can i have your dog? please.
There are some days when that beagle frustrates me so much I might say yes … but in the end her awesomeness outweighs the trouble she causes, so no.
do you brush your teeth? how many do you have?
I do! I have three rows of very sharp, very tiny teeth.So I would put your arm so close to my mouth if I were you.
can I see your buckle?
Wait until I’m wearing one shaped like the state of Texas … THEN you can see my buckle.
Did you just call me a celebrity?
Sure looks like I did!
how did you hear about this site?
Um, I don’t remember. Probably through someone answering questions and me seeing their responded on Twitter.
People.com reported Friday that “The Bachelor” star Jason Mesnick...– Fickle ‘Bachelor’ weds today :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Television Does anyone else see how ludicrous that sentence is? Read it again.
Where is that youtube of Say It Aint So?
*sigh* Right here.
Ahem, please clear your schedule tomorrow evening… You now have plans. Keep and I are DJing at The Continental. We shall be there for the regular “We DJ at 11:00, Not 10:56!” residency from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., but STOP, wait, there’s more! We will be starting early to spin some pop nuggets for my friend Rita’s birthday starting, oh, around ten-ish. We shall see you...
I knew it! The judges on American Idol DO hear a different mix than we do at home, which explains why they’ll sometimes praise people that just put out a really awful performance.* In other news, Ellen DeGeneres is kind of awesome. *Also, can I please interject here and pointout that there is NO SUCH MUSICAL TERM as “pitchy.” You can be sharp, you can be flat, but you CAN NOT...
Opinions About Music Aside I Think I Could Hang... →
kec: Ke$ha is smarter than her music might lead you to believe. In “Boots and Boys”, for instance, she makes a point of singing about the opposite sex in the same way that male performers have traditionally done about women – namely about how their “junk” might look once divested of clothes. “It’s time they got a taste of their own medicine,” she says, sipping on an oversize mug of tea. “People...
Yeah, the Christmas lights, which has always been kind of hard to explain, in...– Fluxblog Interview About The Flaming Lips With Mark Richardson! I saw this Flaming Lips tour as well and he’s right, it was abso-frickin-lutely AMAZING.
More Qs, and a Que for The Choir. Had some fun answering those questions yesterday and judging from the feedback a bunch of you had fun reading those responses so I’ll tackle another batch in a few minutes. First, though, I have some important news to share with you. A few months ago The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir got into a horrific van crash just as they were about to start touring behind...
what's up w/ you and gin?
You don’t want to know. Let’s just say gin soaked Tankboy is a hundred times worse than bourbon soaked Tankboy and if you see me downing the Bombay Sapphire you should just lock me in a closet and run. Or don’t. I mean, it WILL probably end up being a REALLY memorable night.
When are you really going to answer these...
I would say “you can’t handle the truth,” but really? It’s been done.
How many push-ups can you do (in a row)?
I do 20 every morning right after I roll out of bed (and 20 sit-ups and 20 knee-bends … it’s kind of a natural jolt of espresso to keep me moving once I’m up) but I’ve never tried to max it out. Maybe 30 or 40? 50 tops if I was willing to burst a vein in my neck or forehead? It’s always astounded me that military folks can do hundreds of push-ups.
My first question is an obvious one: Why are you...
You know I don’t hate fun, Roy, I just didn’t know you were on Titter! I’m following you know. In fact, you all should! Follow Roy.
which ways do you like to be fonged specifically?
Well, Fong Tuesday ended this year’s Mardi Fong, and while I should give up Fong for Lent, I just don’t have that kind of strength. Specifically, all Fong in good Fong.
Can you please let us know when and where you'll...
You get me a gig and I’ll be there. Pride Parade is THE party of the year. You’d be there, right?
how many times have you emailed your resume to...
Believe it or not I’ve never submitted anything to Pitchfork. I almost did around 2002, but was too busy to get around to it, and once my free time opened up I had already started writing for Donewaiting. I did once submit a piece to The Reader around Weezer’s use of the internet and how they were releasing MP3s of the Maladroit sessions for free as they went along because I thought...
do you own a time machine that can only go back to...
No. Mine only goes forward. I’m pretty sure it’s the Smashing Pumpkins fans who have the 1997 time machine.
arent you from downers grove?
No. Never lived there. The closest I got was moving to Palatine from the East Coast to finish out my second half of high school. Wait, was that supposed to be a “you’re from the suburbs dig?” Damn, you’re good.
I recently heard you run a private event at the...
No, the reason I walk funny is because one of my boots had a cracked sole, so I would transfer weight to the other side to avoid getting water inside and soaking my sock. Thanks to yesterday’s Zappos delivery that problem should be solved and I should be walking perfectly fine again.
where do you get those sweet leather cuff...
which do you own more of: liz phair t-shirts or...
I own neither. Though did I tell you I once hit on Liz Phair without realizing she was Liz Phair and she shot me down? Oh, I did? Man, I need to start collecting some new ’90s rock star stories.
have you ever been in a fist fight? and if so, did...
Not with anyone from Urge Overkill, though when Nash blew out my girlfriend at the time’s speakers cranking Thin Lizzy at a BBQ I wanted to punch him. But have I been in a fist fight? Of course.
how many hours per week do you groom your...
How long has it been since you last saw me? Much to my girlfriend’s relief I shaved that thing off over a year-and-a-half ago. If you’re that out of touch you should probably start re-stalking me.
So when you tell people they can ask you anything… …they will! Most of the questions I’ve received have been entertaining, but a few are from the haters. Luckily after years of writing and getting hate mail and having people tell you what an idiot you are these questions do little more than amuse me. Anyway, I’ve started answering them, and while I will probably end up...
how sweet was wicker park in the 90s?
It was pretty sweet. Though, to be honest, every era looks a lot more exciting in hindsight, huh?
Why won't you high five?
There is no single reason, but I suspect my personal distaste for the gesture is probably deeply rooted in my distaste for ’80s dude / fratboy antics. I don’t judge others who enjoy their high-fives though … to each their own. Now will you stop bugging me about it Marcus?
Does the carpet match the drapes?
Our house has venetian blinds.
Do you ever wish you were spiderman?
I did wish I was Spider-man when I was a little kid, between wishing I was Han Solo and Indiana Jones, but now I just wish I was wiser.
why don't you ever answer any questions?
I don’t know, ask me later.
When is the last time you sent a postcard?
I think it was when I was in Kraków or Kiev so that would have been ‘98 or ‘99? I might have sent one from Mexico a few years later when he was in the hospital, but I’m not sure. I probably just saved that one and hand-delivered it.
Do you drive a tank?
In high school the ‘67 Cutlass Supreme I drove was the size of a tank (although it didn’t figure into the eventual adoption of my current nickname), but technically, no.
u a donker?
You mean like Patrick Maitland in Coupling? I suppose that’s relative.
If God is good, why does he allow bad things to...
Evert since my dad died while I was on tour with a friend’s band and I didn’t get a chance to say a proper goodbye I haven’t really had an answer to that question. I’m just going to guess He/She has their reasons.
Also, how many toothpicks are in that box?
What did you have for breakfast?
Haven’t eaten yet but I’m a creature of habit; every morning it’s Cheerios, espresso, water, and a workout. Hard to start my day otherwise.
What was the worst concert you went to?
I can’t remember the band’s name but it was some Southside metal band playing Double Door around 2002 or so. The lead singer not only had one of those head microphones, he was also playing an electric violin trimmed in neon lights. Wait, you DID ask what the most awesome concert I’ve ever been too, right?