Monday, 30 November 2009

Georgeanne Kalweit


1. Which book are you currently reading?
La Vita Facile, Sillibario (The Easy Life, the ABCs) by Italian Poet Alda Merini who left us just last week.

2. Do you smoke?
Sometimes.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
When a person I've known in the music business for many years asked me to be part of a collaboration and then turned out to be totally unreliable.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
When my sister told me about a conversation she had had with our mother. It went like this: our almost 80 year old mother, and quite a lovely lady at that, said she was looking for a new wrinkle cream and my sister said she knew of one called "acceptance" (meaning, just accept the damn wrinkles at this point) and our mother replied "oh really? I've never heard of it, where can I buy it?" Vanity is last to die!

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Apocalypto, far too violent and gory for my taste.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
None comes to mind.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
None of the above, I watch very little TV and have never seen any of these shows.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
I've had a crush on boyfriend ever since I met him 5 years ago!

9. What's the best moment of your day?
When my dog and I greet each other first thing in the morning in this beautiful ritual of bowing to each other, then the walk in the open field together, come rain come shine, with a fresh mind, where I get to imagine what the day holds and then...coffee!

10. What song and what drawing of yours do you think are your best?
I am particularly fond of the title song "Around the Edges" of our soon to be released album of my new group Kalweit and the Spokes, with drummer Leziero Rescigno and guitarist Giovanni Calella. The lyrics trace the story of how I feel after almost 20 years of living in Italy, yet still feeling part of my native land, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
As for the drawing I like best: Granbar. This painting expresses the solitude of the lonely traveller in a bar that once existed in the Milan Central Station which has disappeared, like so many characteristic places in light of globalization...




Visual artist and vocalist Georgeanne Kalweit was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1964 and currently resides in northern Italy. Georgeanne first moved to Italy in 1986 to study Art History in Florence. In 1990 she graduated from the University of Minnesota in Painting, Print-making and Art History. From 1997-2000 she worked as art instructor at the Los Angeles County Museum, the Barnsdall Art Park and for the Los Angeles Unified Schools. Georgeanne paints figurative oil paintings as well as mixed media pieces created out of recycled images and objects, multi-layered compositions of a social-political nature which are full of extremely colorful details with a slight Central American Art Influence, a mix between Pop and Psychedelia, ironic and playful at the same time. She has exhibited in Florence, Milan, Mantova, Parma, Lodi, Stresa and Verbania, Italy, London, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.


Georgeanne Kalweit on Myspace
Kalweit and the Spokes on Myspace


Delta V - Un'Estate Fa (video directed by Lorenzo Vignolo)
Delta V - Prendila Così (video directed by Lorenzo Vignolo)
Delta V - Via da Qui (video directed by Lorenzo Vignolo)
Delta V - Numeri in Mia Vita (video)
Delta V - Un Colpo in un Istante (video)


Saturday, 28 November 2009

Casey Begay of Enemy Reign


1. Which book are you currently reading?
'When Someone You Love Is Kinky' by Dossie Easton

2. Do you smoke?
Depends on what.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
After I read this question.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Before I read question #3.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Apocalypto...what a brutal flick!

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Does it have to be female and can it be porn?

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
None of them! I hate that fucking noise between the chapters.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
No way. With my luck this person will read this.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
'Double-clicking the mouse'

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
'Isolate' but our new shit KILLZ!


Casey Begay is the bass player of Enemy Reign

Enemy Reign - official website
Enemy Reign on Myspace


Thursday, 26 November 2009

Austin Spence of Embryonic Devourment


1. Which book are you currently reading?
The Biggest Secret by David Icke

2. Do you smoke?
All the time, then i smoke 2 more...

3. When was the last time you got angry?
Just today... I hate when people flake on me

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried? When I took mushrooms and ecstasy at Earthdance 2009... I saw a hippie get stuck in the porta-potty hahahaha

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Butterfly Effect

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Probably one of the extras in the background

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

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Dorothy from Wizard Of Oz

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Playing with my band on tues, thurs, and sunday.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
Darkened Fluids...yet to be released on our upcoming cd "Vivid Enterpretations of the Void".



Austin Spence is the lead singer and bass player of Embryonic Devourment

Embryonic Devourment- official website
Embryonic Devourment on Myspace


Monday, 23 November 2009

Christy Kane


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Flannery – A Life of Flannery O’Connor by Brad Gooch

2. Do you smoke?
No, but I have been known to eat candy cigarettes.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
I don’t really get angry much, sad yes, angry no.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
A couple days ago when my dear pal Miwa Gemini was visiting... I don’t even know about what, but we tend to laugh until we cry with great frequency when we’re together, it’s pretty wonderful!

