Crossfire / Danecrew,
Added on January 5th, 2007 (5238 views)
Tell us something about yourself.
Kim Andersen, age 32, born in Aarhus, Denmark, currently living in Copenhagen.
What handle(s) did you use and how did you come up with it/them?
Uh, I've had plenty.... The most wellknown was probably Crossfire, then Steel, and of course the infamous Exory. There were a few others besides those three, but probably nothing people will recognize.
What group(s) were you in?
Don't even remember all of them, but here's a list: Danecrew, Unicess, Noise, Dominators, Miracle, Holocaust (although it was never intended to be a nazi-tribute), Acrise, Image, Epic, Motiv 8, and Fairlight.
What roles have you fulfilled?
I think over time I did about everything, haha! I was mainly a cracker, leader and at some point also a swapper.
How long were you active for?
Tell us about those years and how you got into the scene in the first place.
I used to know JTC of Razor Express and he is more or less the guy that got me started. I met Mason/Motiv 8 in 1986 and since then we've been in loads of groups together. I guess I just merely moved into the scene, haha!
Describe a typical day for you in front of the computer.
Quite pathetic, really... In front of the computer more or less the whole day.
Did you personally invent any special techniques or tools to make things easier for you?
Patience – and more patience – and being stubborn! :-)
When you look at what you did back then, what are you most proud of?
Probably the birth of Motiv 8. I'm glad you didn't ask what I'm least proud of, haha!
Who were your heroes on the scene and why?
Didn't really have any to be honest.
What, for you, was the coolest thing ever invented on the C64?
To be honest, I've been out of the scene for so long I hardly remember.
Did you go to any copy-parties, meetings or tradeshows?
Yeah, I went to several. Hexagon in 1998 and several of the TP parties – don't remember exact years, but I think it was 1992, 1994, 1996 – when I joined FLT. I was in that group very briefly with Bird/M8 in 1995, but we left shortly after to do some fun. It never really did anything for me, though...
In your opinion, what was the scene all about?
Getting famous! *G* I realize it sounds lame, but that was it, haha!
What were the particular highlights for you?
Well, when I started modemtrading and calling the US boards, it all sort of took a totally new turn for me. That's probably it.
Any cool stories to share with us?
There's plenty, but they're all quite internal so I doubt many people will be able to benefit or relate to them, unless you're part of the story.
Are you still in contact with any old C64 people today?
Since I found CSDb, a lot of old aquaintences are coming back, which is kinda nice. Funny in a way, and in some ways it's like they were never gone.
When did you get your C64 and do you still have it lying around somewhere?
I got my first C64 in 1985, I think. I have had a couple of them since then. I think it's somewhere in my parents basement back in Aarhus actually, haven't really seen it since 1999, hehe.
Was the C64 really as special as we like to think it was?
Stupid question, of course it was! ;-) I actually think many people, myself included, found some sort of identity through the whole scene thing.
When can we expect to see some new C64 output from you? :)
I plan to release a new demo in 2010, so wait for it. No, I'm kidding of course! I'm hanging out on CSDb these days and only for the fun of it. I've released the releases I was meant to release, and that's a closed chapter now... I think... You never really know for sure, hehe!
Do you have a message for your old contacts and/or anyone reading this?
Not really, many of them are around on CSDb these days and if not – go there! I would however like to say hello to all the people I've been sharing groups with over the years. It was really nice to know you all, and I really think you should visit CSDb for a good-old-times chat. :-)))
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