Friday, 30 October 2009

Paolo "Maolo" Torreggiani of My Awesome Mixtape


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Right now I'm reading a philosophy compendium about the ancient Greeks

2. Do you smoke?
No and I've never smoked in my life

3. When was the last time you got angry?
Actually I really don't know because I often get angry maybe for my passionate temper

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
I think the last days of the recent tour because our driver made me laugh a lot

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see untill its the end?
there was a film I've always tried to watch but never manage to 'cause I fell asleep all the time. It's scorsese's "After Hours" and that's a shame 'cause it is considered to be one of his masterpieces

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Maybe Nanni Moretti in "Ecce Bombo" most of all when he swears at a bar attender who said: "Rossi e neri sono tutti uguali"

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
None of them. My favourite is "Criminal Minds"

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
I've been in a relationship for two years now so.. my girlfriend

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Lunch and dinner because in these moments I can express my culinary talent

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
Talking of the last album my favourite songs are "Family Portrait" and "Inner City"


My Awesome Mixtape generates an original mix of indie rock, hip hop and electronica, the kind you cannot fail to dance to. In 2008, the band was awarded as Best Live Band of the season at MEI, the annual Meeting of Independent Labels in Faenza.
(Nerds + DanceFloor) - Love = M.A.M.


My Awesome Mixtape - official website
My Awesome Mixtape on Myspace
My Awesome Mixtape on Last Fm


Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Camilla d'Errico


1. Which book are you currently reading?
"Dragons in the Bath" by Cat Wheeler

2. Do you smoke?
Never, I'm allergic to it.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
In Singapore when we were in the elevator with an elderly woman and as soon as the doors opened a very rude man walked right in and bumped into her without even apologizing as she was trying to get out. I was so angry, no manners, no common decency, I was so angry that its a good thing my brother in law was there to yell at him or else I would have.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
"UP"! I couldn't contain myself, the stork short was the funniest thing I've seen since Big Man Japan!

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
It toke all my will power to stay and watch the full movie "Amistad", it was such a brutal view of the worst of humanity, I had a hard time watching through all my tears.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
If i could play a character I'd be Kagome from "Inuyasha" so that I could finally end their confusion and plant a kiss on that dog boy!

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
I don't watch TV and I'm not a fan of these kind of shows, I'm more of an Entourage and "True Blood" kind-a-girl.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
My wonderful boyfriend. My heart races and I still get giddy when I see him.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Nap time!

10. What drawing of yours do you think is your best?
Hmmm I think the drawing of the Neil Gaiman print "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" (official title is "Angry Universe") is one of my best.


Camilla d'Errico has been making waves in the fine art and comic industries with her manga-influenced style. Ever the prolific artist, Camilla is an urban contemporary painter, toy designer, character creator and comic artist.
Residing in Vancouver, BC, Camilla paints and draws comics; her creator-owned series, BURN is now a graphic novel, and she co-created the upcoming comic book series published by Image Comics, Sky Pirates of Neo Terra. She has also recently been working with entertainment companies on feature films and videogames and collaborated with Neil Gaiman on a poster for one of his short stories. She has distinguished herself through her ability to seamlessly weave manga and western comic art, creating a unique style that bridges cultural and geographical boundaries, while remaining totally relevant to today’s varied audience.


Camilla d'Errico - Official site
Camilla d'Errico on Behance
Camilla d'Errico on Facebook


Monday, 26 October 2009

Maurizio Vitale of Lolita Terrorist Sounds and Viti di Titanio


1. Which book are you currently reading?
"The wind-up bird chronicle" by Haruki Murakami

2. Do you smoke?
Sometimes

3. When was the last time you got angry?
When my pc was gone with part of precious demos and records.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Too much time ago, I can’t remember.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its the end?
Sincerely, I find easily music albums I cannot bear to listen to until the end, especially some ridiculous Italian releases.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Warren Ellis

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Columbo starring Peter Falk

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Actually Scout Niblett, organs with distortion, maracas, tape recorders, an anonymous girl who works in a bar in London, messes in Arlington Road (London), sunny mornings spent on Grand Union Canal in London, seashore in Naples. In my life the moonlight.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
"..At night when stars light up the sky..."

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
With Lolita Terrorist Sounds I always think the next song that I will compose (I always demand the best from my-self), with my other band Viti di Titanio (Titanium Screws) I’m proud of my drum beat played on “Naguine”.


Maurizio Vitale has been in the limelight for last few years with projects and live and studio teamworks running through the most varied music genres.
Lolita Terrorist Sounds doesn’t want to be hostage to the dictates of musical styles, to the need of composing music following traditional rhythmical movements and tonalities, it doesn’t want to be considered a music based exclusively on noise. Wants to be noisy, dissonant, atonal, discordant and mocking at the melody, but at the same time melodious, tonal, harmonious when required.
Viti di Titanio (Titanium screws) combine Anglo-Saxon origin sonority with the musicality and the auteur song based on Italian and Mediterranean tradition. The arrangements are notable for the deconstruction of the guitar playing, the experimentation and the noise, but the band also give space to the song in its classic manner and compose melodious vocal structures that successfully convey the messages of the musical compositions. The accurate and poetic wording of the lyrics, makes the songs hermetic, but the directness of the refrains soften the inscrutability.


Maurizio Vitale on Myspace
Lolita Terrorist Sounds on Myspace
Viti di Titanio on Myspace


Saturday, 24 October 2009

Corrado Nuccini of Giardini di Miro'


1. Which book are you currently reading?
"La vita agra" by Luciano Bianciardi and "Il diavolo sulle colline" by Cesare Pavese.

2. Do you smoke?
No.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
5 minutes ago.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Holy shit, I dont remeber, right now...

5. Was there a movie where you could not bear to see the end?
Yes a lot. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" for example.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Othello, it's me.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
I dont watch television.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
St.vincent

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Sunday morning.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
The first one and the last one-



Giardini di Mirò - official website
Giardini di Mirò on Myspace
Corrado Nuccini's blog


Monday, 19 October 2009

Pamela Moore


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

2. Do you smoke?
No.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
Fall of 2008... I don't normally get angry, I just cry.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Last month.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
I don't think so...

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
I would LOVE to be the voice of a cartoon character!

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
I very seldom watch TV but when I do it's usually the HGTV channel, and episodes of House or Dexter.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
....No comment. ;-)

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Waking up to the sunshine and a great cup of coffee!

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
My favorite song changes from time to time, depending on my mood. I guess for today it would be "Eyes Wide Open" from my solo CD, "Stories From A Blue Room". BUT... I am VERY excited with the new material I am writing for my new CD! (To be released 2010) I can't wait till it's finished!

Pamela Moore is best known for her electrifying performance as Sister Mary on Queensryche's "Operation: MindCrime" and 2006 release of “Operation: MindCrime 2" but also enjoys a successful solo career. As a singer/songwriter, her most recent solo CD "Stories From A Blue Room" - 2006, won Top Ten Best Record of the year. She is continuously booked for many personal guest appearances on records, concerts and private events. In-between touring she is a private vocal coach. Currently, Pamela is writing new material with songwriting partner/guitarist Michael Posch, for her next upcoming solo CD slated for 2010.

Pamela Moore - official site
Pamela Moore on Myspace
Pamela Moore on Facebook



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Eddie Jackson of Queensryche
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Saturday, 17 October 2009

Nanami Cowdroy


1. Which book are you currently reading?
"The Brain That Changes Itself" - although to tell the truth, I'm definitely more a picture book person! I find the act of reading quite tiring (and personally) a little tedious for me, as I have a tendancy to try and over imagine everything ... every description & detail ... so I find myself reading the same pages over and over - which makes me impatient and exhausted. I guess to enjoy the act of reading, my brain has to change itself. That said, I LOVE looking through Art books and right now it's "Dali : Liquid Desire" - to me a painting / picture does speak a thousand words and inspires a thousand more ideas, which I can create the my own details for.

2. Do you smoke?
Hardly... (promise)

3. When was the last time you got angry?
Earlier today... but Being a half-Japanese, compulsive Capricorn head-case, I actually believe it's the angst which holds me together.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Watching a crazy You Tube post titled 'The dramatic Lemur Original'... mind you, I did have few drinks prior to, and it was a friends fit of giggles which became contagious to those around at the time, beers in hand.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
The Exorcist - a vehicle for a perpetual state of fear & anxiety. In fact if memory serves, I don't think I even came close to the ending as I couldn't even bear the beginning. My memories of that film are totally disjointed and blurry as it became a film watched through clasped hands and fingers.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
'Alice' in Wonderland, 'Chihiro' in Spirited Away -or- Captain Nemo to see the bottom of the ocean, and that Giant Squid!


7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Same, same BUT different ... (The Family Guy versions are quite witty).

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
The work of Salvador Dali, I just arrived back from Melbourne after seeing the exhibition there at the National Gallery of Victoria - and it blew my mind! Even though I have always been a great fan / admirer of his work for as long as I can remember... to go and see it in person, from his small early sketches, to his famous painted canvases & sculptures, films and jewelry ... it fires up the passion, imagination and love of his works.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
When my flat white coffee is ready, I have a blank piece of paper in front of me, a window of time and a semi-sharpened pencil :)

10. What painting of yours do you think is your best?
I don't really have a favourite to be honest - as creating Art allows me a creative outlet for expressing my thoughts and feelings. That said, some pieces inparticular I feel pretty attached to is 'Cable Cranes' and 'Tsuru'... I created them at a difficult time in my life, after my father passed away - so they embody a lot of feelings and memories. Works of mine which contain Origami cranes in them, for me has personal significance as they remind me of dad... so I guess it's just my small way of keeping his memory alive and well, and hopefully he would dig it.



Nanami Cowdroy was born in Sydney, Australia with close bonds to her mixed Japanese-European heritage. Growing up with such contrasting cultures and surroundings, has greatly influenced her style of art and creative expression.
By intertwining complex characters and highly detailed objects, her pieces reflect a juxtaposition between foreign and familiar entities and environments. Her imagination is illustrated through works that are both elaborate and exotic, suggesting themes of memory, transience, hope, and loss.
She is drawn to subjects, which may on the surface seem delicate or fragile, but are given depth and a sense of permanence through her pen and ink techniques, intricate hand illustrative style and mixed media compositions.
A self-taught artist, her meticulous signature style embraces a refined monochrome palette with her name 'Nanami' (meaning 'Seven Seas' in Japanese) stamped in red. Fluid line-work, spots and splatters, watery whimsical creatures and Goldfish are some of her favourite subjects, and distinctive forms featured in her emotional artworks.


Nanami Cowdroy Art [link 1]
Nanami Cowdroy Art [link 2]


Thursday, 15 October 2009

Stza Crack of Leftover Crack and Star Fucking Hipsters


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Hard-boiled wonderland & the end of the world by Haruki Marikami

2. Do you smoke?
Yes, unfortunately, but not a lot...

3. When was the last time you got angry?
I can't rightfully remember, perhaps a year ago when I threw a dozen donuts at a dozen cops here in NYC, I've been trying to be the patient grass-hopper, but I was really drunk on that one & they were messing with our free-speech by trying to set up legal precedents that would have had out-door political events at a decibel level too quiet to be heard over the cities ambient noise (ie: traffic, more than 25 people having a hushed conversation). It was being set at the level of a vacuum cleaner at 75 feet away (& out-doors).

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Yesterday, mi amiga Vaquita always makes me laugh heartily...

5. Was there a movie where you could not bear to see the end?
Only because most films are terribly formulaic & dull. I usually walk out after 15-20 minutes of a bad film though, you can usually tell what you're in for by then.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
"Frick" in "a Scanner Darkly" (the Philip K.Dick semi-animated adaption). He's a drug-addict scared of his own shadow. That's just off the top of my head though.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
I don't watch any of those dull, formulaic, commercial heavy network T.V. shows. I really liked "The Wire".

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Mos Def.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
When I finally fall asleep & am unconscious for as long as possible.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
I like how "soon we'll be dead" came out from "Fuck World Trade".


Stza Crack grew up in NYC, have been living in squats for the past 18 years mostly in the U.S. has been battling for free-speech & equal rights for everybody, regardless of race, color, creed, sex, national heritage, religious preference, sexual preference or disposition in society, mostly as the primary singer/guitarist & song writer for No Commercial Value, Choking Victim, Leftover Crack & Star Fucking Hipsters.

Star Fucking Hipsters - official website
Star Fucking Hipsters on Myspace
Leftover Crack on Myspace


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Robert Michael "Bobb" Cotter


1. Which book are you currently reading?
"The Ingrid Pitt Bedside Companion for Vampire Lovers" by Ingrid Pitt.

2. Do you smoke?
Yes.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
Daily.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Ditto.

5. Was there a movie where you could not bear to see the end?
"Robot Monster".

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
None of the above.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Emma Watson.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Any time I can get what little sleep I get.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
"The Positive Song".

Robert Michael "Bobb" Cotter getting married by Elvis in Las Vegas.

