John O, aka Diamond Rings recently did a 90 Second Egg interview with Grant Lawrence for the CBC’s Radio 3 podcast. It’s amazing the amount of personal trivia that can be crammed into 90 seconds. Here’s a transcript of the scoop on his first kiss, secrets to successful touring, and confessions of his recent criminal history. I’ve also included a video of an acoustic in studio performance of “Something Else” at the end of the post.
Interview: 90 Seconds with John O of Diamond Rings
last thing someone yelled at you on the street:
favorite breakfast dish:
vector – banana
what to you believe but cannot prove:
a recognizable and tangible shift in public conciseness in the year 2012
what city would you like to live in:
what animal you’re afraid of:
when should people go over the top:
all the time
last music you listened to:
first person you made out with:
this girl at volleyball camp…
have you ever been in a fistfight:
besides making music, what do you love to do:
i like cooking
favorite movie star:
hmmm. Leonardo diCaprio
what causes you anxiety:
my inbox, my emil inbox
first band poster on your bedroom wall:
probably something like from a Constantine showing or something like that
first live show you saw?
sandra beach – children’s entertainer
what do you need:
support – help
heading or opening what do you prefer?
if it were opening for the pet shop boys, i’d probably prefer that.
should opening acts do encores?
last crime committed?
favorite genre of music?
what’s the secret to touring?
ever kissed a fan?
best live band you’ve ever seen:
Pet Shop Boys?
what is more important, style or looks?
style – definitely style
who has the best hair in Canadian music?
who needs a slap?
(giggles) everybody, once in a while.
who needs a kiss?
I’ve found all kinds of Diamond Rings gems from trolling Canadian radio online. Below is an acoustic version of “Something Else” It was recorded last week during a “SONiC Session” at the Pointe West Honda Listener Lounge at SONiC 102.9 in Edmonton. The video was worked by Eric Dodd and Rick Lee and was edited by Rick Lee.
(photo credit: Norman Wong)