Interview with Prince Rama
Prince Rama has staked out a booth in all the best Shoney’s by touring incessantly, dealing with the hard spins of the bitch Fortuna, and rapping the good times of a being a second world band operating in the third world USA.
Taraka of Prince Rama is no director of entertainment on a cruise ship.
What are the names of everyone in the band?
At the moment, live setup is Taraka Larson and Nimai Larson, but Michael Collins has played a huge role as well.
What do you know:
How do you know it:
Where are you from:
Where are you now:
In the light of recent changes in the stability of things as we know them, what are your resolutions:
stop. drop. and roll.
How long have you been at it:
almost a year
What got you started:
How did you learn how to do it:
What else do you do:
How do you keep it together:
drums and bass
What are you reading:
utopian architecture and tween vampire novels
What comedy and/or comedians are you into:
my friends and bad weather
What are you listening to, lately:
elvis, italo disco, alphaville, amen dunes, amon duul, bollywood, yma sumac, selda, 4 minute pop songs skrewwed down to 20 minute drone meditations
What art, if any, you seen worth talking about:
falling in love
Worked any fucked-up jobs? Do tell:
I worked as an apprentice for 4 years for Paul Laffoley, who also refers to himself as a “visionary artist”, “founder of the bauharoque”, and “architect of utopia”. Job descriptions include: repainting utopian diagrams, sanding down models of atlantis, coloring in the chakras of living plant houses, building radionic boxes, answering emails from the International Brotherhood of Psychokinesis and the Canadian Society of Elves and baking molasses cookies.
Played any fucked-up shows:
Thought control or body control?
With whom, if anyone, do you roll:
20th century zombies
Where are you headed:
Where is the rest of it headed:
What can you do about it:
Throw some reverb on that shit.
Are there any people you’d like to mention who’ve helped you work it out:
Risk takers and selfless givers. Too many to name. Someone saves our lives everyday.
People to look for:
pop icons of 2013
Anything you have in the works, on the ready, or on the horizon:
Now: working on a 15 Minute Exorcise piece. Shamanic trance rituals disguised as workout routines. The gym as a utopian environment for metaphysical transformation. The body as a vehicle for demonic alchemy. Set to phat beats.
Future: another full length next fall. 100% love songs.
amber records buried underground.
Anything else you want to pass on:
just positive vibes.