I sent the Musical Baton to some other people apart from the 5 on my list, and here’s a response already! This is from Katy, who played a very convincing loony in the recent play Marat/Sade. She writes…
“I can only really do one of the answers, because I’m not sure I understand the others.
Five songs they have been listening to of late (or all-time favourites, or particularly personally meaningful songs)
- Razorlight – Somewhere Else – Because I’m going to Isle of wight festival this weekend and they’re playing and I reckon this one will be amazing. I’m hoping that the crowd effect they’ve put on the track will become real live noise.
- Bobbie Gentry – Ode To Billy Joe – Recently discovered after watching Queens of Country because Dolly Parton was on it. (Hey I’m eclectic). Really good story track. Very dark… what were they throwing off the Tallahatchie Bridge?
- Jem – They – This track followed me around Wimbledon one day. So I bought it. It’s great. I think maybe a one hit wonder, but it went straight onto a car tape – praise indeed.
- Morrissey – I Have Forgiven Jesus – Brilliant track. Was never really a fan of Morrissey, although I liked some tracks (as introduced to me by Stevie), but saw him recently at Earls Court and had an epiphany! He was / is amazing – I have wasted so much time doubting. This track is the most recent to get into my head and stay there.
- Radiohead – Karma Police – Fav band ever. So brilliant and yet so misunderstood by those who refuse to take proper notice. Once and for all – They are not depressing if you listen properly. What I always say about Radiohead is – other tunes, I like, but radiohead tracks speak to me. (pretentious maybe, but true) This track especially always seems to be about me – “For a minute there, I lost myself”. Saw them at Earls Court and we, the crowd sung the chorus unaccompanied while Thom Yorke conducted – amazing!”
Cheers Katy – see you Thursday night for the cast reunion!