Johnny (Reaching Forward)
1.) Statistical Stuff
Sign of the zodiac:
Place of birth:
Colour of eyes:
Colour of hair:
Brothers or sisters:
1 brother, 1 sister
rem and co (goldfish)
2.) Favourite Stuff
movie: taxi driver
book: american psycho
author: friedrich nietzsche
drink: coca cola
actor / actress: robert de niro
artist: chris ware
best record ever: gorilla biscuits 'start today'
stuffed animal: harrie
label: bloody fist
song: the smiths 'there is a light that never goes out'
straight edge band / song: insted / earth crisis 'firestorm'
3.) Various Stuff
Hobbies: making music, listening to records, reading books / comics, watching movies, hanging out with lieke and my other friends, cooking, going to shows, making art, writing
First and last record you bought
first: sacred reich 'ignorance' (yeah!
- Stefan), last: jaques brel 'greatest hits vol. 1'
Idol of your childhood / teenage years / nowadays:
lee towers / jello biafra / merzbow
As a child what did you wanna be when you’re grown
Favourite toy when you were a child:
lego (esp. space-lego)
Name any 3 persons (alive/dead) that you’d love to meet: morrissey / nietzsche / jaques brel
Do you consider yourself a spiritual person?
If you were sent to a deserted Island and you’d only
be allowed to take three things (anything, food/water is provided!!!) with you,
what would they be?
computer / radio
/ pen & paper
4.) Personal Stuff
Your first kiss: When
and with whom?
about 4 years ago with natasja
Your first time: when and with whom?
about 4 years ago with some girl
What do you like in particular about yourself?
uh, i like my cooking
What don’t you like about yourself?
Where would you like to live?
ireland / france
Do you like tattoos / piercings? Do you have any?
First and last hc-show ever:
first: sick of it all in 1991 last: liar, brothers keeper, do or die, lenght of
time some weeks ago
If a fairy granted you the choice between Sporty Spice
and Britney Spears to be all yours, whom would you take?
well, uh, sporty seems like a friendly person, but i'm not into all the
pretty people from T.V., it seems pretty fake to me.
5.) Musical Stuff
How did you get involved with music / sXe? i got into loud music 12 years ago with bands like iron maiden, S.O.D., napalm death, toy dolls, slayer, metallica and D.R.I., (you rule - Stefan) then i discovered more hardcore / metal-bands such as carcass (the gods - Stefan), cro-mags, morbid angel, sick of it all, sepultura, suicidal tendencies, impulse manslaughter, the exploited, dead kennedys, biohazard, agnostic front (you totally rule - Stefan) and then finally i discovered all those great posi-core bands like insted, gorilla biscuits, youth of today, bold, uniform choice and side by side (isn't this guy great?! - Stefan). after that i sold my soul to hardcore and started a band with some friends. after playing some shows and recording a demo my friend jeroen from mainstrike called me and asked if i wanted to join. i was like 'YESSSSSSSSS' because i really liked them. then my old band broke up and i tried to get another old school straightedge-band together where i could sing. this didn't work out but my friends from reaching forward lost their old singer and i told them how much i was into that whole youthcrew-revival. i was reading all ages and tension building like it was the bible. so they thought i would make a good frontman and i became their new singer.
instruments do you play?
i play bass, but, uh, not really good
and i like making noise with keyboards and computers.
Who gave life to Reaching Forward? When was your
pieter, harm and emiel started a punk-band 6 years ago and this was the start of
reaching forward, about four years ago it became like a serious
Who writes the lyrics and music in Reaching Forward?
harm writes the music with
the other guys and i write the lyrics
-pride is everlasting 7" on commitment
-for the cause lp / cd
-split 7" with
bloodpact on reflections
-split 7" with
ensign on reflections
Who else is in Reaching Forward?
harm, emiel and tuur
What was the best and worst show you've ever played?
worst: ieper 1999, best: plzen 2000
Is there anything you like in particular about being on
jumping around and letting go off my
aggression. the best thing is when people are having fun and there are tons of
stagedives and massive singalongs
Anything you hate?
sexist people, narrow-minded people in
What are Reaching Forwards plans for the future?
discography-tape on refuse records from poland called 'the conflict' and a
new full lenght on reflections which will be released in the summer. in the end
of march we'll do another european tour.
In case you can think of a good closing statement feel
free to tell