The Anti-Social Questionnaire
Interviewed: Chris Lefort
Band/Artist: DI AUGER
Q. What toppings make up the best burger?
A. Gotta have grilled pineapple on a real beef burger, everything else is secondary.
Q. Favourite coping mechanism for touring NOT involving liquor or other intoxicating influences?
A. Practice –period.
Q. If you could be any animal in the world, which would you be, and why?
A. A Fisher, because the reality is that nobody tells a Fisher what to do, you give it space. Any hunter in Northern Ontario will tell you – don’t fuck with a fisher.
Q. Most unusual piece of merch you’ve seen/bought/produced?
A. Has to be the Mexican Wrestling mask that Puscifer gave out in Toronto during their last tour.
Q. What lyric has had the most profound influence on your life?
A. Johnny Cash’s FOLSOM PRISON BLUES and that shocking line “But I shot a man in Reno Just to watch him die”. I heard this at a fairly young age and the impact of the blatant truth of this matter of fact statement in a lyrical composition from a major artist struck me and has stuck with me my whole life. It’s similar to Slayer’s philosophy of language when Tom Araya mentioned the bands intentional lack of curse words within their lyrically body to increase the impact of the rare occasion in which they use them. Or Clive Barker’s specific cinematic design of only showing his Cenobite’s on screen for mere seconds in the entire original Hellraiser film. It leaves a stain of impact much larger than life. It is REAL, it is TRUTH and it is not pretty. Powerful stuff.
Q. The internet: Best thing to happen to music in the last 25 year, or the worst?
A. It’s the best, assuming you are in it for your love of music. If you are only in it for the money – leave, there is nothing left for you here.
Q. If you weren’t in music, what career would you have instead?
A. I’d be a Visual Artist in a much more serious capacity
Q. What cartoon characters would you be?
A. I’d love to think I’d be like “GUTS” of Berserk manga fame – only I’m fooling myself, I not that strong, determined or focused – I’m working on it.
Q. What era of music or musical movement influences you the most currently?
A. The sixties and early seventies up to about ‘77. I feel this is the decade creativity flourished uncensored and with more real passion than almost anything I have heard in current times. They created the templates that we all mimic consciously and unconsciously today.
Q. What is the best restaurant in your hometown and what would you recommend to order from there?
A. Grilles – get yourself the pulled pork salad with all the fixings!
Q. Favourite takeout/restaurant on the road?
A. Waffle House – something about the pure grit of their environment. They seemed to have captured the essence of stark harsh reality better than any other franchise, no matter what you order you can’t help feeling “hard” inside and out.
Q. Favourite pro wrestling move?
A. None, I have never had an interest in Pro Wrestling.
Q. Diamond Dogs or Alladin Sane?
A. I never liked Bowie, I just couldn’t connect. I did like a few tracks over his career for various reasons but his body of work confused me. I didn’t enjoy much of anything until Black Star, his last effort in which I felt there were some esoteric references being put forth revolving around his own mortality. I don’t think I’m qualified in this case to answer this question.
Q. Do you consider moshing and crowd surfing more intrusive and offensive than fans filming with a phone for most of the show?
A. No, I prefer the audience get more involved physically. As an artist I feed off the energy of the crowd, holding up a cellphone, although flattering in it’s own way, does nothing for my on stage performance.
Q. What music video blew your mind the first time you saw it?
A. Pink Floyd – THE WALL.
Q. If you mainly do vocal tunes, what instrumental song would you cover?
A. I’m a BIG fan of GOBLIN, essentially a prog-rock instrumental band that originated in the 70’s to write and perform soundtracks to accompany Dario Argento’s giallo films of that era. I’d love to take a stab at their Suspiria theme.
Q. Who is your greatest role model, and why?
A. David Tibet, because I haven’t met him yet and I believe there is wisdom hiding behind his smile.
Q. Favourite film, TV or video game score (you can only pick one)?
A. Conan the Barbarian soundtrack by Basil Poledouris
Q. What song is an immediate skip to you, and why?
A. Anything that falls under a newly discovered category/genre of music for me dubbed “Yacht Rock”. Look into it, I dare you.
Q. What song from any (other) artist would you pick to be your theme song?
A. Triarii – Emperor of the Sun
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