Blipper since: June 23, 2010
Pete Dulin: What part of the world do you live in?
unkledd: I live in Franca, a small town in France. Like the song of "Songs for Drella" by John Cale and Lou Reed, it' s hard to find people who are music addicts like me. [There are only 2.] Then it's a great pleasure to be here.
Dulin: What sort of work do you do? Does music inspire your work or is it a part of your workday?
unkledd: I would like to work in the music field, but for now I am an employee in a department store [that sells wine]; I love wine but I prefer music.
Dulin: If you were the new owner of Blip.FM, then what would you like to say to the Blip.FM community? How would you improve Blip.FM?
unkledd: I would ask your question, "How would you improve Blip fm?" Because they know what they need to do it better. For me, don't change but a chat ( like on Facebook), and more possibilities to search for music like Last.fm.
Dulin: If you could be a guest artist on tour with any band/artist, then who would you tour with? What instrument would you play?
unkledd: Last year, I would be proud to sing "Vaporyze" with Broken Bells. I was singing in a friend's band ten years ago... Now, I would like to something as a duo or solo...
Dulin: Do you have a favorite genre of music or preferred era of recorded music?
unkledd: My roots are pop and indie rock, but I love electro, hiphop, jazz, world too... The style is not important. A good song is a good song...
Dulin: If you could blip one song that could reach everyone on the planet, what would you choose?
unkledd: The easiest is "Imagine" [by John Lennon] but to give a more personal song, I would like to blip the song "Time to Re" by Nana Simopoulos from the album Wings and Air (1986) because it's so peaceful. After that you can kill your neighbour...
Dulin: Do you listen to local/regional music much? Favorite artists you'd recommend to the rest of the world?
unkledd: It doesn't matter where music comes from. All music that speaks to my soul or my heart is welcome. I recommend Karaocake, the Bewitched Hands, Chapelier Fou from France, Triggerfinger from Belgium, Nits from Netherland, Naseokomix, Kottarashky from Bulgaria, Fear of Symmetry from Serbia, Bandfastforward from Turkey...
Dulin: What song or lyric do you wish you would have written? Why?
unkledd: The next one I will write ;p
No, "Days" by Ray Davies of the Kinks for the meaning of life. So positive, just to be thankful of what you are, what you have done, peace and love message... " I won't forget a single day, believe me ..."...
Dulin: What is the earliest age that you can remember listening to music? What artists/bands did you like in your youth?
unkledd: It begins with The Cure, The Beatles, The Smiths at 14.
Dulin: What song reminds you of being in love? Of being heartbroken?
unkledd: Being in love...so many songs. "I Got a Crush on You" by Ella Fitzgerald. Being heartbroken: "You Can Put Your Arms Around a Memory" by Johnny Thunders.
Dulin: Think of another Blip.FM DJ. You don’t have to reveal who it is. What question would you most like to ask him or her?
unkledd: When do you come back here ?
Dulin: Is there a family member or friend that has had a significant influence on your music tastes? If so, who? Tell us how they influence(d) you.
unkledd: Everyone who loves music is an influence to me, because I really love to discover new sounds. I want to thank missing @Kristen Boyd who helps me a lot. [She is a] famous and very kind DJ. I hope she will come back.
Dulin: What is your most treasured possession or favorite memory? Tell us a little about it.
unkledd: We have no possessions here, We are just dust that the wind blows. My favorite memory will come...
Dulin: You're in a vault at a major record label. You get to pick a secret album by any artist never before released that will be shared worldwide in 2011. What artist/band would you pick? What would you want the music to sound like?
unkledd: I choose my Serbian friend Fear of Symmetry. You can listen to her on Soundcloud or on Last.fm (freedownload).
Dulin: Any other thoughts to share?
unkledd: It's always a pleasure to meet music addicts. Blipsters, I wish you the best in music...
Thank you Pete. Really a kind exercise. Someone should interview you?
Pete Dulin is the co-publisher and editor of www.presentmagazine.com and writes freelance for magazines, websites, and newspapers. He can be found in the Blip Nation at http://blip.fm/slipperydistortion. He can be reached at Twitter.com/petedulin, http://www.facebook.com/pete.dulin and www.petedulin.com.