Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Eux Autres


1. Which book are you currently reading?

HEATHER: I’m currently reading Chronic City, the new novel from Jonathan Lethem. It’s about Manhattan, where I live.

NICHOLAS: Mount Analogue by René Daumal


2. Do you smoke?

HEATHER: No. I gave it up, and I don’t miss it one bit.

NICHOLAS: Nope. Never have...maybe one pack total in my life.


3. When was the last time you got angry?

HEATHER: Yesterday, when Nick and I were recording. We get angry with each other a lot, but we get over it very quickly.

NICHOLAS: Yesterday, when we were recording.


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

HEATHER: Two days ago, again with Nick. I said something so stupid it was hilarious. I laugh a lot in general. And when Nick and I are together, we laugh most of the time.

NICHOLAS: I think that happened a couple times in the recording studio over the last couple days.


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

HEATHER: I think that would be Sixteen Candles. I’ve seen it more than any other movie. Or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Not very intellectual, I know.

NICHOLAS: I just saw Funny People. It's at least 45 minutes too long...but I did watch it, so I guess that's not a very good answer.


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

HEATHER: Dottie from Pee Wee's Big Adventure.

NICHOLAS: I'd like to play one of the old men that sits in the balcony on the Muppet Show.


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

HEATHER: Special Victims Unit.

NICHOLAS: I have no idea what the difference is. I only know that our dad is obsessed with one or more of these shows.


8. Who do you currently have a crush on?

HEATHER: Lady Gaga. She is so weird.

NICHOLAS: The main character in the movie House of the Devil. Not sure what her name is.


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

HEATHER: When I first wake up, and I pour myself some tea and hold the warm mug. I feel so hopeful and energized.

NICHOLAS: Drinking coffee in the morning. Right after it's started working its magic.


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

HEATHER: I’m proudest of Other Girls because it was one of the first songs we ever wrote. So it felt like a miracle.

NICHOLAS: I think that I like Queen Turner the best at the moment. Maybe just because it's a newer one.


Eux Autres play pop music. The band originally consisted of brother and sister Heather and Nicholas Larimer. Heather played drums, Nicholas played guitar, and they both sang.
Eux Autres write compact songs with sparse instrumentation. Their music has been unfairly described as “fun”...



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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Hermes Mangialardo


1. Which book are you currently reading?
"Al di là del muro" by Maria Viteritti

2. Do you smoke?
No

3. When was the last time you got angry?
This morning when I saw the rain on my window

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?
There were many movies... the last one was YES MAN

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Frits the cat

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
I don’t watch TV series

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Grace Slick

9. What's the best moment of your day?
When I leave my house in the morning

10. What film of yours do you think is your best?
The Wall

Hermes Mangialardo - official site
Plasmedia agency

From 2001, Hermes Mangialardo has developed many clips and animations winning many prizes including the MTV Flash Awards at Hamburg Bitfilm Festival, the Giffoni music Concept for the best animation videoclip, the first prize at Independent film Festival in Florida, special jury prize at I’VE SEEN FILM FESTIVAL, the first prize at Camper Walking contest in Barcellona, the Italian window at Resfest and more.
In 2007 he started his VJ experience and won the BEST ITALIAN VJ AWARD 2009.
In 2008, the animated series URBAN JUNGLE for MTV ITALIA, about the various metropolitan animals (Metal kids, Darkers, Indie kids, Emo, ...) was developped.
Hermes Mangialardo's multimedia agency is called Plasmedia.


Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Tormentor of Gorgoroth


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Ah, just finished reading Blood Meridian by Cormac MacCarthy. One of the best books I've ever probably.

2. Do you smoke?
Yes, but I don't have to. Means that I can smoke one day and don't have to take the next cigarette in a week or so.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
1,5 hours ago. Couldn't get a seat on the buss + a driver who drives like a maniac + listening to aggressive Swedish hardcore gods Skitsystem. Hanging after one arm in one of those handles cursing God and all his creations.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Watching the Hot Rod movie.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
A Lars Von Trier movie called Breaking the waves. The most sentimental piece of shit I've ever seen. I knew what was coming in the end, so I had to run.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Taxidriver. Used to be one in fact.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
No + no + no

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Musically? The Devil's Blood. Got a fair chance of becoming the world's biggest satanic band.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Running off from everything going fishing.

