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20 Questions: Josh Reichmann

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Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009
Mysticism runs wild on the Josh Reichmann Oracle Band's debut LP, Crazy Power, out now on Paperbag Records. The former Tangiers frontman is currently creating a one-of-a-kind genre, mixing layers of bouncing jazzy instrumentals over tribal beats, and matching it with his distinctive glammy, ethereal vocals.

1. The latest book or movie that made you cry?
I’ve Loved You So Long (film)


2. The fictional character most like you?
Carlos Castanada


3. The greatest album, ever?
Bob Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks


4. Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Wurst.


5. Your ideal brain food?
Sweet Breads.


6. You’re proud of this accomplishment, but why?
Sobriety - Because I have energy - Infinite fucking self love and energy, and I have passed through the ego fire ahhhh!
  


7. You want to be remembered for . .?
Music/ Painting, some kind of service in my late life, and a sexual face.


8. Of those who’ve come before, the most inspirational are?
People who work in the field of mental health and who deal with those struggling.


9. The creative masterpiece you wish bore your signature?
The film 8 1/2 or mid career/life Picasso.


10. Your hidden talents . . .?
Sound effects with mouth. Slight levitation.


11. The best piece of advice you actually followed?
Concentrate on today.


12. The best thing you ever bought, stole, or borrowed?
This morning’s coffee.


13. You feel best in Armani or Levis or . . .?
Armani condoms.


14. Your dinner guest at the Ritz would be?
My Girl friend and a credit card.


15. Time travel: where, when and why?
10,000 years in the future- to see wazzzup??


16. Stress management: hit man, spa vacation or Prozac?
Jungle retreat(ocean, no humans).


17. Essential to life: coffee, vodka, cigarettes, chocolate, or . . .?
Vitamin water. Coffee from The Common (Toronto).


18. Environ of choice: city or country, and where on the map?
City - I get itchy and weird in the country unless I’m naked and violent. Preferably Toronto/Barcelona/NYC.


19. What do you want to say to the leader of your country?
If you pull funding for the arts, our country will be a log exporter.


20. Last but certainly not least, what are you working on, now?
Resting after a solo art show, and releasing albums and singles. About to tour again!

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