The Maccabees - Milan, February 2nd 2012
1. How did you first get into the strokes?
It was in 2005, I put on this compilation/cd a friend made for me..and there at the 5th track there was “Last Nite”. Love at first heard. Didn’t even know how they looked like.
2. What was the first strokes song you ever heard?
Last Nite and Someday were in that same compilation/cd I was talking about.
3. Favourite strokes song?
Really hard one. I never know how to answer this question. I guess it’s Someday, but also Hard To Explain or ..idk. too hard choosing one.
4. Least favourite strokes song?
5. The Strokes song that means the most to you?
Someday. I don’t know why exactly. I never get tired of this one in particular.
6. Favourite Strokes album?
Is This It.
7. Least favourite Strokes album?
should say Angles..
8. Favourite song from Is this It?
Like I said before, I can’t chose one. Someday, HTE, NYCC.
9. Favourite song from Room on fire?
10. Favourite song from First impressions of earth?
Heart In A Cage (just to pick one.)
11. Favourite song from Angles?
I love Life Is Simple In The Moonlight but my fav is Under Cover of Darkness cause of its old-Strokes sound.
12. Favourite Strokes song lyric?
Woo. never thought about it before. O.o let’s say Red Light.
13. Favourite member of the band?
(little) Fabrizio Moretti. (I bet you thought I would’ve said Julian :D)
14. Favourite Strokes interview?
NME August 2002 - Underpants, Squirrels And The Meaning Of Life (http://www.shesfixingherhair.co.uk/blog/interviews/interviews-nme-august-2002)
15. Favourite Julian Casablancas quote?
"It’s that feeling when you hear your favorite song…that feeling whether you’re in a car or a party or alone at home in bed, and you hear the song and it hits you so strong…that’s sort of my favorite thing about music."
16. Favourite Strokes video?
17. Least favourite Strokes video?
18. Favourite part of in transit?
Niko and Albert at the airport "Yo bitch, yo bitch" Niko hits Albie and then "he runs away that’s so funny" ahah but I love that whole movie more than I love my life. ♥
19. Favourite quote from in transit?
"should you wake up Nikolai..what kind of question is that?"
20. Favourite Strokes album artwork?
Is This It (Uk version)
21. Least favourite Strokes album artwork?
Room On Fire
22. Favourite piece of Strokes merchandise?
magna t-shirt :D the classic one, (that Shia Labeouf wears in Transformer I, yeah) it never gets old.
23. Favourite pair of Julian’s sunglasses?
lol what kind of question is this? xD anyway those colorful ones..uhm I don’t know which model they were, ray ban I guess.
24. Favourite outfit of Julian’s?
25. Favourite Strokes live performance?
the ones i’ve been to.
26. Have you seen The Strokes live?
of course. 3 times.
27. What song do you wish The Strokes still played live?
Ize of the World and Electricityscape
28. What would you do if the Strokes ever broke up?
suicide. no jokes. first tho i’d go to NY and punch them in the face forcing them to get back together, if it doesn’t work then yeah, suicide.
29. What do you want the new album to sound like?
old sound. I like the new one (80ish synth pop etc..) but I miss those guitar riffs and that dirty sound they used to have on Is This It. I’m a nostalgic conservative.
30. How would you react if you met Julian on the street?
first time i met him i was like "omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg" second one "omg. oh. my. god. oh. my…" now probably i’d manage to say "HI." ahaha joking. I spoke to him, so idk if I ever get to meet him again probably I’d ask him stuff and everything. then I’d faint in his arms waiting for him to reanimate me with that mouth thing. XD
OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M SEEING THEM IN 11 DAYS *____*
In My Life (The Beatles)