1: Analog or Digital?
A mix of the two, with a digital predominance. Got a Fostex R8 lying around that we should use more oftenâ€¦
2: What time did you wake up today?
Like every other day: at 4:50 am
3: Last thing you read?
Laura Kasischkeâ€™s â€œBoy Heavenâ€, a good frightening story; a Lester Bangs Biography; some parts of a book called â€œThe Antipodes of the Mindâ€ by Benny Shannon, a cognitive study of the type of vision you get under Ayahuasca, the Amazonian psychotropic brew; a comic book by Alison Bedchel called â€œFun Homeâ€â€¦ also reading again â€œA prayer for the dyingâ€ by Stewart Oâ€™Nanâ€¦
4: Whats your first memory?
Got several onesâ€¦ I canâ€™t put them in order: I remember seeing myself in a mirror being bathed (in a red plastic little bath) by my mother; being crept out by a dummy dressed in a blue workman suite at the front of a shop then dreaming that this artificial dude came to where I lived and kidnapped me in my baby bed; the very first movie Iâ€™ve seen, Pinocchio, I was one year old, I remember only parts of the movie (the nightmarish episode where bad Childs are changed into donkeys on an island (??!), not sure about the island, Iâ€˜ve never watched it again sinceâ€¦) and the translucent stars on the ceiling of the theatreâ€¦
5: Tea Or Coffee?
6: Last thing you cooked?
A chili, I guess, or some oat/soja milk pancakesâ€¦ never throw myself in complicated recipes, anywayâ€¦
7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
With the full conscience of what I was before as a human being? It could not function with animals or stones or trees I think: a human sense of his own body would be displaced in an animal or tree formâ€¦ It could not function with another human, neither: I guess you canâ€™t inhabit the body of someone else, cause you are your body, if youâ€™re in the body of someone else, you are not yourself anymore. The only way to be reborn is as exactly the same, but youâ€™ve got to wait that all the factors (psychological, historical, sociological, physiological etcâ€¦) that makes you what you were happen again so yeah, youâ€™ll be reborn. Donâ€™t know if I make sense hereâ€¦ But ok, if I can be reborn into the form I want, if thereâ€™s such things as soul(s) travelling from one form to another that keeps the imprint of past lives, I ‘d like to be reborn as a girl, or an animal such as a whale or a giant wolf, or any form-shifter being!
8: What inspires you?
Places, people, art, movies especiallyâ€¦
9: Last record you played?
Cotton Eyed Joe by Karen Dalton
10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?
Kramer DMZ 2000, Akai Headrush and/or Boss DD-20, e-bowâ€¦ I like tambourines too, voiceâ€¦ damn, I canâ€™t make up my mind!
11: Last movie you saw?
George Romeroâ€™s Diary of the dead, I really liked it!
12: Who do you love?
13: Do you have any pets?
Yeah, a cat named Inuk. But regarding the personality of His Majesty, I am probably the pet of Inuk.
14: Are you useful?
I guess there are situations where I can be totally of use and others, well, I â€˜d better not be aroundâ€¦
15: Biggest fear?
Losing my hands
16: What do you value the most?
Love, trust, dedication, solitude, rebellion, this wild part in anyone that is uncontrollableâ€¦
17: Famous last words?
Moose… Indian (Henry David thoreau)
Mehdi Ameziane lives in Vitre, France with Solange Gularte where he makes art and music. Alone he is TwinSisterMoon, with Ms. Gularte, Natural Snow Buildings. A more in-depth interview can be found on the Foxy Digitalis page here.