(Originally appeared in Mutant Renegade Zine #2 – July 1991)
Hello there! The featured musician in theis issue of Mutant Renegade Zine is Ed Lacy, who is keyboardist of the Raging Mantras (otherwise known as the Killjoys). There is a long, involved story about the name change that involves something about too many other things being known by the name Killjoy. (Did that make any sense?) Ed has been in many bands in the Dayton area including Modern Example, Basic Acid, Boat, Illuminated Seers of Bavaria and Dementia Precox. Ed also helped with a zine during the eighties entitled Talking Drum. The Raging Mantras usually play at Canal Street Tavern or Note for Note while in the Dayton area. The Mantras have a mix of light rock and danceable music that is included in their visually stimulating psychedelic video presentation during most of their shows. So, I highly recommend the Raging Mantras to be seen and heard at one of their multi-media extravaganzas.
Occupation: Outside agitator, Teacher and Musician.
Favorite Song: ”The Big Ship” by Brian Eno.
Favorite Group: Beatles, Devo, Camper Van Beethoven and Pink Floyd.
Who’s the Devil?: Donald Trump and Margaret Thatcher’s child.
Opinion of Bush: Donald Trump and Margaret Thatcher’s child.
Concern: Military Liespeak eg=”co-located”=near.
Childhood Memory: Still hanging upside-down on the wrought iron fence.
Euphoria: See Religion.
Expected Lifespan: 110 years minus other peoples cigarettes.
Example: Robert Anton Wilson.
Favorite Movie: Koyanisquatsi.
Larry “Bud” Melman: Grab these gaddamn chickens.
Pasttime: Focault’s Pendulum.
Scariest Thing Possible: Republican clone factories.
Interests: Health, peace, prosperity, cultural diversity, ESP, plaentary health, spirituality, evolution, stereos, geological formations, psychedelica………………..
Achievements: I finished this.
If: I were a swan, I’d be gone.
Food: Fundamentalists Vegitarian Weirdos.
Color:Violet Blue (as in Crayola 64 pack).
Favorite Product: Devo e-z listening cassettes and brain implants.
Opinion of Elvis: I love the Residents.
Word of the Day: Peace.
Best Band in Dayton: The Ohio Players.
Best Concert Tour: Peter Gabriel “So” Tour in Cincinnati.
Holiday: Summer Solstice.
Favorite Cartoon: The Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony part of Fantasia.
Essay of Life: There’s a sucker born every minute, but they can’t lick us all if we stick together. Don’t tell the ending yet.