What could be more relaxing than a few bears and a nice, long sauna?The Finnish Seamanīs church, that besides being a concentional church, also has a supermarket, alcohol and a sauna, makes it possible
The breed of sauna rockers is increasing steadiliy. We present them to you exclusively. This time: The hardcore band Strapt from Venice.
Who would be your favourite sauna partner? Katsumi: Just alone. Because in Japan thereīs separate sauna for men and women.
I heard you can not go in a sauna if you have tattoos in Japan?! Katsumi: No, we can not. Big J: I can, right? Katsumi: No, you can not. Big J: Why not? Katsumi: Because you have tattoos. Big J: Why? Katsumi: Because of the Jakuza. Thatīs why they donīt allow tattoos in the sauna. But Jakuzas like the sauna, but as they can not go there, they have their own sauna, I think. Big J: Jakuza-sauna? Katsumi: Jakuza-sauna. You can go there. Big J: Then I go in the Jakuza-sauna.
So what is the perfect sauna drink for you? Big J: Three naked women and me.
Sauna drink?! Big J: Ah, sauna drink. I think water is wonderful for me. My all-time favourite drink anywhere. Katsumi: Yes, I think water is best, but I like diet-coke. I think I lost weight on this tour. As I change my weight, I change my food. Big J: He doesnīt want to be fat like me, because in the Japanese culture you have to be very skinny. Thatīs the reason why they are so small. Katsumi: Strapt is a fat band. Big J: We are a fat band? Katsumi: Yes. Big J: Right, now we are.
Sauna without a cold shower is like sex without Big J: A cigarette?! Kasumi: Susana.
Imagine that you can not open the door. So what would you do? Big J: I am a big man, so I know how to open a door. Katsumi: No opening means itīs closed? Big J: Yes, locked. You can not go out, so what would you do? Katsumi: I go home. Big J: We can not go home, because we can not open the door.! Katsumi: Ah. I thought I can not go in the sauna. Big J: No, you can not go out of the sauna. Katsumi: Then Iīd try to break the door.
Witch is you favourite sauna infusion? Big J: I think watermelon. Beer doesnīt smell like fresh bread, it just smells like hot beer. Katsumi: I think we use just water in Japan. Big J: I think pineapple smells very good.
What do you think about sex in a sauna? Big J: Sex in a sauna? I have not have sex in a sauna yet. I have only been in a sauna three times in my life, so I think it would be very hot and sweaty. Katsumi: I can not stay long in a sauna. I have to go out after five or ten minutes, take a cold shower and then come back.
Separate sauna for men and women or mixed ones? Katsumi: Separate is normal in Japan. Big J: Together. Together, I say!
What is your greatest sauna memory? Big J: This is a great memory for me. When I leave here, this will be the greatest memory I have. This Finnish sauna in a church. What is your greatest memory of sauna, Katsumi? Katsumi: Nothing.
What would you ask George W. Bush if you met him in a sauna? Katsumi: I have a language problem. I can not speak English very well. If he can speak Japanese, we can have a conversation. Big J: Just one question. Katsumi: I would ask him if the movie, Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore, is true or not. Big J: Iīd ask him to spell potato.
When was the last time you were blushing? Katsumi: Last night. Big J: Last night you blushed? Katsumi: Yes I think so. Because we played hard I sweat a lot. Big J: Not like that. Itīs when your cheeks turn red when you are embarassed. Not when you was on stage, no. Katsumi: Maybe now! Big J: I can not remember the last time I blushed. I donīt know, I really canīt remember. Maybe the first time I smoked crack, I blushed.
Have you ever had a stalker experience? Big J: Well, girls never bother me. Itīs mostly the dudes. When they drink, they want to talk for a long time about the band and everything. There was a stinky girl who followed me for a day. And after this day she followed Katsumi for a day. I think the German women smell a little bit more than the women from America. I think maybe they work harder. Katsumi: There was a small sauna in the hotel and there was a guy in a tight bikini and he sat down close next to me. He asked me :Nothing under the towel?. Big J: Iīm waiting for a woman who would stalk me.