Who Are You?: Sid Smith
Where Are You?: Whitley Bay which is near newcastle upon Tyne
What Are You?: Overweight 40 something aspirant
What do you make?: words, paintings and (so I'm told) mostly a mess
What do you love?: The taste of earth and autumn on my tongue, my children and my partner - though not always in that order.
What do you hate?: Right wing demagogues and brussel sprouts
What do you listen to?: the sublime and the ridiculous
What do you watch?: the sea and sky - as much as I can.
What do you drink?: sometimes lager - the odd glass of wine and sometimes even a normal glass of wine.
What do you smoke?: I don't.
What do you take?: I sometimes shoplift by accident.
What do you believe in?: the power of love and connectedness
When We Were 16Where were you?: Wallsend - a small town famous for building ships and being the birth place of Sting.
What were you?: a thin, long-haired ebulliant kind of lad who was simultaneously riddled with doubt and a swagger which could take the world on.
What did you wear?: Loon pants, duffle coat, desert boots, a little hat crochetted by my Gran. And lots of patchouli.
What did you listen to?: Rock bands and avant-garde classics. King Crimson and Stockhausen. The Beatles.
What did you watch?: Girls mostly. Bands in concert several times a week.
What did you love?: The seeming availability of everything. It all It looked possible and limitless.
What did you hate?: small town conformity. The fact that you had to know your place.
What did you drink?: Vast quantities of Newcastle Brown Ale.
What did you smoke?: Actually I didn't smoke anything until I was eighteen.
What did you take?: Any kind of drugs I could get my hands on. That would have include uppers / downers / hash cakes/ acid/ etc.
What did you want to be?: A musician / artist / writer / performer / any or all of the above.
Who did you fight?: A complete stranger who picked a fight with me for no apparent reason. I got hammered.
Who/What did you believe in?: I suppose John Lennon's "political" posturing had some kind of influence and awakened an interest in politics.
Where did you go?: Dead end jobs in supermarkets and retail.
What did you learn?: The customer is nearly always wrong.
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