IF YOU’RE ACTIVE on Facebook, the chances are you’ll have seen people sharing links to an interview published in today’s (London) Independent.
The interview is with Chris de Burgh, in which the balladeer discusses his frugal approach to buying toothpaste, his preference for social media network, and his attitudes on The Haters.
The full interview is well worth a read – but here are seven choice quotes.
There are others we left out.
I can fix dishwashers. I was brought up in a castle with no money and lots of imagination.
I love myself… I’m not saying this in a narcissistic way. I just like me.
He later adds: “Because I like me, it means nothing anyone says has any impact whatsoever.”
I can’t be bothered with Twitter. Life’s too short. I do Facebook. I’ve got 200,000 followers.
I am much loved.
Complaining about having a large back catalogue, but being chiefly known for one song:
One of the problems of having such a huge worldwide hit, like ‘Lady in Red’, which is still a hit, worldwide…
Tapping his temple, referring to his own mind:
It’s like a Cineplex going on in here.
Discussing tubes of toothpaste, and how to get more out of them:
Well, take a pair of scissors and cut it about an inch and a half from the bottom and it’s absolutely packed with stuff!