Name, Age: Ben Twomey, Ageless

Where from?: “It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald

Family & Pets: Yes. Both.

Favorite artist: Pixies

Best label in the world: 4AD, of course!

Best concert ever: Either Mogwai at Brixton Academy or Caspian at The Garage

Top Record of 2021: ‘and the raging winds do blow’ by Where Mermaids Drown

10 Albums for the month-long-stay on the tiny island:

  • “Surfer Rosa/Come On Pilgrim” – Pixies
  • “Yawn” – Bill Ryder Jones
  • “Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain” – Pavement
  • “Giant Steps” – Boo Radleys
  • “Raise” - Swervedriver
  • “Magic Potion” – Black Keys
  • “Dust & Disquiet” – Caspian
  • “Sondersongs” – Whale Fall
  • “Parts of Speech” – Dessa
  • “For Now I Am Winter” – Ólafur Arnalds

Best joke you always tell: I have two of them that I rotate:

Q. What’s invisible and smells of bananas?
A. A monkey belch.

Q. What goes “Boo”?
A. A cow with a cold.

Best Beyoncé song: That one that goes “bom-bom tsssssh!” and then is like “dooby-dooby-dooo”.

Favorite Drink: A nice beer that isn’t boring.

Most important piece of advice to tell your 20-year-old-self: “Make the most of having long hair, ‘cos it’s not sticking around forever”

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