Latitude 2013: Five minutes with... Murray Lachlan Young
Friday 17 May 2013
Murray Lachlan Young is a British performance poet - the first poet to be given a £1m record deal - and a regular on Radio 4 and 6.
Which latitude are you on right now?
Sum up what you do for us in one sentence for anyone who might not know…
Stand up poetry with a few erotic folk songs thrown in for good measure.
If you could give us one hot tip for who to see at Latitude what would it be?
My old pal Phil Hartnoll from Orbital doing a DJ set is first on my dance card.
Do you have any pre-show rituals?
Lots of paper lots of talking to myself and lots of walking up and down.
What’s your best festival story for us?
So much mud, then eyes in the mud. A man asleep in a sleeping bag was waking up!!! all brown apart from those white, white eyes.
Tell us a something you’ve never told an interviewer before…
My mother went to school with Jimmy Page from Led Zepplin.
What’s the best thing about performing live?
It's really real.
What’s your signature cooking dish?
A proper Mexican Chilli.
What book/film/record etc. changed your life and why?
If You Meet The Buddah On The Road, Kill Him! Sheldon B Kopp. And the answer to everything is: stop hiding and keep going.
Knock Knock, who’s there?
Those eyes, those white, white eyes.
And lastly, summarise Latitude in three words
Well chosen and lots of it.
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