Ten Questions with The Vampire Beach Babes
I really enjoy music, but it doesnt necessarily mean I want to read about it. If you think band interviews/reviews are a tedious read, try writing one! I thought it would be much more interesting to gain insight on the people behind the music with just ten little questions, straight from the artists to you...
1) Chocolate or vanilla?
Baron Marcus: Oh, is there any question? Option 1 Yes Option 2 Yes AND the
sublime chaos of the great beyond: strawberry. Therefore, Neapolitan
Bunny: Chocolate or vanilla what, exactly?
2) Do you have any pets and what are they?
Baron Marcus: I am the loving and semi-absentee father of a beautiful bratty little Siamese kitty called Attila (the Honey Bun). I love her dearly. She just had her 12th birthday and got stoned on catnip. Her human mummy is my best friend.
Bunny: 4 turtles, 1 snake, 2 goldfish, The Colony (sea-monks), a snail the
size of my fist... and a Baron.
3) Favourite place to visit?
Baron Marcus: I attended a private boys boarding school in Peterborough, Canada, a lifetime ago. There are deep and magical forests on the campus property. Haunted and enchanted, I visit them in my dreams, and once
in a while drop by.
Being a Vampire Beach Babe, I have two favourite beaches. One is Wasaga Beach in Ontario and the other is Melbourne Beach in Florida. Melbourne is a wildlife sanctuary a few kilometres south of the NASA Kennedy Space Centre.
Bunny: One summer I found a rocky outcrop that went about thirty feet into a lake in Northern Ontario. Just a long finger of rock and when you get to the end you cant see the bottom of the lake. Its eerie, dark and peaceful. Everywhere you look natures looking right back at you. At dawn giant catfish pass slowly into the shallows to feed, and cruise out when the sun is up. Dozens of turtles, small as hamburgers, big as wheelbarrows, they check you out and even sit on you. Dragonflies as long as your hand copter about snatching gnats out of the air. Its all very tranquil and deliberate.
4) Favourite article of clothing?
Baron Marcus: My style is changing lately. I adore my leather, but I have been taken by the distopian cyber-goth designs coming out of Trip NYC, Lip Service and Plastic Wrap. After so many years of wearing only custom
designed pieces, I am delighted to be getting excited about what is on the rack. My favourite piece right now is a long black rave skirt by Trip NYC. Black chains and buckles all over, like a priest-frock of some future distopian inquisition.
Bunny:Thigh-high PVC belted boots... of DEATH! They make me, like, 7 feet tall. I tower over you in shiny, plastic-footed glory.
5) Favourite piece of art?
Baron Marcus: Oh god Im sorry, I have spent more than an hour pondering this question and I simply dont know where to begin. There is an early medieval German folk song, Aber die Musizi that resounds powerfully in my life. Is an ancient folk song art? I dont think I like the
Bunny: I love math art. 3D fractals, singularity knots, and vort images, things like that. Code, science, made art.
6) If you were a cartoon character, who would you be?
Baron Marcus: Ha ha, most members of the Vampire Beach Babes actually have been rendered in comic form at one point or another. If not Baron Marcus, then definitely a cross between Bugs Bunny and the blue-haired Jill
Bioskop of the The Nikopol Trilogy.
Bunny: I am a cartoon character. But Id like to have super-powers. Ah... definitely the Freakazoid.
7) What are you most likely to be doing at 3 am?
Baron Marcus: Composing, carousing, debaucherizing or meditating.
Bunny: Dont you mean who? No, really, Im kidding. Pouring ketchup all over myself and staging gory death-scenes for my photo-blog. Dont look at me like that.
8) Age you lost your virginity?
Baron Marcus: I was very innocent at 20. It was to a beautiful older French woman.
Bunny: Well at least you didnt ask if I AM one. 19.
9) What piece of advice would you give to a teenager?
Baron Marcus: When you are young, you have dreams and are short on reality. When you are older you have reality and might be short on dreams. Reality, money, power they all come with time inevitably. The secret is to work to keep the dreams alive. The more you give, the more you will have. And most importantly, never, never, never take advice.
Bunny: Dont give a flying f**k what anyone your age thinks about you now.
Do what you want, wear what you want, listen to what you want. When you grow up, youll be happy.
One day youll run into someone who spent their life trying to be accepted. They wont be.
10) What are you most proud of to date?
Baron Marcus: I am most proud to be a part of a world where, evidently, eventually, love does conquer all.
Bunny: Using only one expletive in this whole interview! Thats f**king AMAZING for me.
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