Back Talk with Know Hope

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010
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One reason you make art:

 

To send out transmissions, reflect, and be a mirror (both introspectively and retrospectively). And sing a messy anthem for unsung moments.

 

 

The last good movie you saw:

 

Harold and Maude.

 

 

Something you’ve always wanted to do, but have yet to:

 

Find an objective moment, or maybe not.

 

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Favorite country or city visited:

 

San Francisco. I also like Tel Aviv.

 

 

A few words that sum up your philosophy on life:

 

We're born into this alone and leave this alone, but in between we create common moments that are the collective memory that lingers like a time capsule.

 

 

Something you want the world to know about you:

 

I'm burdened with a sentimental heart, but try to pretend that I’m not.

 

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Something that annoys or frustrates you about people:

 

Patriotism, in all its forms.

 

 

Something that concerns you:

 

Patriotism, in all its forms.

 

 

Artists you admire:

 

Shel Silverstien, Raymond Pettibon, Chris Johanson and a lot of people I know (it’s in the everyday life, not on a piece of paper or any surface or platform, for that matter).

 

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Favorite quote(s):

 

S.O.S.

 

 

The first record or CD you ever bought? The last album you downloaded?

 

I think that would probably be Green Day's Dookie. Latest album I bought is Barry McGuire's Eve of Destruction.

 

 

Something you do when you’re procrastinating?

 

I have no idea, I don’t know where that time goes. I think it equally is divided between spacing out and pretending to catch up on emails.

 

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What is your most defining characteristic?

 

Ambivalent, but somewhat hopeful.

 

 

What is your greatest fear?

 

To go insane. Also, a lot of inevitable things that happen everyday to other people.

 

 

The moment you realized you were an ‘artist’:

 

I'm not sure. Maybe once I noticed my habits, days, consolations and worries all revolved around it or involved it. I don’t mean to sound melodramatic, but I think it was when I realized I can’t really do anything else, whatever that means. Actually, I don't really know what the question or that whole answer means.

 

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Your greatest quality:

 

O.C.D.

 

 

Something you wish you could change or alter about yourself:

 

O.C.D.

 

 

What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken and was it worth it?

 

I don’t feel I've ever taken a true risk.

 

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Something you wish you had known five years ago:

 

That hindsight is a devil in disguise that eventually becomes your lover.

 

 

What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years of your life?

 

Figure out the difference between an arm and a crutch. And to keep the fingers moving, the heart moving, and the train chugging.

 

 

Keep up with Know Hope at  www.thisislimbo.com

 

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