1.21.2009

the interview

What follows is question #1 of 5 that MOI of bite the apple gave to me as a part of a meme that's going around. i never expected such an interesting and difficult group of questions. Moi should have been the one to replace Tim Russert; no weasel politician could squirm out from under her questioning. anyway, this interview was like preparing for a term paper or something. So complex are the questions that i am posting them one at a time.

question #1:

You are organizing a rock band and must pick three other musicians – all currently alive and kicking – to make up your quartet. Who are they, what kind of music do you all play, and what is the name of your band?


I started building my band with the drummer cause that was easy. That'd be Neil Peart of RUSH. i still get chills when i hear the drums on Tom Sawyer.

i love his big echoey sound and tempo change ups. his work is complex like nobody's business. and he is 56 years old putting him in the right age group for my band. he's the PhD of drumming i dont think anyone can touch him even if i raised the dead.

runner up? there isnt anybody. There is only Neil. and frankly, everybody pretty much agrees.


i would be the base player, just cause realistically speaking i could probably handle that.

My guitar player? this was tough. real tough. do i choose a virtuoso? a rock God? mr or ms popularity?
I couldn't believe it when my best friend took me to the Prince concert a few years ago. He did all the expected hits - but then he sent everyone off stage and did 15 minutes of just wailing. when he stopped there was about a 20 second moment of silence before the stadium erupted into a mixture of ecstasy and disbelief.

if you have never seen the video where all the guitar greats play on stage in a tribute to george harrison and then Prince comes out and smokes them all, you really need to see his royal badness show 'em how its done

the cool thing about choosing Prince would be that we could share clothes. im pretty sure he could roll with my gold sequined mardi gras pants. and the platform boots!


There were so many i liked and considered but in the end, i chose someone who's world view i understand; someone i agree with on many levels and again, of the right age group.

That would be the motor city madman; the one, the only Ted Nugent.

I like ted. He gives liberals fits. he's not one of these guitar players that instructs us on how shitty america is every time he opens his mouth. Hes also not one of these tedious self important doofuses like that punk from Green Day who i can't stand and fronts a three-chord band anyway. and he likes it out in the woods, as do i. Ted threatened to run for office because he said he couldnt find a candidate who respects the U.S. Constitution and our sacred Bill of Rights enough to suit him.

at a concert in california he famously invited barbara boxer to suck on his machine gun. in these days where rock and rollers are spokes punks for every possible crisis that results in limitations of individual freedoms, or talking about how war is a drag (no! really?) nugent seems to be one of the last rebels standing. he doesnt give a shit what the liberal media thinks of him and i like that. is he the best guitar player of all time? probably not. he aint' bad either. and if i should require my band mate to hunker down in the survival loblolly post-apocalypse; hell, i couldn't fare better than with bow-hunter Ted Nugent. That's me: always looking for the worst case scenario contingency plan.


runner up: angus young of AC/DC. a scottish bad ass in a school boy's outfit topping out at 5'2" - whats not to love?

speaking of AC/DC, i could live with Bon Scott as my front man but alas, like so many other of my top picks, he's otherwise engaged in his eternal dirt nap. also wouldve chosen jim morrison, freddie mercury and janis joplin. i never really understood about janis until i saw the monterey pop festival footage. holy hannah she was smokin' hot. i get it now!

lets see...chris cornell of soundgarden? what. a voice. i love him. and he looks good too.

but something a bit more intense and alive is what i have in mind. is IGGY still alive?

how about alice cooper? still not quite what i had in mind....anthony keidis? getting closer.....how about the dude from rage against the machine? too leftist. and possibly not quite active enough loud, but not active enough physically...maybe Run DMC - i dont know whos who - i mean who is run and who is DMC? either way, like their stage presence a lot. George Clinton? a good possibility.

i really love corey glover of Living Color. and i almost chose him. That is a bad-ass band. but still i searched and finally, i arrived at the all important front man. and i am ready and willing to endure the ridicule for my choice- just like i did when i said young Burt Reynolds in "deliverance" is as hot as it gets. that is ALPHA my friends. not these eyebrow waxing prius drivers.


















