Dave Eggers is my hero. Seriously.

I really really admire this person. So much so that I got embarrassingly starstruck and did a LOT of staring at him, which I hope wasn't too noticeable (or cringey). If you don't know Dave Eggers, my favourite works of his are The Circle and Zeitoun plus the whole McSweeney's thing too is a wonder BUT he also came up with the idea for The Ministry of Stories and now they're dotted around the world giving kids the chance to invest more time in their creative writing skills, after school and behind a themed shopfront. It's beautiful and brilliant and so worthwhile. Here sits THE LEGEND with Nick Hornby and Paddy Doyle, being interviewed at Second Home last week by three Junior Minister writers aged ten or so. Everyone laughed a lot including me, though I doubt everyone filled up 3 times and nearly cried. It's cos I'm a parent I'm sure but honestly, if anything was going to set me off it was this.

Liam Howlett of The Prodigy

I first saw The Prodigy in 1991 at Sterns in Worthing (see flyer above), and to be honest while not exactly having much regard for the future back then, I definitely did not foresee that the act I saw that night would become the mightiest of all the world's dance acts. We know how huge they are today, though you would not get that sense from Liam here, shot for The MOJO Interview. An engaging, cool, sharp mind with a hard edge and happily, luckily, well up for chatting with old ravers like me. I didn't get all misty-eyed with him though, don't worry.

Damon, Blur, MOJO.

Photographed for MOJO at the House of St Barnabas, you wouldn't call Damon keen and eager when it comes to photoshoots. You have to respect that though, not everyone is up for it and you can't knock his achievements which you wouldn't call inhibited by his lack of love for the lens. He's edgy, decisive, firm and very, very cool. I love the shots.