January 1989 - Cure News #6
cure news six january 1989
thanks for your letters, and welcome to curenews 6. i hope you all had a great christmas. i'm sorry it's been so long since you last heard from me. to make up for it, this is a double issue! as you all probably know by now, Robert and Mary got married last summer, on 13 august at worth abbey in sussex. it was a beautiful day and a wonderful time was had by all.
questions and answers number six
(all answers by Robert)
have you been up to all year? how's the album (s) coming along? any plans to
tour early 1989?
writing songs, drinking, getting married, reading, rehearsing, writing songs, recording...the album "disintegration" is virtually completed; no tour plans as yet...
assuming your solo project is going ahead, do you plan to use session musicians
no - it will probably be just me - maybe a couple of "guests"!
retrospect, what do you think (remember!) of "the glove" project; musically,
lyrically and in general?
the glove project was good deranged fun - an artistic indulgence - but i wish i had sung on all of it. musically it was fab, lyrically a bit patchy (severin bits - oops!), but overall i'm proud of it.
do you think of siouxsie's "peepshow" album?
i think there are four good songs on it...it is a bit "samey" - maybe i've just grown away.
are the background noises on "pornography"?
various television voices of people who happened to be on and annoying during that period of recording - germaine greer is the only one i can remember by name...
keep a copy of magazine articles about yourself?
my mum does!
made the finger puppets in the "close to me" video, where are they now?
glo - tim pope's old video company made them. we took them home.
is the song you play on the bandstand at the beginning of "staring at the sea"
it was called "i wish i was your mother".
where did you get your dresses from you wore on "les enfants du rock"? did you go out and buy them yourselves?
boris's girlfriend, cynde, made them for us at miraval. we chose the material!!!
night out" a lie?
no. a dream...
the funniest thing lol has ever done?
pretend to be part of the group.
you all victimize lol?
because he is useless.
you usually pleased with how your photos turn out?
no - very rarely - but it doesn't really matter.
your favorite guitar? how long have you had it?
my fender 6 string bass, i've had it since "faith" - mike hedges gave it to me. my other favorite is my fender jazzmaster "fish" guitar which i've had since "3 imaginary boys" (and had customized in 1985..)
your favorite venue acoustically / atmospherically?
paris bercy, or the la forum
the most embarrassing moment on stage?
there have been a millions - whenever i remember something about myself i hate (which isn't hard)
do you do when you're afraid?
shake. then remember that i am afraid of nothing.
your biggest frustration?
the nastiest thing you've ever done to somebody?
describe yourself in two words
could change anything in your life, what would it be?
my birth date
is the one thing you'd never tell anybody (!!!)
your parents proud of you?
i think so
you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
you like to return to your childhood
you ever been to a fortune teller? if so, did it come true?
no. I've never been.
believe in ufo's
believe in ghosts
you any phobias?
movement in the corner of my eye...
fairy granted you three wishes, what would they be?
to be 17 again, to be multi-lingual, to be able to read x 1000 faster than i can.
would you do during "the four minute warning"?
cry - or laugh - depending who i was with
habits do you have?
drinking, singing, lying.
the most unusual gift you've ever received from a fan?
your opinion of the british royal family?
they are dullards, a waste of time and money - but no more so than a million other things...
and Mary have nick-names for each other? if so, what are they?
i call her "m". she calls me anything she wants; it changes depending on what time it is...
and how did you propose to Mary?
when we were in miraval recording the "kiss me" album. she thought i was joking!
you have a stage night? what happened?
no . i had a stage decade! what happened? nothing
us about your wedding day
it was perfect. everyone shone and then fell over
you have a video made? who was the star of it?
yes - the group made it; Mary was the star of course!!!
was your favorite wedding present? who gave it to you?
a platinum heart from Mary
the name of your tear-soaked teddy bear?
you ever had a rubik cube? could you do it?
no - iv'e never had one or tried. there are much better and bigger puzzles
inspirations - "seventeen seconds"
a reflection this was to set a contemplative mood for the whole record
play for today the fraudulent aspects of an insincere relationship
secrets hopelessly wishing to have the courage to seize missed opportunities
in your house feeling uncomfortable in someone else's presence but still always returning...
three the eternal triangle
the final sound mathieu's elegy
a forest a childhood dream (nightmare) that came true with adolescence
m about a girl...
at night inspired by the kafka short story of the same name - the precursor to "faith"
seventeen seconds an arbitrary measure of time - one that seemed to be suddenly everywhere once the song was written
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