We saw Turbogeist play loads of times in 2010. We reckon we’ll probably see them loads more in 2011. It only made sense to ask Luis Felber and Jimmy Jagger stuff about Christmas, smelly bassists and sucking cock.
When did you find out Santa Claus wasn’t real and how did it happen?
L – When I was six…
J – Broken to me cold-hearted by my sister when I was eight or nine.
Turkey: are you a leg or breast person?
L – Breast person when hot. Leg for leftovers/sandwiches. Brown meat is tasty stuff.
J – Big, juicy breast.
Do you have any particular or unusual Christmas traditions?
L – My family tend to get naked a lot so Christmas is a very special naked occasion for every one in the Felber household.
J – Play a game of Risk and never finish. It always ends in a drunken argument with someone flipping the board over.
What is your favourite Christmas drink?
L – Malt wine is pretty good
J – Mulled wine… No eggnog – had a bad experience. Someone spiked the nog.
What was your best Christmas present ever?
L – Hi-Fi with a (at the time) state-of-the-art Minidisc player haha.
J – A spastic dog called Shadow. R.I.P.
If you could have Christmas dinner with any 6 people, who would you invite?
L – In no particular order…
Tom waits, he’d bring the booze. Jesus, he’d bring some banter and maybe a prayer. Patti Smith, when she was a buff ting. She’d bring more banter and maybe some cool argument to the table. Brody Dalle. Having her there would take her away from her boring Christmas back home. I’d get her fried on malt wine and Christmas doobies, then get her laid and listening to Rancid again! And finally President Obama for jokes. [Yes, we know that’s only five – Ed]
J – It would have to be engineered to conversation. Ghandi, Stalin, Biggie, Dali, Lemmy, Mohamed.
What’s the furthest you’ve ever had to travel to get “home” for Christmas? Has touring ever forced you to celebrate Christmas somewhere else?
L – Last year when I was playing with Jamie T, I had to travel to Australia on Christmas day. It was a bit hectic getting on a plane on Christmas Day and no John McClane Die Hard action went down at the airport but yeah, it was a nice little change. Christmas on the beach is rad.
Which metaller would you least like to see approaching you with mistletoe?
L – That bass player from Mudvayne. He smells really bad.
J – Varg from Burzum.
What would you get Kerry King for Christmas? You can’t choose Jagermeister.
L – A fine virgin child.
J – Snakes or some other reptile? I think Kerry is down with snakes. Makes total sense to me.
If a bearded man broke into your house through the chimney on any other day of the year, what would you do?
L – Offer him milk and cookies then call the fuzz.
J – Realistically, I would bash him around the head then applaud him for being so svelte. I’d like to think I would have a beer and play some video games with the cheeky opportunist but no.
Which one of Santa’s reindeer would you be and why?
L – Blitzen because he is called Blitzen.
J – Donder sounds like a good reindeer name. Sounds like he knows how to get down, he’s mounting vixen and he’s Rudolf’s agent. So life is good when your Donder.
What’s been your worst New Year’s Eve experience (because NYE always sucks).
L – Ahhh, it’s ok . It only sucks when you think it’s going to be, like, the best night of your life. Ever. Hahaha, all you need is good people, tunes and decent drugs if you’re that way inclined. I’m going to see Shellac and Sonic Youth this year!!! Never been to a gig for NYE. Should be a grand one aye?!
What will your New Year’s Resolution be?
L – Urhhhh… ummm… to sing in the shower more.
J – No sucking dick.
Turbogeist are planning on releasing an album later in 2011 but there’s a single coming in February which will be “accompanied by an awesome video and comic book explaining the origins of alien girl and her very peculiar and war-stricken world”. That’s next month. Keep ’em peeled.