Before I knew I sat in a gay bar with Reza and Chris, they gave me a keyboard and told me to learn some songs for next week’s rehearsal.
I was a bass player and had never played in front of more than 30 people.
My next concert was as a keyboard player one month later in front of 4000 crazy Belgians and ten huge TV cameras.
I will tell you about this cathartic show in detail if you ask me next time. I don’t get involved in choosing the live band members but we all get along very well.
Originally called serge de Nîmes, the name was soon shortened to denim. Denim was traditionally colored blue with indigo dye to make blue "jeans," though "jean" then denoted a different, lighter cotton textile; the contemporary use of jean comes from the French word for Genoa, Italy (Gênes), where the first denim trousers were made.
I was a lonely suicidal musician in Berlin with no perspective.
Unless you're one of those easeful folks who can just readily access/appreciate "fun" without overthinking, Robots in Disguise open up an abyss of compromises.
They both have tattoos on each others wrists of their surnames; Chris' says "Denim" and Sue's says "Corner". During their relationship Sue Denim contributed her voice to Chris Corner's bands Sneaker Pimps and IAMX, with her voice appearing on "M'aidez" "Grazes" (Sneaker Pimps) and "You Stick It In Me" "Missile" "Skin Vision" "White Suburb Impressionism" and "After Every Party I Die" (IAMX).
(Gawd, that makes them sound like Electric Six.) They have fake names-- Dee Plume and Sue Denim-- that translate to "fake names." (Drumwork, human and otherwise, gets credited to Ann Droid, hardy-har-barf.) As if they weren't already at risk of being considered a spoof band, they've performed as a more satirically electro-trash version of themselves called Kraftwerk Orange on Britcom star Noel Fielding, while Denim's romantically linked with their producer, Sneaker Pimp Chris Corner).
So yeah, a pic of one of them in a diamond-checkered bodysuit is my pathetic bachelor-pad desktop background (and I can't even deal with that press photo floating around, the one with the chinstraps and the biting each other).
Sites: You Tube, Band Camp, Facebook, My Space and The Real Sue
He has been linked to Former Spice Girl Mel C and Irish actress Aoibhinn Mc Ginnity in the past.