EnoQuest #2: Day Two…

And I have five leads:

  1. Some access to previously privileged knowledge: the name and phone number of his agent from someone who read this blog and has a big red book for agents of the rich and famous.

  2. A two-degrees connection from someone I work with, perhaps
  3. A possible two-degree connection from noted flaneur and esotericist Dan Hill.
  4. A tenuous four-degree connection from Kim P
  5. A tantalising IM me” from Euan.

Some promising stuff, and a lot of background material from others in comments – thanks!

For some reason phoning his agent seems like cheating, and certainly not the stuff that social network visionquests are made of. Plenty of room still for your suggestions…

0 comments
  1. Euan said:

    To clarify – I was with two people who know him an hour after reading your post!

  2. Which is fairer? The processes involved in finding a lawyer (who will charge you a squillion pounds to tell you the truth) or a plumber (who will charge you a third of a squillion pounds, to tell you a third of the truth). That’s one of the dillemas of formal vs. informal models of association.

    If you phone Brian Eno’s agent, you will get authentic Eno at market rate; if you network your way to Brian Eno, you’ll get dodgy Eno at knock-down rate. But then given the man speaks nonsense anyway, it’s not much of a choice.

  3. gavin said:

    he’s a friend of a friend

  4. paul pod said:

    I swear I saw him down the Easton, with Alexander McQueen, enjoying one of their famous salads… 😉

  5. Jason said:

    He might still be in Cannes, drinking cocktail with Peter Gabriel.

    Might be a long shot but you could track him down via location and date shown in News reports like this one…

  6. Jason said:

    He might still be in Cannes, drinking cocktails with Peter Gabriel.

    Might be a long shot but you could track him down via location and date shown in News reports like this one…

  7. Dan said:

    Esotericist?! Why I oudda…! I shall listen to Beyonce all day to counter this foul slur.

    (actually I’m rather enjoying it)

    My possible connection was via the author/musician David Toop, who I reckon knew him. In a bizarre coincidence (which Mr. S Johnson and Mr. J Raban know happens in more than just Victorian novels?), I was actually with Mr. Toop at a gallery opening on Cork St. that very same evening for the musician/artist Paul Schutze, who probably also knows Brian Eno (er, Cork St? Gallery opening? What was I saying about not being an esotericist?! Oops. Honestly, it’s my first one for years!)

    What’s odd though is that – even at one degree of connection – Brian Eno would have absolutely no idea that I existed, nor would necessarily feel any particularly strong connection with me via Toop. I wouldn’t have thought there’d be much actual meaningful connection, given a) the sheer number of strong connections those 2 particular human-shaped nodes have, and b) the incredible number of weak connections Eno would have to deal with by virtue of being, er, Brian Eno i.e. an extremely important famous person. I think that does skew things such that Eno’s suggestion of a Mongolian goatherd makes for an interesting alternative experiment. Off you go, Matt!

  8. brian eno said:

    Don’t be silly – try yell.com

  9. Lígia Azevedo said:

    Did you really get Brian Eno’s agent contact? Thing is I work for a Brazilian publisher who’s interested in “Oblique Strategies”. Do you think you can send ne his contact or at least his name?

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