Best Of 2012, Guest Editors: Barry Adamson On The Chippy!

As 2012 comes to an end, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year by our guest editors.

Barry Adamson is in a weird position. After winning acclaim for the noir-cinematic atmospheres of solo projects such as Moss Side Story and the mash-up of Back To The Cat, writing songs for directors such as Danny Boyle, Oliver Stone and David Lynch, and composing film scores for Delusion and Out Of Depth, the 53-year-old writer/multi-instrumentalist found himself directing, writing and acting in his own movie with 2011’s The Therapist. “I’m a marketing man’s nightmare,” he jokes. To make things more intense, Adamson—post-punk’s most legendary bassist, with roles in Magazine and Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds—returned to the scene of the live-music crime by playing gigs with Howard Devoto’s re-united Magazine after decades of being a lone wolf. What was he thinking? And how did all of that recent interaction inspire his newest project, the aggressive Destination? Read our new Q&A with him below. Adamson will also be guest editing all week.

Adamson: Sole refuge and respite for any decent working class man woman or child: the chippy. Friday is fish, is everybody happy? You bet your life we are. The solution to any problem is a trip to the chippy to buy fish and chips, fish chips and mushy peas, meat-and-potato pie and chips, cheese-and-onion pie and chips, chips and gravy, chips and curry, maybe a chip balm or chicken and chips. This is what you will find in any English, northern chip shop. In fact, I’m off to the chippy right now.

Video after the jump.