20-20 Interview with Martyn Jacques

The 20/20 is a monthly Question & Answer session with interesting artists from all different scenes of the music world. 

Martyn Jaques

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Waking up in my flat after touring as always on the road.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be and what would you do?

David Niven on the Riviera having a drink with Clark Gable

What has been your most memorable experience?

Being stabbed to near death 25 years ago

What is the one trait that you hate most about yourself?

Eating too much

What is your greatest extravagance?

Musical instruments

In what way would you prefer to die?


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


Which time period or event (past or future) would you most like to visit?

Oscar Wilde London

What is your greatest regret?

Failing my 11+ and not going to Grammar School

When and where were you the happiest?

In my squat in London with my girlfriend 25 years ago

What do you consider your greatest achievement so far?

Recording 15 albums with no recording company support

If there is ?life after death?, what would you choose to come back as?

I would chose to come back as a spirit without a body

What is your most treasured possession?

A stone in a saucer from Edward Gorey

Which natural gift or ability would you most like to possess?


What is your most marked characteristic?

My high voice and my plat

What is the strangest dream you have ever had?

Being a Conquistador in Technicolor

How would you describe the perfect room for yourself?

Padded cell

Who would you most like to fight?

I?m not a boxer

What is your motto?

Don?t let the bastards grind you down