’89 domande ad Adam Ficek – Babyshambles
Name? Adam (@adam.ficek)
What’s your job? Musician, Psychotherapist.
What did you study at university? London College of Music; Metanoia Institute.
When did you start your job? Many years ago…
How did you start? With gritted teeth.
Your favorite style icons? Steve McQueen & The Fonz.
If you could live in one historical era, which one would you choose? Late 1960’s.
If you could spend a day with an historical figure who would you choose? Bruce Lee.
If you could compose the best band in history who would be in? Robert Wyatt, Jack Bruce & Harry Beckett.
If you could compose the best band today, who would be in? ….
If you could talk for 15 minutes in the world of vision what would you say? Hold on.
What do you think about influencers? Ridiculous.
Can you give us a definition of art? That which takes the inside to he outside.
What is the night you spent the most money to have fun? That’s in the future.
The best drummer in history? Robert Wyatt.
What do you do for fun? Music.
Where have you been on vacation when you were young? Gt Yarmouth.
Where are you going on vacation now? We’re locked down.
What’s the topic you are most expert in? Musicians, the music industry and how they view their mental health.
What’s the most exciting part of your job?And the most boring one? Meeting people, paperwork.
Have you ever been in love? Of course.
What was your job before becoming a musician? Postman.
Where do you live? In a village.
Which neighborhood? A small one.
Where are you from? Suburbia.
Other cities where you’ve been living? London, Essex, Bucks, Paros, Rome, Milan, Tokyo.
Which Languages do you speak? Russian.
Which are your favorite places in your city? The quiet places.
Favorite movies? Meantime.
Favorite songs? Changes all the time. Currently this minute Voodoo Ray – Guy Called Gerald.
Favorite bands? Beatles.
Favorite books? My soon be to be released book.
Favorite authors? Peter Fónagy.
Favorite art works? Jackson Pollock.
Have you ever had a homosexual experience? Not as yet.
The craziest experience you’ve ever had? Losing myself in my own mind.
What’s your favorite historical character? Epicurus.
Can you define yourself with an adjective? Whats that?
What’s your favorite Babyshambles song? The Blinding.
The most appreciated one? FuckForever.
Who is the band member you are most attached to? Patrick (Walden N.d.R)
Did you or the other guys use drugs while recording the albums? There was a general lack of sobriety but that’s a well known boring cliché.
And during concerts? See above.
If so, which ones in particular? I can’t remember.
Who was the most addicted band member? Addicted to what?
What’s your best gig in your opinion that we can find on Youtube? Glasto 2005, there’s probably better, its the only one I know.
What is the most rock and roll anecdote you can tell us about Babyshambles?I got knocked out by a wine bottle in the face at the Piper Room in Rome. As I fell, I managed to strike the last cymbal for the outro of Albion. I woke up during the intro of I wish.
What’s your favorite song from the Roses Kings Castles project? Brass Winter.
What’s the best band right now in your opinion? Beatles.
The most overrated? Rolling Stones.
The most underestimated? Beatles.
One you don’t like? Foo Fighters.
And the best drummer? Alan Wren.
How did you join Babyshambles? Through Patrick and James Mullord.
Who did you meet first? Patrick and James Mullord.
Can you tell us a strenght and a weakness of each of them, starting with Patrick? Great haircut, plays a Fender Jazz Master.
Pete? Generous, Used to have too many kittens.
Drew? Walks fast, walks slow.
Mick? Has a sweet tooth, great at ska guitar.
Who’s the clever one in your opinion? None of us.
And funniest? Mad eye.
And the most talented as musician? None of us.
What is your top five of your songs? Blinding; Unbilo Titled; Sedative; Pipe Down; Babyshambles.
Do you think success changed them as persons? Probably.
What is your song that you are most attached to? Why? Blinding, Peter and I formed it when no one else turned up rehearsal.
Can you tell us an anecdote behind a Babyshambles song? No.
The craziest thing you’ve seen at one of your concert? A screwdriver coming towards my head.
The most rock and roll thing? See above.
What were your favorite places/club when you were young? The river…school.
Favorite TV series? Monkey Magic.
If you were an animal which one would you like to be? A wasp.