Swimmers Club

Originally from Misfits Mag, 2016


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Municipal Pool

Check which is the shallow end and note the point where you will be out of your depth.


Who: Tall Juan
Where: San Antonio de Padua, Buenos Aires
What: Musician

So, who are you?

I'm Tall Juan, I'm a musician living in Far Rockaway, New York.

Where are you from?

I'm from San Antonio de Padua, Buenos Aires.

What do you do?

I would say I do the same as almost everyone else, but also play music and chess.

Who or what are you influenced by?

I'm influenced by people. It could be friends, familly, musicians, painters. Music inspires me the most.

Are you one of those people who like really loves technology?


Do you still listen to music? If so, what's been the best stuff you've heard all year?

Yes, I listen to lots of music, I listen to the Columbia University radio every day. The best stuff to me is this Italian musician, Franco Battiato.

Do you read? Tell us about good books you read this year?

I don't read much, but the last books I read were in Spanish. A really good one is this book about my favourite singer in Argentina, Carlos Gardel, written by another favourite of mine, Edmundo Rivero.

What are you currently working on?

I'm finishing recording my first full length album.

Who's ever written a great work about the immense effort required in order not to create?

I have no idea.

So do you fancy yourself as some kind of artist or what?

Not really, I know I'm a good musician though.

'Quit... quit... you should quit... you should quit... you should... you should...'. Should you quit?

Smoking? Yes!

Are you just in it for the money?

Money is just to eat and pay rent, I'm here to have fun.

Can you give us the names of two other interesting people who you think we may not have heard of but should have heard of and who we can put these questions to?

Yep, Beastie Vee and Matthew Volz.


Listen to Tall Juan's music here