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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 - 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 - Tyler Rougeux by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions. We are honored to have Tyler Rougeux from stellar roots outfit Whiskey Folk Ramblers and new duo Crooked Bones join us today. 

Catch Tyler and his innumerable hats throughout DFW, and keep your ears tuned for new music from WfR. 

photo by Clint Young

photo by Clint Young

1) With which animals do you share your home?

I live with my wife and two boys. Eventually, we will get a dog. I even have a little room for writing or escaping, when necessary. 

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

Realistically, I would say Donald Trump.

3) What can’t you live without?

I'm still on coffee and cigarettes to an inseparable degree. But if you mean, outside of physical addiction, like what you would grab in a fire: the books on my smallest bookshelf, at least two guitars and my music bag. If I had time I'd grab my hatstand and save all my hats, too.

4) Most Important Morning After Food?

Morning after sex? Morning after drinking? Morning after Christmas Eve? I will say, regardless, bacon and eggs for the win. With coffee. And a homemade smoothie, if at home.

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

Tattoos and Hats, I suppose.

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

Opening a door seems like it should be the right answer, and it's definitely the right choice for working smarter instead of harder. But I'm still manually building a bridge, so I guess either works.

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

The Hulk. It takes a lot to piss me off these days, though. So that's good.

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

Bernie Sanders!

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

Probably a sea turtle. Mostly because I think it's a shame that we only get to live, on average, less than 100 years on earth, and I'm very curious about the ocean. Sea Turtles have answers to questions I wouldn't even think to ask.

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

Mick Jagger comes to mind. I'm a huge fan of The Rolling Stones, and I hold him in high regard. Much like a sea turtle.

Have Yourself a Dreamy Life by Lyle Brooks

Amidst the mundane evil of our world, one must find solace where they can. And, I, for one, turn my attention to sounds that give me hope for the power of communities to heal. A music scene represents a current upon which folks unite, kept fresh by the consistent infusion of new perspectives – ultimately this becomes its truly defining characteristic. From its earliest, Dreamy Soundz, founded by whirling musical dervishes Robby and Jen Rux, was more of a foundry than a label: forging new sound out of folks and gear and the will to get things done.

As their scene gained ground, there came the idea to put out a collection showcasing the talent. Group Therapy, its fourth edition released in October, represents an ongoing musical conversation. “When we started, it was hard to get 16 tracks together; but this year it was hard to keep it under 30,” says Cameron Smith, founding member of Lo-Life Recordings, an outfit of inspired noisemakers which included his band War Party, who eventually joined forces with Dreamy Soundz to create Dreamy Life Records. Smith, who brought Britt Robisheaux on board to record the first iteration, notes the process’ refinement, especially with their own studio space, “Things go very smoothly at Cloudland. The Wherehouse days were a blast but it’s a wonder we ever got all the tracking done.”

Britt adds, “In a session with so many bands it's important to keep things moving so we stay on track. Luckily it's never been an issue.” Robisheaux oversees Cloudland’s remarkable recording capabilities, “It took 8 months to design the studio since we needed to keep acoustics in mind. Curtis Heath helped pick the proper angles and ceiling slope for the control room and an architect friend helped with blueprints and technical aspects of building. We made the live room big so we can fit a large band comfortably and get a huge sound. It was also just as important to make each room look inviting so I put up wood and bamboo on the walls to give a tiki feel.”

I found myself at Cloudland Studios back in the spring amidst the recording of the fourth installation of this snapshot of a musical moment as seen from this solid rock and roll cadre who have fomented a good-natured, enthusiastic scene. Tacos and Fried Chicken in Styrofoam containers strewn across the floor, BULLS made way for Savannah Loftin and Eric Eisenman of Loafers, who’s “Peter Pan,” carries beautiful tension between a heart of gravity and a tirelessly floating spirit soaring on waves of fuzzy chomp. Loftin describes the band’s process, “The majority of the writing is done between Eric and me. One of us will come up with a riff or concept and the other will help shape it.”

During a break, the soothing drone of an open amplifier channel lulls as if into infinity while the studio flares like an organism in transition.  A debate over Michelada propriety follows a line of smokers outside.  Robby Rux grabs a taco while the bands switch out, explaining his primary lesson before taking a bite, “You wanna play rock n’ roll, you’ve gotta practice two or three times a week to get it to sound right. This comp is an opportunity to bring folks in and see how they work.” This is especially true for young bands like Teenage Sexx, The Thyroids, Sub-Sahara, and Denton’s Vogue Machine. Group Therapy signifies a unity of these creative forces: Jen and Robby Rux, Cameron Smith and Britt Robisheaux, who came together with love for Rock and Roll, vintage gear, and great records.

