Sunday, 31 January 2010

Barry Burns of Mogwai


1. Which book are you currently reading?
I'm reading 1982, Janine by Alasdair Gray

2. Do you smoke?
No, not if I can help it. There must be something else.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
I am very frequently angry, so probably today while drilling holes in the wall to put up picture frames and an Austrian cuckoo clock or while trying to work with Apple's Logic computer application. No wait....it was today when Hertz car rental have charged me €135 for returning the car I rented without a full tank.....even though the guy promised he'd just fill it up and not charge me that particular fee. Arseholes.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
I'm very tickly and my wife exploits this often. I think just before last weekend was the last time, but gentle domestic violence will soon put a stop to this unfair practice.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Ohhhhhh yes. It was Terry Gilliam's grotesquely poor "Tideland" which I think might have stolen first place as the worst film I have ever seen. It was, for a very long time, Van Helsing: (insert forgotten shit subtitle here). I quite like Terry Gilliam usually but that was the biggest load of eye-vomit I've ever seen (a bit of).

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
The dead father who was played by Jeff Bridges.....at least he was lucky to have died fairly early in the film. I was going to write "caution: spoiler" there but if you watch any of that film it spoils your whole week anyway. There's 20 minutes i'll never get back.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
After quickly "Googling" all three of these things and then realising that the last two are sub-series of the first one. I am going to admit I have never seen Law and Order but Wikipedia has just informed me that it is just about the longest running TV series ever. I have no doubt it is probably the best thing ever, but I live in Germany and I don't get US TV.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Absolutely no one. Just asked my wife and she says it should be her. It's Rachel Burns.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
That's really funny. When I just read that question I suddenly remembered I'd made a cup of coffee 10 minutes ago and jumped up to go to the kitchen. Just sat back down with it now and it's still drinkable. So I'd say coffee time.....or forgetting but then happily remembering about coffee while doing an email interview.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
Does anyone /not /say, "the very last one we wrote"?


Barry Burns plays guitar, keyboards and flute in Mogwai and also played with Arab Strap, Michael Middleton and De Rosa.

Mogwai - official website
Mogwai on Myspace


Thursday, 28 January 2010

Alberto Marin of Hamlet


1. Which book are you currently reading?
None

2. Do you smoke?
Yes

3. When was the last time you got angry?
I dont remember it, I never get angry

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Today, in the van, making jokes with the rest of the band and crew.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Yes, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, always that I try to see it, I
have fallen sleep.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
CONAN THE BARBARIAN

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

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
My girldfriend and music.

9. What is the best moment of your day?
When I play guitar after a great launch!

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
"Siete Historias diferentes" & "No habrá final" a very special song


Hamlet on Myspace
Alberto Marin on Myspace


Friday, 22 January 2010

Kikko Montefiori of Montefiori Cocktail / Monsieur Blumenberg


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut ... It was a present

2. Do you smoke?
I don't smoke. I’m allergic to it.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
I get angry every time I see a politician on TV.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
Watching at Greg & Lillo on Italian TV.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
The lates movie by Wong Kar Wai (My Blueberry Nights)... too booring!

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Peter Sellers in “Being There” or Forrest Gump...

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

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
My wife when she tries to wake up!

9. What's the best moment of your day?
When I go to sleep!

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
"Crazy Beat" with Montefiori Cocktail and "Sciabadabada" as Monsieur Blumenberg.


Kikko Montefiori is a half part of lounge duo Montefiori Cocktail and is also known as Monsieur Blumenberg for his solo records.
The music by Montefiori Cocktail is often used for tv breaks, commercials and appears in several movies and TV shows, including the "Sex & the City" sitcom.
Exclusive ringtones by Montefiori Cocktail can be downloaded here


Montefiori Cocktail - official site
Montefiori Cocktail on Myspace
Monsieur Blumenberg on Myspace


Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Postdata


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Chess by Stefan Zweig.

2. Do you smoke?
No.

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

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
I think it had something to do with the BBC Office show.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
So many.. but I am slightly ADD when it comes to movies.. Batman?

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

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Kirsten Huhn.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
It probably involves fresh air but I like to think it's the first coffee of the day, sometimes falling asleep and waking up are also pretty rad moments.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
I'm way too paranoid/superstitious to even think about answering that one.
:)


Canadian Paul Murphy of Wintersleep branches out with his brother to create the deeply personal Postdata.

Postdata - official website
Postdata on Myspace


Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Blixa Bargeld


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Eliot Weinberger: An Elemental Thing.

2. Do you smoke?
No.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
I get angry with myself a lot. Daily.

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

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
Many. I walked out of many "critically acclaimed" movies (i.e. "Slumdog Millionaire").

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Am I dead yet?

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Isn't there a verb missing to make this a question?
If I just have to choose some word or character in the preceding line I would go for the ampersand, it always reminded me of a person with a bowl of tea.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
I don't want anyone to be crushed by me.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
Answering E-mail requests.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
It's not up to me to say, most of them are old enough to go out past midnight.


Composer, author, actor, singer, musician, performer and lecturer in almost any field of interpretative art.
Lead vocalist of Einstürzende Neubauten and guitarist of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds from 1984 to 2003.
Blixa Bargeld acted in several movies and theater plays and plenty of exhibitions by him were hosted in the most famous art museums in the world.


Blixa Bargeld - official website
Einsturzende Neubauten - official website


Friday, 8 January 2010

Andrew Belle


1. Which book are you currently reading?
Death By Pad Thai - it's a collection of short stories from various authors, describing their favorite dishes and the first time they ate them. Riveting.

2. Do you smoke?
I do not. An alarming amount of my friends do though.

3. When was the last time you got angry?
Ha, probably last weekend when I was trying to fix my the sink at my family's house when the water line disconnected and sprayed water EVERYWHERE for a good 30 seconds. Total freak out.

4. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
This past Halloween when my buddy put on sunglasses and a blond wig when greeting the kids coming to our house for candy.

5. Was there a movie that you could not bear to see until its end?
I am confused by your phrasing. If you're asking me what's the worst movie i've ever seen...hm, probably 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist'. We walked out of that one REAL fast. Or maybe 'Land of the Lost'...that movie was just terrible.

6. What character would you have liked to have played?
Again, confused by this question - I think you're asking what character in any tv show or film would I have like to have played...um, I would have to say 'John Locke' from LOST. I would follow that guy to the ends of the Earth.

7. "Law & Order", "Special Victim Unit" or "Criminal Intent"?
Haha, I have never seen either of these shows. But I'll choose SVU because abbreviating is cool.

8. Who do you currently have a crush on?
Wow, you're gonna get me in trouble. Hm, maybe Erin Andrews - the sideline reporter from ESPN. I was on a flight to Baton Rouge with her recently...very nice lady.

9. What's the best moment of your day?
The few minutes in the evening when I get to video chat with my girlfriend in NYC.

10. What song of yours do you think is your best?
I don't like this question because it sets me up to seem a little arrogant - but I'll say 'The Ladder' from my new record. I think it's my best effort to date.


Andrew recently was named “Best Breakout Artist, Chicago” by MTV. His music and vocal stylings draw comparisons to Coldplay, The Fray, and John Mayer. Fans and critics often refer to his songs as “smart pop”—nuanced melodies and contemplative lyrics coupled with bold, infectious hooks. Look out for his debut full-length album The Ladder, released in January 2010.

Andrew Belle - official website
Andrew Belle on Myspace