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An Interview With Raymi

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From the man who brought you An Interview With Custom, I'm pleased to share this interview with Raymi.  Enjoy.

Q: In the small world of Toronto blogging, your site is one of the more popular destinations.  What's the secret to your success?
A: lots of photos, being around for awhile and being consistent, not holding back and or being predictible.  in the beginning it was all photos of my face and my body and nudity and getting people interested at looking at me like a poor man's celebrity but after awhile you realise that having a blog with 95 per cent of the photos of you leaning against a wall is boring and overdoing it.  my writing is manic and to the point so that holds well with the ADD crowd.  i guess i am kind of cynical and funny and cheesy.  these aren't really success tips or secrets it's just what i've been doing, what i do.

Q: Better Living Centre, a new Toronto blog, has twice now featured your replies to Rebecca Eckler's Advice to the Lovelorn questions. "Dear Raymi" seems to be a hit, any plans to make this a regular feature?
A: ask them.  i have no problem in doing it on a regular basis.

Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?  Will you still be blogging?
A: i will still be blogging and i will probably be saying I STARTED BLOGGING TEN YEARS AGO to shitbag kids and their mothers.  hopefully i won't be old or fat looking.

Q: Most readers of this site are from the Great White North. Please share with us the details of your Canadian roots. We love CanCon.
A: french canadian, welsh, scottish, born in canada.

Q: It seems you've developed an interesting relationship with fellow blogger and Canadian rock star Matthew Good.  Give us the straight up goods (pun totally intended) on him.  Dude or dud?
A: definitely a dude and hates on people who are only interested in really expensive clothes and has an angry-schtick which i find amusing and he knows a lot about technology unlike other musicians so that's brownie point right there.

Q: Has Matt asked you to guest on his next album?  Your bio suggests you have musical roots.
A: no are u retarded?

Q: Your entries are completely void of any punctuation.  How were your primary school grammar grades?
A: straight A's.  english and spelling were my strongest subjects so naturally that's the first area to slack on.  it's fucking irritating when people mention my grammar and punctuation like oh my god she doesn't use periods and commas.  who are you the grammar police?  it's arty.  it's how i think and "create."  i think my writing is fine just the way it is and when the time comes, if ever, for me to write properly i am perfectly capable of doing so.

Q: What's your favourite movie?
A: The Professional

Q: Is there anything you'd like to share with the Toronto Mike faithful?
A: my cat scream-cries-meows around the house for hours on end for no reason.

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