Pretty busy, man, busting out new funk, bringing in a new record. It’s always exciting to bring new music to people, play new songs and see their reactions. Are you getting to play a lot of the new songs on these shows? It’s definitely a leap forward while still being anchored essentially in what we’re all about. We know there is loads of material that people won’t let us go without playing.It seems to have zero impact on anything that’s actually going on. So getting hysterical about things and chanting some media driven slogans? Lastly, as is out now, do you think there’s room for another “Gogol Bordello Non-Stop” documentary? The documentary you mention was quite close to our scene for the initial five years of Gogol Bordello and as soon as that was released, someone else started another one where it’s a whole other chapter. as I’m not so premium with it.” He did ask some highly unusual questions about accounting at the time.According to lawsuit filings, guitarist Oren Kaplan — who left the gypsy punks in 2012 — contends, “Hütz brazenly absconded with approximately half a million dollars from the bank accounts of the Gogol Bordello entities and deposited those funds into the accounts of new companies which are wholly owned by Hütz.” As The Guardian reports, the two shared accounting duties until 2009, when the singer took over and started paying himself double: 0,000 a year.
The level of comfort that we experience now is 10,000 light years ahead of what it was for us 7, 8, 9 years ago.
If you could influence a law or a president, what would you do? I don’t know actually, I find that subject to be quite uninspiring and boring.
I don’t want to participate in this maniacal panic that everyone throws themselves into.
The inspiration comes from who we are and how we feel about ourselves essentially.
Is it mainly you writing the music or does the rest of the band have an input? That’s been a big principle for us since the beginning, same as any other band I’ve been in before. There’s a lot to be said about what happens after I write it though, that’s like a whole other chapter when I bring it to the band and a lot of unexpected things are added. You bring in quite a well-structured thing and it can transform into something really speedy instead of the ballad you intended. Throughout the new album and your back-catalogue, you talk about a lot of world issues through songs.