New York gutter punks Cerebral Ballzy grew up in skateparks listening to vintage hardcore. This month they release their second album, ‘Jaded & Faded’, which many thought they never would. Front man Honor Titus fills in our Getting To Know You questionnaire in an attempt to prove that recording artists are people too.
The best piece of advice you’ve been given
Don’t worry before you gotta. Worry changes nothing.
Your favourite word
People who eat loudly, slurping and whatnot. And people who don’t know how to engage in proper conversation, talking incessantly without the care to listen.
If you could only eat one food forever, it would be…
Mashed potatoes, red velvet cake and pizza.
The worst job you’ve had
Le plungeur. Real Orwellian toiling over some dirty fucking dishes in hopes of surviving until the next tour. “Down & Out in NYC and London.” Didn’t last long.
The film you can quote the most of
Favourite place in the world
Hannah’s, bosom although I’ll never see that again
Your style icon
The Reid brothers, aka The Jesus & Mary Chain
The one song you wished you’d written yourself
‘This Charming Man’ by The Smiths
The most famous person you’ve met
I’ve met Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney. They both have this strange psychic enlightened thing about them. They both noticed me and were cordial and greeted me with almost familiarity.
The thing you’d rescue from a burning building
Myself, duh! But my guitar and my fucking books, man! I’ve got some vintage/rare prints, some signed, that would just pain me mega if destroyed.
The worst date you’ve been on
Lol. Your mumsy is a horrible cook and the BJ in the loo was lacklustre at best.
Your guilty pleasure
The worst birthday or Christmas present you’ve received
Nothing is always pretty bad but someone got me Harry Potter once and I was bummed knowing that someone wasted money on that for me
The characteristic you most like about yourself
My sparkling wit
Your hidden talent
Your favourite item of clothing
I’ve got an amazing Johnny Marr T-shirt, an original Akira tee, and my NASCAR jacket has been garnering acclaim.
Your biggest disappointment
Not making worthwhile work.
The celebrity that pisses you off most even though you’ve never met them
Miley, because she’s never kissed me.
Your biggest fear
The best book in the world
Querelle by Jean Genet
What is success to you?
Being able to create and write comfortably
What talent do you wish you had?
How do you want to die?
Of old age
What is the most overrated thing in the world?
What would you change about your physical appearance?
My skin has been an absolute nightmare!!! Woe is me.
What’s your biggest turn-off?
What would you tell your 15-year-old self?
Play the piano
Your best piece of advice for others
Do what you want. Seek out pertinent and honest and valid knowledge.Read the beats. Read the French romantics. Read my efforts, once released. Go get ‘Jaded & Faded’.