PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: GRAHAM DUFF

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Photo (c) Xavier Itter.

 

SONGS

A Mutual Friend – Wire

I Can’t Swim (I Have Nightmares) – Ludus

Sleepwalker’s Woman – Scott Walker

Atomic Little Thing – Family of God

Weather Report 2 – The Fall

Big Sex II – The Anti Group

Just a Minute – Faye Wong

The Universe Is A Haunted House (Live in Prague) – Coil

TELEVISION

Hancock’s Half Hour (1956 – 1960)

Doctor Who (1963 -1977)

U.F.O. (1970)

Gangsters (1975-1978)

The Middlemen (1977)

Twin Peaks  (1990 – 1991 & 2017)

The Day Today (1994)

The League of Gentlemen (1999 – 2002 & 2017)

BOOKS

Cities of the Red Night – William S. Burroughs

Remove Your Hat – Benjamin Péret

Miss Shumway Waves A Wand – James Hadley Chase

Today I Wrote Nothing – Daniil Kharms

Without Feathers – Woody Allen

Les Chants du Maldoror – Comte de Lautréamont

Doctor Who & The Auton Invasion – Terrance Dicks

Crash – J.G. Ballard

 

FILMS

The Rebel (1961)

Scream and Scream Again (1970)

O Lucky Man! (1973)

The Phantom of Liberty (1974)

Mirror (1975)

The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

In The Mood For Love (2000)

Mullholland Drive (2001)

PLACES

Golden Acre, Great Harwood, Lancashire.

The Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Nice.

My bed.

BIO: Graham Duff is a prolific scriptwriter and script editor, whose shows include the BBC TV sitcoms Ideal, Hebburn and Dr. Terribleʼs House of Horrible, the Sky Arts horror anthology series The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells and Radio 4 comedy shows such as Nebulous, Stereonation and Count Arthur Strongʼs Radio Show.

He’s written articles about music for Wire magazine, as well as publishing essays on contemporary art.

He writes about the yearʼs best new music releases for the Dangerous Minds website and presents his own online music show Graham Duffʼs Mixtape.

As an actor he often appears in his own shows and heʼs also had tiny, tiny roles in big productions such Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Doctor Who. His book Foreground Music: A Life in 15 Gigs will be published in 2019.

Photo (c) Xavier Itter.

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