QUESTIONS & ANSWERS – der gig-blog-Fragenkatalog: Folge 24 mit KRISTOFFER RAGNSTAM
12 Bands, 5 Clubs, ein Ticket. Am 13.11. findet zum ersten Mal POP.NOTPOP, ein neues, cooles Stuttgarter Clubfestival statt. Mit dabei sind FM Belfast, The Bishops, Kristoffer Ragnstam, Putte & Edgar, Hannes Orange u.v.m. Eine Übersicht gibt es hier. Der schöne Schwede Kristoffer Ragnstam hat schon mal unsere Fragen vorab beantwortet.
What are the first things you associate with Stuttgart?
I’m sorry! I dont have any associations to stuttgart at all. Do know it was bomb a lot during the Worldwar II, but I don’t associate to that either.
Please describe your most embarrassing moment on stage.
Let’s see!! I’ve got many of them.I remember I started a show in Stockholm without my guitar. I forgot it in the backroom, had to run down and pick it up when I got back.I noticed my Capo were gone, told the stage manager to fix one and he did it in a flash. Pretty embarrasing. Also announced wrong cities a couple of time.US people do not find that funny at all.
Can you list all the things you lost on tour?
Ha,ha,ha,ha!!!! I forget everything.Passport, guitars, tickets, eyewear, Capo’s. One time I came to berlin for a biz weekend. I remember calling my record label to meet me at the airport, because I forgot to bring any extra clothes. So me loosing stuff= never ending story.
We’d love to hear from you that your latest record isn’t your best one.
I’m in the process of finishing the new album.Pretty bored about it at the moment, that the only thing I can say, still amazing though.
Which was the last movie you saw in cinema?
Up in the Air.
Which was the last album you bought?
Black Keys: Brothers
Which was the last book you threw into the corner?
The Tax Book
Which song makes you run on the dancefloor?
Abracadabra: Steve Miller band
The world’s best live club?
All with cheap beer and a great sound system.
Why are your concerts the best ones?
They are honest, and we mostly give all we can give.
If your music was food, what would it taste like?
One day old meatballs with potatoes. Served a bit to warm.
Are the Beatles overrated?
Without the Beatles and George Martin would the European music scene sound and look way more doll.
Your greatest mental defect?
Kind of happy even for tiny, tiny things.
Which question do you absolutely want to be asked?
Depends on who’s asking. When it comes to interviews of an album etc. Do I enjoy reporters etc who actually are well prepared. That makes more sense to me as well.
What are you doing during the long Swedish winter?
Soup-warm clothes-soup-warm clothes-soup