As a new member of Rubber Axe Webzine, I would like to introduce myself with an interview between Myself and (currently) Portand, Oregon’s own, JIM STRANGE. Captain Strange has been recording under his name, JIM STRANGE for roughly 9 years. First being featured on Devil’s Ruin Records “Rodentagogue: The Best of Dark Roots Music Volume II” in 2010.
Izedis: Hello JIM STRANGE and thank you kindly for this super awesome interview. My first question would be in the form of this: Please tell us at what age you first picked up a guitar and at what age you started your first “musical project”…
Jim Strange: First picked up a guitar around age 12, first project was age 17, first listenable project was much, much later.
Izedis: Where do you currently reside?
Jim Strange: I currently reside in the totalitarian hellhole known as Portland Oregon but am hoping to change this very soon. Any magic this city once had is long, long gone.
Izedis: Where do you get ideas from in your lyric writing?
Jim Strange: Mostly just from watching the world fall apart, and more and more lately, scripture.I rode the horse known as nihilism as far as it would go, time to tap a deeper well.
Izedis: How many albums, EPs and otherwise have you released? Are there any you’re most proud of?
Jim Strange: I think i’m up to 7. Pox Americana was probably the most polished, my latest, The Last Living Option, is my personal favorite.
Izedis: Ok, can you please describe who your biggest musical influence is?
Jim Strange: I’ve been known to steal pretty heavily from Marty Robbins and Peter Steele.
Izedis: I was informed that you have your own studio. What is it called? Tell us about the studio and what kind of services you offer.
Jim Strange: It’s currently called Black Door Sound, mostly just recording local singer songwriter types but do the occasional mixing/mastering gig. The learning curve is steep but in the long run going DIY will save you a fortune.
Izedis: Do you play live? If so, how often? And have you ever toured?
Jim Strange: Not much these days. The older I get the more I realize that almost everything currently in vogue is yet another tentacle of the luciferian death cult sucking this planet dry and the less I want to be a part of it.
Izedis: Have you ever worked with a record label of any kind?
Jim Strange: I’ve been fortunate enough to have a few songs featured on the Death Roots Syndicate net label and once upon a time was on a Rodentia dark roots compilation.
Izedis: Do you have any goals for the future?
Jim Strange: Make music and delay death long enough to make amends for a life of wicked deeds.
Izedis: Thanks Jim for being my first interview victim for Rubber Axe Webzine. Any last words?
Jim Strange: “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”