Magic’s 1992 Interview with Darlin’ - Translated
From the January 1997 Magic Magazine article:
Excerpt from Magic Mushroom #5, from the article “Spécial Douce France”, Fall 1992.
Darlin’ has been around since February ‘92. But Guy-Manuel and Thomas — 18- and 17-years-old! — have been friends since middle school, sharing the same passion for the Beach Boys, Love, and T.Rex. They recruited, through a classified ad, Laurent, guitarist (and leader of Tugboat Star, another very promising band).
Tell us about your demo…
Guy-Manuel (vocals): We recorded the demo with a Revox [a brand of tape recorders]. Live in one take, all alone: it really sucks!
Live chat with Daft Punk hosted by M6 Radio, 2001
I finally finished it! Here is a chat DP did online some time in 2001. It was just before Daft Club opened and the album was released in France, so I’m assuming March, but it was listed as being in September…
Anyway, I found this on the Internet Archives— just the first part. The link to the full chat was never archived, but I was able to find the full chat on DW’s blog. The original source had DP’s individual names next to their answers, but DW’s version has no names, so after a certain point I wasn’t sure who was answering and just put “DP”. I also removed questions that Daft Punk did not answer, because most of them were just whining about the moderator not putting their questions through. I tried to keep the formatting as close to the original as possible, for that authentic chat room experience, hehe.
Hello, we are very happy to welcome Daft Punk!
Guy-Manuel: I just got here, Thomas is expected soon, he’s stuck in traffic, it’s nice to be here!