20 Questions With Nic Bragg of Zulu Records

March 16, 2009.

This is the 33rd interview of what we hope will be 500 profiles of people who have made life in BC that much more interesting. At the rate we’re going it’ll take three years, in which time we’ll probably just start shooting for 1,000.

Once or twice a week Scout poses 60 questions to a different individual. They pick and choose which ones they’d prefer to answer, with a minimum response rate of 20. It’s some sort of Rorschach test, for sure…

This week, we meet Nic Bragg, the manager at West 4th’s Zulu Records since forever (he started at the original location closer to Burrard). He plays guitar for Destroyer and knows plenty about music.

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Scout Q&A

Three things about your neighbourhood that make you want to live there: I live in Cedar Cottage. It is quiet and there is little traffic. Glen Park is nice especially when used as a venue for LARPing. The Georgian Baguettes at the European Bakery on Fraser deserve high praise. Also, I would be remiss not to sing the virtues of the Cedar Cottage Café, Pub and cold beer shop.

Default drink: Pisco Sour or more realistically a Stella.

Drink you’ll never have again: Pernod or any other Abinsthe substitute.

Favourite Vancouver bridge: Burrard Street Bridge solely because it has that secret room up top.

Best Vancouver patio: Six Acres when open.

One thing you’d like to change about Vancouver: Liquor licenses here make it fairly impossible for a new club to open and the new wave of architecture doesn’t trend towards performance spaces either.

Favourite place to see a band: Malkin Bowl is a nice spot.

Book you’re reading: Trying to swim into the deep waters of Roberto Bolano’s Savage Detectives.

Last place traveled: Family trip to Burrowing Owl Winery and then on to Nelson.

The view from your favourite window: The lookout at Harbour Centre.

Musical instrument you long to play: My friend Ted Bois has an amazing Wurlitzer 200A piano; I wish I had the skills to play it.

The scariest situation you’ve ever been in: Hold up.

Best concert experience ever: Tie between MBV/Dinosaur/Yo La Tengo at the Commodore in and Galaxie 500 opening for the Cocteau Twins.

Best record label: Pound for pound I think Matador Records in NYC has put out the best records of the last 20 years but really Chicago’s Drag City wins as they gave us Will Oldham and Bill Callahan.

The thing that makes you the most nervous: Rats.

Town you were born in: Buenos Aires.

What are you listening to as you answer these questions: I’m on track three of M.Ward’s latest opus Hold Time.

Album that first made you love music: Television Marquee Moon.

The thing you’re addicted to: Americanos at Re-Entry.

The game you’re best at: Cribbage, Ricky and Chess.

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  • http://www.thanksforasking.ca Matt R.

    Yeah Destroyer. Respect.

  • knightafter

    I’ve known Nic for more than 20 years and he’s one of the coolest people in Vancouver

  • Knightafter

    And his band , Blaise Pascal was awesome

  • http://www.salttastingroom.com Kurtis Kolt

    Nic’s the goods. Love that guy.

  • Alice

    Great answers. Impeccable taste in music, but I wonder if Nic would expand upon his LARPing (I had to look it up on Wiki) reference. Do you LARP Nic, or do you just like to watch?

  • doreen grey

    ya he is so cool that when artists / musicians bring in their record collections to sell they get sfa,

  • ThomasV

    “they get sfa”

    Super Fair Amount?

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