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Fatima And The Reluctant Movie Producer

Fatima was a woman who lived a thousand years ago. Just when her life was stable, something would happen to it like a shipwreck or being kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery. Each time she acquired a new life … Continue reading

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In My Next Life I’m Going To Be Gay

Last October I went to see Dan in New York. I stayed in his loft apartment and slid into his life for a week: gallery openings, dinners with fashion designers, lunches with TV producers followed by a weekend at The … Continue reading

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伴你走天涯 – Tears & Thunder Mean The Same Thing When Sung Out Loud

My Kung Fu Shifu is great at translating songs. Last winter, after 6 am training, my hair smelling of sweat because it was too cold to wash it, I’d sit in his office munching an apple while he translated Everywhere … Continue reading

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No Sex Please, I’m A Chinese Movie

The inspiration for this song comes from two films made by my favourite director, Wong Kai Wai. In “Chungking Express”, two people go to a hotel room, the girl sleeps, the guy eats a lot of chips, watches TV then … Continue reading

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Breaking Up With You Is The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

I’m releasing my album today on Bandcamp. The cover and back shot was taken in the bedroom I was sleeping in when I visited China last month. The layer of dust over everything, and the telephone numbers written in chalk … Continue reading

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Jewish Proverbs, Buddhist Wisdom & Pop Promos

For my first ever music promo, a crew of twenty people flew up to the Northumberland countryside where I come from. There was a director, producer, makeup artist, someone from the record label who had irritable bowel syndrome, a seven … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Fighting

The sheep’s head  I bought for my boyfriend has now been boiled with herbs for two hours. Yan Lei holds one of its eyeballs between his chopsticks. ‘You want?’ He pops it in his mouth, chews on it for awhile … Continue reading

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Pop Stars Don’t Wear Jeans

In 1996 Sony gave me 90k to record an album and another 90k to be me. My manager and I had a thing about multiple of nines. That’s why we went for 180k rather than 200k. We made a similar … Continue reading

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My Life Given Back To Me By A Pig

Many people have asked me why I’ve been away from music so long. This blog post is the answer. My body has an over active immune system that attacks it’s own organs. This has resulted in my thyroid no longer … Continue reading

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The Drugs Do Work

The songs we’re recording are: Things That We Repeat.  Animals. Hotel. But I Feel Alright… It’s not just lack of money that’s making us record as quickly as possible, it’s also because I don’t want to have time to think … Continue reading

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