10 Questions Interview

10 Questions - Jack Russell by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Today we track down Jackdaw Russell in the wild for 10 Questions. A high-octane member of Whiskey Folk Ramblers and The Daybreak Hits, superlative artist, lover of fowls and uncommon dervish of the whirling variety, Jack's probably more fun than legally permitted in our region. 

Catch WfR May 4th at Tin Panther, Jackdaw will have his bad ass prints available at East Main Arts Festival in Arlington May 5th, and at the end of the month get out for The Daybreak Hits Record Release party at MASS on May 25.

Buy his art and have the decency when you see him out to give him whiskey. --LB

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Check out his artwork here: https://www.etsy.com/people/jackdawfolkart

1) With which creatures do you share your quarters?

3 humans, 2 dogs, downright reckless amounts of cats, all the chickens I can get my hands on (13 & counting), and ducks!!

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

Hello Kitty. Like you could disobey or say no to Hello Kitty.

3) What can’t you live without?

I’m going to skip all of the boring things that i literally could not live without and say: nerdy sci-fi/ fantasy books.

4) Most Important Morning After Food?

Grease. Preferably Ol’ South or Waffle House grease.

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

The gaping black abyss that has replaced all hope and meaning.

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

Can it just be a log over a stream? That one.

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

Anyone remember Marvel’s Speedball? He bounced around all over the place and people put up with him okay. He tried to help.

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8) Who’s your favorite Underdog to Root for?

Democrats. Beto 2018.

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

Jack Russell Terrier. That would blow minds.

10) Most important person with the initials MJ from history and why?  

Michael Jordan. He taught us that humans can fly, if only for a few seconds.

10 Questions - Joe Tacke by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

We are purely pickled to have Joe Tacke join us for FWN 10 Questions. You may have seen him around with I Happy Am or Mean Motor Scooter. Look for the premier of a music video for MMS' song Sea Serpent very soon.

Check out Mean Motor Scooter after they return from Arizona, in Denton at Dan’s Silverleaf on April 27th and in Fort Worth at Lola’s May 5th with The Mullens, Kyoto Lo-Fi and Waco's King Country.

https://www.meanmotorscootertx.com/

 Image by John Erwin @Bandstalkerfw

Image by John Erwin @Bandstalkerfw

1) With which creatures do you share your quarters?

A cat named Captain Kirk, several unnamed rats and squirrels that come and go as they please.

 

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

Oprah. I called her potential run for president like 10 years ago.

3) What can’t you live without?

Strawberry Starburst flavored Juicy Fruit and Redbull Zero.

4) Most Important Morning After Food?

Used to be Chicken Mini’s until I gave up meat. The El Paso Burger from Spiral Diner gets me there now.

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

A highway stretching to the horizon.

 

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

Build a bridge. I like making shit.

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

I’ve been told my drunken alter ego is a guy named Sanchez. Never met the guy personally.

8) Who’s your favorite Underdog to Root for?

Texas Tech

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

Either a house cat or one of those monkeys that know sign language. I either want to either be left alone or understood.

10) Most important person with the initials MJ from history and why?

Mick Jagger. Because saying Michael Jordan or Jackson seems trite.

10 Questions - Blake Parish by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions. We're joined by radical rock and roll frontman Blake Parish. The longtime member of The Hanna Barbarians, currently putting in work with Royal Sons who will release their first record in late May.  

Royal Sons play April 7th at Gas Monkey with a bounty of talent including Mothership. Closer to home, they'll be at Lola's April 20th with Cut Throat Finches and Quaker City Night Hawks among others --LB  

 Photo By Jon Bearce

Photo By Jon Bearce

1) With which animals do you share your home?

My wife Tiffany (she’s a Stone Fox) and my little furry Boston Terrier buddies Louie and McFly

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

Bowie, he’s just gone home briefly to get reinforcements.

3) What can’t you live without?

Rock and Roll

4) Most Important Morning After Food?

miso soup

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

“fuck you”

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

Open a door.

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

Wolverine

8) Who’s your favorite Underdog to Root for?

Bernie Sanders most recently

 Image Courtesy of SNL/NBC

Image Courtesy of SNL/NBC

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

I’d be a wolf.

10) Most important person with the initials MJ from history and why?

Mick Jagger because The Rolling Stones are the greatest Rock and Roll band of all time.

