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Interviews Yorkie - June 2002 -

Interview conducted through, now

Personal Details

Nickname: Yorkie
Full Name: David Tracy Palmer
DOB: 07/04/1968

General Information

Who'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. 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?
Hells Barbecue

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 Companies

After 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?
Absolutely none

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 Departure

Was 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?
Lovely lad

Future Releases and gigs

Have 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?
Who cares?

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.