Random Truths About… John Olson of Wolf Eyes

Wolf Eyes

1. What’s the first piece of music you listened to today?
Scrapper Blackwell anthology LP

2. What are your vices?
Sewing & Beer

3. What is one of your prejudices?
Cops

4. In what way do you think music has the ability to change the way people live their lives?
Positive and Negative…the whole gambit. From "We are the World" to Satanic Skinhead Records.

5. At what age did you first feel distrust?
When I realized adults suck.

6. Do you think that your name is appropriate for you? (If not, what name would be more appropriate?)
John Coorz sums it up, but I’m named after my dad’s best friend who died in Vietnam. Appropriate or not, that’s what I got to work with.

7. What is the best piece of music you’ve ever created, in your opinion?
Waves. Totally unlistenable terror tone band. The worst piercing tones the ear can imagine, unmoving.

8. Right now, how are you trying to change yourself?
Running, gym, swimming, reading, meditating, trying to be a better husband. General self-maintenance.

9. If you had the time, what else would you do?
Read more. Take reed lessons.

10. What social cause do you feel the most strongly about (negative or positive)?
No comment.

11. What are your fears?
Okinawas Banana spiders. As big a plate, horrible scary things. Flying at night over water. Like the 16 hour flight to Aussie we just did. Total white knuckler.

12. What is your favorite joke (tasteful or tasteless)?
It’s too early and I’m hung over.

13. Who is your favorite author?
Nick Tosches, Pynchon, Raymond Chandler, others can’t place now….tons…

14. What is your favorite movie?
The Hustler, Tampopo

15. Favorite album(s) from the last few years?
Anything by Raven Strain, anything on Fag Tapes, Hanson, Broken Research, and Michigan Underground jams, Tapeworm label.

16. What would you like to know more about?
The story behind the Pink Chunk "Louie Louie b/w Kitchen Symphony" single.

17. What is one thing you would like to do/see/accomplish before you die?
Record and play live with Richard Pinhas. Meet Tosches. Have little Lilly Olson.

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