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Dave Stewart

Former Eurythmic, environmental activist and creator of Weapons of Mass Entertainment

Dave Stewart, former Eurythmic, environmental activist and creator of Weapons of Mass Entertainment.

Books I’m reading:
I’m always reading several books at the same time. At the moment it is:
“Punk Marketing: Get Off Your Ass and Join the Revolution” by Richard Laemer and Mark Simmons
“Zentrepreneurism” by Allen Holender
“One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization” by Dee Hock

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“The Graduate”
“Requiem for a Dream”
“City of God”

Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?
Charlie Chaplin

Who do you look to for inspiration?
Right Now Tero Ojanpera. Harry Belafonte, Bob Dylan, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince and Cat Power

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Three songs that mean a lot to me:
“Maggie’s Farm” by Bob Dylan
“Power to the People” by John Lennon
“Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own” by U2

Concert that changed your life:
Tyrannosaurus Rex and Free at the Bay Hotel Sunderland (my hometown) in England on June 27, 1969

What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
The upside is the fence is down, the downside is the fence is down.

What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
Wear a skin-tight black shiny PVC catsuit and heavy make-up (male or female), but sing very sad songs with just acoustic guitar.

Do you have a dream project?
Yes and it’s about to be announced in less than four weeks

What is the real reason behind answering these questions?
The real reason I’m answering these questions is that they are a prelude to a much bigger piece on me and my company, Weapons of Mass Entertainment, after we drop a bombshell on the entertainment business.

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Tero Ojanpera
Cat Power
Michael Rapino
Harry Belafonte
Carla Bruni