Mary Anne Hobbs answers our Usual Questions...
What's your earliest memory?
Riding my dad's moped round the orchard in my school uniform.
What were you like in school?
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Living the rock 'n' roll dream.
What are you good at that would surprise people?
Have you ever been arrested?
What are you scared of?
That the planet will be underwater in the next 100 years if we don't act quick enough to cool it down... And all we have worked for as the human race will be washed away for eternity.
What's been your worst job?
Egg packing factory employee. I earned the princely sum of £39 per week and I can still remember the stench.
What are you obsessed with?
What do you hate right now?
That John Peel is gone. I miss him and his Radio 1 show so much.
What's the best record you've made?
The Warrior Dubz compilation on Planet Mu in 2006.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever had?
Charge at your dreams and never look back.
Who's your all-time hero & why?
John Peel. He showed me how to live this life properly.
What's your vice?
Who was your first love?
What do you spend your money on?
What's the worst item of clothing you've ever worn?
I loved oily jeans when I was a teenage biker chick.
What's the coolest thing you own?
A tiny bronze sculpture from my favourite artist Sophie Ryder.
What was your last big treat for yourself?
A chocolate éclair.
If you had a Tardis, what time would you go to?
I'd go to visit the original Delta blues men in the deep south of America in the early 19th century.
What would you change about yourself if you could?
I'd love a bum that you could stand a cup of tea up on.
What can't you live without?
What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
What was the first record you bought?
Single: Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant. LP: Thin Lizzy – Live & Dangerous.
Who or what makes you laugh?
What's the best piece of equipment you've ever used?
GHD hair straighteners
What was the best set you've ever heard?
It's a toss up between Flying Lotus, Jane's Addiction, Nirvana and Kode9.
Have you got any travel horror stories?
The hotel roof fell in on my producer while she was on the loo in Brighton on my first Radio 1 tour.
What's the most memorable crowd you've played to?
Sonar festival, Barcelona 2007. The first time we took dubstep out of a tiny boutique club environment and onto an international festival stage... and it was biblical.
What was the last non-dubstep album you bought?
Several albums by Alice Coltrane in LA.
Who would be playing at your ideal night out?
Hendrix, Flying Lotus and Alice Coltrane.
Where do you surf on the internet?
www.brainfeedersite.com www.xlr8r.com www.twitter.com
Finally, you have 30 seconds to plug what you're up to. Go!
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