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Q&A – Jon Porras

1: Analog or Digital?


2: What time did you wake up today?

3: Last thing you read?
The Night Face Up by Julio Cortazar

4: Whats your first memory?
Watching speed racer from under the kitchen table.

5: Tea Or Coffee?
Coffee- black as midnight on a moonless night.

6: Last thing you cooked?
Lentil Soup.

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
A Hell’s Angel.

8: What inspires you?
Artists and friends here in the bay area.

9: Last record you played?
A Love Supreme.

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?
This changes but today it’s the sp404.

11: Last movie you saw?
La Jetee.

12: Who do you love?
Friends, family, Alexa.

13: Do you have any pets?
A few succulents.

14: Are you useful?

15: Biggest fear?
Near earth objects.

16: What do you value the most?
Time well spent.

17: Famous last words?
Vaya Con Dios.

Jon Porras lives in San Francisco. He wields his axe as 1/2 of Barn Owl and also records solo records under his given name. His latest, ‘Black Mesa‘ is out in a couple of weeks on Thrill Jockey.

Into Midnight, from Black Mesa.

  1. Tyler Monroe on April 9th, 2012

    Had the opportunity to meet the Barn Owl men here in Seattle a couple years ago. Really sweet guys, and one of the best live shows that I have ever seen. Haven’t had the chance to pick up either Jon or Evan’s new releases, but plan on doing so soon.

    Keep up the good work, my friends!