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
There are a lot of movies where even the trailers are unbearable, so I avoid them, and re-watch my favorites over and over.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Alice in Wonderland or Lili (Leslie Caron) I always talk to rabbits and puppets anyway so these seem like a good fit.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
I’m more of a Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple kind of gal!

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Lon Chaney, Buster Keaton... and Lurch from the Addams Family.. they are all dreamy in their own special way!

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Every day seems to have different amazing moments. So far today’s best moment is seeing my dog who’s supposed to be quite ill, act as if he will live forever by playing like a puppy... this has me very happy today!

10. What doll of yours do you think is your best?
Oh, I can’t pick. I love them all the same. I can tell you which doll is the happiest.. Azaeleah, she has no idea anything other than sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows exist. She’s got the right idea!



Long obsessed with the whimsical side of traditional fairy tales, artist & storyteller Christy Kane creates life size, one-of-a-kind, handmade dolls then photographs them in antique settings to illustrate her original stories. Her dolls have remarkably distinct personalities, her photographs are nuanced and richly detailed, and her stories are haunting and unforgettable. Her first book “Tales of the Sisters Kane” is now available. With the help of the Chiodo Bros. (Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Vincent, Team America) she created a live puppetry version of her tale “Callalilly" which won runner up for Most Visually Innovative Short Film at the 2008 Baltimore Women’s Film Festival. She is currently working on “Tales of the Sisters Kane Book II” and her next short film.

Christy Kane - official website
Christy Kane on Myspace
Christy Kane on Twitter
Christy Kane - Esty online shop
Watch the "Callalilly" film

Sunday, 22 November 2009

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Friday, 20 November 2009

Hein Frode Hansen of Theatre of Tragedy


1. Which book are you currently reading?
I am currently in between books, but the last one i finished was SLASH'S official biography.

2. Do you smoke?
No, tried starting once but never made it past first cigarette.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
When some musicians for a show I am booking for this month suddenly pulled out last minute and said they didn't have time. They knew about the show in May!!!

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
When I heard the new Rammstein single.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Max Manus a norwegian one and The Unborn some crappy horror flick.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Neil Gaiman's Sandman.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
None of the above. Dexter, Carnivale and Twin Peaks.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
My girlfriend. She is smoking!

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Getting home from work.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
Right now "Hide and Seek" from the new album.


Hein Frode Hansen plays drums in Theatre of Tragedy.

Theatre of Tragedy - official website
Theatre of Tragedy on Myspace


Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Josh Graham of A Storm of Light and Neurosis


1. Which book are you currently reading?
How to stay alive in the woods by Bradford Angier

2. Do you smoke?
Nope.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
Last weekend. American Express wrongfully took a shitload of money out of my back account. At least it is back now.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
I can't remember why but it was on tour with Dave Clark.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Planet of the Apes maybe. That is a tough one to watch but the end rules, when Heston figures out he is one earth. Actually Soylent Green is kinda like that...or maybe all Heston movies, they are better when they are over.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Hmmm. maybe one of the wild animals.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Special Victim Unit. The new Law and Order cast is a bit bummin. Ice-T rules.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
My special lady friend, Julie Anne Mann.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
It's a tie between the first sip of coffee in the morning, or the first sip of a brokers and tonic at the end of the day.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
I guess I would say Omega.


Josh Graham sings, plays guitar and keyboards of A Storm of Light and is the visual artist of Neurosis.

A Storm of Light - official website
A Storm of Light on Myspace
Neurosis - official website
Neurosis on Myspace


Monday, 16 November 2009

M. of De Magia Veterum and Gnaw Their Tongues


1. Which book are you currently reading?
None

2. Do you smoke?
Yes

3. When was the last time you got angry?
The other night at my girlfriend

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Two nights ago during band practice

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Yeah plenty..boring arty farty stuff that's just bad.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
That one dude that starred into the camera for two minutes with some bleepy/cheapy sounds in the back..that was so deep man :)

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Dirt Jobs: above mentioned are soooooo boring

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
A bug that's...oh wait..it's crushed (violence towards animals is a bad thing kids): no one

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Eating and sleeping moments

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
My Orifices Await Ravaging


Gnaw Their Tongues on Myspace
Gnaw Their Tongues on Blogspot


Saturday, 14 November 2009

Adam Hashemi


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Dreamwatcher by Theodore Roszak. He's the author of one of my favourite books, Flicker. Also just started reading Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond, and will soon read The Swarm by Frank Schätzing.

