Mr. Jon Harper: World No. 1 Organic Rhythm Machine
SUPERSWEET quizes The Cooper Temple Clause's drummer extraordinaire about the maybe impossible, the near future, or maybe the present now as this was asked back in 2003. Oh it's all about us turning into gorillas, innit?
Name: Jon Harper
Occupation: World Number 1 Organic Rhythm Machine.
What would you do to improve your country in 2004?
Oh. This is really hard. Where do you start? There is so much wrong with my country it would take decades to sort everything out. I would start with banning smoking in public areas. I think that it works really well in New York. Ban Chewing Gum and spitting like in Japan. Maybe introduce much harder sentences and easy of conviction for criminals. Shoot all the politicians and get top business brains to run the country. Blow up all the Arms factories. Get rid of the military and all it ships and tanks and guns. Stop charging people for education. Put Lottery money into the health service. Greater sponsorship of the arts and music. Ok that's about a years worth.
What would you do, if 2004 were the last year we could live on earth as we'd be moving to Mars in 2005?
I would prepare for leaving like everyone one else, then at the last minute hide and stay behind so that I could have the place to myself.
What would you do having woken up on New Year's day and everyone has turned into King-Kong's?
So has everyone turned into one big King-Kong or lots of little King-Kong's? I think I would check what I had been drinking the night before. Maybe look in the mirror and see if I was ok. Maybe start growing bananas. Maybe rent a gorilla suit so that I fit in.
Can we have a peek at your Bleak House Studio?
Of course, I'll take photos!