Quickfire Questions #33: Robert Coles of Little Comets

By on Friday, 10th August 2012 at 11:00 am
 

We asked Robert Coles of Little Comets the TGTF Quickfire Questions; he answered them. I feel a bit bad, I think we caught him off guard at the end (see what I mean below). Their current EP is ‘Jennifer and Other Stories’, and you can catch them on tour in the UK in October and November.

1. What song is your earliest musical memory?
‘Beautiful Boy’ by John Lennon, because my Dad would play it on repeat around the house for me and my brother.

2. What was your favourite song as a child?
‘Moonshadow’ by Cat Stevens although apparently I used to go hyper when ‘Dancing in the Street’ (Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) came on the telly.

3. What song makes you laugh?
‘Peanuts’ by George Dawes on Shooting Stars.

4. What song makes you cry?
It depends, I don’t have a go to “let’s have a cry song” like. The last time I cried properly to a song was on a train home after my Grandma had died – it was a Shins song although I don’t remember which one…

5. What song reminds you of the first time you fell in love? (It’s up to you if you want this to be sweet, naughty, etc.)
Probably ‘Bookends’ by Simon and Garfunkel, because I gave it to Jo to listen to.

6. What song makes you think of being upset / angry? (Example: maybe you heard it when you were angry with someone and it’s still with you, and/or something that calms you down when you’re upset, etc.)
Erm…. nothing springs to mind.

7. Which song (any song written in the last century) do you wish you’d written yourself?
Simple Twist of Fate by Bob Dylan today.

8. Who is your favourite writer? (This can be a songwriter or ANY kind of writer.)
Jonathan Safran Foer. [I had to look up who this was; what a small world, he’s from Washington, DC and his mother is the director of the Sixth and I Synagogue, where we’ve seen the xx, the Airborne Toxic Event and Laura Marling – Ed.]

9. If you hadn’t become a singer/musician/songwriter/etc., what job do you think you’d be doing right now?
Who knows.

10. If God said you were allowed to bring only one album with you to Heaven, which would it be and why?
Wow….

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