2. Do you smoke?
Yes.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
I was very angry ten minutes ago. Besides from then, never.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
OK, this wasn't the last time, but it's the most interesting time: I was playing basketball with a friend. Suddenly I hear a strange whizzing-sound and a black cat crashes down on my friends head, falling from the fifth floor. The cat lies dead on the ground, and miraculously, my friend is alright. He stares at the cat, and then at me and exclaims: "I just got a cat in the head". There's a short pause, then we both fall down on the ground laughing, probably releasing a lot of tension from the shock (I would never laugh at a thing like that normally, I had a cat of my own at the time). At that moment, the owner of the cat looked out of her window to see her dead cat, and my friend and I laughing until we cried.
This happened where I grew up, a building that was later renowned for its many cat suicides.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Quite a lot of movies actually. Among them was Pasolini's Oedipus. The screeching solo flute soundtrack was driving me crazy.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. Or Colonel Sandurz in Spaceballs.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Those are shows right? I'm more in to ol' school Sopranos and True Blood.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
That would have to be my girlfriend Stine, who's the funniest person I know.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
There's so little routine in my days that it's hard to talk about a favourite part. I like watching a good movie after doing my writing. When I feel like I've earned the right. If I don't feel I've earned the right, I watch a bad movie.

10. What film of yours do you think is your best?
I guess it would have to be my recent music vid 'Swim' for Oh No Ono. I'm constantly seeking a balance in my filmmaking, between seriousness and a grotesque form of comedy, and that video is the closest I've gotten. So far.



Adam Hashemi is a commercial and music videoclip director. Some of his commercials for: Carlsberg, Sony Ericsson, Volvo, AXA.

Adam Hashemi on Myspace
Adam Hashemi on Bacon
Adam Hashemi on Blink Productions


Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Rob Ellis


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Revolution in the head by Ian Macdonald

2. Do you smoke?
Quit 4 months ago

3. When was the last time you got angry?
Thursday last week, a fascist was a guest on a BBC news discussion programme

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

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Hannah Montana

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
In Hannah Montana? Her of course

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Dunno, are these TV shows? Don't watch tele

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Penelope Cruz

9. What's the best moment of your day?
When Penelope and I sit down and try to get through the Hannah Montana movie together

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


Frontman of the band Spleen, Rob Ellis also worked as musician and/or producer with PJ Harvey, Placebo, Marlene Kuntz, Marianne Faithfull, Charlotte Hatherley, Martina Topley-Bird, Mick Harvey and many, many more.

Rob Ellis - official website
Rob Ellis on Myspace
Spleen on Myspace


Monday, 9 November 2009

Lord Ahriman of Dark Funeral


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Nothing! No time...

2. Do you smoke?
No!

3. When was the last time you got angry?
1 sec ago

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Have no idea...

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Too many to mention...

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

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

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
My wife.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
When the phone stop ringing and the sky turns to black.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
At this very moment I'd say "The Birth Of The Vampiir".


Lord Ahriman is the primary guitarist, frontman and songwriter of black metal band Dark Funeral and he is the only founding member remaining in the band.


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Friday, 6 November 2009

Amaury Cambuzat of Ulan Bator


1. Which book are you currently reading?
"Observatory Mansions" by Edward Carey

2. Do you smoke?
Mostly yes

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

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

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain

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

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

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Larkin Grimm!

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Morning : 08:00 (am) = coffee with first cigarette :(

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
"Pensees Massacre" (on "Rodeo Massacre" LP)


Amaury Cambuzat, versatile musician and visionary artist, founded iconic band Ulan Bator in 1993 and collaborates with Faust since 2004.
From 2009 Amaury is part of a new project, Chaos Physique, along with Pier Mecca (Fiub) and Diego Geko (Sexy Rexy).
Amaury also runs his own record label Acid Cobra Records.
The new out by Ulan Bator, "Soleils", is out now.


Amaury Cambuzat on Myspace
Ulan Bator on Myspace
Chaos Physique on Myspace
Acid Cobra Records on Myspace
Acid Cobra Records on Blogspot


Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Lesli Wood of The Redwood Plan and Saeta


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Salman Rushdie: Midnight's Children

2. Do you smoke?
Yes but I consider myself having "quit".

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

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Probably Saturday. I do this often.

