The List celebrates 25 years in the business by interviewing itself

  • The List
  • 23 September 2010
The List celebrates 25 years in the business by interviewing itself

First word: The List

We've chosen our very favourite interviewee for the 25th birthday First Word – ourselves! So here's The List on Bowie, The Balmoral and beard rash

First record you ever bought
'Dancing in the Street' by David Bowie and Mick Jagger. Number One from 7 Sept–5 Oct 1985.

First film you saw that really moved you
Schindler's List … and latterly The Bucket List.

First movie you ever went on a date to
We coaxed Russell Brand into a date in 2006, but we won't kiss and tell about what happened … OK we will. See page 15 for the inside story.

First thing you do when you've got time off work
Time off work!? Scotland's entertainment bible is here for you 24/7.

Last great meal you cooked
Tony Singh's Jhinga Malai Cream recipe from our Good Food Fast feature of August this year (issue 663).

Last extravagant purchase you made
Champagne and caviar at The Balmoral. LOL, jkng! We mustered enough money to buy a paperclip last month.

First crush
Clint Eastwood. He could give us beard rash any day.

Last book you read
Alice Thompson, The Existential Detective. Five stars in issue 659, and she's a former List editor!

First great piece of advice you were given
!!! is pronounced 'chk chk chk' (not 'exclamation mark, exclamation mark, exclamation mark').

Last time you were star struck
Interviewing George Clooney in 2003. Swoon.

First thing you'd do if you ran the country
Save the arts.

First song you'll sing at karaoke
'Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenocerous' by Flight of the Conchords, as ably performed by The List's current editor in May of this year (see issue 656).

Last time you exploited your position to get something
Near constantly. Anyone want to butter us up … anyone?

First time you realised you were famous
When Aidan Moffat wrote a song about us in the mid-90s (see page 18).

Last time someone criticised your work
Let's just say there are one or two disgruntled Alex Cornish fans out there (see Music Also Released, issue 666).

First three words your friends would use to describe you
Inspiring, accurate, essential.

Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it
Daphne and Celeste's 2000 album We Didn't Say That! after reading our own five-star review in issue 390. What were we thinking?

First concert you ever attended
Tom Waits, Edinburgh Playhouse, Tue 15 Oct 1985.

First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning

Last thing you think of before you go to sleep
Mmm, more listings.

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