Trafford Portrait

Trafford Parsons Interview

  1. Favourite Colour? Orange
  2. When you were growing up what did you want to be? Artist
  3. Name the Place you’d most like to live in? Manchester /North of England
  4. Seaside or Countryside Seaside
  5. You’re hosting a dinner party what’s your signature dish? Roast chicken 
  6. Dogs or Cats? Cats I live with 6 – Luna, Delilah, Lee Lou , Zoot , Kuu and Nova
  7. What was your nickname at school? Lovething or Elvis 
  8. Most influential person in your life? Bowie
  9. If you could go back in time to which period would you go to? Andy Warhols Factory 
  10. Name an Instagram account you follow? @iconoclast_london 
  11. Favourite Museum or Gallery Pitt Rivers Oxford
  12. If money was no object, what luxury item would you buy yourself? A warehouse – very big – to live – store all my stuff – make art – play music 
  13. First single/album you bought? Isaac Hayes Shaft 
  14. Person you’d love to meet? Lenin 
  15. Describe your ultimate romantic date? Picnic 
  16. You are happiest when……. making art in my studio or djing at a club/ dropping a massive tune – and dancing 
  17. What makes you sad?homelessness– inequality . 
  18. If you could change one thing about the world. no borders 
  19. Whats the first thing on your bucket list? Time with my friends 
  20. Favorite Restaurant? My kitchen 
  21. Book shop or Record Shop? Record Shop that sells funk and jazz. 
  22. Name your favourite book? Anything by Taschen i’ll steel Dan’s answer cos i love picture books.
  23. Pet Hate Sport ( it should be taken off the TV its so boring and evil )
  24. Prize Possession? Table in my studio 
  25. How many tattoos/piercings do you have? 2 tattoos, a bee and an anchor on my right calf . 
  26. Gym or Jim Bean? I hate both sport and alcohol – the dance floor is my passion my escape 
  27. What colour are your eyes? Brown
  28. Junk Food which is your dirty secret? Turkish shish .
  29. What’s your poison? Tories and house music – an evil cocktail.
  30. Describe your morning routine. Feed cats, play with / snuggle cats, cook and eat big breakfast for everyone -pick out an inappropriate outfit and go to my studio
  31. Where do you call home? The mountains near Huddersfield / Manchester 
  32. What makes you laugh? Any idea that the tories are fit to govern – sad clowns the lot of them. 
  33. What perfume/aftershave do you use? Paint 
  34. Whats you favourite season and why? Autumn, I love the clothes more. 
  35. Describe the wildest night out you’ve ever had? There are a lot – and more to come – i am a child of the night – any night when I get to dj , dance , meet interesting people is as good as it gets.
  36. What opportunity have you turned down? Resident Dj at the hacienda manchester . but also anything that involved being in an office . 
  37. Have you ever been arrested? YES lots for street art – putting up posters for my club nights – but they couldn’t make the charges stick . 
  38. Favorite Quote? Unplug the jukebox – And do us all a favour – That music’s lost its tasteSo try another flavour – Adam and the Ants
  39. First Gig? Led Zeplin with my parents 1972 – with my mates the Stranglers 1976 
  40. Biggest Regret? That my parents died when I was young .
  41. Describe something that you are proud of Having such ace friends my fine art degree from goldsmiths london , – dancing on the video for Voodoo Ray 
  42. Describe yourself in 3 words. Omnia vincit amor- Love conquers all
  43. Favourite film. Performance 
    How many pairs of shoes do you own? I think they own me – maybe 200 pairs of shoes and boots . 
  44. Tell us whats in your bag/pockets Knife – sketch book – iPad – pencils . brushes . beret . rope . van keys , silver rings. soap 
  45. Who was the last person you called? Mark Powell – my tailor and friend – his mum died not an easy call but had to, cos i love him .
  46. Whats the tune/band that you are listening to the most? Parliament / but i play so much music all day .
  47. Whats your cure for a hangover? I don’t drink – so its not a thing i know about – but love conquers all ..
  48. Do you have an addiction? Socks – i buy them to remember my mother and how much she loved/loves me ..