Corn Mo: Do you write every day?
R. Stevie Moore: OH NO. WHO COULD? USED TO MUCH MOORE OFTEN THAN NOWADAYS.
CM: Do you have any stimulus surrounding you when you write?
RSM: USUALLY ALWAYS MUST COME DIRECTLY FROM WITHIN, W/O STIMULUS - I DO HAVE A LOT OF STIMULUSES WHICH ARE BAD DISTRACTIONS WHICH *PREVENT* ME FROM CONCENTRATION WITH MY WRITING. LIKE NOISY TENANTS.
CM: Do you write before you record, record while you write or all of the above?
RSM: ALL ABOVE
CM: What do you do when you're not writing or performing?
RSM: Computer madness. Take notes. Meek attempts to organize my life's huge collector chaos. Daydream. Walk outside with stretches, but not for long. Ignore the telephone caller ID. Grab a bite. Stare out windows, but not for long. Sip a wine, a seltzer, toke a spleef. Dement. Pine for the fiords. Glance at TV on mute. Desperately look around for misplaced things, and find other forgotten things instead. Mope. Regret. Forget to exist.
CM: Are you currently influenced by anyone?
RSM: A CENTURY OF EVERYONE. ALL. THE WHITE ALBUM SUPREMACY.
CM: Who has directly been influenced by you over the years?
RSM: LIKELY MANY, NAMES WITHHELD OR UNKNOWN. ASK AROUND.
CM: What is your favorite keyboard right now?
RSM: NOT A BIG GEARHEAD BY ANY STRETCH, SO MY FAVE IS SIMPLY WHAT I CURRENTLY OWN: A CHEAP YAMAHA PSR-292. CRAVE A MELLOTRON AND A HAMMOND B3 WITH LESLIE CAB.
CM: When you play your Yamaha live, do you take advantage of its battery power or do you use the power cord? What effects do you like to run it through?
RSM: Power chord. (What a strange question.) With and w/o effects. Sometimes digi delay, tremelos, distortions. The usual. I've not used it live in over a year.
CM: What are your current recording tools? Do they change often?
RSM: Digital work stations, an AKAI 12 and a Tascam 24trk. Unchanging. Some stomp boxes. Still haven't gotten into recording straight to the computer; only editing and remastering there. Still prefer using blank CDRs in the whole mixdown scheme of things, as well as cyber files.
CM: Who are you currently listening to?
RSM: CHANGES EVERY DAY, NOT YOU TOO? I'VE SAID IT TRILLION TIMES, I CHERISH ALL STYLES EQUALLY, BACK TO BACK - EXTREME VARIETY ALWAYS, NEVER TUNNELVISION LTD.
CM: What are you currently reading?
RSM: BOOKS? NEVER. INTERNET? CONSTANTLY. LARGE FONT? REQUIRED.
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