for my front man? i going with david lee roth. Ol diamond dave. im sorry, i expect to be ridiculed but IMHO he was everything a front man should be: egomaniacal, clownish, energetic, athletic (how bout those jumps in "jump?") and a decent singer. you think he sucks? well without him van halen sucked. even a guitar god like eddie cant roll without DLR -and forget sammy hagar and whoever that last guy was. in Atlanta, there is an all female Van Halen tribute band called "She-ruption". i just gotta get out and see this. sounds like a opportunity for a video blog post dont it?

What kind of music do we play? i will call it "rip rock". It will be very loud, lots of fun and i will also have it re-mixed for clubs so you can dance to it - kind of like how the Cure did with their remixes. i will soup up neil's drums so you feel like you are having a heart attack - low end in a good way. and our light show would rival Pink Floyd's. we'd give out free CD's just like Prince does and stick it to the record companies and corporate music dictators.

the name of the band? "Atticus Flinch" - kind of a take/homage on the greatest depiction of manhood ever laid down on celluloid - the flip side of alpha Burt but every bit as compelling and powerful. and distinctively southern.

for those about to rock. we salute you.

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32 Comments:

Blogger /t. said...

grrherhaha ha!

good, but i would have
started with mickey dolenz
&
for 5'2" gone with david jones :)

band name... NOW THAT ROCKS! :)

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

9:29 PM  
Blogger the walking man said...

Yes Iggy is still alive and kickin, was back on the road with the Stooges until Ron Asheton, their lead guitarist died a couple of weeks ago. Heart attack.

HMMM..Iggy, Nugent, Alice...all from MI.

3:09 AM  
Blogger dianne said...

Where have I been, I obviously don't get out enough,I haven't heard of some of these musicians you have mentioned?
Shall have to check out Neil Peart, he's cute too.
I do like Angus Young, cute legs, have heard of David Lee Roth but poor old Iggy whom I've heard of doesn't look like he's far away from the long dirt sleep.
Cool name for your band. ♥

3:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"eyebrow waxing prius drivers."

ROAR!

Chuck the band sistah. Grab nugent and go hunt some deer.

4:06 AM  
Blogger moi said...

AWESOME RESPONSE!

Dude, I cut my concert going teeth on Bic lighter-fueled arena rock before going over to the Punk Side, so many of your choices SO resonate with me.

Rush. The only band in existence who crafted an entire album concept inspired by Ayn Rand. Gotta love the balls of that.

Iggy, ooooo, I have special love for that man. Bad. Ass. Superlative golfer.

Ted Nugent, I'm STILL trying to get a guest spot on his show.

Juh tem David Lee, too. Van Halen played ABQ a couple times while I was in high school and one year some girlfriends and I followed his entourage to a local bar. He was accessible, adorable and NUTZ in all the right A.M. (alpha male) ways you describe. Yeah, buddy!

Prince. Proof positive that God exists. Nothing like him in the universe.

Solid choices, all the way around.

Rip rock. Luv it. The name is cool, too.

Thank you for putting so much thought into Question Numero Uno. Can't wait for the rest!

4:09 AM  
Blogger NYD said...

Can I be a roadie. I need to be a part of this.

Awesome choices. I especially agree with your choices of Nugent and Roth.

5:31 AM  
Blogger Gnomeself Be True said...

I'm with you on Ted. He's got my vote if he runs for anything.
Prince is indeed proof of God...proof that God has a great sense of humor anyway.

