This is the final part of the interview I conducted with Caroline Bottomley from Radar Music Videos. The first one is right here – give it a good look if you haven’t already done so.
MUSIC & YOU
When did you become interested in music? What was the first album or single you ever purchased?
I think I was about 14. I started reading NME, then I started memorizing it. I think Tubular Bells was my first album, or How Dare You by 10CC.
Are you in a band yourself, or have you been in a band in the past? Is there a clip on YouTube or elsewhere we could watch?
Wish I had been in a band, I didn’t play an instrument and for some reason thought I couldn’t learn. I should have been a manager obviously but I wasn’t. And sadly no, no old clips of me with my proper Mohican pvc trousers and Chelsea boots with chains on them. Hey ho.
Musical likes and dislikes? Favorite artists?
Oh dear. I like so many different things. I’m enjoying a bit of 70s folk and rock type stuff at the moment, Brinsley Schwarz, Colin Blunstone.
If you had to name the song that moves you the most, what would it be? Can you pinpoint the reason why?
Loving you Minnie ripperton, it just came into my head. I feel like that about life in general sometimes plus it is rather bonkers.
Is there a song that – to you – captures the spirit of your startup and what you have set out to do? What would it be?
Not a song, but the motto of northern soul; keep the faith. I hope Radar is rather more popular than Northern Soul though.