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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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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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My Disastrous Co-write With 50 Cent

The adverts for a songwriter haven’t worked so I phone and email everyone I know asking them if they know any songwriters. In Hobgoblins, I stare at an Appalachian dulcimer and wonder if I could learn how to play it … Continue reading

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I bet Liam Gallagher Doesn’t Wear Diamante Eyelashes

I can’t play any instruments and I don’t have a co-songwriter to work with, which is why I’m at Café Otto watching a naked man turn his back to the audience, bend to touch his toes and insert a plastic … Continue reading

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