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Gavin Friday was born in Dublin on October 8, 1959 and founded the band Virgin Prunes in 1977. In 1986 Gavin briefly abandoned music to paint, which culminated in the[…]

Mistakes are fine, says Gavin Friday, as long as you learn from them.

QuestionWhat is the biggest career mistake you've made?

Gavin Friday:  A mistake?  I have shot myself in the foot so many times, I'm crippled.  Look, I am not exactly Mr. Great Career Guy.  I shoot actually what I think.  In a weird way, I used to think that was really messed up.  Now I think it's okay.  Mistakes, once you don't repeat the same mistakes, have no regrets.  Live and learn.  We mess up, so what.  But know why you messed up and don't make the same mistake.

Recorded on:  October 1, 2009