Cultural Life: Jamie Cullum, musician
Friday 05 February 2010
I became a member of Jack White's Third Man Records' 7-inch vinyl record singles club, which I thought was a great idea. I particularly like Dan Sartain, who is signed to the label. I also love Sweet Billy Pilgrim's album 'Twice Born Men'. It has been a while since I've played a record over and over again like this.
I think 'True Blood' is fantastic – sexy, funny and frightening. They really get things like this right in America. Being a music geek, my favourite television show is 'Later with Jools Holland'.
I finished the epic '2666' by Roberto Bolaño, which I loved, even through the most difficult sections. I got bogged down with the hedge-fund sections of Sebastian Faulks's 'A Week in December', so I gave it up to devour Paul Auster's 'Invisible'.
I saw Terry Gilliam's 'The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus', which despite its flaws and the fact that I watched it at a mother-and-baby screening, was charming. 'Fantastic Mr Fox' is destined to entertain people for years to come. It was infused with the authorship of Wes Anderson, as much as Roald Dahl.
Jamie Cullum's new single, "Don't Stop the Music", is out now
Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year
TVBBC hopes latest Danish import will spell success
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Which country would be hardest to invade?
- 2 Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
- 3 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 4 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 5 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Avengers: Age of Ultron set to make box office history with $84.5m US opening
London Marathon: Best running songs from Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar to 'Uptown Funk'
The highly NSFW poster for Gaspar Noé's Love makes Nymphomaniac look like 50 Shades
New on Netflix UK May 2015: From Fast & Furious 6 to World War Z and Grace and Frankie
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds