37. virgo. bootlegger.
What would a stranger think about the person living here?
how did you grow up and has it impacted how you live now?
My dad played lots of music at home. He listened and still listens to mostly country, which I didn’t appreciate then but do now. He also plays the accordion. Some of my earliest memories are of me singing and dancing around the living room in front of my family.
maybe that’s what led you to doing your own music, eventually with wyrd visions. what inspired the name and the music?
The songs are quite sparse and brooding, slow and repetitive and are usually based around a riff that’s repeated over and over for ten minutes. They’re meant to have a trance-inducing effect.
Would you say you have a favourite artist, or anyone whose work you admire?
Did you see that he was selling his sperm online?
We often joke about you being the classic Virgo, with the colour coordinated clothes and the fact that everything has a place in your house, and that you always smell good.
can you Tell us about your magazines, since you actually used to make one?
Bad Day was a magazine I did with Eva Michon, the editor-in-chief and Jackie Linton who published it. It featured primarily interviews with both established and not-yet-established artists. Jason Nocito and Avena Gallagher, two geniuses who were very generous and great to work with, did the fashion editorials. I always looked forward to seeing what they’d come up with.
The magazine was printed in monotone, one ink colour, on contrasting coloured paper stock. Each issue had its own two-colour combination. We thought that this would make it cheaper for us to print the magazine, but it also became the defining look of the magazine.
thurston moore, always.
michael stipe, always.
Do you have a favourite issue?
What’s your favourite experience from that time?
i like the kabanoss,
it’s a good big hot dog.
You have a love for the hotdog stand Günther’s. And even made a bootleg t-shirt, tell us about this fascination?
The t-shirts I made are a tribute to Günther’s and their sausages. They have an amazing logo, and this incredibly informative signage, detailing the look, taste and origin of each sausage. That’s what I used as the artwork for the shirts.
And what would you recommend to get? it’s a set menu isn’t it? And comes with a lot of sauerkraut!
So, if you were a flavour, what would you be?
And do you have a favourite condiment?
film & music VIDEO referenceS
grand total: 3
still from ‘buffalo '66’ (1998) directed by, and starring vincent gallo
promotional still for ‘macbeth’ (1948) directed by orson welles
still from richard ashcroft’s ‘song for the lovers’ (2000) directed by jonathan glazer
Apart from Gunthers, what other places in Stockholm do you like to visit?
And maybe Il Caffe, it’s just a cafe, what more do you really need? It is what it is, nothing crazy, nothing fancy. I get the hot chocolate. Sometimes a flat white thingy and sometimes a Coke. It’s a good place to run into people, if you want to run into people.
Tell us about your paintings.
poo and pee are actually
my favourite colours right now.
For someone who both work with music and visual story telling, what is your favourite music video?
What’s a staple in your wardrobe? is there a connection between the staples in your wardrobe and in your home?
What has been the favourite comment about your flat?
And if your home was a movie what would it be?