June 23, 2003 at 1:07 pm #46131
I was paging through an old issue of Raygun magazine from October 1994 and found a cool article where Kim Deal from the Breeders interviews J. J talks about Lollapalooza, his visit to Alaska, and it also contains this funny part where Kim and J talk about how interviewers try to deal with J:
Kim Deal: (talking about J’s interview experiences in Germany)
So supposedly some guy sat down with you and because you’re difficult to interview, right, he came in and said, "I hear you are very difficult. I brought a pen and some crayons and a paper. I want you to draw a picture for me." And supposedly you just got up and took off.
J: No. He said, "I hear you are boring and difficult?" (Laughs)
That totally cracked me up! I can just picture what the expression on J’s face must have been when the guy whipped out his paper and crayons.June 24, 2003 at 1:52 pm #94537
Hey! I actually remember that thing – I mean, I’ve seen the original German mag. I think I have a copy of that article somewhere…but where? I am pretty sure J drew a circle, but I also think there was some sort of assignment given, like "Try to pinpoint your life/philosophy" or something… And I also remember that J was asked about religion, whether he believed in god or the likes, and he said something along the lines of "I think there’s something…that keeps everyone going…the most important thing is that nobody dies!"
D’oh -a lot of "I think" and "something" here, right?
To "compensate" for that, here’s a little quote (also drawn from memory but this time the KurzzeitgedÃ¤chtnis) from another interview from a German mag sometime around the release of "More Light":
"I still think about suicide a lot. But I’m sure it’d solve none of my problems".
Now, what problems does ‘the man’ have… …June 24, 2003 at 3:27 pm #94538
funny find, squeapler, thanks for sharing
should also be interesting to read the interviews you’re describing, Pelt Sematary, haven’t seen them anywhere beforeJune 25, 2003 at 3:41 pm #94539
yeah I’d like to see those German interviews too. Kim and J go on at some length in the Raygun article about how blunt/rude the German interviewers come off. Don’t mean to slight any German fans that might be reading but I have to say, I was in an MBA program with people from like 120 countries and the German and Russian folks were always the most forward. so when J says they say stuff like, "I don’t understand this record at all!" it just sounds typical.
It sounds like J and Kim Deal were pretty buddy-buddy in this interview – she talks about introducing him to her parents, him knowing Kelley and so on. does anyone know if J and Kim are still friendly? i’m just curious.
p.s. forgot to add, Pelt how is that Giant Sand? one of my friends has gotten really into Howe Gelb and I’ve yet to hear any…as for what problems J has, I dunno…gall bladders…house fires…usual annoyances of our lives I guessJuly 8, 2003 at 7:10 am #94540
suicide ? … that’s not good … i thought all his meditation would have made him a lot happier
i’d like to see/read some of those german articles as well … but would it be too much trouble to translate ?August 21, 2003 at 3:54 am #94541
I’m pretty sure there’s a version of "Do you love me now" with J doing the back vocals…just can’t find it anymore….August 21, 2003 at 7:05 am #94542
The version of Do You Love Me Now with J and the Breeders is on the Divine Hammer cd singleAugust 21, 2003 at 4:49 pm #94543
i’ve got it on soulseek if your intrested
My name is cow girl and its in the breeders folder, i havent got much shared at the minute im having a clean up so it will be easy to findAugust 21, 2003 at 7:36 pm #94544
If you do want anything from me (theres not much at the minute but i usually have quite a lot of albums on there + a brand new faster internet connection) – select add user from the toolbar along the top, this appears after you click anywhere inside the userlist box – if you enter my user name cow girl i will appear in you userlist – then browse my files and its in the music folder in the breeders …. hopfully i havent confused you to the point of never using soulseek again – its a really good program, im sure someone else will manage to explain it better than me though. Theres also a dinosaur jr room on there which Flying Cloud set up called Dinosaur Jr 101August 26, 2003 at 6:35 am #94545
Is soulseek any good ? I must say I’ve been quite disappointed by Kazaa….too slow and it just seems that I can’t never find any music I’m looking for…August 26, 2003 at 12:19 pm #94546
Soulseek is great, find tons of great music! Here’s a link to a thread about our Soulseek group…
Soulseek :aliensmile:August 26, 2003 at 3:58 pm #94547
hey Calimero jr., soulseek rocks
I like it much more than any other file sharing platform since Audiogalaxy. And downloading full albums is even easier than on AG.
it’s surely worth a try
if you join there, you can enter the chatrooms called Dinosaur Jr 101 or Freakscene Junkies — but be careful: there is another chatroom called FreakScene Junkies (with a big S) this one has been captured by mean folks, I wouldn’t recommend to join it
If you’ve got questions, you can ask the people in the chatrooms, or post in the Soulseek topicAugust 26, 2003 at 5:00 pm #94548
soulseeks greaat – its got loads of great music, and the chat room thing is really good and you can download folders which is great for getting an album, instead of searching for every track like FC said be careful which group you join if you join any though i’d reccomend dinosaur jr 101August 31, 2003 at 10:26 am #94549
Thanks for your replies, I’ll give it a try !!September 13, 2003 at 12:13 am #94550
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