10 Questions - Zachary Edwards by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions. We're blessed by the presence of rock idol Zachary Edwards. Formerly of face-melters Ice Eater, currently guitarist in Oil Boom, Edwards also helms groove pirates All Clean.  

All Clean plays Denton's Backyard on Bell 3/15, 4/8 at IBK's Regal Room in Deep Ellum before they return to Fort Worth as part of the Main at South Side's 1-year Anniversary Party 4/14. --LB  

https://www.allcleantheband.com/

 Photo by John Erwin (bandstalkerfw)

Photo by John Erwin (bandstalkerfw)

1) With which animals do you share your home?

Two cats and some animal ghosts probably.

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

Richard Karn. He’s been up to no good since at least 1996.

3) What can’t you live without?

Rumination and despair.

4) Most Important Morning After Food?

Breakfast burrito, for life.

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

Coffin Emoji. 

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

Build a bear, build a bridge, open a door - whatever it is, just be nice.

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

Sabertooth. He’s mean af.

8) Who’s your favorite Underdog to Root for?

The Proletariat.

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

Since you didn’t specify it to be a real animal, I’m going to say Leviathan.

10) Most important person with the initials MJ from history and why?

Michael Jackson seems to have everyone beat, at least according to google, and that’s hard to disagree with.

10 Questions - Amanda Hand by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions. We are pleased to showcase the quiz responses from Amanda Hand of two-headed fuzz pop dream, Big Heaven

Besides tomorrow's ZineFest at Shipping & Receiving (6p), you can catch them at Tin Panther Friday 3/9 (9p). Amanda will play solo at Grackle Art Gallery 3/24 (7p) as well. Big Heaven will be recording a follow-up to their exquisite EP Strike a Match later this spring. -- LB

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1) With which animals do you share your home?

BB the chihuahua mix and Spencer the pitbull mix. Multiple nameless fish.

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

The Kardashian/Jenner/West/Whoevers.

3) What can’t you live without?

Music, kindness & coffee

4) Most Important Morning After Food?

Cheese toast

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

My band

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

Open a door, to return the favor to those who opened doors for me

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

Rogue (just don't touch me, ok?)

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8) Who’s your favorite Underdog to Root for?

Orange Starburst

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

Shark

10) Most important person with the initials MJ from history and why?

Mary H. Jones, better known as Mother Jones.

10 Questions - BULLS by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are delighted to have two-thirds of Post Rock Noise Boys, BULLS: Ricky Del Toro and Jeff Schlueter. Dylan Holt had escaped into the wild prior to our exchange. 

Look for them live at the Ridglea Lounge Friday, February 2nd alongside Partaker and Better Now. And don't forget to check out their most recent release, 14 Minutes. --LB

 

1) With which creatures do you share quarters?

R: My wife and 3 year old son

J: Boy/Girl/Women/Dog/Bird/Rabbit/hamster

 

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

R: Alex Jones

J: Dylan Holt

 

 3) What can't you live without? 

R: Spicy Potato Tacos (sadly)

J: Kelly Kapowski

 

4) Ultimate Morning-After Food? 

R: Black Coffee, BC Powder and a long ass shower.

J: Menudo (the band)

 

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

R: My vegetable garden

J: Pizza with Pineapples

 

 6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door? 

R: Open a Door, build your own bridge. 

J: I hate Tom Cruise

 

7) Super Hero Alter Ego? 

R: Hacksaw Jim Duggan

J: Brutus The Barber Beefcake

 

8. Underdog you Root for most? 

R: Hacksaw Jim

J: Arby's

 

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose? 

R: Tortoise, they live forever. 

J: A Tijuana Donkey 

 

10) Most important individual with the initials MJ? Why?

R: Magic Johnson, because I never realized how much innuendo was in the name until now. 

J: Mama June, because America. 

10 Questions Interview - Joe Savage by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are honored to have Fort Worth's own Joe Savage join us today. 

You can catch Joe live all over the Metroplex, either solo or with his great band. Last year's Songs Worth Singing is available for sale on bandcamp and is perfect accompaniment to a day trip. --LB

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 Photo Courtesy of Joe Savage

Photo Courtesy of Joe Savage

1) With which creatures do you share quarters?

JS: Other humans, a cat, the random water bug, a hundred fleas, a few spiders, and possibly a couple ghosts and/or Clairvoyants

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

JS: Adele

3) What can't you live without?

JS: Satire

4) Ultimate Morning-After Food?

