Star deeply into his eyes, because he is staring into yours.
Ben Bilocq is a tough interview. After applying aÂ blitzkriegÂ style of questioning Ben still couldn’t be cracked. Deathly calm and incredibly mysterious, I could only make one conclusion, Ben must be a vampire.Â VampirismÂ would explain everything. His long black hair, his pale complexion, his good looks, and of course, being 500 years-old would calm anyone down. Â But I needed more proof, so I consulted Ben’s personal Videograss filmer Jan Snarski.
“So when I first started filming with Ben (Bilocq) it was only at night. At first I thought it was because we were doing urban stuff but then I looked into it some more and relised it went a littler deeper than just where we were riding . I was scanning over some footage and I notice in one shot Ben cut himself and then he began to thoroughly enjoy the taste of his own blood for several minutes oppose to getting a band aid. Once at dinner, at an Indian spot, Ben ordered nan bread. The server brought over garlic nan ( bad news for vampires) he then proceeded to clean each piece of bread till’ it was “safe” to eat. It is also common for Vampiers to have foriegn accents and long flowing hair, um check and check. Also Ben does not enjoy hitting spots that have anything to do with wooden rails, not that these are a bitch to ride but the fact that if the wood broke and he got staked more bad news. (note, if you watch all of his previous video parts no wood will be found in any of them) On, a lesser note I caught him hovering in his sleep on a rail trip in Toronto,Â so all in all I now carry a cross at all times in my camera bag incase he decides to Vamp out on me during a session.Â Oh and just look at the guy, as if he isn’t a vampire…”
All of Ben’s friends from 300 years ago are dead now.
Yobeat: Where are you from?
Ben: I am from a small town named Charny, south shore of Quebec city.
Yobeat: How do French Canadians respond when the French are called “pussies.”
Ben: Never heard that.
Yobeat: How did you appear on my radar?
Ben: Last year I went for the first time, pretty much, to the U.S., shooting for Autumn Line and hanging a bunch with Eric Fernandez. I also spent a lot of time in SLC this winter.
Yobeat: You’ve taken some serious slams this year, especially your gap to chest slam. Do you feel pain?
Ben: I did for a bit. That night my pain killer was Canadian whiskey, after a week I was OK.
Yobeat: Have you ever been accused of being a vampire?
Ben: Actually, too many times this year. I assume it’s because of Jan Snarski, my filmer, he just keeps bugging me with that. I am pretty sure he calls people to tell them that too.
Yobeat: Vampires are really popular in American pop-culture right now. Is that why you look like a vampire? To impress american women?
Ben: No, but it would make sense. People used to say I looked like Josh Hartnett, or some guy, and now vampire.
Yobeat: Do you ever bite girls necks?
Ben: Arms, there is more flesh. But really, I don’t drink blood
Yobeat: Have you ever thought about it?
Ben: No, AIDS and shit, sketchy.
Three, for the number of centuries he has been living in Canada.
Yobeat: What kind of music do you listen to?
Ben: Mainly Death Metal.
Yobeat: Do you like Norwegian Death Metal?
Ben: Norway is more Black. I like Finnish, Polish, and Swedish stuff.
Yobeat: What aspect of Death Metal appeals to you?
Ben: The bands I like, I would say, have a very precise and powerful energy, it keeps me motivated in my life and riding, and makes me dream of being good at playing music.
Yobeat: Why do you think all those Scandinavian countries are so into Death Metal?
Ben: I believe it’s because most of those people stay inside and 1) are very frustratedÂ 2) have a lot of time to create good music. The two options can go together too.
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