#236: Anna Meacham
Anna Meacham on Inside No. 9, Speedboats, Mr Nobody, and more.
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked Anna Meacham to share a taste of her taste on Perfectly Imperfect.
Anna Meacham is the London-based Founder and CEO of Huxley, an independent talent agency that represents iconic artists and brands such as Bjork, Megan Thee Stallion, Charli XCX, A24, Clairo, Paloma Elsesser, and more. She got her start by googling “Beyoncé company London” and landing a job at an agency working with her denim brand. After working her way up for over 10 years she decided to start Huxley to help ambitious multidisciplinary artists capture their vision. Lucky for us, Anna is here to tell us what she’s into.
Without further ado
Anna Meacham (instagram)
💿📀 ULVER - PERDITION CITY
Ulver originated as a black metal band in 1993 but defied the traditions of the scene by experimenting with genres and soundscapes to build a career which has taken them to the worlds of pop, ambient and jazz.
Perdition City marked their exploration into ambient music, written as the soundtrack to an imaginary film. It's moody, introverted and atmospheric, and is the album that I reference the most. An underappreciated piece of art which I would love everyone to explore.
I went through life never having a hobby but I found one last year, and it’s going on Speedboats. They are fun, fast and ridiculous.
📺 INSIDE NO. 9
30 minute episodes with self-contained stories which are linked only by the number ‘nine’, the BBC produced series is dark but very funny, written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.
Stand-out episodes are ‘Zanzibar’ which is set in a hotel and performed as a tribute to Shakespeare in Iambic Pentameter, and ‘The Riddle of a Sphinx’, in which a professor at Cambridge University attempts to teach a student how to complete a cryptic crossword.. I’ve still not completely gotten my head around it.
💋 BY TERRY LIP GLOSS
It’s very good.
🕰🎥 MR NOBODY
Set in a hypothetical future where humans are immortal, Jared Leto plays the last living mortal at 118 years old who on his deathbed, and with a fading memory, tells a journalist his life story which starts to fragment and explore the paths his life could have taken based on decisions he could have made. It explores the multiverse hypothesis and I was always struck by the concept, and the line ‘until you make a choice, everything is possible’.
🕯 MUJI CANDLES
Small but mighty, I highly recommend them.
🖍 WONG PING
From Hong Kong, Wong Ping is an animator who explores desire, shame and morality in his surreal films that are at once naive and knowingly shocking. I discovered him first on NOWNESS through his short, ‘Doggy Love’, and was immediately entranced by the lo-fi, psychedelic pop animation and narration of a NSFW valentines love story.
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