Amy Raphael – “Brett Anderson: Waking Up to a New Morning…” (2002)

January 24, 2011 at 7:39 pm (Music, Reviews & Articles)

Taken from the Sept. 15, 2002 issue of The Observer, this article talks about former and current Suede frontman Brett Anderson and his days of drug abuse and their latest album A New Morning, which was soon to be released…

After the booze, coke, crack and smack, Suede’s Brett Anderson is back in the land of the living with renewed optimism and a new album.

Brett Anderson grew up hanging around car parks, drinking lukewarm cans of Special Brew and taking acid. Occasionally, he caught the train from Hayward’s Heath to Brighton, less than half an hour away, but still a world away. He would buy punk records and, perhaps, a Nagasaki Nightmare patch to sew on to his red ski jacket.His mother, who died in 1989, was an aspiring artist; his father was mostly unemployed and obsessed with classical music. He wanted his son to be a classical pianist, but Brett had other ideas. Lost in suburban adolescence, he was drawn to the Smiths, to Morrissey’s melancholic lyrics, his eccentric persona. He wanted to be a pop star; he would be a pop star. He had no doubt. Read the rest of this entry »

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President Obama’s Weekly Address (Jan. 22, 2011)

January 24, 2011 at 8:30 am (Life & Politics)

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