Sunday, February 05, 2006

Mr Saloman : The Answers

Nick Saloman says :

Why are you involved in The Album Zone ?
I used to DJ with our beloved master Johnny Reece on Radio Caroline many moons ago . When he started up the Album Zone I did a few shows for him, but I had to stop because I was just too busy with my own career as a minor league rock person. Recently, I've been having a bit of a rest from the constant round of album/tour, album/tour, and I was only too pleased to find out that Johnny was actually wanting to ask me back. So, here I am.
What's your favourite colour ?
What's your favourite sweets ?
I genuinely don't like sweets very much. I can't stand chocolate, or cakes, or biscuits, which is good, because if I did, I'd be about 25 stone!
Does Airwaves chewing gum count? I like that.
Favourite Food :
Ah, here's my downfall. I love my savouries. Curries, Chinese, Italian, salt beef & latkas. I love vegetables and eggs. Fish & Chips, the Sea Shell in Lisson Grove is over-rated, but still good. There's a brilliant restaurant in Wood Green called Vrisaki, that does the best Mezze (Turkish) anywhere. Finger food is great too. I'm not berserk about fast food, though I do sometimes succumb. Oh, and Babur in Forest Hill is the best curry house I've ever been to.
Least Favourite Food : I'm not a fan of anything too salty (except for salt beef). I don't like Mexican food very much. I'm not a great fruit eater either. And as I said before, I really don't like sweets, chocolate & cake.
What do you want to be when you grow up ?

Musician ( succeeded) DJ (trying) Artsy photographer (trying) Artist (never really tried)
Writer (never really tried) Footballer (failed miserably, but still trying!)
Choose ONE word to describe yourself :
What could you not live without ?
A guitar, QPR, my big telly.
Who could you not live without ?
My wife Jan, my daughter Deb, and a whole bunch of great friends, many of whom I've known most of my life.
What's the greatest Single ever made ?
Tough to name just one, but today I'll go for 'Strawberry Fields'.
What's the greatest Album ever made ?
Blimey, let's see. Maybe 'Are You Experienced'.
If you could change something about yourself, what would it be ?
Well, I'm pretty happy with myself ( he says smugly). Perhaps I'd lose some weight. Oh, and I'd like to be able to grow sideburns.
Do you love Custard ?
Not really.
Favourite subject at School :
Least favourite subject at School :
Favourite Football Team :
Favorite Cheerleader team :
Mode of Transport :
Ford Escort.
IQ :
Colour of Socks :
Dark, black or dark blue.
Favourite Pet :
I'm in my first year of being catless. Our two old mates, Alice & Pip died last year, and they haven't been replaced yet.
Favourite Smartie colour :
Don't like them at all.
Favourite flavour of Crisps :
I like Sensations yoghurt & mint, and also their chicken pasanda flavour.
Favourite Places :
London, North Norfolk, Venice, New York.
You are moving to the Moon, but you are allowed to take just THREE personal possessions with you. What would they be ?
My guitar, my vinyl & deck, and depending on whether or not Sky broadcasts that far, my telly.
Best Friend :
Jan, Deb, Mick, Mark, Mac, Kev, Dave, Ade, Graham, Mark 2, Dave T, Bari, Ric, Tony, Ron, Andy, Neil, Hugh etc. etc..
Worst Friend :
I don't have any worst friends. If I don't like them, then I don't hang around with them.
Best TV Programmes ever :
Fawlty Towers, Match Of The Day, Countdown, The Office, Sherlock Holmes (with Jeremy Brett), I'm Alan Partridge (series 2).
Best Radio Programmes ever :
John Peel's Top Gear
Best Films ever :
Play It Again, Sam (Woody Allen at his best). Pressburger & Powell's 'A Matter Of Life & Death'. And the brilliant B&W ghost portmanteau 'Dead Of Night'.
Best Song Lyrics ever :
They are in David Ackles 'Mainline Saloon'. Absolutely brilliant. The song that opened my eyes to the possibilities of composition. Check it out.
Best advice you've ever been given :
If it doesn't sound true, it's probably a lie.
Everybody's nice till they're not.
Worst advice you've ever been given :
Get your hair cut.
Join the police.
Give up that music rubbish, you'll never get anywhere.
(all from my Dad)
Final thoughts :
Well, hopefully I won't be having any for a few years yet. And when I do, I won't be able to tell you.
It may well be 'I hope QPR get promoted next season'.