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Interview with Jack E. Strify

ATTENTION CINEMA BIZARRE FANS! (; we’ve got an “interview” with strify via tumblr. Of course we want to share it with you! So feel free to read, like, and share it. 


What do you like the most about Berlin?

JS: There’s a certain energetic and creative vibeMany things happen here that don’t happen anywhere else in Germany. Also, Berlin is a place where you can live quite freely and alternatively.


Do you still have contact with Luminor, Yu and Kiro?

JS: Hardly, I wrote Yu the last time for his birthday.


What is your first thought, when someone tells you, you look like a girl?

JS: Most people don’t have the balls to say that openly, they talk behind my back. But if someone comes up to me, I take it as a compliment. If people are just confused, it’s fun.


Will you do concerts in germany and if yes, in which citys would you love to perform? Have you already planned something?

JS: I hope I will have news concerning more concerts very soon but I think that after the first shows in Eastern Europe, more shows will follow soon.


Has your father been very happy when you’ve told him that you will redo your Abitur? Because you once said that he got very angry when you quit it.

JS: I don’t know what he thought about it at the beginning but in the end he was very proud.


What kind of products do you use for your hair?

JS: I am always confused when I get asked about my hair because I am not a hair stylist. I think the most important thing is the conditioner.


You’ve visited many citys around the globe, but which one is your favourite?

JS: Each city is so different. I spent Valentine’s day once in Lisboa which was amazing. Tokyo was a dream come true. I have a thing for Paris and Barcelona. Very often it is not the city itself that makes you love it but the people and memories there.


What is the most important thing for you in a relationship?

JS: Trust.


What do you think about long-distance-relationships?

JS: There are ups and downs to every “form of relationship”. And if you want to, you can make even a long-distance-relationship work.


What is your biggest joy at the moment?

JS: Music. And especially playing concerts again!


And what is your biggest fear?

JS: Being lonely.


Have you ever considered to write a book? No matter if a novel or a biography?

JS:I think there are too many biographies of people that are not interesting and not relevant at all. Mine would be one of them at the moment. The only time when I would ever write a biography is when I am actually old and wrinkly.


Do you miss the time where Cinema Bizarre where still together? If yes, what do you miss the most from this time?

JS: I have some amazing memories but right now I am looking forward to release more of my own music and create my own artistic space. We have some great things planned and so much to of that I don’t even have the time to miss the old days.


Have you ever considered to dye your hair more colorful?

JS: If I had, I would have dyed my hair already :)


What is the best thing about Christmas in your opinion?

JS: Dinner and presents :)


How does it feel to be the idol of so many people and what do you think about it?

JS: I am just a boy with a bunch of dreams. If being an idol inspires you to be something or do something, then it makes me happy. In the end all of my memories will not matter, but the memories and inspiration you left in other people are important. That’s why I do everything I do with love.


What do you think about “fans” who say that they’re knowing you personally and spread lies about you?

JS: That’s not a nice thing to do.

anonymous asked:

I'm glad I'm following you, otherwise all I would have heard would have been "people who support Charlie Hedbo are mostly islamophobic" when, as you said, it's way more complicated and the protesters/marchers are from all walks of life.

It’s really kind of staggering how different those of us in Europe are reacting. It’s not just French people who were angry at how some US social justice blogs were responding to it.

I mean there were many French Muslims at the massive protest. Does one think they are saying they wouldn’t AT ALL be bothered about those cartoons of their prophet (since many French Muslims adhere to the prohibition on iconoclasm)? No, they are at the protest BECAUSE they are mourning Ahmed Merabat who died in the line of duty AND because they believe that offensive speech should be combated via lawful means AND because they know the gunmen did not truly care about marginalised people seeing from how they killed one of their own, French Jews and a black Frenchwoman.

Many of the people saying “I am Charlie” are not saying it to mean they agree with everything Charlie Hebdo posted but that the values of the extremists are WRONG. I know some French people don’t feel so comfortable with saying “I am Charlie” but it’s irresponsible how parts of tumblr have portrayed it as though everybody saying “I am Charlie” is saying it because they believe the magazine was some shining, polished example of perfect journalism, rather than just “people should not have been killed for their opinions.”

I find it very odd that we teach history as a defined set of eras with their own set of characteristics instead of one long time line with themes that bleed from one time to another.

When I, an American, think of the 50s, I think of a specific style worn by Americans, the cult of domesticity, cars and consumerism.

But when I watch movies set in Europe during this time, they very much deal with the after math of an immense war. The realities that follow.

It’s not like the war ended and everything went back to normal. People dealt with the changes around and within them.

Which of course had to be true of people in America, but in a different way for WWII was fought mostly in places from from our land.

I think this is perhaps a more humane way to teach history.

anonymous asked:

it's intersting to me that where i live (i live in europe and 99% of population of my country is white) for some reason darkening your skin and tan skin is considered a beauty standart that everyone tries/should to follow. like, if you are really pale or can't get tan that easily people almost make fun of you and it's considered less beautiful. even tho it's not expressed in a racist manner or in a manner of opression.

As far as I know, light skin used to be a marker of upper-class in Europe for European ethnic groups and the nobles would try to avoid the sun. But I think this started changing with more modern times, where wealth meant you could go to ‘exotic’ locations for tropical holidays or something. Or perhaps because with the rise of European imperialism, like if you were tanned you might’ve been one of those people who could afford to travel to the colonies for a holiday and see ‘exotic sights’. 

So I’m guessing that once you’re established to be ‘white’ if you’re tanned it could be associated with that kind of ‘well-heeled traveller’ or perhaps with health or something.