Christian Jones@Somewhere in Japan

Where are you? On the ‘Odakyo’ line from Yokohama to Central Tokyo

What are you? A teacher

What do you make? English lessons, the occassional curry

What do you love? Tokyo at night, having money to buy records. Friends

What do you hate? Self-importance, the odd tin pot Hitler you meet, dry seaweed.

What do you listen to? Omni Trio, Lee Perry, Jah Stitch, AnnPeebles, The Congos, Prince Jazzbo.

What do you watch? old films, people on trains.

What do you drink? Asahi Super Dry.

What do you smoke? Plants.

What do you take? The piss.

What do you believe in? People.

  • When We were 16.

  • Where were you? Sidmouth, Devon

    What were you? A bit of a loser, if the truth be told.

    What did you wear? School uniform, bits and bobs.

    What did you listen to? ‘Meat Is Murder’, ‘A Pair of Brown Eyes’, ‘Hymn From A Village’.

    What did you watch? Brookside, people changing very quickly.

    What did you love? Music, drinking, friends, sweethearts.

    What did you hate? Other schoolkids who acted like their parents, school, people who insisted that Howard Jones was the future of music... a long list actually.

    What did you drink? Barley wine and cider.

    What did you smoke? Not much.

    What did you take? Buses, mushrooms.

    What did you want to be? A pop star.

    Who did you fight? A right stupid wanker who I mistakenly didn’t hit back. I regretted it for years.

    Who/What did you believe in? Not much, though I didn’t think so at the time.

    Where did you go? Around town, to concerts, up and down constantly.

    What did you learn? Good question.

    July 1996.