MW Questionnaire: WENDY PICKLES

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WENDY PICKLES

(The Popguns)

answers the MUSIC WORKS Questionnaire

1. QUALIFICATIONS?
Ermmm, BA Music and Grade 8 Pop Vocals – will that do?

2. CREATIVE LIFE HIGHLIGHTS?
That’s a tricky one … all those great moments onstage when lots of the crowd sing along! And Mike Joyce playing “Rebel Rebel” as our intro music when we played at the 100 Club a couple of years ago.

3. AMBITIONS?
Play at The Dome in Brighton (fave local venue), sing with Gruff Rhys

4. SONGS YOU WISH YOU HAD WRITTEN?
“Dreaming” (Blondie)

5. DESERT ISLAND DISCS?
“Harmony” (Elton John), “Bye Bye Baby” (Bay City Rollers), “Boy About Town” (The Jam), “We Could Send Letters” (Aztec Camera), “Frankly Mr Shankly” (The Smiths), “Northern Lites” (Super Furry Animals), “One (Blake’s Got A New Face) (Vampire Weekend), “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” (Neil Sedaka)

6. FAVOURITE ARTISTS/BANDS OF ALL TIME?
Smiths, Go Betweens, Prefab Sprout, Beatles, Gruff Rhys, REM, Pet Shop Boys, Microdisney

7. WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
Teleman, Father John Misty, British Sea Power, LCD Soundsystem

8. THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust 1) by Philip Pulman

9. HOBBIES?
Apart from playing/listening to pop music – playing piano, eating good quality chocolate, yoga, walking/running on Hove seafront

10. VINYL, CASSETTE, CD, MP3, WEB STREAMING?
All except cassette

11. MUSIC IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET?
not sure quite what this question means .. but we use Facebook & Twitter for promotion and put music up on Bandcamp

12. WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL MOTTO?
Be kind … and “have a good time all the time”

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