Quickfire Questions #15: Writer Luke Morton

By on Friday, 29th July 2011 at 12:00 pm

For today’s writers’ Quickfire Questions, we have our Lincoln native / recent London transplant, Luke Morton ruminating on his musical upbringing…

1. What song is your earliest musical memory?
I think it might be Meatloaf – ‘I’d Do Anything For Love’. I remember it being on a rock compilation my parents always had on in the car when I was a kid.

2. What was your favourite song as a child?
Depends how young you mean by child. When I was about eight it would have been Spice Girls – Say You’ll Be There, when I was 11/12 it would have been Slipknot – ‘Wait And Bleed’. And I still have both of those songs on my iTunes, don’t say I’m not eclectic.

3. What song makes you laugh?
The Lonely Island – ‘Boombox’ or ‘Like A Boss’. I probably love their album a bit too much. Also Flight Of The Conchords – ‘Hiphopopotamus Vs. Rhymenoceros’.

4. What song makes you cry?

There’s no song that actively makes me cry, but ‘No Surprises’ by Radiohead probably does leave me feeling a bit sadder.

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.)
Buckcherry – ‘Crazy Bitch’? Spinal Tap – ‘Sex Farm’? Dead Kennedys – ‘Too Drunk To Fuck’? I have no idea, I’m just saying songs.

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.)
Quite a lot of my music is angry or heavy, so there’s a fair few. But for a quick cathartic release, at the minute I’d say Rolo Tomassi – ‘Party Wounds’ or Blackhole – Forever.

7. Which song (any song written in the last century) do you wish you’d written yourself?
Any song which would have made me money? Probably anything by Black Sabbath, so I could have invented heavy metal.

8. Who is your favourite writer? (This can be a songwriter or ANY kind of writer.)
Songwriter? God knows. Itch from the King Blues (pictured at top) has some fantastic lyrics, but then there’s people like Wednesday 13 who have some hilarious words in their songs. In terms of author, it’s got to be Douglas Adams.

9. If you weren’t writing for this blog, what job do you think you’d be doing right now?

I’d probably still be working as a chef and trying to scrape together enough money to go to loads of festivals. Either that or befriending a famous band and touring with them constantly and doing nothing.

10. If God said you were allowed to bring only one album with you to Heaven, which would it be and why?
I literally have no idea. I could be ironic and take AC/DC ‘Highway to Hell’ or something, but I’d get bored of the joke quite early into the whole ‘eternity’ thing. I’d probably take an album I hadn’t heard yet, just to give me something new. Otherwise I’d take one album I’d love and then get angry I didn’t pick a different one.

Luke Morton was our first regular Lincoln correspondent until he moved to London last month. (Well done Luke: living the dream! And believe me, we’re planning to take full advantage of Luke’s new location when it comes to covering gigs.)

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