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Interviews Yorkie - June 2002 - SpaceFans.org.ukInterview conducted through SpaceFans.org.uk, now SpaceTheBand.com.
Personal DetailsNickname: Yorkie
Full Name: David Tracy Palmer
General InformationWho's at home?
My wife Beth and son Matthew
Do you have any pets? (Judy looked so cute in the Neighbourhood video!)
Which musical instruments do you play and how/why did you decide to learn them?
Bass Guitar, Keyboards. Learnt to play the bass as an easy way to form a band (It was in the Punk days)
What are your favourite types of music? What's in your stereo at the moment?
Exotica/Crime Jazz/ Lounge/ KrautRock/Most things. Junkshop Jewels in the stereo
What was the most memorable gig you've attended (what band, where, why)?
Pere Ubu at Eric's in Liverpool (About 1979) - It was the first time I got into the club at night (instead of matinees). Brilliant!
If you could order all your fans to buy one album, which one would it be?
Datapanik in the year zero or The Modern Dance: Pere Ubu
Ist two Roxy music albums. Still seem way ahead of their time
Do you have a day job? If not, what was your last job before you became a member of Space?
Frozen Yogurt and Juice Salesman in Covent Garden
When was the last time you spoke to your mum?!
I speak to her often
Do you spend much time on the internet? If so what are your most visited sites?
Yes. Weirdomusic.com and yours
Describe your ideal day out/holiday - where would you go and who would you take?
Anywhere as long as its with my wife and son
Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years time?
Still making music
Are you proud to be from Liverpool?
Are you a romantic person? What's the most romantic thing you've ever done?
Definitely. Said yes to my wife when she proposed
Do you get recognised a lot?
What's the best present that a fan has given to you?
Their support and their time
How much personal meaning is there in Space songs?
What's your favourite Space song?
Do you try to push yourself as a musician and learn new things all the time?
You have to, otherwise you become complacent, boring and crap
What's your advice for anybody who wants to be in a band?
Follow your dreams to the end.
Would you like to play on Jools Holland's show?
If you could work with anyone who would it be? Any future collaborations in the pipeline?
Can't think of anyone. No collaborations
Are we too nosy?!! No seriously - does it ever bother you, doing interviews and all that?
Record CompaniesAfter your experiences with Gut has it made you more cautious with regard to signing with a new one?
No, you can't judge everybody by Gut's performance
How much of an influence would you allow a new record company to have on your music in the future?
In January it was suggested that there were a couple of possible deals in the pipelines, have you got any further with these, if so are you allowed to give any more details yet?
Signed and Sealed
Jamies DepartureWas it purely his decision to leave or were there more factors involved?
It's been about 3 months now, how do you feel about it now in comparison to at the time of the Unity gig?
Wise move all round
Do you feel you have changed much as a group since he left?
More focused musically
Has it had any effect on any songs written since then?
We've been able to experiment more
Have you kept in contact with him at all? Or heard any news about his new band?
What are the chances, if any, of his returning to Space?
Any additional comments you would like to add about him?
Future Releases and gigsHave you got together enough material for the new album yet? And if so have you recorded any of it?
We are finishing the recordings as I write
Have you come up with possible names for the new album? If so what is it/are they?
Suburban Rock 'N' Roll (Exclusive)
Have any of the songs played at the Unity gig been considered for possible single releases? If so which would you like to see released?
We haven't decided, but all the songs are contenders
What have been your main influences when putting together the new material?
Diversity, Experimentation, Freedom and Keeping an open mind
How do you think that the legions of Nu-metal fans will react to the new Space album?
Hopefully they'll love it
What about fans of pop music? Will Space be in the charts again and do you even want to be?
What's your favourite song from the new material?
Suburban Rock 'N' Roll
Are there any plans for a tour/promotional work within the next year? Will this come about the same time as an album release? If so any idea when it might happen?
There will be a European Tour and a UK Tour when the album is released
Are there any plans to return to America or Japan? Perhaps with a new album or tour?
Where do you get the ideas for the artwork on new releases? Would you consider using fans work in the future if it impressed you enough?
Various Places. Yes we would
Any other future release related comments?
Not long for the album now
And Finally...A question we just had to ask - have you personally been to our SpaceFans website? If so any comments or suggestions for future improvement?
Keeps getting better and better.
As we have seen there are still a lot of dedicated Space fans out there. In just one sentence is there anything you would like to say to them all?
Your Patience will be rewarded, see you all soon.