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Q&A – Daniel Lopatin

1. Analog or Digital?’

2. What time did you wake up today?

3. Last thing you read?
Adlai Stevenson’s final delivery to the UN prior to his death in ’65. Amazing stuff.

4. Whats your first memory?
My sister’s blue bike. It was a mystical, pre-semiotic type of experience.

5.Tea Or Coffee?

6. Last thing you cooked?
This is getting too personal.

7. If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
Some type of predatory bird. Animal life seems pretty gnarly though; you’re basically always in fear of being eaten, unless you happen to be a whale. I’m not sure I wanna come back. What if I come back as a pile of dogshit.

8. What inspires you?
Everyday social reality — People in line to use Coinstar, stuff like that.

9. Last record you played?
Gina X – Performance

10. Favorite piece of musical equipment?
The mysterious ROLAND JUPITER 8. But I really like my harmonizer pedal too.

11. Last movie you saw?
Rescue Dawn

12. Who do you love?
Who else but the shorties.

13. Do you have any pets?
Naw man. I like dogs, but dogs need space and I live in the city. Those people who keep their tiny dogs inside their purse on the train are mental.

14. Are you useful?
Judging solely based on my unemployment insurance claims, I’m totally useless.

15. Biggest fear?
Fear is for the birds man! Sometimes I get freaked out that oligarchies rule the planet, and free isn’t free etc. etc.

16. What do you value the most?
Chopin’s Prelude No 4.

17. Famous last words?
Whatever Vito Corleone says before he drops dead in his garden. I think he’s just laughing!

Daniel Lopatin lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is Oneohtrix Point Never (and has a DVD-R on RS on the way) and is one half of the duo Infinity Window, who have a new LP out now on ARBOR.

  1. grohs on February 17th, 2009

    a DVD-R on RS, nice!

  2. gd on February 17th, 2009


  3. imprec on February 19th, 2009

    coinstar! seriously.

  4. tmarsh on February 25th, 2009

    dude is next level

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