Robert Michael "Bobb" Cotter was the lead singer/lyricist/graphic designer for th' Inbred. Their anthology, "Legacy of Fertility", came out at the end of September on Alternative Tentacles. th' Inbred were a hardcore band based in Morgantown West Virginia (hence the name) in the mid to late 80's.
Bobb Cotter writes books for a living now; his first was "The Mexican Masked Wrestler & Monster Filmography", the second was "The Great Monster Magazines" and his new one is called "A History of the Doc Savage Adventures in Pulps, Paperbacks, Comics, Fanzines, Radio & Film", all are published by McFarland Inc.


th' Inbred on Myspace
Buy the books by Robert Michael "Bobb" Cotter

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Billy Atwell of th' Inbred and Rhythm Pigs


1. Which book are you currently reading?
It's more like book(s). I'm in school to become a Certified Massage Therapist so Thibodeau & Patton's "Structure & Function of the Body" is in there. Because I'm launching a new concurrent career outside of music with the final certification of my CMT program I'm hoping not to make the same business-minded mistakes I made as a musician by reading books by Larry Winget and Brian Tracy. For the Zen I'm rereading Chogyam Trungpa's "Training The Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness". Kicks my ass every time. And just to keep a certain level of intensity handy if and when I need it, Henry Rollins' new book "A Preferred Blur". I've read all of his books. Once a punk, always a punk but mostly treating the Henry's written word as yardsticks for personal development and determination beyond the average.

2. Do you smoke?
I was a bit of a cigar aficionado up until my 43 birthday this year. Seeing as how I'm in a quasi-medical/health-related field I figured it was pretty hypocritical to be downing them as I was on long rides to weekend gigs so...that was that. Plus Larry Winget's direct and abrasive opinions on smoking, health in general and the wake of stupidity people roll around in had a strong arm effect that was unavoidable incentive to quit. SMOKING KILLS PEOPLE. It's that simple. I'm also looking at what the physiology of oxygen intake into the bloodstream looks like on a molecular level in school, let alone what the tissues of the mouth and throat go through with even 100% natural, non-man made leaves. Tobacco carcinogens get in your body in a severely ugly way. Seriously.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
And lost it? I don't need to air my dirty laundry because I always contribute something to whatever happened in some way however small (the cause of what generates said anger). You punk yourself when you lose your s**t. "He who curbs his anger is a true charioteer. Others merely hold the reigns" - Buddhist Proverb. These days I get angry at myself for having angry thoughts. I try to meditate on the side of right and do whatever is necessary with my resting heart rate in tact. That way I keep myself and others from harm's way and make the Gods smile. I laugh pretty hard too if only knowing that calm, cool and collected trips people up alot more that boiling like a kettle or jackknifing like an 18 wheeler.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Remember that old country song by Connie Smith? "Once a day, every day, all day long..." That will change shortly though. In due time, in due process.

5. Was there a movie where you could not bear to see the end?
I know it's been awhile but had I have known that "Leaving Las Vegas" was going to be the bummer it was I'm not sure I would have paid the admission. Profound film but the stain it left on my psyche for weeks after caught me off guard. Please don't tell me you thought I'd say "Titanic"!

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
In what? "Leaving Las Vegas"? Nothing vicarious I could glean from that but I would love to have been Forest Whitaker in "Ghost Dog". That would have been some good Jungian shadow play. It'd be cool to be in Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriquez film. Something Sam Shepard wrote...

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Not a TV guy at all but I have watched an episode or 3 of "Law & Order" at my parent's house while visiting in WV just because it was20on and I was flipping through accumulated periodicals.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
My daughter. She's my hero. Having a daughter gives you someone to take care of and love in the truest sense.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
There are two specific ones that come to mind. One in the morning and one in the evening. Reading to my daughter every night that my schedule allows and the kiss from her in the morning that wakes me up. In a global way the whole day is pretty awesome. I'm either learning or applying things with better skill. I like my grey and am blazing to an apex that is still years away. It's something to look forward to.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
As a solo artist it'd be tough because the music is so eclectic. For now I'd say "She Still Sleeps Here" off of my 2007 CD, "Dos". It gets to the heart of a my writing style with elements of shadow and light...drop-tuned bombast and aching, lapsteel melodies. Regarding the new Alternative Tentacles reissue of th' Inbred it'd be tough picking "The One" because you have to consider the humor or the hostility. There are shining moments of both. Humor? "The Positive Song". Hostility? "Piss Test".


