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Q&A – Ilyas Ahmed

1: Analog or Digital?
analog static with some digital haze

2: What time did you wake up today?
5:45 am

3: Last thing you read?
shelter by jayne anne phillips

4: Whats your first memory?
being underwater

5: Tea Or Coffee?
coffee, most days

6: Last thing you cooked?
roasted tofu stuffed with chopped kale / mushrooms / garlic / brown rice with a red miso sauce

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
a piece of string

8: What inspires you?
love & electricity

9: Last record you played?
king tubby’s “meets rockers uptown”

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?
the fingernails on my right hand

11: Last movie you saw?
some kenneth anger films late last night

12: Who do you love?
erin, my friends & family, some others

13: Do you have any pets?
not anymore

14: Are you useful?

15: Biggest fear?
being eaten by a shark & being left behind

16: What do you value the most?
being one with nothingness

17: Famous last words?
see you on the other side

Ilyas Ahmed has lived all over the world, but currently calls Portland, Oregon home. His latest release, a Record Store Day split 7″ w/ Steve Gunn is available from Immune. His next full length, With Endless Fire, is set to be released sometime this summer.

  1. Paul S on April 28th, 2011

    Q&A subjects sure love their tofu kale and rice

    buncha hippies!