Ali Love shows us around his beautiful home…
We went round to Ali Love's house a couple of weeks ago to poke around in his drawers.
Here is what he told us…
"Welcome to my house. I've got a room upstairs. My brother lives
There’s been loads of people
Also my mates have
|"Here we are in the kitchen.I don't do very much cooking in here. I just tend to go out."|
|"Sometimes I just
sit here and light a joss stick and hippy out a bit. It’s usually when I’m
feeling really guilty about something I’ve done. Which isn’t very often.I wasn’t
brought up religiously – I’m spiritual rather than religious. God is such a
man-made thing, all the ideals are so tyrranical. The God of the Bible’s the
biggest dictator you’ve ever heard of! ‘Don’t do this, don’t do that’ – well why
did you make people, then, if you’re just going to fuck them over? It’s just
ridiculous. Ridiculous. But then there’s spirit and I’ve had feelings when I’ve
had enlightenment, where you feel ‘other’ than just yourself. And that’s guided
me in my life, to be honest. Obviously that’s sometimes been after quite big
Oh, are you recording this? Shit, I thought we were just talking.
|"These are my
clothes. I’ve got a 1978 jacket with an armadillo on the back which my stepdad
bought in downtown Memphis. Try it on! Very good. How old am I now? Er, twenty,
er… I can’t remember.That armadillo jacket isn’t very warm. I don’t have
many practical items of clothing here. I don’t have any gloves. No, I don’t have any mittens either. I’ve
fucked up big time, haven’t I? I’m so sorry.
You can also see my mirror and ‘beauty
Sorry if I’m
|"This is my secret compartment. Do you want to look at my passport picture? [Photo of 'Alexander Peter Williams' looks a bit spooky]I look like a psycho, don't I?Basically this is where I keep my passport and my other bits and bobs I don't want people to find."|
"These are my
I used to steal things wherever I went. I do own bought stuff. Not
I think I'm going to turn these sunglasses into a mirror."
|"This is a guitar given to me by my uncle. He was a musician and they used to smuggle coke in it in the 1970s.Apparently when you open it up it's still white inside."|
|"This is my light sabre, and you can also see a Buck Rogers poster here.I've got a Flash Gordon poster too. I'd rather live in Buck Rogers' universe — he pulls more. If they had a fight Flash Gordon would probably win. I think if they were a gay couple, Flash would probably be the bottom though. Although they're both pretty tough."|
|"Here we are in the 'toilet of doom'. This is only used in an emergency, we tend to use the one upstairs mostly.You can see an Ali Love sticker on the toilet lid, here. As well as the word 'SHIT' sprayed above it.
This is basically a punk rock toilet."
|"My plant. Outside the kitchen window is the famous On The Rocks balcony.We can go outside and do some grafitti if you want. But we'd actually have to climb out of the window.
In a real moment of rock and roll the other day I smashed a TV up out there. It was very exciting."
|"Look! Some fucker has tried to set fire to our front door! They've really tried to set fire to it! It's quite worrying actually, to be honest…"|
So there you have it.
Thank you very much Ali Love for your mid-afternoon session.