Pauline Black is an absolute hero of mine. A strong, intelligent, talented woman who has inspired me for some time. She was the original rude girl and gender-bending frontwoman of The Selecter. Her energy is amazing to watch and last year, my band had the honour of supporting them in Swansea, March 14th 2012.
I also had the honour of being asked to interview her for local radio station Radio Tircoed tonight. Unfortunately, the interview didn’t go ahead due to some difficulties that weren’t within the control of the presenters. I did have a brief chat with Pauline on the phone though, and she was as always a charming lady and absolutely lovely. I hope to speak with her properly in person sometime.
I’ve just finished reading her autobiography that I started last night called Black By Design. It’s a fascinating read and she’s so incredibly interesting which makes it even more of a shame that the interview didn’t happen but oh well, hopefully another time.
Anyway, I just wanted to share those thoughts. Anyone unaware of her book or her band, look her up. I promise you, you won’t regret it. I have even more drive to continue down this path and try my best to realise my dreams.
We shall see as time unfolds :)
Love Aisha xxx