Tuesday January 22 2013
I first met Jim Siegel (aka Ning Nong) when he was working at Hospital Productions in New York City. I was impressed by his near encyclopedic knowledge of music, (naming catalogue numbers of 4AD releases at any given time), and found out we grew up in two Bostonian suburbs that are literally connected. Thus began our friendship.
As well as putting his insane record collection to good use as a DJ, he also keeps busy as a drummer in two bands.
It’s about time he made a mix for 13:13. I ask him a few questions to dig deeper in to the man behind Ning Nong.
1. Astrological sign: Capricorn
2. Currently working on: Raspberry Bulbs 1st LP as a full band. Almost done.
3. Currently living: Brooklyn.
4. Last record listened to: The Comforts Of Madness by Pale Saints.
5. Favorite scent: Vanilla.
6. Favorite place to spin: Heathers in NYC.
7. Current obsessions: Cassettes made in England, steak fries, bubble bath.
8. Currently reading: Currently re-reading Hate comics by Peter Bagge.
9. Favorite all time drummer: Budgie (of Siouxsie & the Banshees).
10. Favorite synthetic beat maker: Richard D. James.
11. 5 pieces from your collection you can’t live without: The Birthday Party – Mutiny/The Bad Seed CD, Wire – Chairs Missing LP, My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything LP, Iron Maiden – Powerslave LP, Cocteau Twins – Heaven Or Las Vegas LP.
12. Current favorite pop album: Beauty And The Beat by The Go-Go’s.
13. Last thing you do before bed: BATH TIME!
Jim is currently providing drums for Raspberry Bulbs and Italian Horn. Stay up to date with him on Instagram : _ning_nong_
I never saw you again.
A Ning Nong mix for 13:13
0. Pet Shop Boys – Being Boring (Parlophone/EMI)
1. Gas – Zauberberg 1 (Mille Plateaux)
2. Arab Strap - Cherubs (Chemikal Underground)
3. Boards Of Canada – Amo Bishop Roden (Warp)
4. The Cure – A Few Hours After This (Fiction)
5. Julee Cruise – Mysteries Of Love (Warner Bros.)
6. Dead Can Dance – The Protagonist (4AD)
7. Bill Fay – Methane River (Deram Nova)
8. The Orb – Oxbow Lakes (Island)
9. Blur – Under The Westway (Parlophone/EMI)
10. Charlatan – Codex (Type)
11. Haus Arafna – You Don’t Believe Me (Galakthorro)
12 Lussuria – Mondo Narcotico (Hospital Productions)
13. Cocteau Twins – Crushed (4AD)