Am 11. Februar 12 beehrt der Mu$ikvirtuose, der beim legendären Label: Ed Banger Records unter Vertrag steht, den Hinterhof. Mit seinen $implen, aber harten Beats hat sich der Franzose einen Namen gemacht. Wir fühlen uns geehrt das er den Weg zu uns gefunden hat…
Jack Donoghue(of $alem) Interviewed by Jeanne-$alome Rochat...
Jeanne-Salomé Rochat: Where are you from? Jack Donoghue: I am from Chicago. Where is Salem from? John and Heather met in high school up in Michigan, thats where they grew up. We all started making music together officially in Chicago. How does your collective philosophy influence your practice? We love each other, a lot of what SALEM is, is an expression of that love both fulfilled and unfulfilled. And the other way around, what kind of impact does this entity have on your life? Until recently SALEM had very little effect on my life… But now we are being flown all over, being set up in fancy situations and girls are skipping formalities. What could break you? Falling from a cliff on two hard rocks. Being rejected by something I truly give myself to… If I ever do that. What’s the last thing you remember rejecting? A kiss in NY a few nights ago. What’s the last thing you gave? To whom? A Givenchy shirt that was gifted to me, to a girl who it looked better on. What car do you drive? My dad’s old pick up truck but it just broke down on my way up to Michigan so I’ve been walking and taking the train. You mentioned a matt e black Lamborghini. Huh? Yes. Or maybe I did.
I don’t know. I don’t know either. But it’s true that I do. In fact yes, I want a rich fan to buy me a 2011 matte black one with red tinted windows. How does a fan lose its innocence? Having expectations instead of unconditional love. What does your workspace look like? How is it significant? I was living in The Tokyo Hotel, downtown Chicago, but I kept having to travel and getting noise complaints so I moved my stuff back into the house I grew up in with my mom and her black Alsatian (Misha). My workspace when i am here is her dining room table with big monitors on it. I can work anywhere, but I like to have my room, and the places I spend time in set up in a way i like. What would be served for breakfast at Hotel Salem? Jello shots. Jello made with sparkling water. Lime green jello. Raw eggs. If you had to invent the sexual position/act called “lime green jello”, what would it consist of? The girl’s very jealous boyfriend watching while i bust her down. What is your present screen saver? A white pit bull. I love dogs. How important is empty space? Very. What sets your music apart from others that produce similar material? I never think about that. It’s not important. Can you stand isolation? Not really. I keep moving and try to stay busy and around other people because I don’t like being alone. I like swimming alone. I can be alone if I’m working on music, or walking… If I am moving, I can be alone. How has solitude influenced your music? How does it clash with your culture? John is really good at being alone, he is a much quieter person then me. He will push me to be still and I will push him to be more social and wild. Heather is in between and keeps it all together. I think those differences affect our music. Would you like to move somewhere in particular? I feel like living in a city on the ocean not in the 1st world. Who would you like to do your voice over in the animated version of your life? Naomi Watts’s mouth. As a blonde or as a brunette? BLONDE. What is the last thing you bought? Honestly DMT u_u… before that I guess a sexy air-freshener or Vitamin water. What have you wanted to work on but couldn’t? What stopped you? I would really like to work for Terrence Mallick, it just hasn’t happened yet. What would Terrence Mallick listen to while watching you sleeping? My rare heart beat. Is car driving necessary for good music composing? No but it is a good time for good music listening. What have you buried lately? We have been busy. So what’s new? John is going insane. He’s actually losing his mind. When you decide to go insane too, what kind of intervention would it take to make you think twice about it?
Probably something about my mom or my friend Zulma. What sense of yours do you wish was acute? My ABs. How do you like to dance? Jamaican style. How do you free things? Let go. Who influences you the most? John. What was the best garment you have received as a gift? Givenchy Joker face $hirt. What is the lames t superpower ever? Alex Mack, ROFL. What virtual world would you have sex in? I would be down to double team thousands of Hentai girls with Wolverine. That’s old. What virtual world would you have sex in, in 2013? Bratz da website. Name a film that you wanted to like before you saw, but ended up not liking so much. Forces of nature. What do you wish could be found after you’re dead? IDK IDC… I’ll be dead… Even bigger sharks? I would not want them to be found while i was still alive, sometimes I am scared of sharks : ( What else are you afraid of? My birthday. Is music deceptive? I don’t think so.
Jil $ander Men Fall/Winter 12
The oversized leather Coat’s where most important element of the Collection, which are worn over suits. The whole Collection is about large and small and about the different materials, which gives different color types.
The dominant color of the Collection is Black, the only color is used on the the backside. the $ymbols of an anchor, a mermaid, whales and dinosaur are shown the infantile side of the men’s psyche…
Favorite $hops!? Dries Van Noten’s Het Modepaleis in Antwerp is my Mecca. Period. I’m sporting my new Dries overcoat with the fur flap, it’s sort of daring for me but I love it so much that I don’t really care.
I’d also like to go to Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, I’ve never been!
Most $tylish movie? Gattaca. I was obsessed with the Frank Lloyd Wright aesthetic and their vision of the fashion future as a very 40’s silhouette rather than space age-y metallic suits. Costume designer Colleen Atwood is consistently extraordinary and one of my idols.
Daily reads!? I love The New Yorker and am a huge fan of Adam Rapoport’s new incarnation of Bon Appetit. I cook at least one or two things from each issue; they’re always delicious and inventive without being hard to execute.
Drink of choice!? I’m a big beer fan. The craft beer revolution has made me very happy. I love IPA’s (India Pale Ales)…they’re quite hoppy and rich…Dogfish Head and Blue Point (a local brewery) are two of my favorite makers.
Most visually in$piring place you’ve been? I’ve just returned from Cambodia: the temples at Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Phrom, and The Bayon are absolutely unbelievable. Also, the experience of being in Siem Reap was heaven: the Tuk-tuks, the markets… and dinner at Cuisine Wat Damnak was one of my most memorable meals ever in Asia.
What do you wear when travelling!? I don’t think that comfort should outweigh appearance when travelling. I always wear a sport jacket—my new fave is a grey Muji knit sport jacket. It’s perfect and comfortable.
$hoe trees!? Just shoe bags, no trees. I stuff socks and belts in them to save space and keep my shoes in shape.
Never caught wearing!? Square-toed shoes. And leather, other than in shoes and belts. Flip-flops other than poolside or on a beach, and definitely NOT on an airplane.
Whose $tyle do you admire!? Robert Rabensteiner and Stefano Tonchi have incredible, and most importantly, effortless style. I’m also a sucker for just a well turned out stranger on the street.
Best $tyle advice received!? I was once told that a sock is not only a transition from a pant to a shoe. It should relate to the shirt and tie in order to bring the whole Sartorial look together. It stuck with me and is absolutely true…