Another Q&A on facebook this evening. He also posted some doodles:
I just found some drawings I doodled when I was mulling over the Libs reunion which are actually on the back of pages of the first draft of my memoirs. Who wants them? tell me why you want them and I'll see whose home I think they should go to. They are fucking awful BTW see below xxx
Carl: Right, that's a fair few few questions, the wine is from Argentina, I'll do my bestest
Carl: Here I Am! X
Q: how u getting on with Breaking Bad?
Carl: Up to series 4 1/2 and loving it thanks. Breaking Bad is one of the best TV series I have come across
Q: What was your favourite Libertines song to perform live?
Carl: Fave libs song to peform live is death On The Stairs x
Q: What's your favourite Benji's Biolay's song?
Carl: Vengeance of course x
Q: Do you have some special ritual before going out on stage?
Carl: just panic and pacing, getting into the songs in my head...
Carl: I found Catcher In The Rye a little whingey and phoney. xx
Q: Which bands are most influential to you
Carl: Velvet Underground, Rage Against The Machine and Hendrix x
Q: Hey Carl. Quick Q, what's your favourite type of bird? Just Curious is all thanks x
Carl: the mocking bird of course
Q: Koreema definition please
Carl: It was a girl that I used to know......x
Q: After reading Threepenny memoir I have a question. Are you finally happy,
Carl: I'm certainly less unhappy ;) x
Q: can you tell us a bit about the work with vanessa paradis? e.g. what does the song sound like you wrote together?
Carl: Yeah, I did a song with Vanessa Paradis, sounds belter, not sure what's gonna happen with it yet...
Q: Best venue CBGB or 100 Club?
Carl: 100 club of course :)
Q: who can take more booze - you or benjamin biolay?
Carl: everytime Ben and I try and find out we never remember the result in the morning
Q: I'll ask the same question as last week and I say again that it's unbelievably important to know: How tall are you?
Carl: I like to think 6 foot
Q: do you have any favourite artists? x
Carl: Goya, Hogarth, Kandinski many many have srtists x
Q: Who was your inspiration for war of the roses x
Carl: some crack heads fighting over a dog x
Q: what's your favourite football team?
Carl: The Arsenal of course x
Q: Is that your favourite hat? I love it!
Carl: Yes, its my favourite hat of the moment, I bought it in Sau Paolo after my other one was savagely snatched
Q: What was the last song you listened to?
Carl: The last song I listened to was one of my new demo's x
Q: Are you going to tour this year?
Carl: Hopefully my album will be out in September/October and I will head out to play shows again x
Q: I've heard you come from whitchurch that is just down the road from me, is that true?
Carl: Then you must drink at the White Hart, or maybe a can on the Wreck?..........
Q: What song makes you sad, dear Сarl?
Carl: loss, lovelessness etc bullying, y'know, that and most things ....
Carl: Oh, SONG! Anything by David Guetta
Q: really love death on the stairs, is it true the song is about your old fears of the future?
Carl: Its about your fears of the future x
Q: May I ask what you think about Nirvana?
Carl: Nirvana are my favourite band at the moment
Q: What records have you got on your wall behind you?
Carl: Charli XCX, Reverend and the makers and Killing Joke
Q: do you have a favorite place?
Carl: Predictably London, somewhere by the river..
Carl: from a libertine I reckon
Q: what was the first album you bought?
Carl: truthfull? New Kids On The Block, but it was for my sister.. no, really
Q: Who is the best musician you have ever worked with? x
Carl: Gary Powell of course xx
Q: Your thoughts about the Horrors please? x
Carl: I Like The Horrors, they have their own thing going on x
Q: Who's your favorite french musician?
Carl: Vanessa Paradis of course X
Q: Fav Nirvana song Carl?
Carl: My Favorite Nirvana song is All Apologies off Unplugged x
Q: What is your favorite Doors song?
Carl: Love Street
Q; Can you play anything other than the guitar like, the tambourine
Carl: I can play most things to one standard or another x
Q: Hey Carl, What Star Wars character do you like best
Carl: the rancor
Q: Your biggest vice?
Q: Is there a god?
Carl: There is a God and his name is Gary Powell x
Q: What s your stress release?
Carl: I dont have a stress release, I think it must keep me alive
Q: Who is your hero?
Carl: All my heroes are dead
Q: do you like tame impala??
Carl: I do they remind me of George Harrison and Sabbath mixed up in a big Kiwi handbag xx
Q: what is your best show you did in your career ?
Carl: Reading and Leeds 2010
Q: Carl, dear, please, come to Russia!!!! we have Vodka and you could drink it as much as you want!
Carl: I would love to but every time we get asked to go there it gets cancelled at the last minute. If you know someone who will get me over there with my boys lemme know x
Q: what genre does your screenplay fall into?
Carl: my screenplay is somewhere betewwen theate of Cruelty and Ken Loach ideally x
Q: Did you watch the Superbowl?
Carl: No. I don't really get it. It kinda scares and bores me at the same time. I like the stripes on their faces though
Q: Any plans for shows in the US?
Carl: When I'm ready to tour this new album I'll go wherever I'm wanted, so yes. I hope
Q: is it quintessential for happiness to have a best friend, in the soulmate sense of it, or is it just something people can dream of and can do without..? what do you think?
Carl: I think I have never really thought about that. However I have had some good best friends so there you go. xx
Q: Do you have a favourite actor? Someone you look up to in your acting career?
Carl: Alec Guinness. Genius chameleon
Q: "After The Fox" or ”The Party”?
Carl: the party i reckon
Q: Does it feel odd when you have 15 and 16 year olds haranguing you constantly about a band that split up whilst they were still in primary school before most were even aware of said band's existence?
