People ask me about this quite often, but the fact is Ed has done so many fun and interesting interviews that it is really hard to choose just one and call it my favorite! He’s a fun guy to listen to and always has funny stories, so I’m happy to hear any interview that he does, you know? That being said, there will always be a special place in my heart for the interview he did on the [Jonathan Ross Show] in October of 2012… for reasons. :) I will also always be quite fond of [this interview] he did with KITM last summer, particularly part one around the 3:25 mark. I believe that’s actually my favorite story he’s ever told, but then it would be, wouldn’t it? :’)
I don’t go back and listen to these very often - really! - but whenever I do happen to find myself watching these two particular interviews, it always reminds me what a cool person Ed is, how he pays attention to his fans and actually remembers when we put a lot of effort into the things we do to show support for him. Not every artist does that, you know? It makes me feel so special when I think about how lucky we are to be fans of this guy, who turned out so decent.
If you’d like to see the blanket Ed is talking about in the KITM video, it’s [here]. :)
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Hey guys, my uncle died yesterday so I’m going to be with my family for the next few days, which means I won’t be around much. If you have questions about ticket sales and such, please remember to read Stuart’s [twitter]. There’s a good chance that your question has already been answered. Some fans have also made FAQ posts [here] and [here] which could be helpful to you! I’ve set up a queue to post some Ed things while I’m away.
I kind of want that Ah Lahm La La t-shirt.
ED SHEERAN for Rolling Stone
Yeah, I think the RHS Guacamole is a little too yellow to be the color of x. But you’re right, finding a color match is hard, especially if you want a soft acrylic yarn. I usually use RHS or Caron Simply Soft, but RHS doesn’t offer a wide color range. Hmm…
Okay, here is Ed’s facebook icon:
And here on the left is RHS Guacamole and on the right is CSS Neon Green. I got the yarn swatches from the Red Heart and Caron official websites, so I’m assuming the color is accurate. I’d recommend going with the CSS, though a lot of craft stores don’t carry the neon line, so you might have to order it online. CSS is a worsted weight soft acrylic just like RHS, so it works up fine if you use it with other RHS yarns (in case you want to use it with RHS Black). I’m afraid the color match won’t be quite as close between the yarn and album cover in real life, but it’s the closest I could find in a soft acrylic yarn, and it’s what I will probably use myself when I make x-related projects. :)
I’ve always felt like… it’s better to wait until something really speaks to you and means a lot before you get a tattoo of it. If you just get any random line from a song tattooed on your body simply because you felt like getting a tattoo - or if you let someone else choose for you - then there’s a chance you’ll regret it later because it doesn’t mean anything. You might as well just get a pretty scribble, you know?
I do think that if there isn’t a line in Tenerife Sea that you really connect with, you should wait until the album comes out… but even then, if you don’t feel particularly drawn to something on x, you should keep waiting until something really does resonate with you. If someone asked you why you have a lyric tattoo, I think you should be able to say what it means to you.
Nope, but he’s got several friends who are. :)