I finally got my hands on Jarvis Cocker's very excellent solo CD, Jarvis, after listening to the addictive single "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time" many, many, many times. But after hearing the Pulp frontman's recent interview on NPR's "Fresh Air," I love him even more.
I always suspected that the scribe behind "Common People" (off of my favorite Pulp album, Different Class) was a pretty smart guy. But he's even more charming than I thought. In this radio interview with Terry Gross, Cocker talks about the Brit-Pop "invasion" of the 1990s, the inspiration behind some of his new and old songs, and how his National Health-issued eyeglasses suddenly became hip. If you love Jarvis and Pulp, I highly recommend you give this a listen, and for the uninitiated, I really can't think of a better introduction to this infinitely cool artist.