Le Pot Pourri Questionnaire: Duncan Bruce
"Duncan Bruce is a treasure. He records under and|or goes by a bewildering array of monikers and pseudonyms: Pubes.. Khalil Rahmane & The Cats of Ulthar.. K. Rahmane.. Kin Rahmane.. Rahmane.. Duicide.. Abnu.. and Dantor, to name but a few. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of jazz and modern music. He is virtually unknown in his own country, but loved -- and legendary -- in the rest of the world. He books gigs and doesn't turn up to play. He releases albums of shambolic noise and weird retardo-exotica on respectable underground imprints in Western Europe (Veglia). He has an ambigious relationship with publicity -- about two incomprehensible Dutch-language 'net interviews -- and he once remarked that "anything beats getting mentioned in Real Groove or NZ Musician". He was run out of the northern Afghanistani province of Kunduz on a rail, for allegedly interfering with their chickens. He's the coolest dad I know." -- by seht
On a good day: Helloween - I'm Alive.
Yes of course but I am also 100% unco.
Substance abuse, early European industrial, UK hardcore, friends crap bands.
When I was young it was probably fighter jets or whoever I fancied out of Smash Hits magazine.
To keep in touch.
Re-use as much plastic as possible, stay out of politics, buy as many 78rpm records as I can, don't shower.
My family, contemporary music, Manny!!
Listen to Black Flag, tirades with family, pretend I'm in the band Borbetomagus.
Do you mean 'landing a trick' or 'had to concentrate'? I'm not too good at either of those (parenting aside).
Jean Servais, Toshiro Mifune, Mark Gonzales, Ron Jeremy etc.
Always subject to interpretation so near impossible question to answer.
Mental health issues. Staying on the sickness benefit. Being a failed musician.
Red but have not drunk any since the gastric bypass 5 years ago.
Nothing that's why I don't leave the house.
Tied up in investments (ie: I spent it all on junk).
Plantation romance novels.
Minor Threat, DR 503, White Album, Aja, Machine Gun, Exile On Main Street etc etc.
Only in the fresh goods section of the supermarket.
Nothing exciting really - cigarettes, a book or two, undies.
Not sure as I don't usually call myself.
Won't ever move back to Grey Lynn. Would love to live anywhere with a more consistent climate.
Becoming a marine biologist.
Caravan or anything by Flipper.
Listen to the radio.
Dreams of being crushed by a wall of records. Probably cancer.
Sorry I refuse to answer this question.
-- Bruno Parisse (13 February, 2007)