publisher, lamontpaul is currently producing a collection of outsideleft's anti-travel stories for the SideCartel, with a downloadable mumbled word version accompanied by understated musical fabulists, the frozen plastic
Kerri Koch's new documentary, Passions Just Like Mine, regarding Morrissey's Hispanic fans in Southern California, unsurprisingly sold out its recent Los Angeles premiere, he's beloved here after all. Of course his fans are so possessive one couldn't help but notice what seemed to be a bit of a bizarre backlash against the movie at the m-solo website. I mean its an endlessly interesting matter, how pop musicians in general and one as seemingly idiosyncratic as Morrissey in particular reach across cultural chasms. Or a pond even. Anyway Kerri was kind enough to share her Happy Shopping tips with us...
Q. What was the last electrical appliance you bought?
Kerri: a humidifier that is shaped like an elephant.
How many shoes do you own?
2 pairs of shoes, 1 pair of boots, and about 12 pairs of sneakers. i love sneakers.
Thinking about only what you are wearing now and including your watch, jewellery and glasses if you wear them, how much would it cost me to get dressed up just like you? And where would I have to go to get the look?
$40 for my glasses. $45 for my vans. $30 for my pants, tee, and sweater i am wearing my wedding ring but i don't know how much that cost. you could purchase my look at any decent thrift store.
What are you going to be eating for dinner tonight?
a delicious vegetable soup that i made last night with some crusty bread.
What is the most amount you have ever spent on a bottle of wine or other alcoholic beverage and when and where
i don't drink alcohol so i never really buy it.
What and where is your favourite shop?
i love wacko and keep in los angeles and any salvation army.
How do you get around town?
walk, bike, el train.
Where is your favourite place to holiday?
anywhere that i haven't been before. i love discovering new places.
Outsideleft's publisher, Lamontpaul is also the web designer for this and many other fine web sites (check out his other designs at webdab). He has done other things too, notably leading disabusive orange county punk rock revisionists 'Ron & Nancy' to no success, in the 90s. "We were a musical success," he maintains, "in the end we sounded precisely like I wanted us to sound. That was the struggle." Around the same time he edited the bands' internationally distributed fanzine, 'The World of...' As a writer he contributed a series of articles about bullet ridden eateries, 'Breakfast In America', to the now defunct 'Him' magazine. Once described by Captain Sensible of the Damned as being more interesting than Rod Stewart. Lamont is known for his hasty gravestone etchings published in the UK by 'Trouble'. Of outsideleft, he says "It's surprisingly easy to be better than almost everything else."