Hey, it’s a holiday or something today , right? So, happy whatever day it is to you and yours. I hope you’re out lighting a candle or having a BBQ or whatever is significant today. I sure as hell am gonna get some serious laundry done and maybe go bowling later. HOLIDAY!
Anyway, send me more questions! Leave them in the comments below or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, BE CREATIVE. The better your questions, the better my answers and we all win that way.
What do you think of saying, “bless you” after someone sneezes? I consider it a common courtesy (like in German, and Spanish, “salut”), not actually intending any religious blessings. Most of the time I slur it like, “blush you” to make myself feel better (not being the religious type). Considering they’re spewing their potentially pathogenic mucous particles everywhere, it would seem more fitting to say, “Watch the fuck out where you aim that shit!” Thoughts?
I too am a non-religious person who says “BLess you”. I’ll also throw “Gesundheit” in there at times. I honestly have no clue why I still do it aside from just seeing it as being polite.
It’s funny cause I’ve been in situations where a person of certain faith will sneeze in front of me and I sort of panic as to which thing I’m supposed to say. Like I obviously don’t say “gesundheit” to a muslim, right? or A jew? “Bless you” seems to be the most flexible but I don’t know enough about the ins and outs of what offends certain religious folk to know what’s proper. I’ve been thinking of replacing them all with a simple , yet effective “Hi-yooooooo!”.
I noticed that you recently played a show with Conspirator and I was just curious to hear your opinion on trancefusion and/or jam rock and if you do anything different in your live set when playing with bands that improvise?
It’s funny cause, from touring, I’ve been thrust into this world of Burning man type shit that I was never exposed to. I honestly don’t know if I “get” it. As I’ve said before, I don’t really listen to that kind of music (or instrumental hip hop) in my own time. To me, it’s very inoffensive music that’s generally pretty boring. That’s about it. I don’t know why that music appeals to the people it does but, whatever it does, it makes hula hoops, glow sticks and face paint appear. To me, that’s the funniest/weirdest thing about the entire scene.
As for my set when performing with these types of musicians, I don’t change. For better or for worse, my set still is my music mixed with all sorts of other shit with heavy hip hop overtones.
You seem to know a lot about movies. Does Jenny give Forrest and Forrest Jr. her AIDS in Forrest Gump? It never clarifies.
I assume they all died of full blown aids while the credits were running. Little known fact: Forrest Gump was a big fan of anal and never wore condoms cause “They make my thing feel tired”.
What is your opinion of “ducks”? And Who do you look up to for musical Influence? I like Madlib. BTW, I see what you did there on Panic in Funkytown (btw, good job on the new ablum. Not as zomg!!! as Music Scene, but I’m likeing it better with each listen, I listening to it doing homework). But this time I was wiser. Do you consciously seek out samples that resemble old-school hiphop songs, or does the Void handle that and you just go with it?
First off, thanks for the awesome backhanded compliment. Glad you kinda sorta like the new alum enough to tell me.
I have no idea who/what “ducks” are. Unless you mean the animal (which I know you don’t) , in which case, they’re delicious.
I don’t really look at anyone one in particular for musical influence. At this point in my career and life, especially, I’m pretty internal with everything I do. I just make music how I make it. I don’t really try and emulate other groups or styles that I hear. I’ve found doing that tends to date your music and , inevitably, when that style passes, it leaves you behind with it. Unless you’re a shapeshifting whore like madonna, in which case it allows you to stay relevant for 3 decades.
As for samples, I don’t seek anything in particular out at first. When I start a beat, I’m looking for a good foundation to build off of. Once I have that, then I can zero in on particular sounds like “Oh, a guitar would be good for right here”.
What do you think of the whole “Cute” vs. “Hot” debate? Isn’t it just semantics?
God, I wish all the questions were like this. Readers! Take note! this is a great question.
Anyway…I’ve given this topic tons of thought, as i am a man with a penis who like pretty girls.
To me: Cute>>>hot
Here’s why. Cute ages better. Cute is approachable. Cute has nuances to it that hot just doesn’t. Do i wanna fuck hot girls? Of course. But, for some reason, it’s just not as realistic as bagging a nice cute girl. Maybe it’s some personal thing that still lingers from high school, but hot girls are unattainable. Like a Megan Fox type. She is so blazingly hot to me, it’s like she’s not even human. Where as, you take a girl like Michelle williams, who’s no where near as hot as fox, but I’d probably be drawn to her more. Perhaps it’s cause , in my head, I know a Megan Fox type isn’t fucking with me or it’s just I see the cute type just having more depth to it. Who knows?
However, there is a factor here that cannot be overlooked. Sexiness. Both cute and hot girls can have it and it makes all the difference. Hell, I know pretty mediocre girls who are so sexy I’d take them over far hotter girls. It’s a feeling. If you strip sexiness down , it’s really just “Fuckability”. How badly do you want to have sex with this person, regardless of how hot or cute they are. A random example of this is the host of the show “Food wars”.
She’s a very pretty girl. I’ve certainly seen better. BUT, she’s sexy as fuck. In fact, she’s got what I like to call “whore eyes”. “Whore eyes” are a subtle , inviting, flirty gaze that some women just naturally have. They in no way means the girl is a whore at all, but there’s something about the looks they give that cuts to the soul of most men. Personally, I think it’s when a girl emits a certain warmth and comfort towards a dude and he just reads it as her flirting. Whatever it is, “Whore eyes” wine every time. Except all those times when guys misread those whore eyes and get friend zoned for life. But that’s neither here nor there.
Aesop working with Kimya Dawson: Is this some Yoko Ono and John Lennon high potential for disaster or does it have a chance? Are we going to see a whole new genre of rap and folk, like The GZA working with Jewel; that album would have to be called drooling jizz. Sick.
Oh, it’s definitely got a chance. The songs I’ve heard have been dope and Aesop kicks some pretty undeniable shit on there. Sure, some people are going to be put off by the lack of drums and boom bap but it is what it is. It’s definitely nothing any two artists like that have ever really done before. That said, I’d be surprised if it spawned a whole new genre. I mean, them as a group was born out of a friendship first so it grew naturally. I could see seriously disastrous music if people where to just try to attempt it out of thin air by forcing it.
Yo Block, if someone were to plant a 25 ft. magical rubber tree that gave you the most amazing orgasms when you slid down it, would you do so under the conditions that it would be in public and you have to lube your entire body? Oh, and you wouldn’t get hurt when you landed or thrown into jail for indecent exposure.
So, I’d be lubed up and naked , having intense orgasms from sliding down a rubber tree IN PUBLIC? Um…nah, it’s cool. As much as I like busting a good nut, I’m pretty sure no one needs to see that. I mean, hey, you put that tree in a private area, where I’m alone, I might give it a whirl, but, really, I don’t need to bust a nut that bad ever.
What are your top three comedy podcast and are there any out their that are under the radar and you could turn us on to? Always looking for some new ones.
I honestly don’t dig that deep for my podcasts. I listen to WTF, Mohr Stories, Comedy bang bang, doug loves movies and a little bit of the Joe Rogan experience. Have you peeped “Gelmainia” on ear wolf? It’s interesting for sure.