Regretting Hungry Jack’s, crying on stage and being 'with Kev' - Darwin Deez interview

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  • 8 October 2010
Regretting Hungry Jack’s, crying on stage and being 'with Kev' - Darwin Deez interview

The ‘Michael Jackson of indie-rock’ answers our questions

The ‘Michael Jackson of indie-rock’ favours synchronised dance routines and makes sprightly pop music to smile to. He tackles our Q&A below – oh and he’s ‘with Kev’ apparently ...

First record you ever bought
Last Splash by The Breeders.

First film you saw that really moved you
Home Alone.

First movie you ever went on a date to
Juno.

Last time you cried
On stage in Berlin during our last song, a Cranberries cover. I knew the silence of people listening was going to get me when we were learning it.

First thing you do when you’ve got time off work

Watch YouTube.

Last great meal you cooked
Breakfast in New York or tamarind noodles in London (both were assisted).

Last extravagant purchase you made
Two bottles of discontinued designer cologne from eBay.

First crush
Molly. I wish I could remember her last name. I stole a flower from my mom’s garden and gave it to her at the dance.

Last book you read
Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis (his autobiography).

First great piece of advice you were given
‘Don’t worry, be happy’ – Meher Baba.

Last time you were star struck
Laura Marling at Green Man Festival this summer.

First thing you’d do if you ran the country
Hold an emergency presidential election to replace myself!

Last meal on earth – what would it be
I don’t want to die, but I like fish.

First song you’ll sing at karaoke
‘You Oughta Know’ by Alanis Morissette.

Last time you exploited your position to get something
Two weeks ago at a club night called Surf Wax America in London. They told us there was a cover and I said ‘we’re with Kev.’

Last time someone criticised your work
Last night at a bar here in Sydney. Music videos are the hardest part of this whole thing.

First three words your friends would use to describe you
Selfish, sweet, and genius.

Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it
Hungry Jack’s [Australian Burger King] for dinner tonight.

First concert you ever attended
Boy George.

First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning
Avatar Meher Baba, my guru.

Last thing you think of before you go to sleep
Avatar Meher Baba, again – or at least I try to!

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