Meetings for Pulse the Film Carl will star in in Paris this year taking place in Carls Soho HQ
Did Carl win something at the NME Awards this year?
I don’t believe so. He was there as a presenter only.
Just when everything’s bleak at the end of a wilderness when you’re wondering why you’re not dead yet, when you’ve done everything you could possibly do and exhausted every possible option open to you, suddenly a door opens and there’s a ray of light, a ray of sunshine and a pastoral beautiful scene out there awaiting you. You’ve got the other world; you just start a whole other vista. It doesn’t change who I was, it just means I’m going forward. I think I was just going for four or five years waiting to die…I was climbing around on the roof of a hotel in Italy despite being petrified of heights. It just all sort of became a game to me really, just asking the universe if it wanted me dead.
Carl Barat, December 2010
I’ve never even listened to The Libertines, but this quote almost made me cry.
The night that Pete Doherty was released from Wandsworth Prison. This picture was taken just before the Libertines gig that would become NME gig of the year, in the Tap ‘n’ Tin in Chatham, October 2003