The Ruxes perform on this edition’s opening track from The Fibs, “Simply Diving,” which is incandescent time machine fog, Preston Newbery sweats and shakes with uncommon grace. Cameron Smith recently released his Sur Duda tape, Paper Knife – lush pop tunes like “Lie In It (Sunshine)” recall Camper Van Beethoven and Talking Heads, Smith also has a new War Party album coming in the Spring. Their “Start Fighting” shares its casually buoyant genetics with all-time great “Making Plans for Nigel” by XTC. Andy Pickett is another extension of the War Party universe; the band has backed him in the past. Pickett’s work, as evidenced by Group Therapy’s “Crystal Bullets,” has been a revelation with well-written songs, nuanced performances and outstanding production.  

Mainstays like Doom Ghost are present, “A Song Dedicated to Nigel Peppercock” cuts like kick ass jangly Joy Division. Head Ghost, Vern Marigold’s atmosphere of warm sullenness embraces the listener. Word is Doom Ghost has a couple of records recorded, let’s hope 2018 brings more releases from them as well as the fantastic Toy Gun, who rip here with “Cheaper’s Always Better”. A Sci-Fi sludger from Mean Motor Scooter; rambunctious Replacements-like drunk rock from Math the Band; Jack Thunder and the Road Soda’s “Sunbeams” is raw and effervescent, cutting close enough to the bone to leave a mark; BULLS’ “Drew Tib” has the satisfying darkness of a blurry cinematic crime wave. Thyroids, the youngsters, repeatedly ask Robisheaux how to get louder for their ripper, “Floor Board,” which has the ferocious intensity of going downhill with your foot on the gas. Juma Spears drops a solid hip hop banger in the mix, definitely a Fort Worth MC to keep an eye out for. 

At Cloudland, my attention was eventually subsumed by Teenage Sexx, their “Honestly” is a batch of punch served with the finest quality snarls. Caleb Lewis explains, “It’s a weird one for me. It’s a lot less sad than everything else I’ve written and perfectly sums up the heavy, mid-tempo 90s sound we’re going for now.” Sitting with the boys, our exchange quickly turned lively. After being shushed from the control room, the band removed their clothes. Jackassery is to be expected and may very well be tolerated. We bounced our heads to Pearl Earl’s ebullient, “Armageddon Blues,” of which drummer Bailey Chapman notes, “It is actually one of the first songs we learned as a band and although it doesn’t fit on either of our albums, we were happy to record it, so it can live on.”

As the title implies, Group Therapy’s songs cover a range of moods, like “Depress Me Softly” by Bitch Bricks, expanding their subversive lyrical depth with an X-Ray Spex sense of timelessness. Schuyler Stapleton explains the backstory, “I actually wrote the lyrics on a trip to Colorado three years ago. I was there to keep a prisoner from getting parole by testifying against his character. I go every year for that purpose. That year I discovered a friend of mine had committed suicide. I won’t pretend we were close, but her death had a profound effect on me. This song is about the way I felt about life then. The frailty of it and the strength it often takes to live.”

Evidence of a triumph over the mundane, the tunes embrace the wild tensions of existence and the otherness we can feel amidst so many other lonely souls. Same Brain’s “Kesh” is like a remnant from a late-70s Japanese psych band obsessed with Krautrock, delicious loops coated in reverb elicit a trance-like fury and thoroughly subvert the center. StarBass Labs fully embrace an inherent desire to reach out and connect, whether they are human or alien as has been reported, on “Replicants.” PG13 and Spacewolf manifest transmissions like Major Tom in his isolated flotsam missing the world he’s left behind. Sequencers hold the launch codes, which allow them as the only interstellar members of the Dreamy Life universe to constantly seek transmissions from other lifeforms. Check out all the great music available at Dreamy Life Records: https://dreamyliferecords.bandcamp.com/

FWN News! World Premiere / William Trouble / Done It Again by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Photo by Beatriz Zamora 

Photo by Beatriz Zamora 

Cleburne native Markus Midkiff has music running through him like electric current. His third rail was powered by years wearing his fingers down while wrapped around his cello. We are proud to to debut his new single, Done It Again, featuring the alluring photography of Beatriz Zamora. 

Midkiff's alter ego, William Trouble, came to life with the help of his Roland Juno-106, an analog synth manufactured between 1984 and 1991, used by pop luminaries such as Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran. The middle 80s sonic palette is utilized with emotive perfection on this lovesick mid-tempo crusher, just as it was on his previous single, the pulsing driver, Runaway. 

These William Trouble tunes are produced alongside JD Tiner, who also partnered with Midkiff behind the board on a pair of Joe Gorgeous burners including How Bruce Lee Died. In fact, after a European walkabout, Midkiff convinced Gorman to move to Nashville with him, "we loaded up his car in Ft Worth and he moved up. We had some wild years. 

The first time I saw Midkiff perform with Kopecky Family Band, he moved with outstanding alacrity from one instrument to the next. Shortly thereafter, when I asked him to play his cello inside Richard Serra's 67-foot steel sculpture, Vortex, at The Modern, he kindly obliged on a hot Monday afternoon. 

William Trouble makes his Fort Worth debut at MASS on December 14th on a scorching lineup with Joe Gorgeous, Jake Paleschic and Sur Duda, the solo project from Cameron Smith of War Party. Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/130145624350236/. 

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