5:50 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/t: when i was a wee tot, me and my best friend would jump up and down on her twin beds to the monkees. mickey dolenz? no way, man! he was like the "dud" in "mystery date". no, all the lil girls liked davy jones. makes sense now in retrospect -very safe. almost neutered-like, very appropriate for little girls. and short!

walking man: i love Iggy - my brother taught me to love him. sad to hear a stooge died but glad to know that Iggy is still in it. yes my combo is a bit MI heavy -well at least the band name is southern.

dianne: i think Iggy look rather fit myself. and considering the lifestyle, well, hes doing better than many of his contemporaries. you dont know RUSH? well, the drums are the schnizzle. i love angus!
the beef kind too. ;-)

anonymous: yes. you know what i am saying then. im tired of these types of males and they seem to be replicating - like fungi.

moi: im glad you agree!! and the obama question? great rotty in the sky, only 10 minutes??? grrrrrrrehrhahahaha. i still listen to RUSH - maydens husband made me a CD of when he went to the concert i did not get to see because the Big Dog gave his comps to a client. i cant believe im still married to that traitor. iggy is something else, and though many dont realize the creative supernova that is prince -we, shall be in solidarity on that front. ive never seen teds outdoor survival show! unbelievable. ive never seen it advertised or anything. i'll have to find some youtubes then.

nyd: exactly. had to choose people we could really enjoy on the road, and off. youre hired! when can you start?

gnome: roger that. i think he wanted to run for govenor of MI? couldnt do worse than who they have now. you dont like prince? see that video i linked. seriously, get out from under that mushroom! grrrrrrrherhahahahaa

6:28 AM  
Blogger moi said...

I can see it has now gotten to the point where we should make Gnome a mix tape. Bwahahahahah!

7:37 AM  
Blogger Gnomeself Be True said...

Yes, he has musical talent. Even a gnome can see that. Even so, he hasn’t managed to put out much music I actually enjoy.
Mostly I’m put off by the creepy androgynous thing. Women swooning over effeminate “men” supports my supposition that what many women really want is a girlfriend with a penis. (BTW, that’s the second time today I’ve used “penis” in a comment. I’m starting to sound like a SNL skit.)
As a matter of fact, there’s a good tie-in to my “penis” comment on Moi’s post today. After all, who would you rather take clothes shopping, The Detroit Madman or the little purple guy with the perm?

7:57 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

gnome: wait now. just because i acknowledge prince as a great guitar player does not equal "swooning". i think ive made clear what i think is hawt.

moi: the video should be enough. and as a businessman? not too shabby there, either.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Gnomeself Be True said...

I wasn't accusing you...just registering my distaste.

8:59 AM  
Blogger TROLL said...

I thought they were good choices with the exception of DLR who might not qualify under Moi's "alive and kicking" criterion.

I judge rip-rockers musically by how they perform accoustic sets. Your guys might SUCK at that.

10:07 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

troll: well there were considerations beyond just the music. like who might be fun to travel with. agreed that DLR isnt the swinging dick that he used to be, but then again, neither am i. ;-)

11:33 AM  
Blogger /t. said...

you
were once
a swinging dick?!?

grrherhaha ha ha hah!

i mean, wow... you think you know someone ;)

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

12:36 PM  
Blogger dr.alistair said...

peart, nugent, roth, young.....interesting mix.

nugent tried the damned yankees thing for a bit, but think he found it a wee tame.

and yeah, chicks dig prince......

as a guitarist myself i would like to play in front of bonham on drums, jones on bass and possibly, but not limited to, playing behind ian gillan....though when i`m older, maybe a gig with sir elton or sir paul.

great tunes.

btw, the nuge was my hero in school in england. got me through many a dark, rainy night.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Boxer said...

What a great question and what an equally great answer! I think Prince is a great pick and I laughed hard when you said you could share clothes - both size and style!!!! bwahahahahah. The little Dude is strange, but oh he's a load of talent. Does anyone under 25 have this kind of talent? Or have they been ruined by computers and guitar hero?

I can't wait for the next question.

1:07 PM  
Blogger foam said...

hey! i jumped up and down to the monkey's too.
lol ..
anyway ..
your #1 groupie ..
c'est moi!!!

1:24 PM  
Blogger fishy said...

I could never answer this question...too ignorant! Looks like you enjoyed the MOI challenge to musical truth.

