Christmas with Or:la December 16, 2016 09:30
Or:la is not only in the Hotflush Recordings gang, she's also BANG into Christmas, so that means she's in the Christmas gang with me. I caught up with Or:la in the special Hotflush grotto in Berlin where we both sat on Santa's knees and barked questions and answers at one another for about a minute and a half.
Here's the transcript:
Q. Where will you be on Christmas Day, and who with?
A. I'll be at home in Derry with my family. I think my cousin's family are joining us for dinner too which is nice (usually ends with a typical Irish singing/guitar session).
Q. What is your Christmas Day routine?
A. A fairly standard Christmas routine: get up, open presents, breakfast followed by a big dinner, red wine and chill all day.
Q. What was your Christmas Day routine when you were a kid?
A. The same, only about 5 hours early!
Q. What was the best Christmas present you ever had as a kid (mine was a Super Nintendo in 1992)?
A A karaoke machine which came with its own CD with only two tracks on it, which I got in like 1996. I remember one of the tracks being You Can't Hurry Love by The Supremes (still know all the words).
Q. What is your favourite Christmas song?
I don't think I'll ever get sick of Chris Rea's Driving Home For Christmas.(neither will I - Tonks)
Q. Have you ever used a sleigh bell in any of your productions?
A. Not yet, maybe next year.
Q. What do you want for Christmas this year?
A. A nice acid hardware synth to get everyone in the Christmas spirit!
What a lovely young lady! I've got a funny feeling that Father Christmas might just have an acid hardware synth-shaped package in his sack next week. And you know what? I think that was the most wholesome interview with a dance music star I've ever conducted, and I've interviewed Surgeon!
Speaking of which, go to Belfast tonight to see Or:la spin some discs with my very dear friend, Surgeon, or Surg as I call him.