q and also a :: Greys

Shehzaad Jiwani of Greys 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: I have always been tangentially into the Cleaners From Venus but I am particularly obsessed with “Song For Syd Barrett” right now, which my dear friend Marianna would always play whenever we’d DJ together. It came on shuffle while I was having a particularly shitty day and I noticed how nice the weather was and it immediately put a smile on my face. Then I played it like 32 more times in a row. I would recommend you do the same.

q: What is the first album you remember purchasing for yourself?
a: It was the Guns N’ Roses “You Could Be Mine” cassette single that was released alongside Terminator 2, both of which I was totally obsessed with as a four year old. Without any exaggeration, that song and movie could not have had a bigger impact on my life.

q: Is there an album you wished you knew about when you were younger?
a: Oh, so many. I wish I could go back in time and tell my pre-pubescent self to get into the Jesus Lizard, but alas. I dunno. I got pretty lucky in that my older brother loved rap music and is eight years older than me, so I got into Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, Tribe and all the golden era shit at the time it was happening, which I am pretty sure not many other elementary school kids did. That being said, I do wish I could go back to appreciate those records as they were coming out at the age my brother was at. Imagine getting stoned in your parents’ basement and watching the “So What’cha Want” video for the first time? I would insert my body into the matrix to relive that over and over again. This doesn’t really answer your question, does it?


q: What is one of your favorite memories of experiencing music in a live setting?
a: Last year a bunch of my best friends and I went to go see a couple Toronto bands, Deliluh and Anagram. Anagram was a band that played in town a lot when I was growing up. They were like Joy Division meets no wave. Deliluh is a current band and they kinda sound like The Fall meets Slint, with some Velvet Underground qualities to them. I feel like they are picking up the torch that Anagram passed after they broke up. Really droney, tense tunes, quietly intense, super dynamic. Anyway, that show was really special. It was super sweaty and physical and transcendent. I felt it in my entire body. I miss Anagram but I am glad we have Deliluh.


q: What is the last album that you purchased?
a: I think the Wax Chattels album, maybe? I feel like the readers of this site would be very much into that band.

q: What are the best and worst things about being in a band in 2019?
a: No one gives a shit about guitars.
q: What should we know about Age Hasn’t Spoiled You?
a: People should give a shit about our guitars.


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