The 2 Minute Interview

The term “life in the limelight” was born when Tobias Jundt aka Bonaparte founded the eponymous band in 2006. Anybody who has witnessed the wild bustle of Punk, costumes and masks, eloquence and lots of bare skin, knows what we are talking about. He answered our questions for this little intro as follows: Who are you? “Bonaparte, Emperor of the people and the hearts.“ Where do people know you from? “From radio and television and from the pub around the corner.” What do you do? “Right now, I am answering interview questions.” What else do you plan on doing? “Afterwards, I will eat a pineapple and write a hit song!” Well, we could finish right here – pretty much everything has been said. He’s genius and madness in one; he’s ironic and painfully honest (honest!) and very likeable of course. So, if we stopped right here you’d never find out about sex with a suckling pig in a sauna, the swing on a maple tree or the pink elephant. We highly recommend going to see one of Bonaparte’s gigs either in Hamburg or Berlin to anyone who is ready for more after reading all of this. We’re giving away guest list tickets for each gig. Send an email titled “ANTI ANTI!” to


Name: Bonaparte
Age: unknown
Location: Berlin, Wellington, the world
Job: musician
Shoe size: 39.5
Favourite mask: mine
Contact: The moon, exit 2, third house on the left!
Describe yourself in three words.
Three third threesomes!


What is your Plan B? 
Musicians always live their Plan B, because they’d have to finish school to have a Plan A.


Which concert will you never forget?  
Oh… there are a few…I often like to remember a whole period of time. My first New Zealand tour in 2007 or the first tour in China in 2013, for example. The first concerts in Berlin during 2006 and 2009 were surely the most special though – it was always completely about the moment, and a world outside of that very moment was non-existent.


Which song would you still listen to even if the record were broken?
Otis Redding – These Arms of Mine


What does a romantic love scene sound like?
I suppose you mean a love scene in ancient Rome? I think the man will have fed the woman grapes while she was nibbling on a suckling pig, afterwards they’d have platonic sex in a sauna and then the woman would eat the man for dessert.


Name a magical place anywhere in the world.
In my heart, there is a swing hanging from an old maple tree on the top of a little hill.


A moment you will always remember?
My birth was quite the spectacle. As usual, I was running late because I still had a few things to get done. When I did finally see the light of day, the gypsy band had warmed up pretty well and was playing a couple of my favourite songs (though not quite sober anymore). And as far as I can remember, everybody was really happy. Except my brother – he kept asking the nurse whether he could still exchange me for a sister.

If you had a time machine for one day, which year would you set it to and why?
I’d just set it to tomorrow to avoid oversleeping again.


Which book, film and record should everyone have read, seen and listened to?
“Beck’s letzter Sommer”, of course! It’s a book, a movie AND a record! (Editors note: OST by Bonaparte)


With which artist (dead or alive) would you like to record a song?
Yesterday, Kurt Cobain called and asked me to start a band with him and Billie Holiday. But I had just promised to do a DJ set with Johnny Cash. It’s such a drag being popular. Maybe it’s time for a cover version of “We are the World” again.


Which super power would you like to have?
I’d like to be like Buster Keaton. He was human, but he seemed like a superhero to me.


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
As a token of my affection I’d saw off one of my legs and roast it on the fire in my garden. Unless you are vegetarians, of course. In that case, I’d serve Chinese braised aubergines ad homemade bread with little things hidden inside.


What are you afraid of?


When did you last try something new and what was it?
Yesterday! I wrote and recorded a song with Bela B in my secret studio. Before that, we’d only have Schnapps together.


What should no one know about you?


Which question should we have asked?
The last question about the last question about the pink elephant in the room.


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