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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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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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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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The Bolleteri Tennis Academy

“…every endeavor pursued with passion produces a successful outcome regardless of the result. For it is not about winning or losing – rather, the effort put forward in producing the outcome.” It’s weird that the very second I’m about to … 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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