history series, which is not out anywhere (it's on YouTube)"
How Can I Annoy James?
"And how quickly can I do it, in the morning, on the bus - by sating something ridiculous. It could be about football, or rugby. I'll say, 'Wales are gonna win the World Cup, I've just read this article.' 'SHUT THE FUCK UP! I've just woken up!'"
Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream
"It just does everything: cuts, blisters, lip salve, you name it. But I tend to swap my skin when I go on tour."