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The Sunday Times Culture - Mars Volta Article/Interview


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#1 roy_t

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 01:50 PM

Found this in The Sunday Times newspapers culture magazine, enjoy:

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 02:00 PM

Great article, not much on Octa but a good insight! Thanks for scanning in :)

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 02:06 PM

Cool review, cheers for posting!

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 02:29 PM

thanks for puttting it up, a good read. :smile:

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 02:32 PM

That photo is hilarious

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 02:53 PM

Omar fails at being Vulcan. Play him off keyboard cat!

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 03:51 PM

Live long and prosper

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 04:18 PM

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 04:23 PM

Not so cool.

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 05:13 PM

Quite lulzy.

I really enjoyed that interview. I always like when they discuss the strong connection they have. I mean, for Omar to say that Cedric is his biggest inspiration/challenge - that's pretty cool.

I don't think I've ever heard Cedric say exactly what Jeremy said that made him want to quit, but oh my God, that is really scary and sad...

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 07:30 PM

thanks for this

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 10:14 PM

That was the first time Cedric mentioned that?

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 10:42 PM

good read, thanks.
Not much on Octa, but still a good article.

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 11:47 PM

Tattoos of the comedian Andy Kaufman, The Wicker Man, R2-D2, a Shogun warrior, Joan Crawford and a giant spider cover his arms.


Is this Joan Crawford??
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But...spider? Warrior? R2-D2?

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 11:57 PM

Yeah, there's definitely a spider.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 12:00 AM

Good article. :D

I think they meant Gundam, not Shogun haha

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 12:16 AM

Good article. :D

I think they meant Gundam, not Shogun haha

I thought it was from Voltron...

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 01:04 AM

Quite lulzy.

I really enjoyed that interview. I always like when they discuss the strong connection they have. I mean, for Omar to say that Cedric is his biggest inspiration/challenge - that's pretty cool.

I don't think I've ever heard Cedric say exactly what Jeremy said that made him want to quit, but oh my God, that is really scary and sad...


Frances the mute is about Jeremy in a way.

During Lvia cedric sings: "WHen all the worms come crawling out your head. telling you dont you be afraid."

WOW. it makes sense

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 03:41 AM

Tattoos of the comedian Andy Kaufman, The Wicker Man, R2-D2, a Shogun warrior, Joan Crawford and a giant spider cover his arms.


Is this Joan Crawford??
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But...spider? Warrior? R2-D2?

:unsure:


I think the R2D2 thing is bogus, honestly. I've never heard Cedric mention it or seen it in any pictures, unless it's really new.


Good article. :D

I think they meant Gundam, not Shogun haha


Actually Cedric said somewhere that it was indeed a Shogun Warrior. *shrugs*

MR - I've been curious, actually, about all your tattoos. I've noticed you've got a lot and I was just wondering if there was any meaning behind any of them.
CB - Well, see this one [left wrist]? That one deals with our friend who passed away and he invented that logo and its really, like ... I traded, like, a hit of acid for this. Its really shitty. I need to have it re-done. But it means los tres ojos, the three eyes, and he always used to draw this on all his paintings that he did, and theres three eyes, and its always about concentrating on ... you know, focusing on what you're doing in life and not letting the outside things trip you on your way up ... or on your way down, whichever way you're going. Its just about focusing and not letting things distract you, you know, which ultimately he was a victim of. So I got that for him. And then this one [further up left arm] is ... it was like a "wear your seatbelt" ad, but I was really fond of it. I really like it a lot. In the distance was like the 50s family chasing after their kid, like they didn't wear their seatbelt. Then I have the Salvador Dali elephant right here [even further up] with the stilt legs. And then I got a Shogun warrior in Australia. This girl got me a little Shogun warrior die cast doll in Japan, which was weird because I grew up on that and I collect them, so I got a tattoo of it. And this one [atom on left arm] the roadie from Hot Water Music gave it to me. He did it for free. He was over at my house once and he gave it to me. I always liked it and he did it for really cheap ... he did it for free and I paid for another one for my girlfriend. And then I have one on my neck which is like the 45 for vinyl. you know, like you put ... theres certain vinyl that you have to put a circle into it. Which is like our firm belief in always doing records on vinyl.


I have no idea what he's referring to with the "wear your seatbelt" thing, though. Go figure. Granted, this interview might have a few mistakes. Namely, Cedric said in the Nardwuar interview that he traded a hit of acid for the atom tat, not los tres ojos...unless he's just got it mixed up himself. It's possible. I think we can depend on the Shogun bit, though.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:43 AM

thanks for sharing :happy:




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