Q&A Scene: Frida Longstokin ~ BJORN AGAIN

Tell us about your latest single/album/ tour.
Bjorn Again 30th Anniversary Tour. Made in Melbourne since 1989, we’re celebrating 30 years of one of the most joyous touring shows on the planet. More than 7000 shows in over 100 countries and proudly Australian.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

Bjorn Again, Erasure-ish ; Bjorn Again live at the Royal Albert Hall; Bjorn Again live at the Palais.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Fondue…all cheese, all good all the time. No explanation required.

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

There are so many, this could take a while…An early days show at the Central Club when a few songs into Bjorn Again’s set, the merch girl was seen up front of stage and quizzed as to why she wasn’t back behind the desk “Oh, some guys just bought out the whole merch stand”…those guys turned out to be Nirvana who later personally requested for Bjorn Again to be added to the Reading Festival bill they headlined in ‘92.
Playing Russell Crowe’s Wedding; A sweet buggy ride to stage with the Polyphonic Spree; Appearing at the IPL cricket in India to a crowd of 40,000 with Bollywood dancers, Lionel Richie, Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne; that time our beloved Bjorn Volvous was rockin’ out with one foot on a riser and his jumpsuit split, freeballin’ for the front row Hahahha! He started wearing underwear after that; and me all weak at the knees and fan girling after coming offstage at Playground Weekender and chatting to Johnny Marr who was about to head on stage with Cribs.

What, or who, inspires you?

Karen Carpenter and Butch Walker

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Do you Realize ? by The Flaming Lips

What’s next for you?

The perfect bookend of shows marking 30 years- The Tote May 11, Hamer Hall May 17.

What’s your scene?

Watching Murder she Wrote in pyjamas with an Amaretto Sour in hand.

Catch Frida with Bjorn Again on their 30th Anniversary tour:

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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