5. Was there a movie where you could not bear to see the end?
Definitely. I will not sit through a terrible movie, I'll leave first. I almost couldn't bear to watch the end of Dancer in the Dark but not because it was terrible - just because I thought my heart was going to break into a million pieces.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Hmm. I'm not sure I could narrow it down. If it's a movie, probably someone that got to do cool stunts...

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Are these tv shows? Or just concepts? I'm not familiar with the tv shows (if that's what they are) so I think I'll just have to say "Criminal Intent" as it's a pretty good answer to a question.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Definitely the person I've been waking up to every day. And maybe a little one on my cat, but that's weird.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Waking up to that person. And then riding my bike. Unless of course I'm playing a show then the show is always the best moment of my day.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
A Million Reasons Why.


Lesli Wood is the singer/guitarist/keyboardist for Seattle band, The Redwood Plan. She also performs with chamber pop trio, Saeta, and formerly fronted the riot grrl band, Ms. Led.

The Redwood Plan - official site
The Redwood Plan on Myspace
Saeta - official site


Sunday, 1 November 2009

Kathy R. Jeffords


1. Which book are you currently reading?
In my ideal world, I would have a full day each week to just lay around and read, because I do love it so. I started "Step, Ball, Change" by Jeanne Ray a few weeks ago, but got so busy it wound up abandoned after chapter two.

2. Do you smoke?
No.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
Probably when someone showed up at my home without calling first. That’s one of my biggest pet peeves. I joke that one day, I will own a house with a moat. (Not anti-company, necessarily, just pro-appointment.)

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
I didn’t cry, but I almost wet my pants, does that count? My sister and I tried to make an America’s Funniest Home video moment by calling my brother-in-law at work and telling him we were going to run errands, moving our cars from their parking spaces, and then hiding in the house (specifically the shower in the upstairs bathroom) to make strange noises and scare him when he came home for lunch. While we planned the stunt, and then when he came in non-chalantly whistling, we laughed like hyenas – I’m surprised no ribs were broken in the process.
(For the record, we made strange noises for about ten minutes – only getting a not-really-interested “hey, what’s going on up there?” from him before I got paranoid that he’d called the cops or was about to attack us with a baseball bat and we came out from hiding and went downstairs... to find him calmly eating a sandwich, unbothered and unconcerned.)

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Not a movie, but the short summer CBS murder mystery series’ Harper’s Island – on one hand, I couldn’t wait to the end because I was just dying (pun not intended) to know who the killer was, but on the other hand, I didn’t want it to end and didn’t want to know who the killer was, because I was so invested in all of the characters (who were still alive) by that point and didn't want any of them to be the killer. It was a great, underrated (though gory) show.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
One of the Golden Girls. They’re all awesome in their own way, so I couldn’t choose: Any of them. (Though I am probably most like Dorothy.)

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
I’ve actually never seen any of these – am actually usually more of a medical drama girl.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Adam Lambert and David Cook. I wanted to just name one, but choosing between them would be like choosing between pizza and chocolate. 9 times out of 10, given that choice, I’d say chocolate. But then I’d miss the pizza terribly and crave it all the time. (And, no, I’m not saying which is which, though I will admit I didn’t really pay much attention to David – despite my best friend being his biggest fan – until he joined Twitter. The way to my crushlist, apparently, is by being witty and using proper grammar and punctuation, even when limited to 140 characters!)

9. What's the best moment of your day?
When my sister, who lives several hours away from me calls & my 4 year old niece gets on the phone first hears my voice (or when I visit and she first lays eyes on me) and shouts, all excited, “KAAAATHY!!!!” It doesn’t happen everyday, but that’s my favorite moment of any day. You have no idea how important and loved that reaction makes me feel!

10. What painting of yours do you think is your best?
Well, I truly believe practice makes perfect and that with every painting, I get a little bit better --- looking back at some of my early stuff just makes me cringe now! So, though I could probably pick a personal favorite, I HOPE that my best so far is the last one I painted. Right now, that one would be “Family Portrait”, which is of my version of Frankenstein, his bride, and mummy baby.



Kathy R. Jeffords grew up wanting to be a novelist, majored in theatre in college, and somehow wound up being an artist. She paints bright and whimsical paintings of big-eyed girls (and occasionally boys and critters) but couldn’t abandon her love of stringing words together altogether --- most of her work has a story to go along it or incorporates quotes or phrases within the actual piece.

The Dreamy Giraffe site