Phoenix, from left: Christian Mazzalai, Laurent Brancowitz, Thomas Mars and Deck D’Arcy. – Emma Le Doyen
Mars: That which was the first job?
Brancowitz: For that wow.
Brancowitz: Where can you hide the cash?
Brancowitz: Inside your next existence, what can your job be?
Brancowitz: It required us a little time to understand that individuals absolutely do not know what they’re doing. Therefore if someone would’ve explained that, we’d have saved a while trying to utilize individuals who should be professionals. However in the finish, they are just there. You want to do your personal factor. Nobody knows much better than you, even when you are 16 years of age.
Laurent Brancowitz: Oysters. Money for oysters. As well as in the oyster, you will find a gem. So, it is a cycle. A never-ending cycle of cash and food.
Brancowitz: [I labored] inside a hotel. I visits all the rooms and tune the channels. It had been a classic-school Television set, so [the sets had] hardly any knobs. Since I would be a youthful guy, I possibly could get it done, you realize, I possibly could achieve.
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Mars: It’s type of cheating, but it is something I had been considering that I’d have purchased. It is a book known as “The Rock N Roll Survivor’s Guide.” It is a really awesome book, speculate it’s kind of an espresso table book, it’s on my small bedside table, and it is just an origin of anxiety for me personally. It is all about how to maintain your vocal cords not broken. I’d prefer to be in denial.
Mars: For that wow effect.
Mars: A bit of art. When you purchase a bit of art, you do not realize just how much emotional bond you develop by using it. Whenever you move, that is what you tote around. I recall my parents getting art around the walls and merely searching in internet marketing, just thinking, “That’s weird.” However after i view it, [when] I return to the home I view it [and] in my experience it’s my childhood.
Here is an edited transcript from the conversation.
Brancowitz: Will you be honest or perhaps be corrupt?
Thomas Mars: Complete the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness however it can purchase you ____________.
Regardless of what you are, you’ve most likely were built with a rough day in the office that altered your point of view, or you made an impulse purchase you actually, really wish you might take back. Now, Thomas Mars and Laurent Brancowitz in the French band Phoenix required our money-inspired personality questionnaire. Their latest album, “Ti Amo,” has gone out in June.
Brancowitz: What’s something bought that you simply now regret buying?
Brancowitz: What’s something everybody should own regardless of cost? Excluding people.
Mars: What advice do you want someone gave you prior to getting into this [career]?
Mars: I don’t know. It’s tempting.
Mars: I just read a job interview of the friend of ours, and that he stated the most mysterious job there’s, for him, was to become a referee. A sports referee. Because I am curious along with a little masochistic, I’ll check it out. It will be another existence. Perhaps a hockey referee, because that appears such as the toughest.
Mars: I’d hide my money old-school style, within my bed mattress.