Happy Saturday, America. It's beautiful out in Athens, and yet I'm inside on the computer uploading music like mad.
I do it for you, my darlings, because I care.
I've come to bring you: another interview from the 13 Dangerous Questions
I sent out. I talked to Owen Ashworth
, the clever do-it-all-yourself front man from the band Casiotone For The Painfully Alone.
The name says it all, but here is some music for your longing ears. Mp3: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone- New Year's Kiss
And now! The interview:Who is your band and where did you come from?
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. I come from San Francisco but I live in Chicago.If a thousand house cats attacked you at once, do you think you could defend yourself from them?
Fuck yes. I am practically Dr Doolittle with the conflict management.What kind of soap do you use?
I tried to make some cardamom oatmeal soap but I did it wrong and it turned out to be highly dangerous to touch. Now I use lavender stuff.What makes you self-conscious?
Wild-ass teenagers on public transportation.Where are you?
I am in Berlin, in the office of a record store. I just bought a Konono No. 1 CD and one of those instant tranquility transistor radio looking things. Last night I played in Hamburg with Yound People and it was wikkid.What kinds of impressive music geek equipment do you use?
I flew to Europe with two mixers, three delay units, a sampler, and a mess of keyboards. The most impressive music geek equipment I own is my brain.What's a question that you wished you'd get asked more in interviews?
"'Roberta C.' is the saddest song I've ever heard. I cry and cry every time I listen to it. Is it a true story? Is it about suicide? Is that an Otis Redding or a Toots & The Maytals quote at the end? Is the name of the song some sort of Roberto Clemente reference?"Answer it then.
"None of your business"Why do you play music?
Because I have great ideas all day long. And because film is too expensive.