“People say that if you’re still angry at 52, you’re not an angry young man, just a grumpy old git. But why should I get to a certain age and go, yeah that’s OK? Why do I have to accept everything? If you don’t want it, say so and if you want to kick against it, you should do that as well, whatever age you are.” From an interview with Miranda Sawyer, The Guardian, 2010.
The second square on my London Faces Patchwork is Paul Weller (born 1958), who would never wear a tracksuit as daywear. I doubt he even wears one for sporting activities. It is a patchwork of papers gleaned from the pavements of the city in which I live. There are twenty-five squares making up the whole piece. You can see it here.
Paul Weller was not seduced by a CBE.
If a gun was held to my head, I would choose ‘In The City‘ as my favourite album.
I cut the square from a leaflet for the exhibition ‘About The Young Idea’, Somerset House, June-August 2015. It was thoroughly enjoyable. The photograph was taken by Martyn Goddard. With Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, below.