PopMatters gave The Old Believers’ Eight Golden Greats an “8”. “The Old Believers have built a cozy, comfortable world—strange but at the same time utterly familiar—and it’s one where you want to spend more time,” writes Maura Walz.
Keeley Boyle and Nelson Kempf settle in to share some of their strange worlds with PopMatters 20 Questions.
1. The latest book or movie that made you cry?
Keeley Boyle Dr. Zhivago.
Nelson Kempf I’ve never cried in my life. Horton Hears a Who put me damn close, though.
2. The fictional character most like you?
KB Wendy from Peter Pan. I’ve always been terrified of growing up. I started an anti-adolescence club in 4th grade, and swore I wouldn’t go through it. I also promised myself I’d be playing with my dolls until I was 40.
NK No way, dudes. Questions like that scare me.
3. The greatest album, ever?
KB Flying Cowboys by Rickie Lee Jones.
NK Ummmm. Trout Mask Replica! and Blood on the Tracks and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and Kings of the Wild Frontier and Sexy Back? And Imperial Bedroom. And also, The Fugs First Album.
4. Star Trek or Star Wars?
NK Star Trek is great and all, but definitely, definitely Star Wars.
5. Your ideal brain food?
KB National Geographic.
NK French New Wave movies at night, Tape Op magazine in the car, weird cheeses at lunch. But mainly, that peace of mind that comes once a whole moon when life actually seems to be moving at the proper pace and everything seems to fit just perfectly and you know you’re exactly where you should be. I can write songs like a motherfucker when I tap that shit.