Stuart George

Portrait of the blogger as a consumer

Through the 1980s the weekly music rag New Musical Express published “portrait of the artist as a consumer”, in which a musician (“artist”?) listed his/her favourite records, books, films and so on.

This is my attempt.

ALBUMS

Achtung Baby U2

The Best of Chet Baker Sings Chet Baker

Bryter Later Nick Drake

Dream Letter Tim Buckley

Goo Sonic Youth

Harvest Neil Young

How The West Was Won Led Zeppelin

I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight Richard and Linda Thompson

Live 1966: The Royal Albert Hall Concert Bob Dylan

Music From Big Pink The Band

Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

Safe as Milk Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

Sandinista! The Clash

Takk…Sigur Rós

This Year’s Model Elvis Costello and The Attractions

The Velvet Underground and Nico The Velvet Underground and Nico

The Who Sell Out The Who

BARS/PUBS/RESTAURANTS

The Bowler’s Bar, Lord’s Ground NW8

The Bread and Roses, Clapham Manor Street SW4

Estrela, South Lambeth Road SW8

Hot Stuff, Wilcox Road SW8

The Martinborough Hotel, Martinborough, New Zealand

Picasso, King’s Road SW3 (RIP)

The Priory Arms, Lansdowne Way SW8

The Star of Greece, Port Willunga, South Australia

FILMS

All About Eve Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Apocalypse Now Francis Coppola

Blade Runner Ridley Scott

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

A Matter of Life and Death Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Once Upon a Time in America Sergio Leone

The Red Shoes Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock

Withnail and I Bruce Robinson

TV/RADIO

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

A Bit of a Do

Boys from the Black Stuff

Edge of Darkness

The Prisoner

Test Match Special

BOOKS/PLAYS/POEMS

The Bookseller of Kabul Åsne Seierstad

Burgundy Anthony Hanson

The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer

Complete Poems Andrew Marvell

Complete Poems John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

History of Western Philosophy Bertrand Russell

Lyrical Ballads Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth

Memoirs Kingsley Amis

Les Fleurs du Mal Charles Baudelaire

A Life in Movies Michael Powell

The Tempest William Shakespeare

La Terra Fortunata Fred Plotkin

Watchmen Alan Moore

Wisden Cricketers’ Almanac

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