JS: Taters and eggs

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

JS: Fox

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

JS: Build a bridge to an open door?

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

JS: Neal Cassady

8) Underdog you Root for most?

JS: Homeless people

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

JS: Albatross

10) Most important individual with the initials MJ? Why?

JS: Mary Jane - she's never let me down and always shows me something new

 Photo Courtesy of Joe Savage

Photo Courtesy of Joe Savage

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about the word writer person:

Lyle Brooks sometimes exists as The Flashbulb (IG:@flashbulbtx). Among a plethora of other cool things & happenings, Lyle has fetched water for John Cale, made copies for Morton Subotnick and once lit Jim Jarmusch's cigarette out in front of a Merzbow show. He has eaten Mexican food with Fungi Girls and Italian food with Yells at Eels and documented them both. Tho his vision comes and goes, we are pleased to report his ears are in working order

10 Questions Interview - Joey Gorman by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are pleased to have our favorite rock and roll fighter pilot Joey Gorman (Joe Gorgeous, The Longshots) join us today. 

Be sure to catch Joe Gorgeous live 6/23 at FW's newest venue, Main at SouthSide and in Dallas the 26th at Armoury, DE. --LB

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 Joey Gorman doing Joey Gorman things - Photo courtesy of Joey Gorman, Photo by John Erwin

Joey Gorman doing Joey Gorman things - Photo courtesy of Joey Gorman, Photo by John Erwin

1) With which creatures do you share quarters?

JG: The ones that once were and shall be again

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

JG: Taylor Swift? ...Jim Belushi. Definitely jim belushi

3) What can't you live without?

JG: Rock n Roll Coca Cola Love & Marijuana

4) Ultimate Morning-After Food?

JG: Quesadillas til tha day i die

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

JG:Minivan

 

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

JG: Open the door, Hold the door for the Bridge Builder. Walk back outside.

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

JG: Wayne Gretzky OR "Repo Man"

8) Underdog you Root for most?

JG: The Truth and/or Sanity

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

JG: The Lobster

10) Most important individual with the initials MJ? Why?

JG:Mike Jones. Who?

 Photo courtesy of Joey Gorman

Photo courtesy of Joey Gorman

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about the word writer person:

Lyle Brooks sometimes exists as The Flashbulb (IG:@flashbulbtx). Among a plethora of other cool things & happenings, Lyle has fetched water for John Cale, made copies for Morton Subotnick and once lit Jim Jarmusch's cigarette out in front of a Merzbow show. He has eaten Mexican food with Fungi Girls and Italian food with Yells at Eels and documented them both. Tho his vision comes and goes, we are pleased to report his ears are in working order

10 Questions Interview - Darrin Kobetich by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are lucky to have musical guru and stringed assassin Darrin Kobetich join us today -- an ingenious player with the mind of a seeker. 

DK plays House of Blues June 16 & 17th, his smokin' Bluegrass group, Blackland River Devils are at The Free Man Cajun Cafe on the 23rd, then there's Thursdays at S&R where you can find him playing with the tribal jazz ensemble RageOut Arkestra led by MONDO drummer extraordinaire, Eddie Dunlap. --LB

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 Darrin Kobetich - Photo by  David Creature

Darrin Kobetich - Photo by David Creature

1) With which creatures do you share quarters?

DK: unfortunately cats and dogs...

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

DK: Mr. Bean?

3) What can't you live without?

DK: music

4) Ultimate Morning-After Food?

DK: cheerios

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

DK: middle finger

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

DK: both

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

DK: whoever was the Man-Thing, (Dr. Theodore "TedSallis)

8. Underdog you Root for most?

DK: the awkward ones

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

DK: dinosaur

10) Most important individual with the initials MJ? Why?

DK: Mary Jane - legalize it

 Kobetich playing a Turkish thing called a Cumbus (pron: djoomboosh), NOT a Banjo - Photo by  Chris Emory

Kobetich playing a Turkish thing called a Cumbus (pron: djoomboosh), NOT a Banjo - Photo by Chris Emory

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about the word writer person:

Lyle Brooks sometimes exists as The Flashbulb (IG:@flashbulbtx). Among a plethora of other cool things & happenings, Lyle has fetched water for John Cale, made copies for Morton Subotnick and once lit Jim Jarmusch's cigarette out in front of a Merzbow show. He has eaten Mexican food with Fungi Girls and Italian food with Yells at Eels and documented them both. Tho his vision comes and goes, we are pleased to report his ears are in working order

10 Questions Interview - Cameron Smith by Lyle Brooks

We are honored to have Cameron Smith on the 10 Questions Interview. With an impressive amount of creative energy, between his outstanding band War Party and his solo work as Sur Duda, Mr. Smith wastes little time: June 14th he DJs at Collective Brewing Project, 22nd solo at Buon Giorno Grapevine, WP plays Armoury, DE (w/ Acid Tongue, Joe Gorgeous) on the 26th and MASS July 7th (w/ SOS, Sealion).  

