Back Talk with Brandy Flower

Juxtapoz // Friday, 31 Jul 2009
1


A product of the contagious enthusiasm they had seen from small silkscreening parties in their homes, HIT+RUN’s (also comprised of Mike Crivello) live T-shirt screenprinting events quickly grew, now hosted at music festivals and a variety of happenings around the world. The parties have become a phenomenon, at times causing people to wait over an hour to get their piece of the action.

 

Brandy Flower takes a moment to answer questions for our Back Talk feature.

How do you feel right now? 

 

Anxious.

 

If you could wake up in a different place tomorrow morning, where would it be and what would you do? 

 

In the year 2505…when “Idiocracy” is gonna be filmed. I’d get a double latte.

 

If you lost your creative skill, how would you see yourself making a living?

 

I'd either work in the aerospace field making bombs and weapons that kill innocent people, or in Hollywood to help perpetuate negative stereotypes of women and minority groups.  If you could punch one living contemporary artist, who would it be? Parvez Taj…this douchebag takes pictures of other people’s art and sells it as his own! Even though I’d like to cut off both of his hands, I think just taking away his trust fund would be more effective.

 

Was your first kiss worth writing a song about?

 

Stuck Inside My Grandparents’ Buick with the Tustin Blues Again
 

At what point were you particularly happy?

 

In 1980 when I won that contest on the back of a Cap'n Crunch box.

No regrets allowed, but there must have been one?

 

I'm really bummed that I never starting smoking cigarettes… I'm missing out on all that cyanide and arsenic, plus you look so cool. 

 

What trait do your friends have in common?

 

Crew loves the smell of plastisol in the morning. 

 

If you had to evacuate your home or studio, what's the one thing you would grab?

 

The Restitution Press zines.

 

Greatest love of your life?

 

Donnie Miller. 

What is your favorite vice?

 

Druha and I shoot clouds.

 

When you blow out the birthday candles, what do you wish for? 

 

For Zackey Force Funk to play at “Repeat Offender”

 

If you could play a character from a favorite film or TV show for a day, who would it be?

 

"The attitude dictates that you don't care whether she comes, stays, lays or prays...I mean whatever happens, your toes are still tappin'. Now when you got that, then you have the attitude".

 

Do you ever lie?

 

No. 

 

Do you think viewers understand the intent of your work?

 

I see the Mark Of The Beast on their ugly faces.

What virtue can you do without?

 

Obama pretty much ruined HOPE, right? 

 

Do you even notice when you're swearing?

 

Of course I fucking do.

 

What has been your proudest moment?

 

I’m gonna go with that Cap’n Crunch thing again.

 

What would you like to be remembered for?

 

My use of four-syllable words like dexterity and ephemera.

 

How would you prefer to die?

 

In a freak Hit+Run.

 

Vault

Full magazine features from Juxtapoz

visit the VAULT >