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Buck 65

Buck 65 has a very busy brain. Given the peacock array of associations and images in his music, we wonder how the guy gets any sleep. Such folks tend to have a grasp on the universe in a way we want to hear about, so we reached out to Buck aka Richard Terfry to see what he had to say about the Impound’s philosophical survey. Pleasantly, he consented despite being busy promoting his bangin’ new album, 20 Odd Years (released February 1 on Warner Music Canada), on a U.S. tour that resumes on August 9th in Albuquerque, NM (catch full tour dates here). And for more with Buck 65 check out Dennis’ recent chat with Richard over here.

What’s the first thing that springs to mind when you see the word “God”?
The first thing that springs to mind is the film Holy Mountain. I’m not sure why, but that’s honestly what popped in my head first. Jodorowsky wrestled with God a lot, I think.
Which has the better cosmology, Star Wars or Star Trek? Why?
Oh, come on…Star Trek, no question. Star Wars is a huge institution, obviously, but Star Trek has always been built around some very sound scientific theories. No comparison. Star Wars is for kids, Star Trek is for grownups.
Name one album that has spiritual resonance for you.
I’ll say Heart Of The Congos by The Congos. I t’s an all-time favorite. But the song that comes to mind right away is “I Want Jesus To Talk With Me” by Homer Quincy Smith. That song gives me shivers every time. It’s maybe the most moving singing performance I’ve ever heard.
Woody Allen once said, “I don’t know the question but sex is definitely the answer.” So, what’s the question?
Ha. I guess the question would be, simply, “What’s it all about?”
You can have a dinner party with any three people throughout human history. Who do you invite, what’s on the menu and what intoxicant do you share for dessert?
Ted Williams, Joan of Arc and Leonardo da Vinci. On the menu: fish. Dessert: Ted Williams said he’d never touch anything stronger than a milk shake…