Here’s my playlist:
With thanks to Jeff Streeby for the artwork choices and production manager on the playlist. The voice is my own.
It happened by accident. I mean, that’s how I see it. Of course every moment of my life led up to it:
- That day when, walking down the road with Simon Fuller, in Hampton Court, I decided not to ask Simon whether I could audition for the band which, in the end, morphed into The Spice Girls.
- My decision to concentrate on the literary side of my sensibility, aged 16 years.
- My lack of education.
- Educating myself.
- My love of the literary since birth; oh yes
- My bull-like persistence.
- My innability to understand that rejection from one publisher does not mean rejection from all publishers.
- My biblical upbringing.
- My romance with WordPress, and Twitter.
- Just now, my computer screen froze, and so I thought, I’ve been meaning to get to Ben Huberman’s post….
Photography is by Michel Laake. Model is Hermione Laake, circa 1982.