ROSS MACFADYEN, programme controller at Clyde 1 and 2 and booker for Live + Loud does chooses his favourite pop songs.
1 Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis Bextor: Groovejet Always sounds great. Brings back memories of a couple of summers ago.
2 Lightning Seeds: Pure 80s heaven! At the time this was a
breath of fresh air in among all the other stuff that was going around.
3 Kylie Minogue: Can’t Get you Out of my Head This is the perfect pop song. One of the highlights of the year when she appeared in Glasgow in May.
4 New Radicals: You Get What you Give Great song which was the only hit for this band. A good driving song whatever the weather.
5 Daft Punk: All Around the World This is one of my favourite songs of all time. Sounds better the louder it is.
SCOTT PALMER, director of The Bard in the Botanics, in the West End Festival, chooses five Shakespeare quotes.
1 ‘It shall be what o’clock I say it is!’ From the The Taming of the Shrew. Generally. this is how I approach directing.
2 ‘Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.’ From Twelfth Night. A reasonable way to prevent an escalating divorce rate.
3 ‘Sorrow concealed, like an oven stopp’d Doth burn the heart to cinders where it is.’ From Titus Andronicus. Some of Shakespeare's most beautiful language comes from this horrific play.
4 ‘A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.’ From Hamlet. Puts things into perspective. really.
5 ‘A whoreson beetle-headed, flap-ear’d knave!’ From The Taming of the Shrew. An insult for almost any occasion.
If I had my way there '.‘.'Ouldn't be any [We tt‘usic. Just air guitar events. It's what Edinburgh needs.
6 THE LIST 6—20 Jun 2002
SHADY CHARACTERS Does Eminem seem hauntingly familiar? Does it seem that he's everywhere around you?
Well he is. At least, he would have been had he chosen a different career course. Here’s a run down of the cropped blond Mathers clones among us.
If he had donned big specs and loved the beautiful game, he could have been Stuart Cosgrove.
If he had urinated on colleagues, slapped on fake breasts and sang about 'Fog on the Tyne' he could have been Paul Gascoigne.
If he had been obsessed by Nazi architects or child murderers. he could have been Gitta Sereny.
If he killed women in Glasgow. he could have been Bible John.
If he hadn't been right as a boy and had a dad in the propane business, he could have been Bobby Hill.
If the only way had been up, he could have been Yazz.
If he had a fight with Mick Jagger on The Tube, he could have been Muriel Gray.
And if he'd given birth to Ricky, he could have been Pat Butcher.
If he'd stuck a halo on his head
If he'd played in and told jokes
goal for about, well, Southend, he Eminem, he could have could have been been Terry Adam Bloom. Alderton.
If he had an exaggerated helium voice and a butcher for a dad, he could have been Ashley from Corrie.
If he'd worn dodgy tracksuits and looked mad in a theatrical way, he could have been Tam Dean Burn.
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