Two Flat Whites recently interviewed one of Australia’s premier emerging bands ‘Bluejuice’. They are roaming around the country on a massive tour spanning 6 states & 2 territories for the ‘Less Talk, More Problems Tour’. Bluejuice were recently shortlisted for ‘The Amp 2007 awards’ & have just released a new single titled ‘The Reductionist’. Do yourself a favour & catch one of there gigs!
If you sign an autograph what do you write?
“Hey Dave/Baz/Phil/Shane-O – we love how you aggressively ask for autographs. Do you want to punch me in the face or have sex with me? It’s hard to tell. Love bluejuice xxx”
And where do you call home?
In your own words, what do you do?
Bask daily in my middle class good fortune. Walk the dog along the waterfront. Sometimes go to work. Quaff $23 bottles of red, and eat fromage d’affinois on pepper-seeded lavosh. Read Dostoevsky and books about foreign conflicts so I have something to say at my next civilised soiree. Occasionally slum it and play ‘music’ in a ‘band’.
TV Show – Punky Brewster. And so began my infatuation with brunettes. Or maybe that was because of Astro Boy.
Hobby – Commodore Amiga: How I miss you so.
Food – Nonna’s gnocchi. Cannot be beaten.
Fear – Going to see “Caravan of Courage” at the movies with my brother when I was 4. Scared the f^%# out of me. And, looking back, it makes me wonder what my brother was doing watching an Ewok movie at 14 years of age. What a poonce.
People – I was probably more infuriating to people as a child. Whereas now people are more infuriating to me.
Defining moment – Waking up in my own vomit after too much Easter chocolate.
Schooling memories, chore or cherished?
I went to school with Ned and Jake, who are also in bluejuice. I didn’t know them that well at school, whereas now I know every horrible detail of their maniacal existences. I cherish those memories of school… so blissfully ignorant.
From the hours of 9am to 5pm, what do you get up too?
I have 3 jobs, so it varies. Be rest assured most of those hours are spent procrastinating in front of a screen of some description.
Where can people see you perform?
From mid April they can see us all round Australia. Check your local thingy for details.
For love or money?
I believe the natural cycle is love, then money, then love again. Currently we’re in it only for the money. I get paid for this interview, right?
What future endeavors are in the pipeline?
Write a couple more songs for our next album. Record that album later this year. Release that album next year. Repeat ad infinitum.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Probably exactly where I am now, just with less hair and more knife wounds on my face.
If you could invite 3 people to chat over coffee, who would they be & why?
Any Fender employee. I don’t understand what all the switches on my new guitar do.
R.L. Burnside. He killed a guy, lived as a sharecropper most of his life, had about 100 children before becoming a reasonably well-known bluesman for 10 years and then he died. He probably wouldn’t want a coffee though.
The Dalai Lama. Just to show I’m not a one-dimensional music nerd. I’d ask him what it was like to work with Brad Pitt in that movie.
Coffee or Tea?
Tea in the a.m. Coffee in the p.m.