Article: Roger O’ Donnell: One Man, One Instrument

November 13, 2006

Roger O’Donnell: One Man, One Instrument
by Bija Gutoff for Apple Pro

“British keyboardist Roger O’Donnell is best known for his work in the ’80s with groups like The Psychedelic Furs, The Thompson Twins, and The Cure. But being a band member had its ups and downs. On the upside, “you’re not out on a limb by yourself,” he says. “You’re getting paid. And,” he adds with a laugh, “you can always blame someone else when something goes wrong.” The Faustian deal, however, took its toll. “My whole creative flow was controlled by what was appropriate for the group,” continues O’Donnell. “I lost sight of the reasons why I got into music in the first place.”

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Listen: The Making of Memory – Pt. 2 of 3

November 13, 2006

Part 2: How Accurate is Memory?
from BBC 4 Radio

“Whilst our memories can be a reliable asset – they can deceive us badly. This programme explores how much we can trust our memories and what happens when they are called on to recall important information in, for example, a court of law? How easily can our memories for important events be manipulated without us realising it?”