Do you have a Top Five album list?
“The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’; Radiohead ‘Ok Computer’; Frank Zappa ‘Joe’s Garage’; Smashing Pumpkins ‘Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness’, and I always have to include a Kiss album, so I would say ‘Destroyer’. I would say that’s not my Top Five but that’s off the top of my head.”
Song you listen to before a night out?
“No, not really, but I love to wake up to ‘Eighteenth Street’ by Rufus Wainwright and I also like to go out with that song on. It’s just very lively.
Favourite current band that you’re listening to?
“I have bought a lot of records recently and I love Bon Iver, Louden Wainwright’s new album – it’s great! Norwegian jazz band called Shining – I think they call it black jazz as it’s almost like metal [music].”
One thing if you could have right now, what would it be and why?
“I would love to have my new single A-listed on all radio stations in Europe. I want that because I think it’s a good song to put on the radio because it’s different from all the other stuff that’s on the radio right now. But I also want to have snow because I want to go cross-country skiing.”
“Loads of films but I’ve always had ‘Twelve Monkeys’ as one of my all-time favourite films. I saw ‘Taxi Driver’ just recently, and I loved it! I love movies from the 70s as I like the way they are filmed and the stories spend more time on the characters.”
Any book(s) you’re reading at the moment?
“I just read a book about The Beatles and their songs in terms of how they wrote them. The book is by a New York Times journalist. My favourite book is called ‘Passing Time in the Loo’ and it’s this different book about everything. Also, I started reading ‘Lord of the Rings’.”
“My girlfriend says pizza and that I love pizza. I think it’s my favourite as I always end up baking a pizza. Drink…I would say a good beer and I like dark beers and pale ales.”
Who would you most like to have a drink and a conversation with?
“Eddie Vedder [Pearl Jam] because I was a big fan of Pearl Jam when I was younger and I think he has something about him and a nice guy. I think he has a lot of interesting views on the world. I think perhaps we have something in common as I saw the band live in July in Oslo and I thought he had something special and a real stage presence due to the way he communicates. He seems like a down-to-earth guy. Also, Paul McCartney but I heard that he only does fifteen minute interviews as he doesn’t want to say too much about things. So perhaps that would be a boring conversation.”
Do you have a final word/phrase of the day?
“The first man gets the oyster, the second [man] gets the shell.”
I love movies from the 70s as I like the way they are filmed and the stories spend more time on the characters.”