Who Are You?:
Alan Burns, aged 23
Where Are You?: Edinburgh.
What Are You?: failed student. guitarist/vocalist for Edinburgh band Private Jackson. supermarket drone
What do you make?: guitar parts for songs.
What do you love?: music that sounds like it comes from another planet, with as limited appeal as possible.
What do you hate?: populism and popular culture, especially the current indie=mainstream cesspit we've been in for the past ten years. most of all would like to wipe all NME readers from the face of the earth by whatever method most efficient
What do you listen to?: Nurse With Wound, Whitehouse, Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Coil, Kraftwerk, Neu, Cluster, Faust, La Dusseldorf, Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Duul II, Brian Eno, Klaus Schulze, Television, Neil Young
What do you watch?: repeats of Only Fools & Horses, any news programmes. oh and Phoenix Nights is the only TV series of my generation worth bothering about.
What do you drink?: lager
What do you smoke?: whatever's going round, if at house party and drunk. otherwise nothing
What do you take?: The Times or The Guardian
What do you believe in?: I'm still holding on in blind faith praying and hoping that the first three Kraftwerk records will be reissued on proper CDs before I die
When We Were 16Where were you?: at school in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
What were you?: a social outcast
What did you wear?: school uniform
What did you listen to?: finally got a CD player when I was 16. The first bunch of CDs I bought were the first Stooges album, the first two Tangerine Dream albums, bootlegs of the early Kraftwerk stuff and Washing Machine by Sonic Youth, the only worthwhile album released on any major label in the mid 90s
What did you watch?: The Simpsons.
What did you love?: Sonic Youth.
What did you hate?: sodding Britpop, the most septic pus-filled sore ever to scar the face of popular music
What did you drink?: Irn Bru
What did you smoke?: nothing
What did you take?: an Umbro rucksack full of books & folders
What did you want to be?: the guitarist & singer in a band
Who did you fight?: no-one
Who/What did you believe in?: God (well, was conditioned to do so since birth)
Where did you go?: school
What did you learn?: barre chords on the guitar
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