Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine: Barishi’s Graham Brooks – “Challenge stupidity during this difficult time, doing so may be what saves us all”

Posted by on May 7, 2020


Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine is Metal Insider’s new column during this time of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked artists five questions on what’s been keeping them busy ranging from their favorite movies, food they’ve been eating, music they’ve been listening to and more. We caught up with Barishi guitarist/vocalist Graham Brooks as he’s spending this time making pizza and reading non-fiction books


What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon trying to throw a hatchet into a stump in my yard. Lately, my days are slightly less productive than that though.  


Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?

I’ve been listening to lots of Led Zeppelin, which Is usually the case to be honest. As far as playlists, I don’t really have any streaming services; mostly just dusting off the record collection. The first Captain Beyond record has made a reappearance. It’s a tragedy that I haven’t listened to it in a few months. That record rips so fucking hard. 


A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?

I have been making a lot of pizzas lately. I got a stone and a dough recipe that have been working pretty well, but it’s my girlfriend that has actually been cooking up a storm. The highlight thus far is a cauliflower curry with homemade naan. I’m spoiled.


In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?

I have been watching a show called British show called ‘Toast of London’ for the past year or so. I think it’s one of the greatest comedic shows of all time and suggest it to everyone. I’ve also been watching the archeology tv show ‘Time Team.’ They’re all available to watch on YouTube. I learn a lot and it’s very soothing. As for books, I mostly read pretty dry non-fiction. Some recent standouts would be ‘Tale of the Axe’ and ‘Dawnland Encounters.’


What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?

I’d say that things are tough now but I’m sure there will eventually be a light at the end of the tunnel. Challenge stupidity during this difficult time, doing so may be what saves us all. 


Barishi’s new album Old Smoke is available now. Check out our review of the record here. 

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