Archive for the ‘Interview’ Category

Hungry Freaks, Daddy!

March 6, 2007

Greed, Groucho:33, 6006 YD

This is an interview with Zappa, conducted by Grace Slick (sometime in the early 80’s, judging by Grace’s hair in contrast with Z’s hair) and is truly a bizarre experience. Zappy is such a crusty mofo here, I love it. And, any interview which contains the question: “If I suddenly had to throw up, or something, and I left the room, would you stay here and do jokes, or would you leave too?” has my personal seal of approval. Watch the video to find out the answer.

PS: The quality is crap. Enjoy!

Jim Carrey On The 23 Enigma:

February 26, 2007

Pride, Groucho:25, 6006 YD

“A friend of mine in Canada handed it down to me because he saw it everywhere,” Carrey says. “Then he gave me a book of 23 phenomena, which listed all the strange dates and odd occurrences. I thought he was crazy. But then I started seeing 23 everywhere.

“It entered my life in a big way,” he says. “Suddenly I started driving all of my friends crazy.”

Then someone mentioned Psalm 23, the Biblical poem with the passage “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. . . . Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.”

“It’s basically about living without fear and knowing that you’re taken care of,” Carrey says.

Suddenly things made sense to Carrey, to such an extent that he even changed the name of his production company from Pitbull Productions to JC23.

“I was on the Net talking to someone about changing the name of my company to JC23,” Carrey recalls, “and my friend talked about that psalm. . . . about the ‘valley of the shadow of death.’ At the same time, another friend walked into my office with a newspaper . . . that had a big headline that read, ‘Death Valley Blooms.’ It was the first time in 100 years that it did bloom because of extraordinary rain. Those seeds were waiting for 100 years.

“I thought: ‘How fitting. I think I’m on a weird and special journey here,’ ” Carrey says.

Then he got a phone call that turned things a little spooky.

“I was explaining this company-name change to another friend,” the actor says, “and he said: ‘That’s funny. I just wrote a script about the number 23.’ I was totally freaked out. The first page of the script had me as this animal catcher capturing a pit bull. I went from Pitbull Productions to JC23, and the reason was not lost on me.

“The writer even told me to turn to the 23 rd page in his script and then asked me to start circling every 23 rd word on that page. It was written like a code that was really cool.”

Carrey has a folder of pictures he took to document “23 incidents.”

“I took these with my camera phone,” Carrey says. “Look, here’s a tow truck from when my car broke down, with a 23 on the side. It’s the 23 rd truck in their fleet. I got the driver to take a picture of me with it. Look at the car in front of us in the picture. He has a 23 on his license plate.

“When I got to the hotel room here,” he continues, “I was put in Room 1223. I look out my terrace, and the awning across the street is for the address 323. And then I ordered some breakfast, and there was a 23 written on my pancakes.

“OK, I made the last one up,” he says, laughing. “But the rest is true, and it’s eerie and freaky.”

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Interview With The "Happy Apple"

February 8, 2007

Envy, Groucho:7, 6006 YD

Yesterday, while in the midst of deep meditation, Dharma Jam and I were abruptly roused from concentration by what seemed to be a voice babbling away to itself. Strangely, while meditating, I had heard a voice whisper “yapple dapple”, but ignored it, thinking it was most likely my tremendous ego, angered again at being ignored.

We followed the sound of the voice, which eventually lead us to -incredibly, I admit- a Fisher-Price “Happy Apple” toy from the 70’s which St.Ray had given to me, and was now used as a mascot for the E.’.E.’.

For reasons unknown to Dharma or myself the Happy Apple has begun to converse, in a sense. At the very least it will answer when asked a question, whether or not the answer is appropriate.

The following is a transcript of an interview I held with the apple:

Q: Do you prefer showers or baths?

A: i like to go swimming with bare naked women

Q: What is your favourite film?

A: yes

Q: What is your hobby?

A: cannibalism

Q: What is your opinion of the opera?

A: is there free booze?

Q: What do you think of the Food Nutrition Guide?

A: fuck it

Q: Are you a Republican or a Democrat?

A: the all night party

Q: What is your stance on Gay Marriage?

A: any hole will do

Q: Do you prefer Blondes, Brunettes, or Redheads?

A: no

Q: What is your favourite drink?

A: a glass of j.d. and a thimble of pabst blue ribbon

Q: Any advice for the kiddies?

A: if you’re going to do something, do it well; then do something

Prime Beef

November 26, 2006

Sloth, Chico:6, 6006 YD

St.Beefheart being interviewed by David Letterman: