INTERVIEW WITH STRANGE KABOODLE
 

BARNEEZLEZINE
You’ve moved around a lot during your recording career. How do you feel this has influenced your musical evolution?

STRANGE KABOODLE
It’s really about the parts that make up the whole. If you add up all the parts, all you get is Whole. The Strange Kaboodle sound different in every city because we are different in every city. So are you. So’s your mother.

BARNEEZLEZINE
How do you go about writing a new song?

STRANGE KABOODLE
First we sit down in a comfortable chair. Then we stand up again because we forgot to bring any pens or paper with us. Then we usually take a shower. Then we call our friends and tell them we can’t go to the ball game because it’s our uncles’ birthdays. Then we go to our uncles’ birthday parties in Cleveland for a while.

BARNEEZLEZINE
Your new album has a song on it called “The Day I Accidentally Purchased a Fleet of Used Teddy Bears from the Vice-Chancellor of an All-Prairie-Dog Technical College on Neptune.” Is that song based on a true story?

STRANGE KABOODLE
Only loosely.

BARNEEZLEZINE
How did the band originally form?

STRANGE KABOODLE
Well, the four of us used to write a lot of songs together and perform live all the time, and we had a recording contract and a massive international following, so after about nine years our fan club president suggested that we become a band, and we thought it was an inspired idea.

BARNEEZLEZINE
How do you feel about the transition from “underground cult heroes” to “successful rock stars”? Huh? Huh??

STRANGE KABOODLE
At the core of all language is the desire to communicate, coupled with a genetic peculiarity that allows us to formulate dipthongs and so forth. Know your phonemes and you shall know your limitations. These pickles are fabulous, I tell you, fabulous! Mark my words. Who would have known? Who, I ask you, who? Look at me—I’m an owl! [Giggles.]

BARNEEZLEZINE
Any questions for Barneezlezine?

STRANGE KABOODLE
Why are you always in boldface? Don't you get hot?


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