Interview with history youtuber and author John D. Ruddy after the release of his latest book ‘Manny Man does revolutionary Ireland, 1916 to 1923’.
“When I run, I mean I try my best, but 4 of 5 kilometres out, and all of a sudden I have to get home. I mean, you can order a taxi! I can’t say I’ve never hailo’ed in the middle of a run!
“But you can’t hailo on a book – you’re defeating yourself.”
“It was Adam Ant himself who contacted me in September 2010 and asked if I would consider recording Kings of The Wild Frontier in my own electronic style. He said he was a fan of my music and it would be interesting to see my take on his album. Of course I was gobsmacked and accepted.”
“I think he is the quintessential genre writer and modern humanist and there is an underlying theme in the material of ‘what does it mean to be human'”
“the more you give life a go the more you realise there ain’t nothing free. So you work hard, put your heart and soul into it and hope something will grow from that. If not, I’ll still be fifty years of age, still playing music, still recording my own stuff so I’m not really too stressed.”