Did Benedict play more music at the convention? from Anonymous





Songs played/suggested/sung by Benedict during the OZCon shows:

Daft Punk - Doin’ it Right — dancing at panel x

Tim Minchin - White Wine in the Sun — iTunes on shuffle x

Fleetwood Mac — iTunes on shuffle x

James Rhodes — iTunes on shuffle x

Elbow - My Sad Captains — when asked about favourite song at the moment
- "I’m not good at favourties. I am listening to … I don’t know … ‘Elbow’! Their new album is pretty brilliant. ‘Sad Captains’ on that album is a fantastic song." [starts to try to quote ‘And if it’s all we only pass this way but once - What a perfect waste of time’ a couple of times, but cannot get it right, so he gets out his phone - smacks his lips] "Oh I don’t know …. du-dup-du-du-duuhhh." *scrolls through phone* "Recently played …" *smacks lips* "purchased nooo .. du-dup-du-du-duuuhhh" *keeps on scrolling*… "You can talk amongst yourselves, it’s fine. du-dup-du-du-duuhhh” *someone starts whistling* “du-dup-du-du-duuhhh. No no no, no whistling, but just talking.” … ”It’s a really really good song which is why I should probably just have it playing in the background of this answer to your question. I mean, this is the song I have been listening to an awful lot. I think they are an amazing band - ‘Elbow’. Guy Garvey is a friend and he is […] a lyrical genius, I think. He is a beautiful modern poet and a very deeply profoundly lovely human being and soul and I think his music and his words reflect all of that, aaaand … yeah I just .. I love this song.” *plays song … and he sings along quietly until he gets to the line he was trying to quote earlier* … “YEAH! ‘And if it’s all we only pass this way but once - What a perfect waste of time’. That’s a pretty beautiful motto for life really, isnt’ it? Elbow. Lots of Elbow.” - Benedict Cumberbatch

The National — listening to during signing x

Sigur Rós — listening to during signing x

Puff the Magic Dragon — reply to “most embarrassing song on iPhone” — quietly singing one line to the crowd

Indiana Jones theme — describing a game he used to play with friends when he was younger called “going for an Indy” x

I am probably forgetting one or two that I am aware of. Apologies. Check back for updates.

Don’t forget those precious 3 seconds of Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind during the ‘embarrassing music’ bit!


thank you