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St Vincent interview: Bonus bits

Last time I interviewed St Vincent, she locked me in a pink box and forced me to listen to ambient music while we talked.  This time round was more conventional - a phone call, late at night, with her in New York and me in my attic trying not to wake the kids up.  You can read the full interview over on the BBC  - but here's a section of the chat that got cut because (a) it as a massive tangent and (b) the article was already way over the agreed word count. Hope you enjoy! 

A chat with Jessie Ware and Gemma Arterton

I was lucky enough to Zoom a Zoom with Jessie Ware and Gemma Arterton last week. Why? Because they've made an incredibly moving video for Jessie's new single, Remember Where You Are.  Here's how it "went down".

Dave Grohl Q&A

I jumped on a Zoom call with Dave Grohl last week, shortly before President Biden's inauguration (at which the Foo Fighters played) for a chat about his new album, US politics and funky drumming.  Pretty much the entire conversation ended up being used, in some form or another, in my BBC News write-up. But for the completists, here's a full transcript of our chat, with all the rambling asides left in. It won't come as a surprise to learn that he comes across as a genuinely nice guy, even by the medium of video chat.