LSD FAZE TIME: Rodeo

rodeo brisbaneRodeo aka Susie Patten is an award winning Australian young lady, who now settled down at the moment at Berlin, after touring the world. She is a founding member of Australian indie band I Heart Hiroshima and now she is a part of Leonizer Records.

PAST

My name is Susanna Patten but you might know me as RODEO. I was born in Nambour, Queensland, Australia and grew up in a smaller neighbourhood in the hills called Dulong. When I was a child my idol was Joseph Gordon-Levitt, because he had long luxurious locks and was a from-out-of-space super nerd. When I was about 8 years old, I started to play guitar. It was then when I realised that my fingers couldn’t reach all the frets and decided to play something louder and more abrasive; the trumpet. Since then I taught myself drums and have played in around 20 bands.

One of my best gigs I played was at a festival in Ho Chi Minh City. It was so much fun because there was insane tropical storm and we thought we may die. One of the best gigs I have been to was Bruce Springsteen. I loved how he played for over 3 hours, we all cried and danced to Dancing in the Dark.

PRESENT

Now I live in Berlin with my girlfriend and two furry fuzz ball cats. In my house you can find bicycles, sewing machines, keith haring paraphenalia, cat hair, a keyboard, drum machines and the biggest comfiest couch on the planet and my refrigerator is usually full with vegetables, feta cheese and Braggs. I enjoy buying hats and sneakers and i drink coffee a lot. I can spend hours obsessing over which kick drum sample to use. One of my favorite places to visit is New York, because DUH? There is a million things to do and see and the adventures are neverending!

On weekdays I drink coffee for fun and make coffee for money and on weekends I usually drink more coffee and make / play music.

My favorite song at the moment is Cyril Hahn – Perfect Form. A film I watched lately and really liked was A Place Beyond the Pines. The last series I watched and loved was Homeland.

I am very inspired by Cody Critcheloe aka SSION. My dream is to someday own a variety of dogs. My worst nightmare is that I will loose my hearing. I love my iCal and hate my inability to relax. I am addicted to Criminal Minds, I just cannot stop listening to Darkside at the moment. I get totally fucked up, when I am too lazy to buy normal alcohol so i drink white rum. The next day I need to do absolutely nothing and remain horizontal in complete darkness.

Local Suicide reminds me of a club night i frequented as late teen.

FUTURE

Tomorrow I have to go to an Ear Nose and Throat doctor. Next month there of great concerts in Berlin. Next year in January/February I will FINALLY release my record. In 10 years I hope to own those dogs I have been dreaming about.

HYPOTHESES

If I wasn’t an extrovert, I would be an introvert and my life would be much diffferent. If my life was a Hollywood movie, Tommy Wiseau would have the main role, because TOMMY WISEAU. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be a young Bruce Springsteen because WHAT A BABE but lets be honest we would probably just go so far as a snuggle. If I was a car, I would be a a mini van (so I have been told). If I was an animal, I would be a Meerkat. If I was a drug I would be caffeine. If I was an invention, I would be swiss timepiece. If I was an object, I would be a catapult. If I could date myself, I would drive myself fucking crazy.

If I could play with anyone it would be Robyn. I would like to collaborate with Nicolas Jaar/Santigold/M.I.A/Caribou/ etc etc etc. If I had only one wish, it would be that I could learn things instantly. I would never ever ever get back together, because Taylor Swift told me so.

ADVICE

My word of advice to the reader would be to take risks all the time.

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Rodeo did an exclusive mixtape for our blog, that you can listen to here: