PARTY INTERVIEW: B.A. Johnston’s PARTY MOVIE MANIA
If you haven’t heard yet, B.A. Johnston has become a familiar name among Canadian indie music circles. Known for his nostalgic party-humourous music and antics, B.A. is the good-natured best friend that we’ve all had (or wish we’ve had)…personified in song form. Ever had a neighbour who used to come over at 2AM to play NBA Jam on SNES/Genesis or watch The Goonies while enjoying hot-dogs from the nearby 7-11 ? That’s B.A.
After his recent nation-wide tour, we got in touch and collected B.A’s thoughts on a few of his favourite party movies, and we are so very glad we did.
WL2W: Hey B.A! How was your winter/spring tour?
WL2W: We call something a “party movie” if it’s the kind of movie that you would want to watch in a crowd or in a social setting. Some movies are good, but are a bad idea to suggest when you have company (e.g. schindler’s list). Some movies are bad, but are great with company (Troll 2). Would you agree with this, or have something to add?
B.A: You can probably watch any movie with company as long as they know what is up and the context of your hangout, like if you are partying you may not want to put schindlers list in, but if you are hung over and can’t move and it’s on teevee, maybe you won’t change the channel or whatever. Party movies, I think, are movies you can watch while partying and shit: often funny/scary and don’t involve all of your attention.
B.A: Alright, now here are some of my own FAV PARTY MOVIES!!!!
Cobra- this is also great. Stallone is some kind if super cop that only gets called when basically a dude needs to be murdered. He has to save bridgette neilson from some cult. He also drives a cool car and then end of the movie he kills a million dudes on motorcyles somehow.
Better off dead
Making the grade
King Frat. This loveable animal house rip-off is notable for two reasons. 1- During the opening credits the frat jerks moon the dean, he has a heart attack and dies, they steal his body at the funeral by blowing weed smoke through a vent and then leave his corpse on a toilet for some reason. 2) fart contest.
You can find info on BA’s previous albums, and upcoming new album and tour info at http://www.bajohnston.ca!!!