deftlyd (deftlyd) wrote in s6k,

Death In June - Dead by Halloween; answer

Well…we've had a lot of response to this one. We thank everyone for
participating. This question was easier than the last due to it being
easily "google-able." The first and second place answers had a
difference of only 11 minutes!

The drum roll please… and the winner is…

What was the name of the A-side of the first released vinyl Douglas played on?

From: Michael Petzold <> onto the HELL-o-ween goodies…

Micheal wins:
$200 credit from the Voidstore
[ ]
$100 credit at Tesco-Distro USA
[ ]

the credits include tax and anything over the limit is
on him...but that's still $300 worth of free stuff! :)-
(note) We had said in our last contest that Douglas' father was in the
British Air Corps, which is incorrect.
Actually, as you may know, he was in the Royal Air Force. Oops...

Again, we thank you all for participating.
We also give special thanks to Jane Elizabeth at Tesco for her ongoing support.
D Hell, Jane E., Deftly D
s6k Entertainment & Tesco-Distro USA

Remember, only 14 days left to pre-order the Darryl Hell interview experiment,
"Douglas P. Behind the Mask." Pre-order deadline is Nov. 15th.
No orders will be accepted that are dated after Nov.15th...
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Don't leave yet. At long last, here are the answers to our
"Death In June: Words from Behind the Mask-An Audience Interview"
Hope you enjoy them…because Douglas seemed to.

-------------------------------------------- to contact

Could you describe in detail the falling out of David Tibet and/or
Jhonn Balance and how that has affected you personally?

[Douglas] To describe "in detail" the cumulative effect of the slow but gradual
deterioration of our relationship would take too long and I'm past being
interested in it, let alone concerned by it. Suffice to say that whilst I
could live with Tibet using my name gratuitously on the credits of a
homophobic album he released by Tiny Tim or him slamming the telephone
down on me a couple of times in a fit of pique when I showed the
temerity to
actually disagree with him, probably about religious matters, I really
couldn't abide seeing his name attached to legal documents instructing
people like Geff Rushton (John Balance) to get as much dirt on me as
possible to help world serpent distribution in their legal case against me.
Particularly galling was that the instruction came with a note saying that
those individuals concerned should be quiet regarding his secret
instructions to them!

Those actions were really lower than a snake's belly and he sealed his fate
as far as I'm concerned. No wonder he has gone on to even disown himself.
He/current 93 ceased to exist from there on.

Andrew Fletcher to contact


Death In June has largely been your personal project for over twenty
years. A man's life, thoughts and philosophies can undergo many
changes in this course of time. Do you find that whatever inspired
you at the inception of Death In June continues to inspire you today?

Best Regards,

Andrew Fletcher

[Douglas] The inspirations that permeated every aspect of my Existence
from. Say the ages of 20-30, still very much hold sway in my Life
today now I'm
approaching 50. But, once you have read the Highway Code you shouldn't
really need to perpetually return to it to know the rules of the road! Or,
if you do you probably weren't a very good learner in the first place. You
adapt, adopt and improvise as the road becomes longer and longer, perhaps
more treacherous. There's no hope of ever having enough fuel to get back to
where you came from, anyway.

emma korn <> to contact

If the price was right, would you give my boyfriend and me piano
lessons? If not, do you think David Tibet would be up for it.


[Douglas] The only piano lessons I've ever had were sitting in front
of a keyboard
by myself and placing my fingers in positions where I thought they sounded
pleasing. I suggest you save your money and do the same.

David Tibet, to the best of my knowledge, can't play any instrument. That's
the reason why he gets people like me into his group to write songs for him.

Sadly, when his ego is threatened he will later deny they ever existed and
attempt to write them out of history. He's a better joker than musician and
justly deserves to be remembered as such. You should pay to see his stand up
routine but definitely not for piano lessons.

Uri Shaham <> to contact

dear douglas
I know you never answer to questions about your lyrics but I still intend to try
my question is about 'rose clouds of holocaust' my feeling about this
song is that it is talking about the friendship between you and tibet.

I know it was written while you were still friends but sometimes art
can show things that will happen in the future. the reason I feel this
way is because I know the main line of the song is about a certain
moment on the beach and another line 'festivals end as festivals must'
can be also about a friendship that
ended. maybe you can add something to this theory ? what do you think?

all the very best
Uri Shaham

[Douglas] "Festivals end as Festivals must" is actually a newspaper
headline I saw in 1980 referring to Yukio Mishima's suicide in 1970 at
the Eastern Army
Barracks in Tokyo. There was no beach in Iceland where Tibet and I discussed
"Auschwitz by the Sea" at The Blue Lagoon in the middle of a blizzard.
Only the bleak surrounding volcanic landscape. It was a momentary
that led to 'Rose Clouds Of Holocaust'.

