Last Word - Rigmor Gustafsson
- Mark Robertson
- 17 July 2008
Rigmor Gustafsson is one of Sweden’s premiere jazz vocalists and brings her show to Scotland for the first time as part of the jazz festival. Welcome her with open arms and wild strawberries
First record you ever bought
The first one I can remember that really made a serious impact on me was Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life.
Last time you were chatted up
Two nights ago . . .
First film you saw that really moved you
The Wizard of Oz.
Last lie you told
‘I don’t have time to talk now.’
First movie you ever went on a date to
The Terminator (!!!)
Last time you cried
Yesterday. I sang ‘Fire and Rain’ as an encore at a concert in Munich and I decided to dedicate it to Esbjörn Svensson.
First thing you do when you’ve got time off work
Smile and breathe deep.
Last great meal you cooked
Last extravagant purchase you made
Elvis Presley and all the guys in the Bay City Rollers.
Last book you read
Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook.
First great piece of advice you were given.
Last time you were starstruck
I met Stevie Wonder a couple of years ago and wanted to tell him how much he has meant to me. Didn’t quite succeed as well as I planned.
First thing you’d do if you ran the country
Ask for help.
First three words your friends would use to describe you
Maybe they would say something like careful, stubborn and loyal, but I’m not sure they’re right.
Last meal on earth – what would it be
Wild strawberries with cream.
First song you’ll sing at karaoke
Wouldn’t know, I’d probably be heavily intoxicated if you found me by a karaoke machine.
Last time you exploited your position to get something
Well, it happens quite often (basically all the time) when I’m doing soundchecks, but guess that’s kind of natural.
First time you realised you were famous
Can’t honestly remember.
Last time someone criticised your work
This morning I was very heavily criticised. By myself.
Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it
Some weeks ago, and it unfortunately happens too often when I’m in a hurry and think I need something new to wear on stage.
First concert you ever attended
A school big band that came and played in Värmskog where I grew up (it’s real countryside, and there are basically NEVER any concerts there so it was quite a big thing!)
Last time you bought someone flowers
Last week, for my sister.
First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning
Last thing you think of before you go to sleep
Rigmor Gustafsson plays the Spiegeltent, Edinburgh, Sat 26 Jul as part of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival.