“You think you’re the only person who wants to get a face-to-face interview with me? Get in line. I’m the best person you never met and one day, if you ever meet me, you’ll probably want to have my baby.” That’s Mark Kozelek, via email, which is the way he chooses to conduct his interviews (“So I don’t get quoted with words like ‘dunno’,” he told Uncut last year, explaining his refusal to meet interviewers in person). He was – via his PR – replying to my questions about Universal Themes, his new album under the name Sun Kil Moon. Three weeks ago, I had tried to arrange a face-to-face meeting for this piece. As expected, the answer was a polite no: “He’s too scattered and distracted on tour to conduct an in-person interview and he will have to pass, but he said to tell you thank you for asking.” Instead, I emailed my questions and approached his peers for supporting interviews, only later … [Read more...] about I interviewed Mark Kozelek. He called me a ‘bitch’ on stage
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SHE hasn’t even married Prince Harry yet but Meghan Markle is incredibly well heeled. The former Suits star, 36, is “shoe mad” according to close friends, and owns a collection of designer stilettos worth a staggering £20,000. Meghan gave fans a sneak peek inside her envy-inducing closet on her now-defunct lifestyle website The Tig back in June 2016. Now, Meghan's Mirror has shared the image and taken a close look at her amazing collection. The lust-worthy snap shows 39 pairs of heels, all neatly arranged under spot lights on white shelves. Standout pairs include the £630 Christian Louboutin ‘Love Me’ pumps, £585 Gianvito Rossi Plexi sandals, Miu Miu embellished satin pumps worth £790, and black £650 Jimmy Choo suede ankle boots. Meghan’s friend and former stylist Talia Brown said she “likes shoes that have some personality”, which may explain the Louise et Cie Orla leopard print heels.Talia added: … [Read more...] about Inside Meghan Markle’s £20,000 shoe closet, featuring Princess Diana’s nude Jimmy Choos and £630 Christian Louboutin ‘Love Me’ pumps
THE WHO: Who (Polydor) Verdict: Talkin' 'bout regeneration Rating: CAMILA CABELLO: Romance (Syco) Verdict: Pop with poise Rating: The Who have always been willing to challenge their fans. A brilliant singles band when they emerged with the 1960s mod anthems I Can't Explain and Substitute, they went on to pioneer the rock opera with Tommy and Quadrophenia. They made grand statements, asked questions and toyed with expectations. They're at it again on their curtly titled 12th album Who, their first since 2006's Endless Wire and only their second in 37 years. Pete Townshend (left) and Roger Daltrey (right) of The Who 'I don't care, I know you're going to hate this song,' rails singer Roger Daltrey on opening track All This Music Must Fade — suggesting that listeners are in for another bumpy ride from the pen of songwriter and guitarist Pete Townshend. With the latter's power chords bolstered by guest Benmont Tench's shimmering keyboards, the song strikes … [Read more...] about ADRIAN THRILLS: Guess Who’s back… with only their second album in 37 years, for Pete’s sake!