War Party is finishing up their 3rd full-length, Pure Destroyer. Sur Duda will add to the recently released Fort Night and 2x4 Tracks when he returns to the studio later this month. Revel in all the great jams! --LB

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 Sur Duda - Photo courtesy of Cameron Smith

Sur Duda - Photo courtesy of Cameron Smith

1) With which creatures do you share quarters?

CS: I live in a big red brick house with my human girlfriend Stevie and her daughter and my homie, Peter Marsh and my two canine adoptees, Nova and Eleanor Biscuit.

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

CS: Bill Murray.

3) What can't you live without?

CS: Anxiety.

4) Ultimate Morning-After Food?

CS: Strawberries, pineapple and melons. Any melon… except cucumber.

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

CS: The finger.

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

CS: Build a bridge to an unopened door, open the door. Hmm…maybe this room could use a new bridge.

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

CS: Curtis Mayfield.

 Screen shot of Smith from the Peter Marsh-directed "Lemon Balm" music video by Siberian Traps

Screen shot of Smith from the Peter Marsh-directed "Lemon Balm" music video by Siberian Traps

8) Underdog you Root for most?

CS: LaVern Marigold… or world peace. Or the division of art and commerce.

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

CS: Grey wolf…or an owl.

10) Most important individual with the initials MJ? Why?

CS: Marc Johnson. Just watch his Fully Flared part. His work introduced me to a lot of the music I love, his wit informed my sense of humor and his skateboarding speaks for itself.

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about the word writer person:

Lyle Brooks sometimes exists as The Flashbulb (IG:@flashbulbtx). Among a plethora of other cool things & happenings, Lyle has fetched water for John Cale, made copies for Morton Subotnick and once lit Jim Jarmusch's cigarette out in front of a Merzbow show. He has eaten Mexican food with Fungi Girls and Italian food with Yells at Eels and documented them both. Tho his vision comes and goes, we are pleased to report his ears are in working order

10 Questions Interview - Oil Boom by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are enlivened to have the spirit of Oil Boom on the Ouija board today. 

Oil Boom's exquisite Red Metal is available for sale, new album out in October. In closing, Oil Boom would like everyone to please remember to have your pets spayed or neutered. --LB

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@2014 Oil Boom Video directed and edited by Sara Mosier Producer/Art Director: Erin Nicole Parisi 1st AD: Alondra Castro Special Thanks: Kinetigraf Entertainment 'Röckenröül' from Oil Boom's 2014 album, Red Metal

1) With which creatures do you share quarters?

OB: Two dogs I think.

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

OB: Kang and Kodos. Is there even a debate here?

3) What can't you live without?

OB: Season 3 of Coach on DVD

4) Ultimate Morning-After Food?

OB: Beets, highly underrated

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

OB: Truck nutz

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

OB: Build a bridge just like the Judds did

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

OB: Cabbage Man, a short lived Marvel also-ran that gained his camouflaging powers after eating a piece of radioactive cabbage

 Cabbage Man irl

Cabbage Man irl

8. Underdog you Root for most?

OB: Any musician with a day job

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

OB: Eric Burdon

10) Most important individual with the initials MJ? Why?

OB: Magic Johnson without question. All jokes aside, he is my hero.

@2014 Oil Boom Video directed and edited by Sara Mosier - "The Sneak Tip" from Oil Boom's 10/28/14 album, Red Metal

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about the word writer person:

Lyle Brooks sometimes exists as The Flashbulb (IG:@flashbulbtx). Among a plethora of other cool things & happenings, Lyle has fetched water for John Cale, made copies for Morton Subotnick and once lit Jim Jarmusch's cigarette out in front of a Merzbow show. He has eaten Mexican food with Fungi Girls and Italian food with Yells at Eels and documented them both. Tho his vision comes and goes, we are pleased to report his ears are in working order