July 12, 2012 by sshhoobbmmxxbblloogg
Continuing our whimsical romp through the world of interviewing well known types, heres the interview I did with Mr Scruff. As an additional treat, and seeing as Mr Scruff is famous a tea fanatic, he even found time to include the definitive cuppa “recipe” : enjoy!
SHOBMX – who are you, and what do you do?
SCRUFF – Mr. Scruff, I play tunes, make tunes, draw cartoons & drink tea.
SHOBMX – tiger or shark?
SCRUFF – shark-fish, the hungry underwater dustbin with teeth. I eat tiger bread.
SHOBMX – you hold a dinner party – you and 5 others…
SCRUFF – my wife, daughter & 3 friends. keep it simple!
SHOBMX – favorite band / DJ / collective
SCRUFF – floating points has been floating my boat recently, so i will say him. a very enthusiastic & inspiring producer & dj.
SHOBMX – guilty crush?
SCRUFF – the queen mother
SHOBMX – if you had a superpower, what would it be and why?
SCRUFF – the ability to wake up properly in the morning.
SHOBMX – you are famed for marathon DJ sets, and your self imposed ethos of pushing yourself…. has there ever been a point where you have gone too far?
SCRUFF – there was a 12 hour beach party DJ set in barcelona, from midnight-noon, but by 10am everyone was melting with the heat!
SHOBMX – first record you bought?
SCRUFF – ‘green door’ by shakin’ stevens
SHOBMX – how much do you hate/dislike the “nu-jazz” tagline that you seem to constantly be put in with?
SCRUFF – it is pretty rubbish, but 15 or so years ago it was ‘trip hop’ which is just as bad. to be honest, i have too much fun skipping around genres to worry about which one i get put in.
SHOBMX – what are your plans for the rest of 2011?
SCRUFF – get an album finished, release some 12″ singles, do plenty of gigs & have fun!
SHOBMX – your “potato style” of artwork has become synonymous with you and your records and live shows. any chance of a compilation of all your drawings / cartoons in one handy book?
SCRUFF – maybe in the future, a kind of ‘retrospective’ thing.
SHOBMX – have you seen our blog? it’s sketchy, but all our own work. thoughts? from an artistic view point?
SCRUFF – sketchy, but you are having fun! i like the name as i used to ride a bmx, and i guess that you like mogwai..
SHOBMX – has this been an enjoyable waste of 10 minutes of your life?
SCRUFF – indeed it has, a good time for a brew & a quick skive.
And as promised, heres a step-bystep guide to “The Perfect Cuppa” by Mr Scruff;