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


Tormentor is the guitar player of Gorgoroth

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Monday, 7 December 2009

Technogod


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Carver "What we talk about when we talk about love" (I keep starting and then I stop, forget and start again), Bukowski "Love is a dog from hell" (my bible), Kaoss Pad 3 instruction manual (I'll never get it)

2. Do you smoke?
Xsmoker, postsmoker, rehabprefabsmoker

3. When was the last time you got angry?
I don't get angry I get even...vengeance is the best medicine

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Whenever I get tickled to death

5. Was there a movie where you could not bear to see the end?
Funny Games (most films have Hollywood endings so you know it's going to be ok anyway
and no one dies cause the contracvts are ready for the sequel, and when they die there's the prequel)

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

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Criminal Intent, the detective is unsettling

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
No one in particular, everyone in general. Women back from their summer holidays for a few weeks retain a unique radiancy that slowly fades as fall comes. I love observing them from a distance. Their cololrs, their dresses, their hair, their moment of splendor ...like sunflowers.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
8-10 am, everything is calm, the sun still doesn't scorch, it's all quiet...then the day starts and we must be productive. Time to go back to sleep.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
The one I still have to write, and may never write



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Thursday, 3 December 2009

Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond


1. Which book are you currently reading?
I’m reading Proust’s "Swann’s Way", Ursula Le Guin’s "The Other Wind" and with my third eyeball I am reading "Musicophilia" by Oliver Sacks.

2. Do you smoke?
Usually my cooking ends up smoked, but it’s not always on purpose.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
I was mad at someone today for leaving a relationship at a really wrong time and with no consideration for the children involved.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
I can’t remember. Oh dear... Yesterday I was so happy that I cried but I did not laugh.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
I usually love sci-fi fantasy films but earlier this week we were watching "The Snow Queen" and it was so horrible that we stopped watching it after about 15 minutes.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Giulietta in "I Capuleti e I Montecchi" by Bellini. The aria “O quante volte” is so heartbreaking to me.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Are those television shows?

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
I have serious musical crushes on Chris Thile, Beth Ditto and Colin Stetson.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
If I have woken up from having a particularly interesting dream, I love to lay in bed as I snuggle with my sleeping husband and think about the dream while the day is still quiet outside.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
“The Gentlest Gentleman”


Grandaughter of an Epiphone-playin-travelin-evangelist, fathered by a National Accordion Champion & mothered by a pianist, Shara Worden was born into a house of diverse musical aesthetics. Her first song was written at age 3 using the buttons of a toy cash register for "piano keys." By age 8 she was studying piano with her uncle, Donald Ryan, and singing in community musical productions.
Shara graduated from The University of North Texas with a BA in Vocal Performance. After university, she self-released a solo album entitled Word, then moving to Brooklyn, NY recorded two albums (The Orange Album, Quiet B Sides) with her band Awry. From 2001-2003 Shara studied composition with Australian composer/performer Padma Newsome (The Clogs, The National). During this time she composed music for a musical theater production Women With Voices Ringing (produced by Jaki Brown-Karmen), an off-broadway production of Adam Rapp's play Trueblinka directed by Simon Hammerstein, as well as Hammerstein's production of Jean Paul Sartre Morts sans Sepulture.
In late 2003 Shara assembled her dream cast of characters to create the sound of My Brightest Diamond. My Brightest Diamond has released two albums, Bring Me The Workhorse (2006) and A Thousand Shark's Teeth (2008).
Shara has collaborated with David Byrne, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Laurie Anderson, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Bryce & Aaron Dessner.
In 2009 Shara moved to Detroit, Michigan to live in a creaky old house and tend bees.


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