Carl: I'm glad they care overall, ...
Q: how would u call ur autobiography?
Carl: a threepenny memoir
Q: Did you enjoy 'stage invasions'?
Carl: Yes, if they're real, otherwise it's more of a stage invitation...
Q: Whats your all time favorite film? I don't know what to watch tonight
Carl: I dunno, but 'the orphanage' will scare the cackers out of you at the same time as being beautiful
Q: What was the first song that you learnt to play?
Carl: Smells like teen spirit on one string
Q: jesse or walter?
Q: Carl, pleeease play Camden Dingwalls?
Carl: maybe? Why?...
Q: Once a Libertine, always a Libertine?
Carl: but of course
Q: Carl, you sound so sad in the song "Shadows Fall": is it written after something bad that happened to you? It's very touching though, it makes me cry so much.. Thanks! xx
Carl: I'm glad you think that, Shadows fall is a letter to my loved ones after my inevitable demise. Cheery stuff
Q: they played this song at the death disco?
Carl: Alan McGee's club in Notting Hill x
Q: Would you ever get any more tattoos? X
Carl: well maybe, my tattoo is kinda hard to top, it's my writing, Ideology and love all in one and a reminder of how I wanna live each second of my days... but maybe... got any ideas?
Q: Whatever happened to THE PADDINGTONS? Is josh Hubbard in NY now?
Carl: they're all still about. doing different things. Great band. Corby eh? I'll see you down the rock for a pint
Carl: so so many, but let's just say....snow monkeys
Q: If you had to choose one, would you be a vampire or a werewolf?
Q: where would you go for a quiet pint?
Q: will gary be drumming on the new album and live performances this year
Carl: Maybe I'll ask him... he's pretty good
Carl: the fabulous furry freak brothers
Q: electric or acoustic
Q: Are you coming back to south america??? COME TO PERU CARL WE LOVE YOU
Carl: I wanna go to Peru!
Q: Carl, come to Brazil!
Carl: Carnival sounds divine x
Q: Have you ever been to Hungary
Carl: Never but I would love too x
Q: Have you ever been to Miami?? It's always nice and sunny over here.
Carl: Hey, yeah, had a few days there. I lost my wallet and walked forever in the searing heat but some kind soul bought me a gin and tonic.
Q: I'm supposed to be planning lessons for my class, so can you just say hello to me so I can stop being distracted and they have something to do in the morning!
Carl: Get back to your studies and avoid The Angel in Hockley at all costs the place will cost you your education x
Q: my friend says that every man who wears a hat such as yourself is a shape-shifting reptilian?? He's sold quite a few records too so I reckon he knows the industry well enough to comment (don't want to name him but it's Jim Corr from Irish trad-punks 'The Corrs'). What's your views on being exposed as an extraterrestrial being from another planetary dimension on a social media forum??
Carl: ah, I think he may have the wrong bloke. Sounds like he's on the right track though
Q: when was the last time you were in contact with pete?
Carl: I left a message on his phone on New Years Eve. No Reply
Q: Is it me or did they remove you singing "Famous blue raincoat" from YouTube?
Carl: I didnt but it probably was coz it was shocking x
Q: Carl whats on the poster behind you?
Carl: a killing joke poster
Q: What's your favourite fairy-tale when you were a child?
Carl: the elves and the shomaker
Q: hubby wants to know where he can get an epiphone coronet. Any ideas?
Carl: ebay i reckons
Q: what's your favourite chord? F#?
Q: favourite city?
Carl: London or maybe San Fran x
Q: what's that white thing on the microwave?
Carl: breakfast cereal
Q: you're seeming much more efficient with this this week
Carl: Really? I'm typing faster than my little fingers can bear, I'm stressing out even more than last week. cheers mind :0
Q: Do you ever need a harpist?!
Carl: You never know x
Q: Who's better babyshambles or dirty pretty things?
Carl: DPT by a country bleedin mile
Q: since the libertines broke has it constantly been you making the effort or does he usually stay in contact?
Carl: We alternate in our enthusiasm x
Q: Here I am, here it is, here we go !
Carl: yes, lets go
Carl: 12 more questions till 1000. I think thats a good time to say good night one and all. x
Q: Favourite snoop dogg song?
Carl: Gin and Juice xx
Q: Good answers, great photo, but I wonder, where are the drinks??
Carl: the drinks are coming hard and fast
Q: will you do any more of these q+a's?:p
Carl: Yes in couple of weeks x I think I'll do more, I like it when it chills out a bit... yeah, would you like more?
Q: Hey Carl, I'm really sorry to hear that but I think Peter's changed his phone number. You know..he was getting many phonecalls and messages when he posted his number on his blog.
Carl: It wasn't that number...
Q: do you have a favourite tarantino movie? x
Carl: true romance
Q: My hubby wants to know what your favourite guitar and amp is
Carl: Vox AC15 and Melody Maker x
Q: Today you don't have in a very good mood don't you?
Carl: I'm good actually, a little more tranquil ...
Q: If you could travel in time, what would you say to your younger self?
Carl: I'd say stay off the brown acid and away from the yellow snow x
Q: Mafia. Nickname. What is it?
Carl: Carlos the Tackle
Q: have you heard adam green and binki shapiro's album? what do you think?
Carl: It's bonza
Q: What was your favourite unreleased Libs recording?
Carl: Lady Dont Fall Backwards x
Q: what is your favourite book?
Carl: not now bernard...?
Carl: It's been marvellous to converse with you all again, sadly time and keyboard skills are not on my side, but we shall reconvene soon. I am up early to start a couple of weeks in the studio so I should have something more for you all before too long.
Love to you all, I'll be in touch... X