This is BillyGoat with Doomed & Stoned and I am with Space Wizard of Blackwitch Pudding, hailing from Portland, Oregon. Welcome!
Yeah, what’s up?
I decided tonight that I’m going to pretend to be a music journalist, and I guess there are these 5 “W’s” I’m supposed to ask: Who, What, Where, When, and Why. Let’s start with the first one: Who are you?
I’m a time travelling wizard from outer space, man!
Well, I’ll be God damned. Is that for real?
Yeah, it’s real. The real deal. I used time travel today!
And what about the other members of Blackwitch Pudding, who are they?
All sorts of wizards.
We’ve also got Lizard Wizard and Wizard Wizard!
I hear this rumor that you guys are 600 years old. What is that all about?
You nailed it, we’ve been around for a loooong time. We lurched out of our mother’s nasty pit, if you will…..ya know, back the ages of the dark days, my man. We just want to rule the world.
That’s awesome! Maybe I’ll get to have just a wee bit of the glory when you guys become Rulers of the World. You are often described as “cheeky,” as you inject a lot of humor into your act and art. That leads me to my second question: what makes you laugh?
Oh man, that’s a wild one. Well, it’s the hilarity of it all. It’s funny in general. This stoner rock metal music industry is just a funny one and there’s a lot of people that take it REALLY seriously and we just stride through with a smile on our faces and we don’t try to lock on to any one type of emotion, it’s just a wild time and a wild ride.
Right on. So the music industry is kind of funny, in an ironic sort of way?
What makes me laugh is these situations where someone comes up to us and they say “Wow these guys take their craft so seriously” and yeah we do, but we never meant it to be a joke, but it is a joke. But it’s a serious joke. As far as people that make me laugh in day to day living, well the other wizards obviously. We’ll crack up over anything, especially when you’re totally baked outta your mind (laughs). There’s a lot of shit that’s funny!
Recently, you guys debuted two tracks from the new EP, ‘Covered in Pudding, Vol. 1’ (2014), the follow-up to your debut, ‘Taste The Pudding’ (2013). I listened to “Toke’n Man” from the new record and thought it was incredible.
Right on man, I’m glad you like it.
Ok, so it’s ‘Volume One.” When can we expect ‘Volume Two’? Is there anything in the works?
Oh yeah. It’s not just in the works, but it’s about ready to record.
Great news! Ok, time for a fourth question in my music journalist experiment: Where are you most looking forward to performing in the months ahead? I assume that you guys are supercharged and ready to get the heck out of Dodge?
Absolutely. We’re really looking forward to playing the upcoming release show, that’s gonna be awesome. We’re gonna be out to fuck everyone’s brains! Beyond that, we’re looking forward to January, that’s our time to tour and that is in the works right now. We’re gonna be conjuring up our cosmic cousins from the west coast and beyond.
Can you reveal anything about these cosmic cousins yet or is it too early for that?
This year in January, we hit the road for four weeks and we met a lot of really cool people and it was too good of a time to not do it again. As wizards do, we’re gonna wander. And we’re gonna smoke all the fucking herb the world has to give us.
Hell yeah! Alright, you’ve answered a “Who,” a “What,” a “Where,” and a “When.”
You want a “Why,” don’t you?
Everyone wants to know why! So I’m gonna leave that open-ended.
Well, the “why” is complicated in excellence. In reality, why not? People pretty much beg for it. People want something new. They see the guy in T-shirt and jeans and he says “I’m up here, I’m gonna play some killer fucking music.” And it’s been done, it’s been happening a million times. And we’re saying thanks to all those dudes, for writing a song about a bad-ass wizard. See, everyone’s written a song about a bad-ass wizard. So the why is, why write a song about a bad-ass wizard? How about songs BY bad-ass wizards?!
Alright, I’m going to make it short and sweet tonight, because I know the life of a freelance wizard is very busy Thanks for taking the time to share with the Doomed & Stoned readers!
I love it man. You rule, buddy!
Thank you—and thanks for being a part of the compilation we recently released, ‘Doomed & Stoned in Portland’ (2014).
Oh yeah dude, awesome comp. Everyone is digging it!
Oh good! Well, I hope to see you at a show in the Rose City sometime soon!
See ya dude. Shred the universe!!!