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Belle And Sebastian frontman to publish diaries

By | Published on Thursday 16 December 2010

Belle And Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch will publish a collection of his diaries, entitled ‘The Celestial Café’, in February, it has been announced.

Described as “a poncy sort of book” with its main focus on 2002 to 2006, it’s apparently very light on rock n roll debauchery, but does feature his musings on herbal tea, sunsets, church choirs, John Peel and acupuncture, as well as a list of his favourite mathematicians and an account of the time he decided to buy extra-soft slippers so as not to disturb neighbours living in the flat below.

One of it’s racier moments comes in the form of this exchange between Murdoch and guitarist Bobby Kildea:

“‘When are we going to get a string of number ones, like Abba?’ I asked”.
“‘When you grow a pair of tits’, said Bob”.

Although not available on general release until 22 Feb, you can buy the book direct from publisher Pomona Books now at