HENRY ROLLIN’S MILLENNIUM

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The countdown has begun in the first of series of stars revealing their Millennium secrets

Where will you be spending New Year’s Eve this year?

“I’ll probably be in Los Angeles. In my house. No, I have no plans to do a show.”

What do you feel about the coming of the new millennium?

“Not a whole lot. I just hope other people don’t freak out and do something that harms someone else. Or me. I hope planes don’t drop out of the sky. But at the end of the day I think it’s just another year with some cool zeros attached to it. For a moment a while ago, I was wondering if I was gonna miss putting 19-something on a piece of paper when I’m dating something, but by and large I don’t really do the holiday thing and I just keep going in continuum.”

What’s your favourite invention of the last 1000 years?

“Electricity. Oh yeah.”

What hasn’t been invented yet but should have been?

“A cure for AIDS.”

You’ve got 90 minutes to live before the Y2K apocalypse – what’s on your stereo?

“Oh man, probably some Coltrane. Because I think he’s the ultimate musician. He was very pure, he let the music come through without the ego. He knew that music was the boss.”

If we survive, how will you celebrate New Year’s Day and what will your resolutions be for the rest of the year?

“If we came through the apocalypse? Erm, I don’t really do the resolution thing. I usually try to write in my journal more accurately daily and always fail. I always try to start with a clean slate: you know, do some kind of weird, anal-retentive numbered thing with my journal, like ‘Day One. I sat here…’ And then I always fuck up by Day 12. I get distracted and the concept isn’t as righteous two weeks in, when it becomes work. To celebrate? I’ll probably just listen to music, hang out, not go anywhere. That’s what I did last year.”