August 29, 2004 at 8:59 am #47263
time out is londonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s weekly goings-on magazine … every week one musician is interviewed for a small column called, Ã¢â‚¬Å“ask a silly question…Ã¢â‚¬? + this week itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the turn of thurston moore …
ask a silly question – thurston moore …
just before sonic youth play brixton academy on thursday 2 sept, their main man tells us about broccoli, benny hill + bert jansch.
favourite city in the world ?
tokyo. itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s such an alien landscape. i feel like iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m on another planet. and theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve cornered the market on rare and obscure jazz records. itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s like a candy store for me. a very expensive candy store !
whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the best thing you can cook?
i make a steamed broccoli for my ten-year-old daughter. and i do minor preparations. but kim [gordon, sonic youth bassist + thurstonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wife] is an amazing cook, real gourmet stuff.
what does your daughter think of your music ?
she thinks itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s kind of out there. she sees the intensity, sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seen our gigs. she likes tweeny pop, stuff like hillary duff, but also some poppier rock by the pretenders and blondie. i also play her a lot of arcane british folk music – tudor lodge, bert jansch – and she digs that. and no, she hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seen us in that Ã¢â‚¬ËœsimpsonsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ episode. itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not on dvd yet !
what was the first gig you saw ?
rick wakeman ! it was SO boring. i grew up in rural connecticut and fantasised about these exotic rock concerts that went on in the nearest city, new haven. i missed alice cooper, queen and mott the hoople and saw rick wakeman !
whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the best ever single?
Ã¢â‚¬Ëœhey joeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ by patti smith. 1976. i read her journalism in creem magazine and i liked the voice she wrote in. and the pictures of her were great. so i sent off for this single – it was on her own imprint, MER, for $2. it was her doing classic rock and adding her own recitation to it. and it completely delivered. Ã¢â‚¬Ëœpiss factoryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ was on the other side. iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d never heard anything like that before, that kind of impassioned music. it was perfect. and catalytic.
george w bush. discuss.
itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s interesting how his administration thinks itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a good idea to have this submental idiot as a poster boy for their strict agenda based on religious zealotry and obvious right wing imperialist concepts. it even feels like the republican party has been hijacked by this administration. theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re something else entirely … we despise gw bush so much that weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d replace him with hitler at this point!
itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s called Ã¢â‚¬Ëœamish heatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s really amazing. you have to google it. itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been set up as a generic porn site, but when you click on Ã¢â‚¬Ëœchicks with sticksÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ you get a fully clothed amish woman with a broom !
last time you used public transport ?
all the time, in every city iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m in. i was in philadelphia recently. i got a bus to a bookstore and took the subway back to the hotel. how Ã¢â‚¬Ëœbout that ?
what was the last sporting occasion you went to ?
massachusetts, where we live, is big on non-competitive sports – knitcap-wearing neo-hippy parents playing hackeysack with their kids. iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not a sports fan, but i do watch certain sports on tv. i watched nba for a while. iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m drawn to some of the characters. i like american football, b/c the rest of the world thinks itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the worst sport ever ! and i like some of those specific english sports, like cricket and snooker. extreme snooker !
what makes you laugh
don rickles. heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s still funny. and the early benny hill, you know. not the later stuff, when he started repeating himself, ha ha, before the pathos set in. heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so hapless and insane, and the fact that he surrounds himself with these wonderful, beautiful amazonian women…itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the weirdest fantasy. itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hilarious.
interview : john lewisAugust 29, 2004 at 2:28 pm #104646
big thanks for making this funny & interesting interview avaliable for us, rambleon!August 29, 2004 at 2:38 pm #104647
yeah … i liked it too … i couldn’t relate to all of it though … like who is hillary duff ? + don rickles ? that kind of rings as bell, but i just can’t conjure up an image or anything … also, when he was talking about the "submental idiot" i guess he was referring to george w himself, right ?
he seems like a funny guy though … i like his PRA interview that i think i copied out here a while back when he said something like he’s more worried about his "roundage" than his "poundage."August 30, 2004 at 9:22 am #104648
Rambleon: Hillary Duff is a popsinger who looks good but doesnt relate to any good music..August 31, 2004 at 3:32 pm #104649
Thanks for putting that up, cool read"rambleon" wrote:what was the last sporting occasion you went to ?
massachusetts, where we live, is big on non-competitive sports – knitcap-wearing neo-hippy parents playing hackeysack with their kids. iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not a sports fan, but i do watch certain sports on tv. i watched nba for a while. iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m drawn to some of the characters.i like american football, b/c the rest of the world thinks itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the worst sport ever ! ( )and i like some of those specific english sports, like cricket and snooker. extreme snooker !September 2, 2004 at 1:41 pm #104650
hey, time out must love thurston b/c he’s in this week’s issue as well … so when i get a sec i’ll copy that one out too …September 2, 2004 at 1:50 pm #104651
Bert Jansch! I was talking to Flying Cloud about him recently :aliensmile:
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