The You Do You Show #21 Babak Ganjei: on Wet Wet Wet, Kurt Cobain, and Taylor Swift
Helloooo, come on in, take off your shoes and settle down for another episode of The You Do You Show, a weekly interview podcast in which I chat with a guest I admire about the ways in which pop culture has influenced who they are and what they do.
This week I had the great pleasure of heading East to visit one of my favourite artists, Babak Ganjei. Lots of Babak’s work centres around pop culture from sitcoms, bands, film. In 2014 he sold 6 twigs on eBay for £62 having ensured the prospective buyers that each one had their own personality 'like the Spice Girls' and, more recently, Rough Trade published a book of film ideas, many of which he pitched to some Hollywood producers who followed him on Twitter after Rob Delaney retweeted him. We chatted about everything from a quite specious claim of a rivalry between Wet Wet Wet and Bros, to finally getting the recognition he deserves from Rough Trade after having been in bands for years, to the impact of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana on pretty much everything.
Listen to Babak Ganjei chat about pop culture, growing up and the concept of cool on The You Do You Show via your favourite podcast provider.