From Slug Magazine
Randy: Does anything shock/disgust/freak out Vinnie SPIT?
Vinnie SPIT: Yeah, lots of stuff. To begin with, I'm always shocked and amazed with how stupid the general public is. The way they'll clammer for some uninspired crap like Kenny G or Phil Collins. They are so concerned with image and what they think others think is cool. Clothing and fashion styles are so important to these morons. They disgust me.
Randy: Has anyone ever approached you for sex that just revolted you? Somebody that just wasn't your type?
Vinnie SPIT: Sure. Alanis Morrisette once asked me for a rim job, but I had to turn her down.
Randy: What, besides music and sex, are you interested in?
Vinnie SPIT: I really like food. All kinds of food. Favorites: Sushi, pasta, chicken with black bean sauce, Twinkees, Slurpees, donuts, carne asada, Italian cookies, etc.
Randy: Is it tough for SPIT to get booked outside of California?
Vinnie SPIT: Actually, I've performed in almost every state in the country. People outside Los Angeles especially are very receptive.
Randy: Have you ever been arrested for lewdness as the result of your live performance?
Vinnie SPIT: Never.
Randy: Over 30 instruments, can you name them in one breath?
Vinnie SPIT: It's interesting, once you learn a few instruments, the rest come quite easily. You don't have to learn how to read music or comprehend rhythm again. You just need to learn how to manipulate another piece of equipment. For example, once you can play the saxophone, the flute and clarinet come very easy.
Randy: On Inaccessible, you seem to be striving for a creative satisfaction that you have not yet achieved. Do you find yourself in a constant search for new sources of intellectual as well as physical stimulation/inspiration?
Vinnie SPIT: Yes, it is a CONSTANT search. Everyday I look for new and exciting way to approach music. Many of my fans don't like this. They often come up to me after shows and say they wish I would stick to my heavy guitar stuff. Sorry guys.
Randy: What have you not done that you are dying to do?
Vinnie SPIT: Have sex with three generations of a family. Daughter, Mother, and Grandmother. I've done the first two but have never been able to swing slammin' granny in the fanny.
Randy: Who besides Tony Elka and Ron Jeremy, influences/inspires you musically? Sexually?
Vinnie SPIT: Jacqueline is my muse. I do everything better when she is involved. If she hangs around in the studio after laying her tracks to watch my do mine, I always do them better. She's quite an inspiration.
On the sexual level, she has gotten me into things you would not believe. Ever been with 13 chicks at the same time and you're the only guy? I have. Thanks to Jacqueline.
Randy: Evil Cameraman seems to be a rant against paparazzi. Did you, or someone you know, have a bad experience? Is it inspired by the Princess Diana accident?
Vinnie SPIT: I use a video camera to make art and capture important valuable information. Yes, most of it is for my own amusement, but I consider that very valuable and very important. I am offended at the misuse of this piece of equipment that has surfaced over the last few years. For more elaboration, listen to the song lyrics, they explain three specific points.
Randy: Obviously, many people including Dr. Laura Schlesinger and Mackie Mixers have a problem with Vinnie SPIT. What do you have to say to your detractors? Do you derive pleasure from offending people?
Vinnie SPIT: Even the seemingly most popular people have people who dislike them. Madonna has lots of enemies. In a way, I'm lucky that my enemies are perceived by most to be complete assholes. Dr. Laura is a very bad person. Most intelligent people know this. The fact that she doesn't like me works as a testament to my value as a paragon of the community.
Randy: Do you demand a lot of the musicians you work with? Would you say that you are more encouraging than demanding? What would Jacqueline say? Everyone else?
Vinnie SPIT: Glad you brought that up. There have been so many line-up changes in SPIT over the past 15 years that it would seem like I am difficult to work with. In actuality, I am very easy to work with. The problem that has been pervasive is that the act itself is difficult. SPIT does a great deal of shows and recording. The intensity of the project itself eventually gets to everyone. People get to the point where they are just plain exhausted. I have yet to find musicians and performers with the true dedication it takes to make successful musical projects.
Everyone joins SPIT because it looks like a shit-load of fun. And it is. But it is also hard work. The music is often very difficult. The performance routines are complicated. The show schedule can be intense. Not everyone has what it takes to be great. I worked with many good musicians and performers but very few great ones.
Jacqueline falls into the category of great. She is an animal. Non-stop. She rehearses constantly. She is always learning new instruments. She books shows and helps with the business strategies. So far, she's the only great one. Everyone else has fallen short of the dream. Just about everyone who has quit SPIT has gone on to do very little. None has achieved anything close to what they achieved in SPIT.
Randy: Your use of sampled dialogue from Blue Velvet leads me to believe that you identify strongly with Dennis Hopper's character, Frank Booth. If my assumption is correct, could you comment on this?
Vinnie SPIT: I love the Frank Booth character. There's a small part of his personality that lies within us all. Total ID. Plus, I really relate to his frustration with his cohorts. "Do you want me to open the beer Frank? No! I want you to fuck it!" I also admire his directness. Gets right to the point. We're a lot alike that way. He's also got style. Original style. Not often seen in movies. Ever see a Steven Segal movie. I love to see Frank go up against that pussy.
Randy: Ron Jeremy is one of your best friends. Have you had the opportunity to see him in Troma's Terror Firmer?
Vinnie SPIT: Many people don't realize that Ron has appeared in tons of mainstream movies. He's actually quite good. I loved him in Orgasmo (the Trey Parker/Matt Stone film).
Randy: What is the motivation behind a shit fetish? Is it a humiliation thing? Is it a craving? How did you handle your first time eating shit? Aside from the obvious, how does shit taste? If some random person took a dump in a bowl and handed you a spoon, would you eat it, or are you particular? Have you ever contracted an illness from consuming feces?
Vinnie SPIT: I've never eaten shit, nor had the desire to. I made a poster with me and Jacqueline eating Francesca Le's shit as a joke to promote my dirtiest hits CD for Hot Entertainment. I guess I made it look too real because everyone thinks it's real.
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