Meeting in the Orchid Room
the October of 1998, I had the opportunity of talking with the man self
dubbed "The Grand Oral Disseminator " Maxi Jazz, but
I had a problem with this title. Ideas of grandeur, was this man referring
to himself as God? Of course he was, afterall we were told on the second
Faithless album that 'God Is A DJ', why was I getting so uptight? But
on the level, this man was most likely only doing as the verb suggests;
to disseminate or to spread the word, lyrically or as the band were
responsible for, musically and this has seen 5 albums to date.
first thing I did was to refuse all gigs under a grand and sure enough
two weeks later the phone started to ring. It was people offering work,
proper work. And so over the period of about 2 years I started to get
more work, better work. People were calling me to do sessions and paying
me very well for it. Over this time I went to Brazil with Jason Revelle
and earned quite a lot of money and thought that when I get back I'm
going to buy that RS2000 that I've always wanted. I was overjoyed, my
dream for the past 10 years was to be a professional musician, to run
my RS2000, a mobile phone and buy records every week. Now, that was
exactly the position I was in.
yeah, this really is a passion, if I had more time I'd be more involved.
I got my Ford Escort and it's gorgeous. So I'm driving it around and
thinking to myself, "I can't be driving just to the studio and
the chip shop and back, it's gonna get battered, so I'll have to get
myself another car to run around in and keep this for Sundays."
My first thoughts were, "well I'll just buy anything and then I
thought to myself, Max you can't do that, you cannot just go and buy
anything 'cos you'll totally upset your day if you've got to spend so
much time in the car, you're not gonna like it." I only like a
few cars, so that was 98% gone and to cut a long story short, I bought
a Sierra Sapphire 'RS Cosworth'. I bought it off this old racing driver
Dave Brodie. He's got this race engine building concern down near Silverstone.
He completely rebuilds the engine, so this one's got 370 bhp, you put
your foot down and fire comes out of the exhaust!
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