Billy Atwell blasted away in various rock outfits (th' Inbred/Rhythm Pigs). He has also explored musical venues for the stage, from Shakespeare to New York revivals of the musicals HAIR (1998) and GODSPELL (2000) with significant side trips into the eclectic and avant-garde.
Currently, Atwell is seeking to expand his presence into the venue of “filmic sound-scapes”. These mediums include art installations, actual movies, video game scores, and more projects as inventive as SAFFRON.


Billy Atwell - Official website
Billy Atwell on Myspace
Th' Inbred on Myspace


Friday, 9 October 2009

Alice Donut


1. Which book are you currently reading?

Dave: The Rage of the Vulture by Barry Unsworth. And still slogging through a book on basic electronics for DIY'ers.

Sissi: Dissolution by C.J. Sansom

Tom: The Bible written by God.

Michael: Just started Candida.

Stephen: Onmivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan


2. Do you smoke?

Dave: Nope

Sissi: Mostly no

Tom: Mostly yes

Michael: No.

Stephen: ;-p


3. When was the last time you got angry?

Dave: Every time I drive, hear Lou Dobbs talk, see people drop trash on the street, think about religion, run out of coffee. I guess I'm angry a lot.

Sissi: When I flip the channels and come across Bill O'Reilly.

Tom: I never get angry. I keep it all bottled up deep inside until it erupts as back acne or carbunkles on my feets. Sometimes butterflies hover around me.

Michael: Shit. I have two boys, three years old and a four years old. When was the last time I wasn't angry. Hm. I guess that actually predates my progeny.

Stephen: Dick Chaney


4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?

Tom: When I was reading the Bible written by God and the Moabites were all like talking shit and acting tough and then God smote their sorry asses with pestilence and frogs and shit. I was like, oh snap, no you didn't, but he did.

Michael: Local menu misspelling: Spaghetti Bologrease.

Stephen: It was from an email Tom sent us [speaking] with a British accent.


5. Was there a movie where you could not bear to see the end?

Dave: Definitely - Bug, with Ashley Judd. Freaky, depressing, gross.
Couldn’t make it to the end.

Sissi: Any and all Barbie movies.

Tom: No

Michael: Looking for Mr. Goodbar.

Stephen: Dr. Strangelove


6. What character would you have liked to have played?

Tom: Willie Loman in "Death of a Salesman Part 2, the Metal Years"

Stephen: Dr. Strangelove


7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?

Dave: Never seen either one.

Sissi: Criminal Intent & Special Victims Unit

Tom: Special K with half a banana or some nice berries.

Michael: Pop a Tent

Stephen: None of the above


8. Who do you currently have a crush on?

Dave: Um, my wife. And Ségolène Royal.

Sissi: Tom & Waits

Tom: Do you mean me and Tom Waits or just Tom Waits and you threw the "&" in there to confuse me? I like Barbie in Frutopia.

Michael: Definitely Tom Waits


9. What's the best moment of your day?

Dave: First coffee in the morning.

Sissi: When our son comes for a cuddle in the mornings.

Tom: When the butterflies come and hover. Sometimes they sing 'Last Ticket to Paradise' by Eddie Money in sweet tiny voices.

Michael: God I'm so unoriginal, but that first cup of coffee consistently rates up there.

Stephen: When my honey cuddles me in the morning. Or The first toke of the day. It depends.


10. What song of yours do you think is your best?

Sissi: Chickendoor

Tom: The Puny & Revolting Men of Advertising Smile

Michael: Egg

Stephen: Fun to play: My Life's a Mediocre Piece of Shit.

Dave: Everything on the new record. Really.


Alice Donut is a psychedelic punk rock band originally from New York City. Formed in 1986, the band spent the next ten years touring relentlessly throughout North America, Europe and Japan, building a perversely loyal following. Creem Magazine described Alice Donut shows as "the most decadent punk rock-fueled all-out orgies I ever witnessed." Between 1987 and 1996, Alice Donut released seven full-length albums and 15 EPs, singles, and other releases on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label and various other labels.
Tomas Antona - Vocals
Stephen Moses - Drums, Trombone
Michael Jung - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
David Giffen - Guitar, Vocals
Sissi Schulmeister - Bass, Banjo, Vocals


Alice Donut - Official website
Alice Donut on Myspace


Thursday, 8 October 2009

Gianluca Maria Sorace of Hollowblue


1. Which book are you currently reading?
I'm reading Johnatan Franzen, The corrections.

2. Do you smoke?
I don't.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
I'm not angry very often, I tend to accumulate tensions.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?.
I can't remember.

