Interviews



Interview with Stigs

Published in Vandalism News #8
Performed by Morbid



M)
Welcome to the interview. Tell us a little about yourself?

S)
I'm 19 years old, I have a skin disease, crooked nose, wimpy physique and a chip on my shoulder. (x2)


M)
How long ago did you start on the scene and who started you off?

S)
I've owned my 64 since the end of 1987, but didn't get really into the scene until March 1990. I was started off accidentally by the (then) arrogant ROCKY KID/QCF, and I guess to some degree by the other guys in BSC (e.g. we learnt from each other…)


M)
Who were some of your best contacts?

S)
The best one by far in the entire history of my scene life was definitely ATMOS/MYSTIC. but other "brillo" contacts I remember were C128 GAMER, DMC/GENETIX, DEB and LEAD/HOUSE... I had loads of other interesting contacts as well, but I can't seem to remember individuals for some strange reason.. maybe it's this medication?!!?


M)
How many contacts have you got?

S)
To be completely honest... I just re-contacted approximately 54 of my ex-contacts who I traded with just before I left the scene early’ish in 1992. I’m resuming swapping and the like. maybe you should ask me this in a few month's time. (although by the time this interview gets released it will probably be next year already..)



M)
What groups have you started or been in?

S)
I started BSC, then I helped start TDU (The Digital Underground), then I helped start MSR (MainStream Resistance) and that’s where the fuck I am now, and will stay forever.


M)
Tell us a little bit about when you started ORBITAL? why did you do it?

S)
I started ORBITAL mainly because no fucker in Australia was giving any new sceners a fair go. Time and time again these new guys would write to pure shit headed elitist dreggs, (no names, but everyone knows who I’m referring to... esp. the new guys) only to find that they had lost their disks for good, or that they were either being completely shunned or ragged off on. I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I HAVE LETTERS FROM THESE GUYS AND OTHERS WHO CAN VERIFY THIS... so I'm not shooting my mouth off about nothing... so I thought it was about time someone did something positive instead of wallowing in their self-proclaimed popularity. I formed ORBITAL so the new sceners could start out properly and learn about the scene before they lashed out and joined a more well-known or well established group. I had to kill ORBITAL eventually because of university but before you all start laughing you should know that orbital helped put people into loads of other groups, as well as giving TSR their initial large member status. I'd say it was a successful project, in that it put at least 15 major sceners in the scene in the first place. I am not gloating, I am merely stating facts. for the people who have asked me whether or not I will be re-starting ORBITAL, the answer is no, I am far too busy at university, but I will still help out people if needed.


M)
Why did you leave TDU?

S)
For Christ's sake. must we go through all this shit again?? I left basically because of lack of communication (e.g. Slimer was sent VIOLATION NO.3 by a Victorian. This was the first he knew of it!!), also there was too much backstabbing and I also hated the stupid clichéd ideas everyone had. so I thought FUCK THIS and the rest is history...



M)
What do you think makes the PERFECT contact?

S)
Someone who DOESN'T send votesheets.
"     "    "     give a shit.
"     "    "     send too slow
"     "    "     insist that you

vote for them.      "     "    "     
edit a mag.      "     "    "     
wear sunglasses.      "     "   
DOES love hardcore techno!!


M)
Who/what are your favourite:

BANDS: what's a fucking band? 3 guitars and a drum kit? (gfaw gfaw). fuck that! I hate bands. especially live bands. There is no such thing as a HARDCORE TECHNO band.
DRINK: cheap rot-gut Muscat, tawny port, iced coffee and tea. (white with 2 sugars). BEER is a meathead yobbo arsehole's drink.

FOOD: I hate food. I hate eating. I’d much prefer to be on a drip (k'yak k'yak), but I suppose fast junk food with loads of crap in it is okay. as long as it's fast, and doesn't take long to eat. oily rags smell nice also.

MUSICIAN (REAL): excuse me. What is a "real" musician?? is there such a thing as an "unreal" musician? Anyway, anyone who knows a little about timing, and creates true HARDCORE TECHNO is the only musician I admire. Guitars are boring, clichéd and sound shit unless they are sampled over and over and hideously mutated. anyone who samples something really recognizable and exploits the fuck out of it without giving a fuck gets full marks from me.


M)
Have you ever said that you only swap with the "elite" or do you think that only lamers do that?

S)
Yep. I remember a time when I used to write "elite only" next to my address but then I finally woke up and discovered that I was ignoring the most interesting people in the scene - the "lamers"... I think that the people who write "elite only" next to their address are a bunch of twats. They flatter themselves over a fucking computer. if that doesn't show their "dorkiness" adequately enough, I’m not sure what does...



M)
What do you think about disk mags. Are there too many or are they just fucked?

A)
BOTH. There are too many and most of them are the fucking same anyway... "Dildo/Bloodslammers left and joined Faggot Inc.". big fuckin' deal... if you're going to do a mag, make it DIFFERENT otherwise just fuck the hell off and die! (no wonder the scene's dying!!)


M)
What other hobbies do you have besides computing?

S)
I live, breathe, love and worship HARDCORE TECHNO. I adore it! if it's not techno and it's not hardcore then STICK IT UP YOUR ARSE!!! I have a radio show called NOSEBLEED, and its 2 hours of full on hardcore techno + trance every week. I also create techno (hardcore) and always listen to it. This keeps me busy when I’m not at university. (or even when I am at university!)...


M)
Now you have a girl? If you do, tell us about her.

S)
Without sounding like a necrophiliac, the only girl I have is a DEAD GIRL. Unfortunately I can't tell you much about her because... well... uh... she's DEAD.


M)
Thanks for the interview. Do you have any last words?

S)
Yes! HARDCORE TECHNO rules! Especially ACID. and if you don't like it... then FUCK OFF AND DIE!!! Goodbye.
    
Stigs/Resistance...

p.s. join the world power alliance!!

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