q and also a :: Slanted
Casey Weissbuch of Slanted sent us these answers to our questions in this next installment of q and also a.
q: What is the last song you (really) heard?
a: Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross. I was driving across the Norwood lateral, a highway in Cincinnati, when this song came on shuffle and then I listened to it 3 times in a row which is something that I never do. It just has this nasty, get the heck out of my way attitude to it and at the time thatâ€™s apparently what I was craving haha
q: What is the first album you remember purchasing?
a: The first album I purchased was either a copy of this House music remix compilation called â€œClub Cutzâ€ out of a scholastic magazine in the 4th grade OR Supa Dupa Fly by Missy Elliott, but the clean version because my Mom, god bless her, was trying to save my little ears from the horrors of curse words and general profanity.
q: What is the last album that you purchased?
a: The last album I bought was Carly Simon – Boys In The Trees, on recommendation of my girlfriend Velvet. I had never really paid Carly Simon much attention but after she played this record for me I got really hooked, sheâ€™s a wonderfully gifted songwriter! (Both Carly and Velvet).
q: What is your favorite memory of experiencing music in a live setting?
a: I have a lot of favorite memories of shows but definitely one of the good ones was the last time I played at Death By Audio (RIP) with one of the greatest bands of all time JEFF The Brotherhood. After my bands set, I climbed back on stage to goof around and kind of sat down in a large plastic merch tub. When the set started I intended to get up and go in the very sold out crowd but – I was very very stuck. I tried as hard as I could to get out but the show started and I was stuck inches away from their bass player. Decided to make the best of it, cracked a beer and head banged as hard as I could.
q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?
a: Well, considering that pretty much every major DIY institution in NY has gotten shut down in recent years, itâ€™s been really good to see much smaller, more covert and intimate DIY â€œspotsâ€ to catch music popping up here and there. Some are really special, like the one I met you at! Shout out to Amanda Laskey.
q: What should we know about your Roomism?
a: That word. Hahahah, I was gonna call the album â€œAfraid of Peopleâ€ but that didnâ€™t seem entirely true or appropriate, so Roomism it is. I guess I picked that because most of these songs are forms of demos and b-sided that I literally recorded in my rooms at the time. My Roomism smells pretty good cause I like a nice candle to cover up a bad fart.
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