Helen McCookerybook

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Industry Arts
Occupation Musician and Artist
Location London, United Kingdom
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Introduction Music at http://helenmccookerybook.bandcamp.com Art at mccookerybook.tumblr.com I can't decide what I want to be. I thought I was an illustrator and then I turned into a musician by accident. Along the way I've wanted to be a fireman and HGV driver and it's getting too late now! I can't stop writing songs, and if I did, I'd not be able to stop drawing pictures. I wish I could play piano, trumpet and accordion. I always used to long for long blonde hair until I dyed my hair blonde and I looked disgusting. I nearly bought a motorbike (BSA Bantam), but spent the money on a bass amplifier instead and joined Joby and the Hooligans in 1977. I can't resist going into charity shops and buying clothes which I often take back the next day. I wrote a book called 'The Lost Women of Rock Music: female musicians of the punk era', under the name Helen Reddington, which is available from Amazon in paperback (and your local library) I eat Magnum Classics all summer long, and mini-poppadums all winter. In spring and autumn, I don't eat anything.
Interests Climbing trees, sitting on beaches in winter, digging holes, ice skating (badly), listening to pirate radio stations, dreaming up ideas, doing stupid things, driving around Britain, drawing pictures
Favorite Movies La Belle et la Bete, Anita and Me, American Graffiti, Time Bandits, Spinal Tap, Carry On Cabby, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
Favorite Music Particular Northern Soul and Disco tracks especially #1 Deejay which nobody has heard of. Early lovers' rock, lots of Brazilian stuff, early blues, ridiculously happy psychedelia (e.g.Rotary Connection), some Johnny Cash, bands before they get famous. And I love live music!
Favorite Books To Kill a Mockingbird, My Family and Other Animals, old-fashioned childrens books, awful crime novels, gothic novels and political biographies (aren't they the same thing?)

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