2Mag steals some time from Note’s busy schedule to talk about music, dating, 77th Salon and Barber, and what inspires her, including the hair color that led to her book, Blue Hair Diary.
What are you working on at the moment?
@notep: I’m working on X0809, which is my DJ name. It’s like my other personality—kind of like how Bruce Wayne is also Batman. On May 9, X0809 is releasing the first EP, featuring my friend Anya “Yale” Muangkote (@anyamuangkote). We’re throwing a launch party at Siam Center. We also have a plan to perform in New York in July and August.
I’m also working on my book Blue Hair Diary, which is about my former days in New York, during which I dyed my hair blue. It was actually during those days that I discovered myself, something that led me to X0809. The book will be released in October.
Apart from that, I’m going to start a vlog, NOTEPeography. Stay tuned for the first episode!
You’re doing so many things. What do you enjoy doing most?
@notep: I enjoyed writing my book, but I also enjoy being X0809. As X0809, unlike being Note, I can do whatever I want without having to care if I’m “pop culture” enough. I also enjoy traveling and vlogging about my travels. Oh, and I enjoy playing with my pet FanFan the Ferret.
How did X0809 come about, and where is it headed?
@notep: It all began after I returned from New York. I had learned about electronic music and performed with Yale, so I asked her—or forced, rather—to make music with me. We have played at many music festivals in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong. And now we’re releasing our first EP, X feat. Anya Muangkote. What I’m trying to do with X0809 is to create music and art without caring about pop culture and trends. I want to inspire and be a small change that will lead to the way people behave in concerts in Thailand, how they should be more open minded and get out of their comfort zone to appreciate new music and arts. My biggest dream for X0809 is to play at international music festivals and have handsome fans, haha.
Your love life?
@notep: I’m single right now. I’m too in love with my work to have anyone! I think, at my age, I shouldn’t spend so much time thinking about love: I should be thinking about myself, what I want for my future. It’s not that I want to make money—I want to present who I am. I’m not saying having a boyfriend is a bad thing, but it just has to be for the right reason. He should lift me up, not weigh me down.
Favorite childhood memory?
@notep: I was an exchange student in Italy and I learned so much about life and about myself. I made friends with people from around the world. More importantly, the food was soooooooo good!