A Brief, Strange, and Explicit Chat with Borgore
Borgore is known for being absolutely ridiculous. At times, his sets can sound like nothing but noise, but we can appreciate an artist that spins outside the lines sometimes. He’s outspoken and a little weird, but we sat down with Borgore at Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago to ask some deep questions about life, ladies, music, and Tootsie Pops.
How many times have you played Spring Awakening? I know I’ve seen your name on the ticket before.
I want to say…maybe 4 times?
What do you think of the new setup?
Hot as shit. It’s awesome, the universe.
Of course…but I mean the stadium vs the park.
Park vs. stadium?…I don’t mind it. It’s good to change.
What are you working on after the festival, for the rest of the summer?
Well that’s obvious.
More music…I suck at interviews.
What was the worst question you’ve ever been asked?
In general, “What is your favorite…” is a problem for me, because there’s no favorite. I love a lot of things. I love sushi, I love burgers, I love salads, I’m fine with it. I want fries, I want chocolate. So when you ask me, “What is your favorite place to play?” Some places are like steak, you play to a million people, it’s really fun, it’s top notch. But sometimes you want to play the fucking ghetto street taco venues. Sometimes I want to play to some grimey ass kids in some grimey ass basement and go hard as shit. So when they ask me what’s my favorite, I don’t know. Everything is my favorite.
Noted. On another subject, can you tell a nympho just by looking at her?
I think the real nymphos are…the chicks that talk a lot are the chicks that suck in bed. It’s usually the chicks that don’t talk too much and actually dress nice, and then you take them home and they’re real fucking crazy.
What was the worst sexual experience you ever had?
When chicks give you blowjobs with your teeth. It’s like, I don’t know what you’re trying to achieve but I’m hurtin’. I can also smell blood in the air. You know the smell of blood? I’m not a shark, but I can still smell blood to an extent.
How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?
Depends on how good you are at licking…and if she’s really good, it’s quicker.
Where are you headed next?
Do you ever think you’ll stop making music?
Even if it won’t be my profession anymore, doing God knows what, I’ll still be making music. When I’m home and I’m not producing this shit, I’ll play the music I really want to play and sit down with my saxophone and do jazz. Or I’ll go to rehearsals and play death metal. I’m not sitting and doing EDM all day, but I am sitting and making music, because this is what I enjoy doing. Music is basically mathematics, and I love numbers.
Do you have a favorite instrument?
I told you I don’t like “favorite” questions.
Saxophone is fun, but drums are super fun, too. Piano is super fun, and each and every one of them gives you a different option.
How long have you been playing saxophone?
Since I was like 9, or 8. Really young. I’m actually really good.
Why don’t you ever use it on stage?
Because it’s weird. What am I gonna do, play saxophone with cheesy music? That sounds like porn.
Do you like porn?
I like musical porn, with hip-hop in the background.
Sensible Reason thanks Borgore for being such a good sport, and we can only hope to see some of the variety that Borgore has to offer, aside from the electronic music he releases. He tried hula hooping…it didn’t work out as well as his music career. His set at Spring Awakening was just the right kind of ridiculous we could ask for. It’s clear that he has a passion for music aside from that which he is known.