IT comes to sleeping my habits vary in
strict accordance with the prevailing
climate. In the height of summer I can
rise comfortably at 7am and spend a full
day absorbing the sun's strength-giving
rays, almost to the point where I turn
green and photo-synthesis begins.
As winter draws
near it's a different story. Unappealing
icy streets and frost upon my window can
keep me in slumbers until the
mid-afternoon. Not laying in apathetic
idleness but actually in a prolonged deep
sleep, as if my metabolism is in practice
for a later-in-life routine of annual
dismal October morning I awoke at 11am
and, becoming increasingly aware of the
damp and overcast nature of the days
weather, I pondered on my task for the
day: The Interviewing of Cynthia Scott.
raised in the northern part of the United
States, her musical perceptions were
ignited by West Side Story which left the
young thing "profoundly
affected". Later, much time was
spent singing and dancing to Beatle
records (this being the era of the
British Beat Invasion) in the private
confines of her parents' basement.
enrolling in college her non-academic
life was divided between skiing and
vocalising with an assortment of
"very hard rock
graduated in sculpture through Rhode
Island School Of Design, on the way
spending a short spell in a country rock
group alongside fellow-student and
soon-to-be Talking Head, Chris Frantz.
part of my college course I had to spend
a year living abroad. That's why I first
came to England. I found it so much
better on a day-to-day political level
than the States.
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