5. Was there a movie where you could not bear to see the end?
The way we were.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
The man who fell to Earth.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Could I say... Dexter?

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
My beautiful and furry cats.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
At night. When I can stay alone and see a Space 1999 episode.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
I love everything of the new album "Wild nights, quiet dreams" out in November 2009. A too recent work to know which one I prefer.
From the back catalogue... "This summer".



Graphic designer since 1994 and musician since 1988. Gianluca Maria Sorace is envolved in several projects: Cordigitale, The Jodiefosters - with Anthony Reynolds, HelenaRussell... and the main project Hollowblue.>

Hollowblue - official site
Hollowblue on Myspace
Hollowblue on Youtube


Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Barzin


1. Which book are you currently reading?
--Irrational Man by William Barrett
--The Oresteia by Aeschylus
--In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje

2. Do you smoke?
Yes

3. When was the last time you got angry?
Yesterday, when I was driving.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
When I was on tour in Europe this past Spring. Something about being in a small van with a group of people that makes you go a little.... crazy.

5. Was there a movie where you could not bear to see the end?
I've seen some amazing films lately, but I don't recall not watching any of them all the way through. I think the last time that happened I must have been around 6 or 7 years old, and I was watching Rocky II. I couldn't watch the end of film, which was the big boxing match the movie had been building up to. I stopped the film and went to the bathroom. I thought I was going to be sick.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Rocky

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
I use to be a fan Law & Order, but only the early episodes. I am not a fan of the new and slick entity that it has become.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
The girl who works at the local bank down the street.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
It seems to change. Not something I can predict.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
Soft Summer Girls



Slow and melancholic, introspective and confessional: These words in some ways describe the sound of Barzin.

Barzin - official website
Barzin on Myspace


Monday, 5 October 2009

Jon Weisnewski of Akimbo


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Methland. It's about meth.

2. Do you smoke?
No. Smoking is dumb.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
When I thought about how dumb smoking is just now.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Monday night. The story is boring. Not gonna tell it.

5. Was there a movie where you could not bear to see the end?
When I was a little kid, I would cry at the end of Godzilla 1985 when they tricked him into jumping into a volcano. That shit is pretty unbearable for a little kid who loves monster movies.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
The drunk hobo who gets crushed by Godzilla in slow motion. Or Godzilla.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
24.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
The correct answer is "Maria" who is my girlfriend of five and a half years, but the honest truth is that crushes don't factor in when you're together for that long. Romance is dead, we just watch TV now. Joan from Mad Men is the closest thing I have to a crush.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Getting blinded by the Xbox 360 splash screen on my 52" HDTV.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
Our new album Jersey Shores is one big song broken up into 6 tracks. That's my best song.

Hungrily devouring the corpses of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and The Who; dissecting the still quivering bodies of Black Flag and The Jesus Lizard; infusing the essence of the still beating heart of The Melvins...

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Saturday, 3 October 2009

Eddie Jackson of Queensryche


1. Which book are you currently reading?
"Forced Out" by Stephen Frey

2. Do you smoke?
No

3. When was the last time you got angry?
At this moment!

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Can't remember for it's been awhile

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see untill its the end?
I don't believe so

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
The villain

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Law & Order

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
I have a crush on who ever is nice to me

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Waking up!

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
The most current song that I am writing at this moment


You may also be interested in:
Michael Wilton of Queensryche
Pamela Moore



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Friday, 2 October 2009

Jaska Raatikainen of Children Of Bodom


1. Which book are you currently reading?
None

2. Do you smoke?
A social smoker

3. When was the last time you got angry?
Two weeks ago

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Yesterday

5. Was there a movie where you could not bear to see the end?
The Quarantine

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
The Dude in Big Lebowski

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Criminal Intent

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Nicole Kidman

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Right after the first cup of coffee in the morning.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
In Your Face


Jaska Raatikainen plays drums with Children of Bodom

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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Sami Hinkka of Ensiferum


1. Which book are you currently reading?
“Hypnosis and suggestion in medicine and psychology” written by few Finnish doctors. Very interesting.

2. Do you smoke?
No.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
Yesterday.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Few weeks ago.

5. Was there a movie where you could not bear to see the end?
No.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
I leave acting for those who have skills for it.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
I don’t really watch TV but let’s say “Law and Order”.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
At this time of morning, no one.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Definitely evening, I hate early wake ups.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
“The Longest Journey” from our latest album.


Sami Hinka is the bass player of Ensiferum

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