Folk Grinder

What did you dream about last night?

“I dreamt about a pirate jacket. I’ve got a picture of one on my phone and I want that jacket. So that’s what I dreamt about.” Koozie

Top five album list?

“’Never Mind the Bollocks’ The Sex Pistols; The Clash ‘London Calling’; The Pogues first album ‘Rum Sodden and Lash’; Theatre of Hate ‘Westworld’, and any late 60s Al Green albums.” Koozie

“Metallica ‘Black’ album; ‘Use Your Illusion’ Guns ‘n’ Roses; Tracy Thorn ‘A Distant Shore’; Philip Glass for the piano and…this is too many!” Miro

“Tom Waits ‘The Island Years’ (Koozie’s allowed a bonus album!).” Koozie

Folk Grinder

Favourite song to listen to before a night out?

“Franz Ferdinand ‘Take Me Out’” Miro

“Credence Clear Water ‘Who’ll Stop the Running’

If you could have one thing right now, what would it be?

“Excellent health for the rest of my life.” Koozie

Favourite food and drink?

“Favourite drink is rum. Favourite food is apple crumble or apple pie.” Koozie

“Favourite drink is anything over 40%. Favourite food is porridge.”

Any book(s) you’re reading at the moment?

“I’ve read ‘A Life of Blind Rock’ about bands such as Guns ‘n’ Roses in terms of how they started.” Miro

“My books change all the time and I usually have a couple on the go. I like a lot of biographies. I’m currently reading a Norman Wisdom biography which is really good, and a Steve McQueen biography. Also, I finished the Ian Dury and the Blockheads ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Koozie

If you could have a conversation with a famous person alive or dead, who would it be and why?

“Charles Dickens. Why? I just think it would be interesting to hear what he had to say or someone like William Blake that would be interesting. So someone from that period of time in history. Charles Dickens used to drink in here (The Prospect of Whitby).” Koozie

“Edgar Allen Poe because of his beautiful words. His poems are amazing! He was quite a dark character and therefore I would like to speak with him just to see how he’d come across.” Miro

If you weren’t in Folk Grinder, what do you think you would be doing now?

“I would be doing a solo album I expect. I’ve got a lot of songs written, so I would be doing whatever I ‘ve got written as it’s an on-going thing with me.” Koozie


“I would probably be trying to sell my accordion! I think I would have ended up doing something [musically] but I’m happy the way it worked out.” Miro

“What’s for you in life won’t go by you.” Koozie

Do you have a final word or phrase of the day?

“Welcome to the Devil’s Tavern!” Koozie

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.” Miro



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