Seven days in the life of the rock 'n' roller.

Friday night drinks? Meet me at:

El Prado, my local bar in Echo Park [Los Angeles]. It only serves wine and beer but it has a sorta dark New Yorky brick thing goin' on.

Where I'll be wearing my new:

Fold up Ray-Bans, not that they are new, or that I would wear them inside on an evening, but I had to say it 'cause it's the coolest thing I own.


And this weekend I'm planning on:

Recording some new songs that I just wrote.

But first I'll need to refuel at my favourite cafe:

Intelligentsia in Silverlake, which is one of the only places in LA where you can order a flat white and they understand what you mean.

Saturday evening. If my dreams came true there would be a gig by:

Arcade Fire, anywhere, but ideally in a tiny church somewhere, with a real organ.

But if there's nothing else doing I'll probably just:

Sit out on my balcony with some sort of alcoholic beverage and play records while I'm solving the world's problems with some close friends.


On my stereo/headphones right now is:

Delta Spirit -

History From Below

, The National -

High Violet

, Sonny and the Sunsets -

Tomorrow Is Alright


The books I can't put down are:

When You Are Engulfed In Flames

by David Sedaris, and

Keeping the Love You Find

by Harville Hendrix. Both quite contrasting. Both really good.

The TV show I take the phone off the hook for:

A TV show I want to watch that I haven't started to yet is


. I save up TV series for when I'm on tour then I can watch them non-stop and back-to-back.

The movie I've been dying to see:


, because it's not out here yet.

A non-cooking Monday night means takeaways from:

The taco truck by my house. One of the best in LA.

Or a splash-out Wednesday night restaurant would be:

Mooi - a new vegan restaurant down in my village.

* Brad Carter from Steriogram, and currently in Pistol Youth, lives in Los Angeles. Pistol Youth recently released their debut album, My Own Private Amsterdam, and support Irish band General Fiasco tomorrow at the Powerstation.

- TimeOut