Traditionally, Christmas is about the family… Spending the day with loved (ish) ones around the fire getting boozed right? Well here at Alcopop things are no different, and while I can’t (sadly) say that I’m sharing a tipple with him right now… Ladies and Gentlemen, please put your hands together in warm appreciation – because digitally at least it’s time to introduce you to another (albeit extended) member of Team PoP. This is excellent poppers part 7 – with Oliver Primus of webzine, events maestros and all round hip kids The 405.
Today we talk website plans, Kev BSM’s generic face and why China will hold the key to future sporting success:
Tell us a little bit about yourself and the 405 – why are you (both) so ace? Hello! My name is Oliver and I run The 405, alongside the help of a LOT of amazing people. As a person I’m ace because…nah just kidding. I’m particuarly proud of the site for it’s community spirit. We’re pretty much a big family now, full of people that have met online and subsequently met in real life (some of us anyway). I think we’ve got pretty good taste when it comes to music and I like that fact that we cover art/films too.
If you could have any Alcopop band play your funeral (god forbid), who would it be? I’ll go with pretty much my favourite band of this year, Stagecoach. I like to think my funeral would be full of joy and those guys, assuming I die old, would be an awesome band to see as old men. Plus Matt would probably dance a lot. That would be a bonus.
Who is the most reprehensible wretch of 2009 (worldwide)? Blimey, so many to chose from. I really dislike The Temper Trap. Maybe them or La Roux. Ohhhh. Black Eyed Peas and that stupid song they did. I could go on for days…
Recent comments on Deviant Art suggested Kev PoP/BSM had a totally generic face; something he vehemently denies. Which side of the argument do you take? It’s not that Kevin has a bad face. In fact he’s a very handsome chap but I can see what people are saying. That’s not a bad thing though right? It means he could probably commit an awful crime and pin it on someone else.
What plans do the 405 have in the coming year…?
Lots of lovely things! Our film night will continue at Puregroove, we’re doing a residency at The Good Ship sponsored by Last.fm, our new site design will be going up (It’s beautiful) and we plan on making the site even better. All good stuff I hope!
It’s 2040 and giraffe racing has become a top international sport. Which nation are world champions… ?
China will win. I fully expect them to own ALL the giraffes by the end of the financial year. When that happens they’ll probably rent out the lame giraffes to other countries in the hope that by the time giraffe racing does become big, they’ll be the only country with 0-60mph in 4 secs giraffes.
Thanks Oliver… Rad!