Q. Who is the man in the chair?
A. Gruff Rhys of the Welsh band Super Furry Animals
He is being interviewed in the latest issue of the Welsh magazine Planet which, as anyone who lives in Wales knows, is one of the few essential magazines in what used to be known quaintly as "the Principality". Under the heading "Punk Rock in Bethesda" it's the first of two articles on Rhys whose new album Hey Venus! has just been released.
This issue of Planet also contains a review (by me) of John Barnie's new poetry collection, Trouble in Heaven (Gomer). Barnie is one of the best living Welsh poets and I strongly recommend this title. Barnie is a poet alive to the Welsh countryside, and particularly its bird life, in all its dimensions, especially the environmental.
You can find out more about Planet from its website: www.planetmagazine.org.uk