IamAndy Partridge -- AMA!
Ahoy, deckmates! Captain of our ship of fools here, s'mee, Andy Partridge. That's right, the same smart ass who wrote most of the songs for the English pop group XTC and played guitar when they let me. That'll be my seal bark you hear on DEAR GOD, MAYOR OF SIMPLETON, SENSES WORKING OVERTIME and countless other chunks of musical driftwood bobbing along on the mighty pop ocean. Albums, singles, you name 'em ... we've melted 'em.
When XTC got bored they became the Dukes of Stratosphear and musically thanked off bands from the late 60's.We were also the Three Wise Men for a Crassmas single, and Terry and the Lovemen for our own tribute album. Tee hee.
I'm still writing songs (I never learn do I?),although these are mostly for other young folks these days, such as Miles Kane and The Monkees. I've also worked with Peter Blegvad, Lilac Time, Terry Hall, Mike Keneally, Harold Budd, Blur,(hang on, let me take a peek at Wikipedia) ... oh yeah, and Pugwash, the Heads, Robyn Hitchcock, Charlotte Hatherley, Nicky Holland, and other too numerous dementia.
Right, that's me. It's been a long old musical road, but I have peed in all the layby's en route.
Doubt it’s me? Here’s proof for thee.
Today I’m joined by my lovely assistant, Todd Bernhardt, Man of Many Fingers (some of which reputedly work), who will be typing in my answers, so forgive the ‘murican spellings.
UPDATE: We've done more than two hours, and have to go, but a big wet sloppy THANK YOU for all the questions. If we didn't get to yours, it doesn't mean we don't like you, we just ran out of time. Let's do this again?? If you'd like that, let us know, let Reddit know, let your friends know, let the world know. Bye bye!