Lisa Will Insult You, Darling is the moniker used by a man from Germany called Sebastian. If my memory serves me, he was one of my first musical friends made over on Myspace. There is a certain darkness to the songs, but I don't think 'dark' would be a good word to describe his music. Maybe there isn't a darkness at all, I just find it sounds really good listening to it while sitting in a dark room.
To accompany your reading, here is the track 'Bundren' off his great EP 'tam.tam.'.
So press play and read on.
Desert Island Top 5 albums (i.e. you can only have 5 albums to listen to and yes, there is a cd player and unlimited batteries on the island).
- Damien Jurado - And Now That I´m In Your Shadow (or Ghost Of David)
- Nina Simone - Here Comes The Sun
- The Microphones - It Was Hot, We Stayed In The Water
- Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen
- Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
Is there a story behind the 'Lisa' name?
Lisa was a girl I met some time ago. She disappeared one day and I´ve decided to name this music thing I was about to start after her. The name was changing every now and then. It was Lisa Makes You Moan, Lisa Kills Animals, Lisa Says and stuff like that until I ended up using Lis a Will Insult You, Darling.
What are your biggest musical inspirations (or things that inspire your writing)?
Weird memories + vintage photos, audio recordings and movies.
If you had a time machine, what year / event would you want go back and experience?
1981, reliving my life would be fun. I´ve always liked the idea of an eternal recurrence.
Favourite book or movie.
Book: Raymond Carver - What We Talk About When We Talk About Love / Cathedral
Movie: Paris, Texas and Buffalo '66
Tell us something about yourself that might come as a surprise.
I hate knees.
For reasons unexplained, amazing artists sometimes never get heard. Who deserve more love than they currently get?
Jens Carelius, a songwriter from Norway. This guy is incredibly gifted.
You can only have one thing for the rest of your life, which do you chose: cigarettes, coffee, wine, beer or ketchup?
Wine, no doubt about this one.