However, on that same album the song 'Lifebooks' does directly relate to
probably the most intense and strange conversation Tibet and I ever had in a
pub in the West End of London near Leicester Square in about 1993/94.

I very much agree with your point that some art can mutate over the course
of time as I find out with my own work. When I sing lyrics today I know
where the original inspiration came from and realize how I can now put those
lyrics in another context it really does make me wonder about the purpose of
the original. It certainly is food for thought, Uri!

Michael Fay <> to contact

Hello, Douglas P. Please name your Gods.
Thank you, Michael Fay, 3195 Via De Caballo, Encinitas, California

[Douglas] Whoever answers my prayers in the most efficient and expedient way
possible. My Gods are the ones that work!

Steffen Fahrner to contact

Hallo Douglas,

here my question:

Has there been a time when you heard and maybe even liked the music of
Pink Floyd or Roger Waters?

Thank you in advance and all the best for you and your work.


[Douglas] I loved early, Syd Barratt era Pink Floyd. I bought the 'Relics'
compilation as a teenager, became hooked and then bought the first 2 albums
and Syd's solo material. I never had more than a passing interest in the
work that followed. I've never heard a Roger Waters solo album.

Wendy Layne []

Comment interpretez-vous votre chanson "c'est un rêve", que doit-on
comprendre par "il est dans nos coeurs noirs (Klaus Barbie)?

(after a French to English translator, which is not exactly perfect, we get:)

How do you interpretez your song "it is a dream", which must one
include/understand by "it is in our black cores (Klaus Barbie)?

[Douglas] Klaus Barbie was only a symbol. Nothing special. The Balkans
war in the 1990s, the genocide in Rwanda and our present war without
end in Iraq all
easily demonstrate this.

The song was inspired by some performances in France in early 1984 where it
was rumoured that DIJ had tried to make contact with him during our visit to
Lyon where he was in prison. Naturally, it was only a rumour but, an
inspirational one as far as my song writing was concerned!

Juan Almarza Anwandter <> to contact

Hola Doug,

I would like to know if you know anything about the
work of chilean writer Miguel Serrano...some of his
topics may be of your interest, for sure.


Juan A.
Der Arbeiter

[Douglas] I haven't read any work by Miguel Serrano but I've heard I should.

Sergio Olivera <> to contact

Hi, here's my question:

Do you feel comfortable within thought-line of the european new right (being
De Benoist one of its more recognised exponents, inspired by both
left-right, influenced for the konservative revolution -Jünger, Heidegger,
Spengler, Schmitt,..- and demanding a philosophical return to paganism),
from a political (though is more about metapolitics than politics per sé)
and philosophical point of view?

Sergio de Olivera

[Douglas] I truly only feel comfortable with myself regarding any 'political'
trains of thought.

phil eaglesham <> to godsandbeasts, contact

Thank you for this and hello Douglas.
'Astounded to be celebrating 20yrs of the release of Nada! with you
this month, what are your fondest reflections and bitterest memories
of that inspiring period of DI6's past?'
p6 (Scotland) x
ps. I still await a copy of 'Alarm Agents' despite payment in December!

[Douglas] I think the best memory is the dawn walk to the Thames
Embankment near the recording studios at Waterloo for a Champagne
breakfast. After we had
finished the album we knew we had something special and that we should

The worst, at that time, was when Patrick Leagas went missing after our tour
of Italy in April, 1985. I really had to think very quickly on my feet
during that period but in retrospect it was all for the beast!

Doctrine Insectvas <> to contact

a thought on: "Why? & Why not?"
Do you care for the differences they distinguish...anymore?

Cordell Klier

[Douglas] I'm not sure if I ever did care about the differences. I act
on instinct
and never call that into question.

xMxx <> to contact

What are your biggest influences to you as a person. Things/people that
effect your music, your morals, etc. what/whom effects you the most;
literature, music, pop culture, etc. and any authors, musicians,
politicians. etc, whom you feel a great sense of inspiration from?

Randy Fulgham, California.

[Douglas] How does one list so much without it sounding like a bland shopping
list? I've said it all before anyway and I won't demean all those important
moments, works, people, loves, actions and feelings. I was born at 09.00
hrs. on Friday, the 27th April 1956 in a terraced council house on an
industrial estate in Woking, Surrey in the South of England and I am now 49
years old writing this at 14.45 hrs on a citrus block acres and acres in
size in the Riverland area of South Australia, Sunday, 28th August, 2005.
All of My Life and all that has come with it has been the inspiration.
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