Interviews



Interview with Tranziie

Published in Domination #6
Performed by Jazzcat


Noted for his great public relation stunts and continued support to the 'Wares Aquarium'. Peter has been a respected figure in the scene for some years now; introducing him into this chapter is somewhat of a pleasure!


J)
Hello Peter, and welcome to the Domination magazine I'm quite glad to have you here in this little chapter, there is NO escape!
As normal please introduce yourself to the readers out there...

T)
My friends not connected to the 8bit life tend to call me "Trazan" or Peter, which is the most common one. Scenewise they nick me as 'Tranziie'.
 

J)
Having been an independent scener for quite sometime, could you please give the reason why you joined your current group 'Hitmen' and give also a description of this group?
 
T)
I was asked into 'Hitmen' by Curlin the day after they were rebuilt. By then I didn't belong to any crew at all but the Propaganda bunch. This is where I belong, my work isn't much more than being the one keeping an eye open for new markets, new talents and as Curlin states on the memberlist; Tranziie - Swede, says it all 8) I cruise the boards, the Internet and have a nasty habit of running wares to all systems. Then I do some mail trading with selected friends. Boards are a habit, but I can't avoid them!
 

J)
Internet is growing more and more commercial everyday, AT&T are blacklisting popular BBS and the hack*phreak scene is generally at a slump. What are your own views on the underground scene of Hack/Phreak?

T)
As I never really took part of the H/P scene as much as some, I find this a hard question to answer. I explore the phone system, but that's about it. I for one see Internet as one of the biggest play grounds, but still having some cosy corners to sit back and enjoy the flood there is. Internet for me is nothing but IRC these days and the occasional emails. That will be the day when I hook up my PC to the net, but I doubt I will... Having seen the way many teachers sucking up for the latest.
 
Time will tell what Internet will mean to me, as I recently got to work with PC full-time as a help teacher in a school. AT&T blacklisting boards; hell, one can only wish oneself was back in the days of unlimited conferences and codes... Times will never come back, but I am glad I once was there.
 


J)
You are quite known for the editing work you do for the 'Propaganda' magazine... Have you ever thought of running your own magazine? Inform us on your ambitions in the journalism world...

T)
I edit Propaganda with the most wonderful staff there ever was... We bring the reader nothing but the finest. Reader's Digest, we dare to say, as where many mags fall flat due to their lack of interest and knowledge about what they are a part of. Propaganda is for us, the ones being addicted to the squeaky sound of carriers and the world of releases, we couldn't care less about the world of mail.

Making an own magazine? What would be the use, I gladly serve my time with the Propaganda crew, and here is where I intend to stay. Many mags did want me to work for them, but I doubt I will.

Journalistic ambitions; just to be there, deliver the world of hex to the scene, adding one or two juicy debates or articles.
 

J)
You must have a quite interesting history on this little machine. Please give the readers some details on when you first entered the scene and what are some of the achievements you have accomplished up to present day.
 
T)
Background: got a c64 way back in 1988 I think, pretty damn fast got into the world of trading them games considered hot. Early 1990 I asked 'Triad' to join, but as the year passed by, the modem more & more grew into me, leading me towards the boards and the world of fun. During the years in Triad, I got asked by many groups to join since they knew me as a friendly guy who knew the drill. Dunno who was the first to ask, but Nato, Offence, Traitors, X-Factor, Dunex, AFL and some others did ask. I currently use the same computer as I got in 1988, but I got two more of the C64's in stock. This one is soon ready to be exchanged for a new one, the spacebar is fucked up... 8) Some drives and some modems, some cards and I’m especially proud of the "BAJS CART!" I got a PC as well..
 



J)
Please list your favourite of each...

Cracker group - None at the moment, gone are the days of protections.

Demo group - I still love some of the older 'Kaktus' and 'Mahoney' demos, but as of today, I find 'Reflex' and 'Byterapers' being hip enough to fit in my list. I gladly watch older demos and remember the days!

Fixer - Peacemaker/Hitmen and CBA/TRC*SCS.

Coder - Anybody that sh0cks me!

Musician - All of a sudden I got to like more of the many eastern European musicians, but I still keep Galway and Hubbard music near me.

Group of all time –
Crack: hard to tell, but I always liked 'Hotline'. Many more to be fitted in the list, but Hotline would be my answer if just to pick one!

Demo: Censor, Kaktus and Mahoney.

Movie - Psycho, Star Wars trilogy, James Bond, hard to really tell. One favourite... -all eater!-

Diskmag - Propaganda, what else is there to add? 8) SlowPoke once made me smile, same for Corruption.

Girl - Teri Hatcher..............mmmmmmmmm!

Drink & food - The bottle of wine I share with friends, the dinner that we eat together. Food is food, but the company is to me more important... Food you can find any where, but not an interesting company!

Past time activity - Days of travelling, days of fun. The X-95 trip was a memory I’ll keep in my mind, but then, there are so many things you remember. Does really warm my heart to think back upon the days I got to spend with Scope and his warm hearted family. Not until now I realised how much important these days were and meant to me.

Drug - any of them cute joints. X-95 did take me beyond the border. There we were, having smoked some zillion joints and never wanted to leave the slow and hazy days. All I say, and with respect to Jucke: Way to go - afrooooo! Life itself is also a thing that can make me rave!
 
Sport - Summer time, when you are there with your friends and a football is added to the crowd. This is what sport is all about. Chunk the gold medals. The fun is it! (Ed: agreed there Peter, I wish the entire scene would follow that perspective.)

