David J Biography
J's sense of minimalism, innate curiosity and spirited attitude is also reflected in the music he himself is drawn to. Not surprisingly, the artists J. prefers are also masters of stark contrasts. His personal "musical guiding lights" is a list of some of the most daring and influential musical names of the last century. Each , a master of the art of the stark. Among them are John Cale, Lou Reed, Fred Neil, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel, Scott Walker, Tom Waits, Kurt Weill, Bert Janch, Jimmy Webb, Lee Hazelwood, David Ackles, Leonard Cohen, John Lennon, David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Nick Drake, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, T Bone Burnette, Brian Eno, Christy Moore, Kevin Ayers, Kevin Coyne, Jonathan Richman, Burt Bacharach, Billie Holiday, Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithfull and Patti Smith, Richard Thompson, Daniel Johnson, Suicide and lately, Momus, Underworld and Beck.
All of the above being sublime exponents of the philosophy of 'less is more', and so with this biography, let brevity be the soul of wit, enough!