Fred Carter was born 27/8/70 in Aldershot, England. The hospital that played host the event was demolished shortly afterwards. He was educated "in a variety of hideous special schools in the south", but still managed to gain a BA(Hons) in literature from Goldsmiths College, London, having read only two of the course books. This qualification has served him well in his careers as a waiter, cleaner and roadsweeper. He commenced solo performances in 1991, subsequently working within T.O.P.Y. as the main force in the volatile (and now infamous) Fred Carter Group. His other activities include writing, "indpendent magick", painting, creating music, and pranks. Though it's often difficult to tell which is which.
Fred Carter recently re-located to Brighton where he is currently appearing with the performance trio Cheesy Treacle.
His novella Violation of the FuckPod will be published by Turbulence when it is.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Total absence of want, guilt or fear. Maybe leaving Earth.
What is your greatest fear?
That love is not enough. And betrayal, of course.
Which living person do you most admire?
A guy called Alistair Ross, the most authentic marriage of pure hedonism and anarchy ever poured into a human host.
Which living person do you most despise?
All pernicious media control viral strains, from Heseltine to Gallagher: the enemy in all shapes.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Passive acceptance, inertia on any level.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
The peculiarly British wish to be told what to do and think.
What objects do you always carry with you?
My silver pentagram, a book, pen and paper, matches, rizlas. Swiss Army knife, Thoth tarot deck, keys.
What is your favourite fantasy?
Liquid 'E' in the Parliamentary water supply, undetected, for six months.
What makes you depressed?
The stupidity of mankind, waste poverty, malice.
What is your favourite book?
Anything to gather practical ammunition - ideas books.
What is your favourite record/ piece of music?
My two top numbers:
My Squelchy Life - Brian Eno
Jehovahkill - Julian Cope
What or who is the greatest love in your life?
All my beloved, inspiring co-conspirators, in all Time Zones.
Which phrases do you most overuse?
'Nice One!'/'Tasty'/'I like it'.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
A regular large cash injection, administered free of obligation.
What would your motto be?
If you don't like it, don't do it.
How would you like to die?
Either at the end of a 48 hour orgasm, of exhaustion, or in my sleep, if the above is unattainable.
Do you believe in life after death?
Not yet. However, looking around, I wish more people believed in life before death.
How would you like to be remembered?
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
For information on all Fred Carter and Cheesy Treacle projects, send an S.A.E. to:
Fred Carter Communications, Flat 14, 65 The Drive, Hove, East Sussex BN3 3PF, England, UK.
Questions shamelessly plagiarised from 'the Guardian' by John Eden
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