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Firefox (Phenomena) (00.00.00) musician

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Interview (MediasRes) of: Firefox/Phenomena


Handle:
Firefox

How did you come up with your alias ?
Well if you remeber the game companies Firebird and Rainbird, I loved those names and I tried to invent a similar name and came up with Firefox!, not from the movie with the same name.

City / Country:
Stockholm / Sweden

Born year:
1971

What was your first computer, and when did you get it?
I got my first computer a ZX spectrum 32K back in 1984 if i remeber correctly.

How did you get into the scene and what groups have you been a member of ?
The first real group i was a member of was (What? -Ed)

What was the proudest moment in your career ?
I got a call from Kefrens in the beginning, they asked me to join but i declined their offer for no reason at all. But it was fun getting a call from them anyway (thanks guys! you know who you are!).

For what specific reason(s) do you think that you are remembered ?
I hope to have given other musicians insperation to start making music on the Amiga and keeping the scene alive and make it grow.

What would you like to be remembered for ?
I would like to be remembered for my music and to be seen as one of the pioneers of tracked music along with other great musicians like : Sll, Luxor, Romeo Knight, Jesper kyd, Uncle Tom (Known before as Titan/NorthStar).

What made you stop the scene activity ? (and do you remember when?)
Well what can i say, the MILITARY! 1992

Thinking back on the good old days, is there anything you regret?
Nope, it was just awesome (well zike you where there too!)

What was your favorite
GAME(S)

Gee, thats a hard one aint it? no idea, i didn't play that much.

DEMO(S)
Cryptoburners the one with that amazing piano tune in it (can't recall the name of the demo, sorry!).

PROGRAMMER(S) (OR PROGRAMMING TEAM(S))
Hmm, i guess Slayer/Scoopex and Azatoth/Phenomena.

OVERALL GROUPS :
*Sweat* It must be Kefrens.

COMPOSER(S)
Uncle Tom (hi buddy), Jeroen Tel/M.o.n, Sll/Red Sector, Luxor/Megaforce and Romeo Knight.

BEST COMPOSED TRACK(S)
Power guardian/sll, Spell-Amelioration/Uncle tom, Cream of the earth/Romeo Knight.

BEST GRAPHICS
Uno, Reward.

EVENT(S) (E.G. COPYPARTY)
Halloween party in alvesta 1988 as i recall.

MEMORY(S)
When Avalon the former of phenomena told the members that he was leaving the group and the name with him! hehe guess again!(he was dead as a programmer anyway and never did anything) so we went on! if someone is to blame for this it's me cause i came up with the idea to carry on the tradition of the name!

DRINK ?
Nowadays i drink Pepsi-max or Tropicana (100% pure squeezed juice from florida) aaah *yummi*

What are you doing nowadays ?
I used to work for Stockholm label group(Sonet, Polar(abba), Stockholm records) the biggest record company in sweden as a producer. butt nowadays i am studying and waiting for our first baby my girlfriend and I, due to be born the 1st of february 1998.

What are you doing on your spare time?
I'm now actually very into 3d studio MAX, I'm working on a game similar to the game RIVEN.

Is there anything you'd like to say to the public (read: admires)
Yes! i would like to wish all of you who have made it possible for all of us to be here and be apart of the awesome time that was and the time to come! people from the early days of the Amiga (you know who you are) MEGA respect to you all!

What is the meaning of life?
To reach a higher level of knowledge!


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