I have my petit bourgeois ways, such as liking order and peace and quiet. I spend my mornings in a traditional way: tea, breakfast and waking up slowly and comfortably.
These days it’s the French pop music of the ’60s. I’ve been trying to enjoy classical music for the past 10-15 years but I haven’t warmed to it yet.
I’ve read nearly every book by Murakami, who is a big hit in Western Europe. The last book I read was the autobiography of the drummer from the The Who, Keith Moon entitled Dear Boy: The life of Keith Moon by Tony Fletcher.
The Far East. The place I’d like to revisit the most is Seoul, but Vietnam, Japan and Hong Kong also feature in my plans again.
Both. I like cooking and I’d like to think I cook well, but these days I perhaps prefer eating out.
I read news on the Internet.
I seldom read magazines. Unfortunately, good magazines are hard to find, and you can obtain the same information faster on the Internet than in the printed edition.
Shoes. A couple of years ago I turned all womanlike :) and bought a lot of shoes. I like autumn and winter, when you can wear a lot of jackets and long coats, which I also like.
Shorts and sandals.
I do, and not necessarily our biggest hits. Right now, my favourites are two songs from our latest album: “Ise” and “Unanswered”. I feel that we got those exactly right, but our audience typically prefers other songs.
The first person that comes to my mind is Paul McCartney, but perhaps that’s simply we were discussing him in the car on the way here.
As I’m getting older, I think it’s my father. Even though I’d have never thought so before, I’m beginning to look like him and be like him.
Relationships and friends are another tangible influence. If I need to think back on a period in my life, the first thing I try to recall is who I was living with at the time and what it was like.
I wouldn’t necessarily like to give advice – I think I could use a bit of advice myself – but I’d like to see them breaking out of their comfort zone and creating something exciting in any art form that would make me feel envious that I’m not 20 right now. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I don’t feel that way yet.