My name is Kristin Velvet but you might know me as my other plant-based pseudonym. I was born in an areoplane (I was a Flying Doctors baby) and grew up in outback Australia. When I was a child my idol was my big brother, because he was awesome at Lego. When I was far too old, I started reading books again. It was then when I realised that silence is golden and decided to listen more. Since then I have learnt its much more fun being interested than being interesting.
One of my best gigs I played was at Sisyphos Berlin on May 1st this year. It was so much fun playing b2b with Daniel Steinberg for 7 hours and sharing dried dates around the dancefloor (they’re a great source of natural energy). One of the best gigs I have been to was Mogwai at Harvest Festival Sydney 2011. I loved how relaxed the band were and how much they seemingly enjoyed themselves.
Now I live in the moment with my große Liebe. In my house you can find a Dragon Tree affectionately named Sideshow Bob and my refrigerator is usually full with very old airberlin chocolate hearts. I enjoy a challenge and green tea ice-cream a lot. I can spend hours dancing on my own. One of my favorite places to visit is my farm in Australia, because it’s wild and the big sky. On weekdays I love some time alone and on weekends I usually enjoy the company of friends and strangers, more often than not on a dancefloor. My favorite song at the moment is Harry Axt – Lifestyle. A film I watched lately and really liked was Nanette. The last series I watched and loved was House of Cards. I am very inspired by my family. My dream is to fully let go of all ego-fuelled ambitions. My worst nightmare is the gym. I love oysters and a good belly laugh and hate people that walk slowly three abreast on the sidewalk. I am addicted to showers, I take 3 a day. I just cannot stop over enthusastically interrupting others mid-conversation, but I’m working on it…. I get totally fucked up, when I abstain for too long. The next day I need to get fucked up. Local Suicide reminds me of Berlin.
Tomorrow I will probably wish I answered these questions differently. Next month (on August 23) we’re having an Arms & Legs label night with Felix Da Housecat at Watergate Berlin, come boogie! Next year I will open my heart fully to whatever comes. In 10 years I hope I’m still hungry, still foolish…. and still dancing.
If I wasn’t a spontaneous & over-indulgent hedonist, I would be a home-owner by now. If my life was a Hollywood movie, I would hope it gets rewritten as a TV series and shown on Netflix so people actually see it would have the main role, because Paulette Goddard, I think she has a sparkle in the eye. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be just between us. If I was a car, I would be a Volvo with a missing hubcap, not conventionally sexy but with phenomenal endurance. If I was an animal, I would be a Brolga. If I was a drug I would be a stimulant. If I was an invention, I would be a GPS, I like helping people find their way. If I was an object, I would be a Dorothy’s ruby slippers. If I could date myself, I would find the mystery bit lacking. If I could play with anyone it would be John Cage if he was still alive. I would like to collaborate with Santa Claus. If I had only one wish, it would be to have at least three more wishes. I would never compare myself to others, because you can’t win.
My word of advice to the reader would be: “Don’t worry! You will always have exactly what you need” – wise words taken from a fortune cookie.