John O.


Name, Age: John O., 50

Where from?: Bellingham, Washington, USA

Family & Pets: Married, father, cat guy

Favorite artist: The Cure. No. Mogwai. No. ENO!

Best label in the world: Old School 4AD, Dead Oceans

Best concert ever: Dead Can Dance at the Universal Amphitheatre, ‘96

Top Record of 2022: Planetary Movement by Second Sun

10 Albums for the month-long-stay on the tiny island:

  • The KVB – Out of Body
  • The New Year – s/t
  • His Name is Alive – Mouth by Mouth
  • Herbie Hancock – Chameleon
  • Micah Frank & Chet Doxas – All the Roads
  • Slowdive – s/t
  • Michael Brook – Live at the Aquarium
  • Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas
  • After the Flood – s/t
  • Stars of the Lid – The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid

Best joke you always tell: I am a purveyor of the finest dad jokes. For example, “Nothing begins with ‘n’ and ends with ‘g’”.

Best Beyoncé song: “Survivor”? That’s her, right?

Favorite Drink: Water > Coffee > Old Fashioned / Craft Beer (pretty much in those proportions)

Most important piece of advice to tell your 20-year-old-self: Do not cash in that 401(k). Do not sell that bass guitar. Do not sell that mixer.

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