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We put our quick-fire questions to Nemone.


Broadcaster, DJ and psychotherapist Nemone joins us this week for our performances of Common Sound. We grabbed five minutes with her and put our speed-interview questions to her.

Where, or what, is perfection?

The mountains near Chamonix with the family (and a hot chocolate nearby).

What do you fear the most?

Anchors and the underside of boats … plus metal pillars in water.

What was the first album that you ever bought?

Police’s Zenyetta Mondetta on cassette, closely followed by The Best of the Pointer Sisters on Vinyl.

What is the most recent album that you’ve bought or streamed?

Self Esteem’s Prioritise Pleasure

What is your current most-played piece of music?

Jon Hopkins Sit Around The Fire

What is your favourite word?


What keeps you awake at night?

The little voice in my head that is not as kind as it could be reminding me of all the things I haven’t done. I’m learning to turn it down.

What is your favourite ritual?

I love getting up early in the winter and heading to the lake to swim outdoors. That initial gasp as I enter the water and then the feeling that I have somehow come home with a hot choclate waiting for me on the other side of the swim (there is a theme in these answers – see if you can spot it!)

What’s your signature dish in the kitchen?

I make a mean Greek salad … obviously much better with huge beefy juicy tomatoes in Greece and huge slabs of authentic Greek feta with Kalamata olives. Plus I make a decent Béchamel.

Vinyl or Streaming? And why?

Vinyl every time … it is magical removing vinyl from the sleeve for the first time holding it between your palms … placing on the slipmat, blowing any dust off the needle and lifting the needle onto the vinyl – not using the lever ! The needle arms on mine still have pennies on top of the needle to weigh it down and stop it jumping when I used to mix on my Technic 1210s back in the day.

Common Sound runs from 21-24 October, visiting Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh and Dundee.
More info here