Annie Mac on crying at the telly, fantasizing about Gosling and saving her record collection
- Niki Boyle
- 21 November 2012
First record you ever bought
Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I and II.
Last thing you recommended to someone
The Django Django LP. I love it.
First film you saw that really moved you
Last time you cried
Probably at something on the telly. I cry at anything remotely sad on the telly.
Connor Elliot. A family friend who saved me from drowning when I was young. I thought he was my knight in shining armour.
Last person you fantasised about
Gosling of course!
First movie you ever went on a date to
Ooof I cant remember the movie! I remember the boy though.
Last book you read
I’m reading the biography of Gil Scott Heron.
I helped out in a children’s summer camp when I was 14.
Last great meal you cooked
There’s not many of them. I’m not a good cook.
First concert you ever attended
The first one I remember is Moloko in Dublin when I was 15.
Last time you were star struck
Frankie Knuckles! He was sitting in the office of Radio 1. I was too scared to ask for a photo.
First great piece of advice you were given
‘Never underestimate the power of your passion’ – Mary Anne Hobbes.
Last time someone criticised your work
I got a tweet from an angry man a few weeks ago saying I didn’t do enough audience interaction during a gig.
First time you realised you were famous
Probably when I got stopped in the street in London the first time.
Last time you exploited your position to get something
Errrrr, I got a free manicure.
First song at your (potential) wedding
Fleetwood Mac – ‘Everywhere’.
Last meal on earth – what would it be
My mum’s macaroni cheese with her homemade coleslaw and brown bread.
First song you’ll sing at karaoke
Jackson Five – ‘I’ll Be There’.
Last extravagant purchase you made
A cashmere tracksuit.
First object you’d save from your burning home
Oh god! My record collection?
Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it
Every bloody week! I’m always buying the wrong thing. The latest was a dress made entirely out of plastic fish scale like round bits that made me look ENORMOUS.
First thing you’d do if you ran the country
Tax the rich more and create a huge fund just for children’s and old people’s homes.
Last funny thing you saw online
A squirrel with its head stuck in a Hallowe’en mask.
Annie Mac Presents, O2 Academy, Glasgow, Thu 29 Nov.