For each edition of Loud And Quiet we ask a different recording artist to answer our Getting To Know You questionnaire. Antony Hegarty hates Asparagus


In November Antony & The Johnsons released ‘Turning’, an experimental audio-visual live CD/DVD collaboration, between Antony Hegarty and filmmaker Charles Atlas. As one of our most fascinating and genuine recording artists, we asked Hegarty to fill in our Getting To Know You questionnaire.

Your favourite word


Your pet-hate

Sky god religions.

If you could only eat one food forever, it would be…

Plenty of salad.

The worst job you’ve had

I worked on an assembly line in a disk drive plant.

The film you can quote the most of

Hail The New Puritan by Charles Atlas.

Favourite place in the world

The Arctic.

The worst date you’ve been 

It was with a hairdresser.

Your guilty pleasure

Storm watching.

The worst birthday or Christmas present you’ve received

A flea collar.

The characteristic you most like about yourself

My legs.

Your hidden talent

I’m a good break up counselor.

Your favourite item of clothing

Givenchy Bambi sweatshirt.

Your biggest disappointment

Fake recycling.

The celebrity that pisses you off most even though you’ve never met them

Kermit the frog.

Your biggest fear


The greatest  misconception about yourself

That I am somehow male.

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Meryl Streep.

What is success to you?

Love and tenderness.

What talent do you wish you had?


How do you want to die?

Eaten by wild animals.

What is the most overrated thing in the world?


What would you change about your physical appearance?

What wouldn’t I change?

What’s your biggest turn-off?


What would you tell your 15-year-old self?

Thank you and I love you.

Your best piece of advice for others

Suspend judgment against yourself during creative processes.


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