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}}Nicholas "Nick" Currie (born 11 February 1960), more popularly known under the artist name Momus (after the Greek god of mockery), is a Scottish songwriter, author, blogger, and former journalist for Wired.For over thirty years he has been releasing albums on labels in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Japan. In his lyrics and his other writing he makes seemingly random use of decontextualized pieces of continental (mostly French) philosophy, and has built up a personal world he says is "dominated by values like diversity, orientalism, and a respect for otherness."WEB, Pubic Intellectual - An Anthology, Rough Trade Records, Rough Trade,weblink 2018-04-24,

Career

Musical

His album Don't Stop The Night included the single "The Hairstyle of the Devil" which peaked at No. 94 in the UK Singles Charts in May 1989, and was a local hit, coming in at #32 on a year-end list, at San Francisco's KITS Live 105 radio stationweblink

As author and other activities

Momus said in 1991 that "In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen people", which has evolved into a meme, "On the web, everyone will be famous to fifteen people".WEB, POP STARS? NEIN DANKE! In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen people..., Momus,weblink 1991, Grimsby Fishmarket, 2008-10-07, The quip parodies Andy Warhol's famous prediction that, "In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes".The Fotolog.Book with texts by Momus on photoblogging was published in April 2006 by British publishers Thames & Hudson.Momus has published several books. The Book of Jokes and The Book of Scotlands have received positive reviews in the LA Times and the Guardian. The Book of Scotlands (Sternberg Press) was shortlisted for the Scottish Arts Council's First Book prize. He published The Book of Japans in 2011, also on Sternberg Press, and UnAmerica in 2014 (Penny-Ante Editions).

Personal life

In the last two decades, Momus has lived in London, Paris, Tokyo, New York and Berlin. He made Osaka his home from 2010 to 2018, and currently resides in Berlin. He is an atheist.WEB, Thompson, Stephen, Is there a God?, The A.V. Club, 6 September 2000,weblink 2009-09-04, In December 1997, he contracted acanthamoeba keratitis in his right eye due to a contact lens mishap sustained whilst on holiday in Greece, causing loss of vision on that side.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20081022071755weblink">weblink 22 October 2008, Momus Revisited, 2008-05-29, Gerry Visco, 13 October 2007, New York Press, WEB,weblink Story of an Eye, 2008-05-29, Momus, April 1998, Although his sight subsequently improved following surgeryweblink he has suffered lingering effects from the infection since, causing him to often be photographed in an eyepatch, very dark glasses, or squinting.His cousin is musician Justin Currie, the lead singer and songwriter of Del Amitri.

Discography

Studio albums{| class"wikitable"

!Album name!Release yearCircus Maximus (Momus album)>Circus Maximus|1986|The Poison Boyfriend|1987|Tender Pervert|1988|Don’t Stop The Night|1989|Hippopotamomus|1991|The Ultraconformist (Live Whilst Out of Fashion)1992|Voyager|Timelord|1993|Slender Sherbert1995|The Philosophy of MomusPing Pong (Momus album)>Ping Pong|1997|The Little Red Songbook|1998|Stars Forever|1999Folktronic (Momus album)>Folktronic|2001|Oskar Tennis Champion|2003|Summerisle, a collaboration with Anne Laplantine|2004|Otto Spooky|2005|Ocky Milk|2006|Joemus, a collaboration with Joe Howe|2008|Hypnoprism|2010|Thunderclown, a collaboration with John Henriksson|2011|Bibliotek|2012|In Samoa|2012|Sunbutler, a collaboration with Joe Howe|2012|MOMUSMCCLYMONT, a collaboration with David McClymont|2013Bambi (Momus album)>Bambi|2013|MOMUSMCCLYMONT II", a collaboration with David McClymont|2014|Turpsycore|2015Glyptothek (Momus album)>Glyptothek''|2015|Scobberlotchers|2016|Pillycock|2017|Pantaloon|2018

Compilations{| class"wikitable"

!Album name!Release year|Monsters of Love|1990|Learning to Be Human|1994|Twenty Vodka Jellies|1996|Forbidden Software Timemachine|2003|Pubic Intellectual: An Anthology 1986-2016 (3 CD Box set)|2016

Singles and EPs{| class"wikitable"

!Album name!Release year|The Beast With 3 Backs|1985|Murderers, The Hope of Women|1986|Nicky|1986|The Hairstyle of the Devil UK #94|1989 |Spacewalk|1992|The Sadness of Things|1995|The Thunderclown|2011

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