VOX DEI MEUS VOX, CANICULA!
THE VOICE OF GOD IS MY VOICE, BITCH!
I got letters and e-mails from many I contacted saying this project sounded
like a really good idea. They were curious of the final outcome and answered
the questions. These are currently posted for your reading enjoyment. Some others
said, "thanks for the interview," and promised to get back to me with
the answers. I never heard from any of those again. Many of those I contacted
didn't even respond, or simply placed my name and e-mail address on their newsletter
list. Thanks. While a handful of others actually found the interview 'degrading'
and replied to my invitation quite rudely - some with insults and even one threat.
I found that type of response to 10 questions to be the funniest of all. I even
had them posted as interviews - with the person's name for all to see. It caused
too many problems with out-of-town friends, pen pals and even a record label
or two. So the links to those pages are down... but the page itself is
still out there - in cyberspace - for a few close friends to read, and hopefully
laugh as hard as I did.
Well, some of my friends and associates began to ask why I had not done an interview myself. I said I thought it was outright tacky... someone doing an interview with themselves, and on their own project. Some jokingly - or maybe not - called it a "cop out". Others said it would be interesting to hear what I had to say, or they found the thought of me with my foot in my mouth pretty funny. Either way, it gets a laugh - and we're all here to have a good time. Enjoy the reading.
1 - Tell us how your project(s) were started.
Feast of Hate and Fear was a print fanzine, which began in 1990, and a record label (in 1993). It's now a web project, resurrected record label and publisher. The fanzine - as the webzine is now - was and is my attempt to make people read. I mean really read, so they can see how no two people - even those of the same school of thought - ever think exactly alike. Viva la difference.
2 - What does music, in
it's entirety, mean to you?
Music is - literally - my life, but it will always mean different things at different times. I think everyone should always have their personal soundtrack playing in their head at all times. Oh, and you should also openly bang your head to any of those songs if the feeling does so arise - whether alone or in public. You'll feel all the better for it.
3 - What does art, in it's
entirety, mean to you?
Art is everywhere. A physicist who does not paint is wasting his artistic talents. A painter who does not calculate and compute is wasting his artistic talents. Again, art is everywhere. On the walls of the Louvre in Paris are a few. Then there is the written word, algebra, lesser magic (only a few will truly understand that remark) and the disease of free-will (and even fewer will get that one). On a much grander scale, I'd say, look at trees, plankton, the history of civilization, Winter, Spring, Autumn, Summer, galaxies and subatomic particles. Have I lost the rest of you by now?
4 - Who is your favorite
author, and why?
I read about as much as I listen to music. I don't have any particular favorite. I have read many authors, but few have left impacts. Some who have would be Friedrich Nietzsche, Plato, Anton LaVey, William Shakespeare, Marquis deSade, Robert Audrey, CG Jung, Colin Wilson, RC Zaehrner, Joseph Campbell, Hunter S. Thompson, Robert Anton Wilson, Mario Puzo and Herman Hesse. Poets like Rumi and Aurthur Rimbaud. A few of what most label "fringe writers" like Jim Goad, Adam Parfrey and Peter Sotos. They're like reading True Detective or pulp fiction paperbacks. And I read conspiracy theory books like chicks read romance novels. David Icke is fucking crazy, but he is hilarious!
5 - As your best friend, describe yourself.
He's never around, but strangely dependable. If he has something, it's usually yours too. He can talk your ear off. Well, that one could be a little annoying.
6 - As your worst enemy, describe yourself.
"Why does everything with him have to end in violence?" I've been described as "an asshole" by all who've disliked me. It's now a badge of honor.
7 - If your persona were immortalized as a cartoon character, who would it be?
My persona is a cartoon character. Now, honestly, though I'm 6ft, it would be Mighty Mouse.
8 - Do you think there are conspiracies against the "everyday person"?
Yes, but I think there is no particular conspiracy theory that is realistic. People do what they do, and they're in it for themselves. Sometimes when we find those who are like-minded we tend to group up, other times out of nepotism. So, Military Industrial Complex, Oil Barons, Corporate Fat Cats; they are groups, but not necessarily out to get you. They're just out for themselves - you are just a means to their end. I'm in it simply to make enough to drop out for good. Once I reach that goal, at least you'll have one less plotting against you.
9 - What do you do with
your spare or free time?
For the most part I read. When I get the chance I like to to really relax and watch a weird flick.
10 - Please give us your interpretation of "the meaning of life".
Nothing has meaning until you apply your own and personal one. I think life has no meaning, but I am a bit of an idealist. I too want my white picket-fence... mine just has bodies impaled on it.
Feast of Hate and Fear
None Dare Call It Treason