Friday 19 September 2014

Childhood dreams

Barry Manilow being interviewed by Kirsty Young on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs in September 2009.
"My theory is that we all wind up doing what we were safest with when we were about thirteen to fifteen. I was comfortable making music and I felt safe then."

Thursday 18 September 2014

The reluctant interviewee

Artist Edward Burra is being interviewed by Carole Smith for an Arts Council film that was released in 1973:
"Do you think you're clever at fending questions off?"
"Hmm. Seem to be fairly, one way and another, don't you think? You do? Mmm."
"Would you say you were a difficult person to interview?"
"I should say so. I'm not very forthcoming, I don't think."
An audio clip can be found on BBC Radio 4's Great Lives programme from September 2014.