2:06 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/t: well, i was reminiscing on my early blog career as "superfly". grrrherhahaha

dr allistair: oh yes i had a college beau who loved stranglehold and we'd be all hot and heavy and then "i got you in a stranglehold bay beeeeeeeee..." bit of a buzz kill if ya know what i mean. ted is the 21st century B-side: the new "black" is a white conservative/libertarian animal killer. grrrrrrrherhahahahaha

boxer: oh the next question will require editing on my part! me and prince are the same size. did you ever see that chappelle show where they play prince and the revolution in basketball? its a howwwwwwler.

foamy: backstage passes for you foamy!! hey hey were the monkees! people see us monkey around but were too busy playin..............i forget the rest

fishy: oh but you could answer the next question. and quite well, i think. i bet you loved that pic of iggy pop. probably looks just like blowfish, right? grrherhahahahaha

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto Gnome

Uh, did I mention ditto Gnome?

Mega weird when Chicks dig prissy non-females.

2:37 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

oh fer rotties sake you babies.

6:50 PM  
Blogger puerileuwaite said...

It's BASS guitar. Carry on.

7:02 AM  
Blogger moi said...

Bwahahahaha to K9.

Moi's Two Cent's: Prince is NOT effeminate. He is short. Besides, more than physical attributes comprise a man's hotness. Prince is not only a musical genius, able to play and arrange something like eight different instruments, he is a savvy and enterprising business man. He is confident, generous, and razor sharp. Ergo, he's hot and ergo, I'd do him in a heartbeat. Case closed.

7:05 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

puerileuwaite; no, i meant base. cause that's about the level i would be able to perform. grherhaha

moi: yeah. just dont show anybody the cover of "lovesexy" grrrrrrrrrrehahahahaha

btw. i loved that man rules thing. excellent.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Short said...

Oh man. I don't know how I would begin to answer that. Such a hard question!! I think one of the guitars would be Adrieane Conner from Hell's Bells an all girl AC/DC Tribute band. That girl is sick!

Good choices aunty!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

LOL at /t. Sorry Pug.


I know he's dead but Freddie Mercury is the best front man ever. I saw him way back when and I was blown away. The guy kicked ass.

Guitar: I saw Lindsay Buckingham live and again, totally blown away. I am not much for Fleetwood Mac or Stevie, but Lindsay is a virtuoso in the line of Prince.

Band Name: I am always coming up with those, but I now forget my better ones--how about The Absolute Idiots, Bailout Busters, I Keep My Gun; You Keep the Change,
/t. for President.

Hell, if a band can call themselves Death Cab for Cutie, the sky is the limit.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

Bass Player: Flea of the Chilis.

Drums: A lot of people hate Neal Peart (sp); me, I couldn't get past Geddy Lee's voice. So I go with John Bonham Jr.


I wish I could think of a live front man or woman who is better than Freddie Mercury. I mean it; in concert he was unreal.

6:54 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

enemy: not only would Flea be the best bass player but a front man as well. and yeah, freddie would have been choice numero uno if living. no discussion about it.! you hate neil peart? why? forget about geddy lee's voice cause i didnt hire him. but if you saw mercury live you really saw something great. im jealous. john bonham - i could live with that.

short: an all female AC/DC tribute band? oh i HAVE to see that. i want to play "angus" in my next life. alas, i am far too middle aged for such fantasies. maybe i can do a rosemary clooney tribute band............nah.

8:53 AM  
Blogger VE said...

Nice! If you were going with the dead ones too I would have gone with Duane Allman on guitar and Freddy Mercury on lead.

10:21 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

VE: amen and amen. i went to school in macon georgia and lived one block from the curve where duane bought it -soon barry oakley followed. weirdly enough during my school days gregg allman and cher lived in the same neighborhood in an old mansion - we used to see them in the wee hours at the waffle house. or as it is known here: the awful house. the best soul food kitchen in the south was the H and H in macon - former road cooks for the allman bros band.

duane was the man, youre absolutely correct.

12:00 PM  
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3:23 PM  

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