The Songs I Suggested They Could Play for My Intro Music on Graham Norton's Show on Bbc Radio 2
I am with my UK publicist @KatieB and we are trying to choose a song. Apparently they are going to play the complete song and it must have "no swears or drug references."
- •Busta Rhymes, "Woo-Ha!"I thought this was a perfect choice, because I am here promoting a children's book, and this song has a Seussian energy; a 90s energy; an American identity; a pop sensibility; and an offbeat vibe; all of which I like to think I could convey with my radio appearance. They nixed it, even the radio edit, due to drug references.
- •Miley Cyrus, "Party in the USA"Pros: this is a great pop song, it will put people in a good mood, and it conveys the positive feelings I want to bring as an American visitor. Cons: very big "wtf" factor; not sure how much I am in control of the amount of irony I would be conveying.
- •Father John Misty, "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings"I'm visiting from Hollywood, and I like this song! Cons: awfully moody choice for an interview to promote The Book With No Pictures.
- •Azealia Banks, "212"This is my favorite song of all time! Also reps the USA. Good luck clearing it!