Normally birds fly south for the winter. But this Dirtybird flew north to Chicago for the closing of dance club The Mid. Hope you got your tail feathers pressed and permed because this will surely be one for the record books.
Sometimes you just want to know an artist is just like you. It is refreshing to know that they are human and enjoy the real things in life. Our own Nicholas Gullikson sat down with Barclay at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art prior to his legendary club closing set.
FMF: I’m here with Barclay, Claude VonStroke, for the Freaky Five at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. What is a Dirtybird?
Claude VonStroke: It’s like a sexual dancing person that likes to have fun, but that isn’t mean to other people. (Laughing)
FMF: When is the best time to VonStroke it?
Claude VonStroke: Every week on The Stroke Show.
FMF: So this is kind of a more heated topic. I know there was a lot of controvery going on with it. Pineapple on pizza?
Claude VonStroke: Oh, I don’t like that. I don’t know why I don’t like it. Because I like everything, but for some reason it sucks. It doesn’t work.
FMF: More of a meat guy? Or vegetarian?
Claude VonStroke: It should be savory.
FMF: Out of all your travels, what’s your favorite place to play, travel, or sight see?
Claude VonStroke: I never answer this question because it’s impossible. Everything is so totally different. Every experience is different and I just don’t know. I don’t, I don’t have one. Okay. There isn’t really a great answer for that.
FMF: When was the time you realize you needed to “Get Real”?
Claude VonStroke: The first time we ever played together in Miami. It was just automatic, like ESP stuff going on. Thought Exchange.
FMF: Is there anything you want to tell the fans?
Claude VonStroke: Go to Campout. Go to Bird House festival in September. Go to everything. Of course, I got a bunch of new music coming out. I don’t know exactly when it will come out, but there is a bunch of stuff. I got a lot of tracks. We did this collaboration with Eddy M from Elrow. That’s the next track coming out. I did something with EDS and I have my own EP. I just did something with Eprom this week. I’m doing something with Martinez Brothers next week. I’m staying busy.
*Featured Image Via Claude VonStroke FB Page*