Beer - The one you get served on hot summer days down the pub, the one you gladly drink with friends. I'm pretty fond of 'Lion Red' from New Zealand. But I guess, any point will do, as long as the atmosphere is cosy enough... trust me!

Bulletin board - I always liked 'Edge of Midnight', 'Soul Pit', 'Holiday Inn Cambodia', 'Tunnel of Wares', 'Divine Ultimatum', hell I’d say any board might have its specialising. Dreampark or The Dungeon in the USA and here where I’m stuck at the moment must be Wares Aquarium.

Sex - Female 8) the joy of having it with your girl I suppose, add a lust and some love... there you are!

Game - Pacman, Space Invaders, Pirates, Wasteland… I got more and more into Pinballs... Daytona USA was one of the funnier games, especially when you got your friends all hooked up. Jucke, NC, Motley, Draz, Devil and me spent quite some coins down in Amsterdam..
 

J)
What is your opinion on magazines these days? are they more professional than years ago? How should they be...
 
T)
I find only a few worth to read, just don't care about the many mags based upon the news coming from the backside of votesheets. Quality magazines that do really analyse the world of today bring me joy.



J)
What was the reason of leaving 'Triad' to go independent? Tell us the story...

T)
Triad, once upon a time a group where I did like it, but the more weeks and months passed them by, not caring, I had enough. Let them have their fun, I intend to have some whatsoever... I could easily write a book about it, but prefer not to. Jerry knows my opinion and that I stand for.
 

J)
Over the years most sceners try and sometimes greatly perform tasks in the scene. Please give the reasons some information on your jobs on C64, in the past and present…

T)
As said, I used to swap, I arranged originals, and I was there on the boards in the name of Triad. Now, what I do is 'public relations' but still find the boards a extra touch of my life, spices it up..! Multi-upload mania!


J)
As most would agree, the illegal scene has had a tremendous decline in the last years... Some hope though with 'Escom' selling new Commodores in Asia and Eastern Europe. What do you think is a possible cure for this scene? more games? more hardware?

T)
The future of the C64 market is to me the place where we, the core of the scene will have a thing or two to add. Gone are the days when Ocean filled the market with releases. Now new talents are picking up speed and I find them brave, hat off for you! The eastern market is opened up in a way I never thought before. Here is a spot we need to open our eyes open for. Up the 8 bits!
 


J)
Over the past 12 months several anti intros have been used. 'Fuck you Legend' and 'Fuck you Onslaught' what are your views on these? Is it a sign of juvenile reaction? or something we should see common in the scene...

T)
Honestly, I hardly did care of the anti-Legend intro, hardly saw them anyway... The anti -O- intro, was as said by us in Propaganda. Hopefully offending a few, guess there was a reason. But I wish not to comment on this matter. But one is for sure, your intros must be the most boring ones ever used.. get some new intros.. 8) (Ed - boring intros of today, for the boring games of today I suppose...)
 

J)
The atmosphere of boards has changed nowadays, what do you think of the board scene these days? Has it changed for better or worse?

T)
Wares Aquarium (ed:+46/837-1360) does have the cutie pie 'Sledge' hooked up, with his devotion and hopes for the C64, I find this the one and only worthy Swedish board to call.

Gone are the days when support in any form reached the same amount as WAQ.

Guess I triggered an upload bonanza this summer, and with a board flooded with new wares, I find WAQ having a mighty lift up.

The Fairlight support is, should I say none, but things will change all according to Bacchus. Dare I wonder when?

Devotion indeed, but many are the names, dying to see Sledge in a new group, where he would keep a high level of his board and name, As of today, or more like over the summer, the boards had it's catch of bonanza me and Newscopy did trigger.. Flooding the boards with joy! Here we are, 1995, the 14.4 kids dying to get a name, when we on the other hand still keep the 2400 in our heart!


J)
With your association with the board scene, means an obvious first hand experience with wars, raggings and arguments... Have you had any serious conflicts with anyone?
 


T)
I was never afraid of standing up, mouthing back, that's for sure. But a real war, I don't think so... Facts speak and not slagging posts!
 

J)
What's your opinion on the term ''Elite'', who do you think fits this category? and how would one act or be, to be ''Elite''?

T)  
The term elite or not, is to me unimportant. What I care of is the way a person behaves and acts. I don't care if he's in a 'elite' group or not. Let the kids have their fun, till we slam their mouths. I don't look at me as elite, more like superior 8) (Ed - Peter, I would have thought you a god! hehe)  How to achieve the status elite? Behave, get a name, and add wise words!
 

J)
Please feel free to send some hellos to any close scene or non-scene friends out there…

T)
Greets go to the ones I keep in touch with, listing names is just another way of telling it. You know who you are! The core of the scene that meet up for parties: Jucke, Motley, Newscopy, Draz, Devil, Walker, Got, Total Chaos, CBA, Moren, Burglar, Mistri, Nightshade, TDM, Geggin, Bob, Crt, Shark, Dragon, King Fisher, Playboy, Solar, Morris, Curlin, Peacemaker, Deff, Jack Alien, Freestyle, Sledge, Jayce, Alfatech, Jack Daniels, Unifier and the many more... Non scene related greets to Staffan Klimpensson, Linus Broskmun, Elake Mans and Christer Snusk.


J)
Well thank you Peter for the time if the interview and I hope you enjoy this issue of Domination. See you on Wares Aquarium!

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