The first record I bought was?
It was a happy hardcore record called Six Days on The Run, I was scared to go into the record shop so got my tough mate to buy it for me.
The first gig I went to was..
The earliest gig I can remember was Nirvana, it was before Nevermind and I went with my dad who told me they would be good. He was right.
'He's a wonderfully warm, funny man... though if I were a 16-year-old apprentice I'd be scared'
A school boasting traditional values, with Carpe Diem – seize the day – as its Latin motto, was celebrating yesterday after being ranked as the country's top comprehensive for A-level results.
Mahmoud Darwish, who died at the weekend, was, according to the Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif, "the last poet who could fill a football stadium". In a country that regards poetry as a pastime for the lost and the lonely – like, say, knitting tea cosies, or making wicker baskets – this is quite hard to understand. Celine Dion fills football stadiums. So does Elton John. So does Simply Red. But a poet?