News must be slow – here’s one that appeared on teletext
Jimi Goodwin, the bassist for rock band Doves, is a hero after saving the life of… a rabbit!
“We rehearse on a farm and the Jack Russell from the farm just trotted past me with a live rabbit in his mouth. I just made him drop it and hopefully the rabbit is pretty fine,” he told me.“I got him before he snapped his neck. It’s only staving off the inevitable, but thank God for that.” Nice.
Way to go Jimi! :) Not sure how to follow that one up..
In a recent edition of Uncut, musicians including Pete Townsend were asked to name their favourite Who song. Jimi chimed in with his favourite..
I’m One (Quadrophenia) – Jimi Goodwin (Doves). I liked at age 15. Ideal for awkward age.
Classic tune. Personally, its Baba O’Riley for me. Best intro ever. This would be the perfect opportunity to upload doves cover of the Seeker as played with Roger Daltrey at the Royal Albert Hall, 2003. Sadly I don’t have it at hand, will put that right in a couple weeks.
“We need to shake things up by doing something…I don’t know what it’ll be,” he said.
“Scoring a film. We’re always saying that and no one seems to pick up on it, but we’d fucking love to score a film.”
When asked about their reasons for wanting to write a soundtrack, Goodwin replied: “We just always have.
“Hopefully you can hear it in your music. Everything is very filmic and we’ve often sampled many of the TV cop films of old.
“We’ve been doing that since we were in [former band] Sub Sub.”
To read the full article, click here.
Go to the BBC iPlayer here (its available to anyone outside the UK too) then fast forward to 1.18 into the show, for the feature demo heaven. Check out the jingle also sung by Jimi! Listen to Jimi & Guy waffle on, before Guy plays the track around 1.24. Of course I never bootlegged this first time around, not sure how it got on my ipod! :)
ps: If you are in the US, Don’t forget Elbow are on Letterman tonight!