„Fragebogen“ is a standard interview with 15 questions around music plus a special task: taking a music-related picture or draw something with a pencil. This time it’s Sivert Höyem, solo-artist and former singer of the norwegian band Madrugada, who answers them.
First cd: Reckless by Bryan Adams on cassette, a true revelation for a nine-year old boy, it still sounds pretty good today. My first CD was probably Stoned and Dethroned by The Jesus and Mary Chain though.
First concert: The first of any significance was Nirvana at Kalvøya outside of Oslo, 1992.
First childhood memory related to music: Listening to Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen, playing with Lego.
Favourite song at the moment: Wishes by Beach House.
A rather embarrassing song you like: Life is too short to feel embarrassed by anything you like so long as it doesn’t harm other people. I like lots of stuff that might be considered guilty pleasures; musicals, power ballads, Sting (!!!)
Favourite song among your own: Honey Bee
Favourite songlyrics: „Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues you can tell by the way she smiles (Visions of Johanna – Bob Dylan)“
Best concert: Mazzy Star, Chateau Neuf, Oslo 1997 or 98
Worst concert: I don’t remember.
Best concert among your own: Madrugada, Roskilde Festival 2000 and Melkweg Amsterdam that same year, trio show Stockholm 2013 and the second of two solo shows in Athens autumn 2014.
Vinyl, cd or mp3? CD … and vinyl for looking at the cover.
Download or stream? Download
Clubconcert or festival? Club
Three songs that really have to be on your mixtape: Wild Horses by Rolling Stones, Farewell Farewell by Fairport Convention and Chinese Rocks by Johnny Thunders
An album you would NOT take with you to a lonely island: Growing up in a remote place (Northern Norway in the 80s) with limited access to music, I had to give stuff a real chance before discarding it as crap. I’ve learned to love some odd records because it was either that or total fucking silence … that being said I’d chose silence over anything by Imagine Dragons any day.