Khoi Vinh

Five Questions

This is the third 5Q interview for Seal Club, featuring
Khoi Vinh of Subtraction.

  1. What’s missing in your kitchen?

    A dishwasher and a garbage disposal. It’s the East Village, after all.

  2. You wake up covered in tomato sauce. There’s a camel sleeping beside you and nautical charts on the wall. What happened?

    Some kind of weird, maritime re-enactment of the infamous horse’s
    head scene from “The Godfather.” However, I’m delighted to be playing
    the John Marley role; you should hear me scream in terror.

  3. Puppies or kittens?

    Puppies, no question, and not just because I’m allergic to cats.

  4. Can you tell us something using these terms: cloud, embargo, penguin, third-base and unsubstantiated?

    Nothing coherent, but here goes: Clouds are fine. President Carter’s 1980
    grain embargo against the Soviet Union is one of the first political
    memories I have. Penguins make for winning logos — just look at the marks
    for Munsingwear’s Penguin line of clothing or for Penguin books; both are
    classics. Prime Minister Pete Nice of the white rap duo 3rd Bass is the
    founder of the Baseball Fans Hall of Fame. Unsubstantiated is a great
    sounding word.

  5. What are your top three songs for late at night?

    “Atmosphere” by Joy Division
    “Unresponsive Ears” by The Fever Zone
    “Thirteen” by Kathryn Williams

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