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Q&A – Brendan Murray

1. Analog or Digital?’
Both, always.

2. What time did you wake up today?
Much later than I was supposed to…

3. Last thing you read?
Godard’s essay on Tarkovsky from his (JLG’s) Maoist period.  I should read that again.

4. Whats your first memory?
Having my shoes tied in Northborough, MA around 1976.

5.Tea Or Coffee?
Coffee and too much of it.

6. Last thing you cooked?
A nice red sauce with chicken sausage.

7. If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
A sloth.  Or Otis Redding.  One of the two.

8. What inspires you?
People who try hard.  Thoughtful execution. Self-reliance. Scott Walker. Burritos.

9. Last record you played?
“Extraterrestrial Live” by Blue Oyster Cult.  Massive.

10. Favorite piece of musical equipment?
When I lived in Jamaica Plain, I found a Epiphone Les Paul copy in my basement  with a lousy ground hum and a terrible bridge.  I play that thing whenever I can.

11. Last movie you saw?
I’ll admit to “Wild Combination”, the Arthur Russell documentary, which I liked very much.

12. Who do you love?
My friends.

13. Do you have any pets?
I am currently befriending my roommate’s cat.

14. Are you useful?
I often get “Do you work here?” when I am in a store, which makes me believe I appear useful.

15. Biggest fear?
That I will run out of ideas.

16. What do you value the most?

17. Famous last words?
“Not my problem.”

Brendan Murray lives and makes music in  Cambridge Massachusetts. His next disc is due sometime soon on Students Of Decay and he is scedualed to perform along side filmaker Paul Clipson in 23 Five’s next Activating The Medium festival here in SF this spring. Check him here.

  1. Matt Carlson on January 26th, 2009

    Where’s the Godard essay from?

  2. Alex on January 27th, 2009

    It’s included in the Black Dog Publishing “Tarkovsky” reader from last year, I believe.

  3. billy gomberg on January 28th, 2009

    well…time to refresh my Tarkovsky reading list it seems….

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