Me and the Horse I Rode In On hails from the little country of Denmark and makes headphone approved music. He has released two great albums, albums that should be a part of any respectable music lovers collection. Even those with un-respectable collections should add it, if not for the music, at least for the respectability of the collection. He is the proud father of two and is working on new tunes (under a possible new name) in between games of a peek-a-boo (well, the danish version of that).
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).
- Joni Mitchell - For the Roses (it could just as well be Song to a Seagull but right now I'm listening to Roses)
- The Notwist - Neon Golden
- Lambchop - Is A Woman
- Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
- The National - Alligator
*It should also be noted that Henry pleaded with me to let him bring a 6th album, The Books - Lemon of Pink (“My life on the island won't be the same without it. Give me 6 albums please!!!!!!”). I am still checking with the desert island authorities to see if this is ok.
Tell me a reason why I should move to Denmark and a reason why I should not (besides the fact that my girlfriend is Danish).
This question will only get me in trouble. I think you're a lot better off staying where you are.
What are your biggest musical inspirations (or things that inspire your writing)?
I like so many bands for various reasons but I can't name any that have inspired a specific song. When Say Hi! was called Say Hi To Your Mom the album Impeccable Blahs definitely made me want to produce, make beats, use synths and so on. Lambchop, Damien Jurado, Built to Spill, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, The Books, The Notwist.............................I could go on.
What is your favourite thing and what is your least favourite thing about the internet?
I've been introduced to some amazing people. Everyone I make music was found here. I've never met any of them in person. I think we all spend too much time nuturing our ego's on Facebook, Twitter etc. It's not good for us. I believe it only makes us sad and lonely. Stop.......take a deep breath, read a book, make dinner, go for a walk. I miss the days when I could feel the things I knew (yes........that's a line for a song.......and I'm gonna use it).
You can take one book and one movie from the present and you can put it in a special time machine mail box that will send that book and movie back to your 16 year old self (and don't worry, the book and movie will not disappear if they are sent to a time before they existed - the time machine mail box has been specifically designed to deal with this situation).
What book and what movie would you send and why?
Movie: I would send myself Easier With Practice. Being a 16 year old guy with low self-esteem I think this movie would do me good. Just like Nevermind did me good back then. I could pick 50 other movies but I just wish the whole world would watch Easier With Practice so I'm going with that one. It's a great film.
Book: I would send myself "On the Road". I started to read the book a few years ago but I just felt too old. Had I only read that book at 16 my life would look a lot different today.
Name one song you wish you had written instead of whoever actually wrote it.
The Priest With Balloons by Tiny Ruins.
For reasons unexplained, amazing artists sometimes never get heard. Who deserve more love than they currently get?
Flip through HI54LOFI RECORDS catalogue and the answer will be right there.
You can only have one thing for the rest of your life, which do you chose: cigarettes, coffee, wine, beer or ketchup?
I've never smoked. I've stopped drinking coffee. Wine gives me a headache............so it has to be either beer or ketchup. I will go for beer although this will only lead to a sad and lonely life.