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Are Friends Eclectic? #1

This is a new section i’ve decided to start. I’ve had it planned in my head for ages now and i have a few friends willing to be “interviewed”  on their music tastes etc.

First in line to be grilled is Simon…..

SIT WOLF: Describe music in 5 or less words.
SIMON: Constantly evolving but still appealing.

SIT WOLF: What was the first album you bought?
SIMON: I remember buying Orbital’s debut album in a second hand shop in Zurich when i was 14. I bought it because there was a random sticker of Kurt Cobain stuck to it.

SIT WOLF: What was the last album you bought?
SIMON: I left most of my CDs back in Switzerland so i had to go out and buy all my favourites again at the beginning of the year. The last one i bought was Refused “The Shape of Punk To Come”. I have that in 4 formats now!

SIT WOLF: What are your views on illegal downloading/file sharing?
SIMON: Well i’ve only just be re-connected to the internet recently. I’ve been out the loop for a while but i’ve made up for lost time and done my fair share of downloading. I hold nothing against file sharing or downloading. If you really like a band you’re gonna go buy their stuff anyway aren’t you?
SIT Wolf: Couldn’t agree more.

SIT WOLF: What was your very first gig?
SIMON: Shit man, that was a long time ago. I remember my brother Marco dragging me to see The Offspring with him back in 1999. I’d have been 14 at the time.

SIT WOLF: What was your last gig?
SIMON: That would’ve been going to see Emalkay with you and Morgan at the Cabaret Voltaire. About 3 weeks ago.

SIT WOLF: What’s the next gig you’re going to?
SIMON: Modeselektor this coming Friday (9th April @ ABC, Glasgow)

SIT WOLF: If you were told that you could only listen to 3 albums over and over again for the rest of your life, what would they be?
SIMON: The Descendents – “Milo Goes To College”, Queens of the Stone Age – “Songs For The Deaf” and Underworld – “dubnobasswithmyheadman”.

SIT WOLF: What 3 songs are currently on constant rotation on your IPod/MP3 Player?
SIMON: Dead Kennedys – “California Uber Allies”, D.I.M – “Airbus” and The Cramps – “Human Fly”.

SIT WOLF: What are your 3 favourite remixes?
SIMON:  IAMX – “Kiss and Swallow (Moonbootica Remix)”, Death From Above 1979 – “Black History Month (Josh Homme Remix)” and The Prodigy – “Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)”

SIT WOLF: What are your 3 favourite films?
SIMON: Saving Private Ryan, the Rocky series but only up until number 4. Anything thereafter is dross. And lastly Hackers. There’s also Shaving Ryan’s Privates, i highly recommend that one. Watch it alone though.
SIT WOLF: I said 3! And sorry, i’m not a fan of styling male pubic hair.

SIT WOLF: What are your 3 favourite websites?
SIMON: http://missingtoof.com/, http://survivingtheworld.net/ and http://www.thedrinkshop.com/

SIT WOLF: What are your 3 favourite music videos?
SIMON: As much as i hate U2 i always loved the video for “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me”. I’m a sucker for anything to do with Batman. I also thought the lego idea for “Fell In Love With A Girl” by the White Stripes was really original and a brilliant video. My new favourite one is “Window Seat” by Erykah Badu, only cos she gets nekkid!

SIT WOLF: Do you play an instrument? If so, which one?
SIMON: Yes, the bass. And a bit of drums, everyone knows a bit of drums though, right?

SIT WOLF: If you could make a Supergroup (5 members) that you’d love to hear who would be in it and what would their name be?
SIMON: Amazing question. Easy to answer, Cedric Bixler-Zavala on vocals, Kim Thayil and Andy Falkous on guitars, Nick Oliveri on bass and Zach Hill on drums. They’d be called Orange Head.
SIT WOLF: Why Orange Head?
SIMON: Because of THAT joke!
SIT WOLF: Oh yeah…..

SIT WOLF: Give the readers and i 3 bands that you think we might not know but we should check out? Give us a description.
SIMON:  1. The Evpatoria Report. They are a Swiss instrumental rock band. 2. Comanechi. Hectic lo-fi punk duo that includes the drummer from The Big Pink singing. They have songs about “pussy”. 3. Led Zeppelin. They’re this really old band from the 70’s that no one has heard of, i’d most definitely check them out if i were you.
SIT WOLF: Led Zeppelin? Never heard of them…..

SIT WOLF: What would your ideal gig be (3 bands past or present)? And where would it be?
SIMON: It would be at the Hallenstadion (Zurich) and the headliners would be The Mars Volta, with At-The Drive In and Tool supporting.

SIT WOLF: What word best sums your musical tastes up?
SIMON: Sonic.


MP3: The Mars Volta – Televators

MP3: The Descendents – Myage

MP3: Orbital – Speed Freak (Moby Remix) FROM “HACKERS” OST

S.I.T Wolf X

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