AustralianJazz.Net: What was the first album or single that you ever acquired?
Julien Wilson: Either “Uptown Girl” or “Super-trouper”. Seriously. I was 7. It was a small town in the ’70s. Choices were limited. I used to love playing my mum’s LP of “Magical Mystery Tour”. Also “Our House” by Madness. Link that one.
I grew out of Abba and Billy Joel pretty quickly.
AJN: What was the most recent album or track that you purchased?
AJN: Which song reminds you of the best concert you’ve ever attended?
JW: “Shine on you crazy diamond”. The first song of the first concert, therefore the best.
AJN: Which song reminds you of your favourite journey?
JW: Best travelling music is still Pat Metheny. “The Precious Jewel” from “Beyond the Missouri Sky”, with Charlie Haden. Travelling through the Swiss Italian alps by train for the first time. Laughing and crying at the same time.
AJN: Which song reminds you of your most important rite of passage?
JW: “Detachable Penis” by King Missile
AJN: Which song best describes your relationship to your loved ones?
JW: “You are my sunshine”.
AJN: If your life was to become a movie, which song would be heard on the opening credits?
JW: “Sunflowers” by Sam Anning. One of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard.
AJN: Which would be on the end credits?
JW: “All Tomorrow’s Parties” by The Velvet Underground.
I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king.
Also a father, a husband, a writer, an editor, a coffee addict, a type 1 diabetic and an expat. Born and raised in Athens. Based in Melbourne. Jazz is my country.