Live Interview with
(The boring Crew) Part
Who are the guys behind all these eye offending demos with music
composed by someone completely tone deaf and colour schemes
which seem to be imported through some dark channels from
eastern Europe? What is their driving force? How do they create
their - hmmm- "demos"? If you dare to go on then put on your
protective gloves, fasten your ear muffs and make sure to wear
some super dark shades, TBC is heading your way... And don't
forget to keep your back to the wall ;)
Alive: To start the interview off, why not tell us a little bit
about yourselves, your name, date of birth, and general
TBC: I am Julio Mundungus Fletcher, otherwise known as 'Alone1',
the inspiration behind The Boring Crew. I was born in the shadow
of a volcano on October 13th 1869, the product of a union
between a badger tamer and an underwater ballerina. My formative
years were unremarkable, apart from running away to join a
circus which had got stuck in an underground cavern. I got into
the Atari ST accidentally, when I went into an electrical shop,
fully intending to purchase a light fitting, and came away with
an ST 500 and a copy of ST Internals instead. Ten minutes later,
the first demo "TBC 1" was released, and the rest of it you know
about by now.
Julio in full gear...
Alive: We know you are Atari lovers, tell us a bit more about
the other hardware you've got.
TBC: I have a really nice cheese grater. It has a satellite
uplink to the top-secret CIA-controlled 'Illuminati' killersat.
This can project microwaved death from above to any spot on the
world within 30 seconds of the order being given!
Alive: So have you thought of expanding your coverage of Atari
hardware to include other models? The Falcon '030 is the obvious
TBC: Yes we are. We even tried started spamming the Falcon only
section of the Atari Forum BBS with news of our ST releases. To
be honest, we are having some technical issues to overcome with
the hardware, as our routines seem to be too much for this frail
machine. Our 'Wibbly spluttery beepy thing' demo engine runs far
too quickly at present. I'm coding a hardware degrader for the
Falcon, which reduces the processor to 4mhz, and the number of
colours to 27 randomly chosen ones, even on a CT60! This should
make our demo's work nice and smooth again!
Alive: We heard rumours of something more advanced, a 3D engine
in progress. Could you tell us a bit more?
TBC: Heh! They are right of course. We have a Volkswagen camper
van engine, which is solid metal in three dimensions, sitting in
the garage and ready to go. We think it could be used at the
heart of a new generation of cpu's. Alternatively, we could sell
it on Ebay, l@@k, super rare! Buyer to collect only, as the
postage on the other one we sold came to 3048 Euros!
Alive: Are there any heroes of the Atari scene that you worship
and wish to emulate?
TBC: There are too many cool people just to name one, but we
will try. I have an affinity with Pongo Snodgrass of the Dildo
Fatwa, his tunes are the killer queen! So are his cheesy feet!
Alive: Please could you tell us your Motivation about the way
your demo's are released?
TBC: We get our motivation from all the positive feedback of our
cheered audience. It's incredible how enthusiastic our products
are announced and worshipped once the sceners have seen them ...
Alive: I heard you are planning to make a mega demo containing
all your previous screens with a little text main menu. Sounds
like an excellent idea. I guess the screens will also compress
quite well :)
TBC: Indeed we have thought about a mega demo, xBore our
mastermind and chief developer is working on a method to end
each demo after the last scroller has wrapped and a breakthrough
is already in sight. In addition to that we will use the
revolutionary "auto-folder-technology" - which we have
discovered only recently - to chain up the screens. You know
it's really great to discover such earth shattering technologies
and implement them into a product. In fact realising stuff makes
us high, we are addicted to it. Actually it makes us feel better
than getting laid. In fact I almost get a hard one when I think
of it :)
Alive: Erm, well. That's interesting :) it reminds me of an
interview with a guy called "Cosmo" who said guys with a
moustache make him horny, what can you tell us about your
preferences in that area.
TBC: Ah yeah moustaches are really sexy, I really admire
Paranoid for his nice moustache. On our last group meeting we
decided that all of our members have to grow a moustache.
Besides we are really cool guys and like to dress in black
leather except for some areas. We also usually wear leather caps
with all kinds of chains and stuff.
xBore with his cool leather outfit
Alive: Why did you name your crew "The boring Crew" was is
intended to underline the attitude of your demos?
TBC: Not really, we had to search a new name since xBore
accidentally deleted some pixels from our first logo and I had
no idea how to get them back. Originally the logo was TBO, which
is an abbreviation for "The blue Oyster" which is our favourite
bar. Since the damage was done, we had to search for
alternatives. "Tiny Bollocks Crew" and "The Baguette Cocks" came
to our mind but DaFool thought they sounded too French and we
are no French pussies, we are tough Spanish ga... erm guys.
Make sure to continue with part 2 of the interview from the main