|Krzysztof Kowalewicz: How is playing with
your brother Wojtek in the same group?
Jacek Kuderski: It’s cool because we make up the
rhythm section. Thanks to our [ummm I think this has something to do
with blood or genes or something or heritage] we have a lot of
similarities. We catch the same climate/stuff quickly. We don’t have to
practice too much, we understand each other without even speaking.
Why are you a bassist?
Because from what my parents told me, that was what
pulled me towards music. I remember, when I was riding in the train with
my grandma I would sing and get a candy for that.
What about bass?
Actually I never wanted to play it. I always
preferred normal guitar. I taught myself to play on it in the backyard. We
met with the boys on a bench. One of my friends knew how to play guitar.
He showed me a couple of chords and that’s how it started. When I joined
Myslovitz it turned out that, they already have guitarists. That’s why I
switched to bass.
How did you get into this group?
Still before Myslovitz we played in a [dom
kultura means culture house, it’s just like this place in every Polish
town where you can hang out or whatever and bands can have shows there,
sometimes they have internet cafes] culture house with a different
group, one that had no future. We were just playing for the sake of
playing. That’s where Artur (Rojek – vocalist) noticed us. He looked how
we looked and played.
How do you rank your playing ability?
In the middle.
Do you and your brother ever form an alliance
against the rest of the group?
No. There was never such a situation and neither of
us definitely wouldn’t want that. In the beginning of our group we were
very strict about punctuality of coming to rehearsals, so that we could
practice regularly. We were very rigorous. We even made you pay money if
you didn’t show up or came late. I feel that we did a lot
organization-wise as brothers in the start of our group.
What is the vocalist and leader Artur Rojek
Above all he is a very good vocalist. He’s a man who
would do well in life, no matter what he chose to do. Aside from this he
is a really cool guy, a very intelligent person.
Your brother is the only one in the group who
uses the pseudonym “Lala.” The rest of the band doesn’t have any
nicknames, or have they just not been revealed yet?
"Lala" was given to him a really long time ago. It’s
short for “Laluni.” My brother used to look just like a girl, he had curly
hair. They called me "Jaca," and we call Artur "Rojas." We call Przemek
What do you think when you listen to your
newest album, "Miłość w czasach popkultury"?
I feel that every lyric fits me and relate to a
situation that happened in my life. I can relate to all the lyrics.
You are one of the three members of the great
who are responsible for writing the music. What ideas on the new album are
I did the beginning of the song "Długość dźwięku
samotności", "Dla ciebie", "Peggy Sue nie wyszła za mąż" and "Gdzieś".
What do you occupy yourself with when you’re
not thinking about your band?
I clean my apartment or I fix the car. I have an old
Volkswagen Golf and I always have to fix something in it. I keep on
thinking more whether it’s worth it to keep it. I don’t have any hobbies
besides playing. That bothers me a bit. Sometimes I have more free time
and I don’t know what to do with it. Most of the time I just go to bars
and I see some people I know while drinking beer.
With which musicians do you spend the most
Generally we don’t see each other often. Each of us
has his own life. If we manage to arrange it, I get together the most with
my brother and Artur, because they’re the only band members that drink
Can you imagine life without Myslovitz?
In the present, no. It’s all I have.