Random Truths About… Mick from Vibracathedral Orchestra

Vibracathedral Orchestra

1. What’s the first piece of music you listened to today?
Nico – "Chelsea Girls"

2. What are your vices?
I smoke cigarettes.

3. What is one of your prejudices?
Internet newsgroup music critics.

4. In what way do you think music has the ability to change the way people live their lives?
Isn’t music as essential a part of everyone’s lives as eating is? From children’s nursery rhymes to the ayahuasca songs of the yage initiate to OM the universal vibration to the B flat oscillation of jupiter to the stooges, it’s part of being human – there’s something so spiritual and necessary about music that I’m sure people’s lives would be different without it.

5. Do you think that your name is appropriate for you? (If not, what name would be more appropriate?)
Appropriate and inappropriate at the same time; vibracathedral, a big resonant sound – yes; orchestra, not really as there’s only a few people in the group.

6. What is the best piece of music you’ve ever created, in your opinion?
I can’t remember the title, but the long track off Dabbling with Gravity and Who You Are holds a special place in my memory – also I’ve just edited some new CDs which are a step on from those that came before.

7. Right now, how are you trying to change yourself?
To do what’s on my list of things to do.

8. If you had the time, what else would you do?
I’d learn to speak Spanish.

9. What social cause do you feel the most strongly about (negative or positive)?
21st century society’s wastefulness.

10. What is your favorite joke (tasteful or tasteless)?
Two beekeepers are comparing notes:
beekeeper 1: how many bees do you have?
beekeeper 2: a thousand bees in five hives. How many do you have?
beekeeper 1: two million bees in one hive
beekeeper 2: WHAT?
beekeeper 1: fuck ’em, they’re only bees

(thanks to JB)

11. Who is your favorite author?
At the moment, Rene Daumal

12. What is your favorite movie?
Once Upon a Time in the West

13. Favorite album(s) from the last few years?
sun city girls – djinn funnel
no magic man – sunburned hand of the man
silver and gold – neil young
alvarius b double LP
royal trux/howling hex/neil michael hagerty
iboga ceremony music
the wooden cupboard – animals speak the spirit tongue
don cherry – organic music, mu
the vanishing voice – nordic visions
sublime frequencies MOLAM cd

14. What would you like to know more about?
The Spanish language.

15. What is one thing you would like to do/see/accomplish before you die?
I think I’m doing it…

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