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 Puta Volcano vocalist Anna Papathanasiou as she’s been spending this time being productive.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
Mostly writing, essays, archiving my projects and so on. I have all the time in my hands and no excuses to procrastinate so I guess it has been a productive self-isolation session with intervals where I would be practicing yoga, jumping up and down, playing the piano a lot, stuff I actually do either way.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
Heaps of music. All kinds of it. As I am writing back to you I think it is Concrete by Shame playing on my laptop and right before that the Civilized worm by the Melvins, while a night ago I watched Mozart’s Requiem conducted by the great Teodor Currentzis which really gave me goosebumps. Big spectrum right there. You can check out my Moody Whoop Whoop playlist on Spotify.
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?
All kinds of goodies. Cheesecake was a big success, today there was risotto with spinach on the menu, and also a really black metal cake. Apart from those highlights I would say it has been mostly common food that serves the purpose of non-extinction.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
Well, let’s see, The Long Goodbye by Robert Altman and Un Prophete amongst others and then John Oliver’s latest shows of course and Tiger King just like everyone else I suppose. In terms of books it has been a really heavy ride, closer to studying than reading, Image Acts by Horst Bredekamp and Confronting Images by Georges Didi-Huberman. a
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
I would say to take it easy, just one day at a time, meditate, and really take advantage of the time to prepare for what is coming up next. For some it must be more tough than others but, in any case, love yourselves and wash them hands, life is what it is, let’s all ride the wave and just observe the route even if it really brings us down at times.