20 Questions with Linus Booth
Linus Booth (a.k.a DJ Booth) is probably best known as one half of the super successful DJ partnership Jokers of the Scene. In an epic collaboration, Booth and JOTS partner Chris Macintyre (a.k.a. Chameleonic), teamed up with fellow Canadian electronic artist VitaminsForYou to create Blank Capsule with a special focus on live performances.
Blank Capsule will be releasing a new remix EP in the fall, and JOTS is currently working has a bunch of new singles, collaborations and remixes in the works. Before any of that happens, though, make sure you come and see Blank Capsule performing live at Locals Only to get a taste for what we mean when we say “epic collaboration.”
Linus Booth was kind enough to answer our 20 probing questions:
1. What is your dream of happiness?
Being content with what I have/accomplished.
2. Blonde or Brunette?
Black… like my coffee/metal.
3. What is the quality you like most in a person?
4. What do you fear most?
Answering the telephone.
5. 808s or 909s?
6. What’s your biggest regret?
I’ve done two really dumb things in my life. Trust that will be it.
7. What’s your fav bar or club in the world?
Any small dirty bar that makes me feel awkward and/or tense.
8. What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
9. What are the 3 musicians dead or alive you’d like to see perform?
Studio sessions with Eno/Bowie, Hannett/Joy Division, Plank/Neu! and Blank/Arthur Russell. I guess thats more than 3…
10. What is your favorite decade in music?
11. If you had to choose, would you rather go blind or deaf and why?
Blind. I like dogs.
12. How old is too old?
13. Where do you see yourself in 15 years?
Closer to living in a cave in the desert.
14. Who’s your hero?
15. What’s your favourite colour?
16. What song could you live without ever hearing again?
I’m really good at tuning out anything I don’t like.
17. Metallica or Madonna?
Cliff Burton and Jellybean Benitez.
18. What’s your most hated vice?
Those coffee energy drinks.
19. Who is the most tragic figure in history?
20. What are the top three live shows you’ve seen in your life?
I hate how many shows I’ve seen that I’ve completely forgotten about… but a couple that stand out in my memory would be Rush and Voivod at Maple Leaf Gardens, Public Enemy at this roller rink in Kitchener and Aphex Twin, Orbital and Moby at Metropolis in Montreal. Still crushed that I had tickets for Godflesh’s first North American tour but was cancelled due to border issues… think it was supposed to be at The Apocalypse Club.