10 Questions Interview - Cameron Smith / by Lyle Brooks

We are honored to have Cameron Smith on the 10 Questions Interview. With an impressive amount of creative energy, between his outstanding band War Party and his solo work as Sur Duda, Mr. Smith wastes little time: June 14th he DJs at Collective Brewing Project, 22nd solo at Buon Giorno Grapevine, WP plays Armoury, DE (w/ Acid Tongue, Joe Gorgeous) on the 26th and MASS July 7th (w/ SOS, Sealion).  

War Party is finishing up their 3rd full-length, Pure Destroyer. Sur Duda will add to the recently released Fort Night and 2x4 Tracks when he returns to the studio later this month. Revel in all the great jams! --LB


Sur Duda - Photo courtesy of Cameron Smith

Sur Duda - Photo courtesy of Cameron Smith

1) With which creatures do you share quarters?

CS: I live in a big red brick house with my human girlfriend Stevie and her daughter and my homie, Peter Marsh and my two canine adoptees, Nova and Eleanor Biscuit.

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

CS: Bill Murray.

3) What can't you live without?

CS: Anxiety.

4) Ultimate Morning-After Food?

CS: Strawberries, pineapple and melons. Any melon… except cucumber.

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

CS: The finger.

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

CS: Build a bridge to an unopened door, open the door. Hmm…maybe this room could use a new bridge.

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

CS: Curtis Mayfield.

Screen shot of Smith from the Peter Marsh-directed "Lemon Balm" music video by Siberian Traps

Screen shot of Smith from the Peter Marsh-directed "Lemon Balm" music video by Siberian Traps

8) Underdog you Root for most?

CS: LaVern Marigold… or world peace. Or the division of art and commerce.

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

CS: Grey wolf…or an owl.

10) Most important individual with the initials MJ? Why?

CS: Marc Johnson. Just watch his Fully Flared part. His work introduced me to a lot of the music I love, his wit informed my sense of humor and his skateboarding speaks for itself.


about the word writer person:

Lyle Brooks sometimes exists as The Flashbulb (IG:@flashbulbtx). Among a plethora of other cool things & happenings, Lyle has fetched water for John Cale, made copies for Morton Subotnick and once lit Jim Jarmusch's cigarette out in front of a Merzbow show. He has eaten Mexican food with Fungi Girls and Italian food with Yells at Eels and documented them both. Tho his vision comes and goes, we are pleased to report his ears are in working order