Rain Water Mandala | Robin Phillips Studio

Without saying your city’s name, what is your city’s best band or artist?

Our most famous export, I guess, would be Big Head Todd.  Artist, though?  Well, that would be Matt Stone and Trey Parker.  Sidebar… I think several of these folks went to Columbine High school in SW Denver.  That, of course, is the site were school shootings were first pioneered.

What is your favorite one-hit-wonder song?

Come on Eileen.  Its not just my favorite, but I think its simply the greatest.  Why didn’t more come from them?  I’ll tell you why, as the principles are still alive.  It appears the main guy is of course the singer Kevin Rowland.  All indications are that he is/was an insufferable monster.  He was just a tyrant and a bully of a bandleader.  He mostly constantly fired and replaced his band.

It’s a shame we can’t think of another hit.  Am sure there are probably tons of albums.

I also can’t find any good live versions.  I mean… you can find a ton of a clips of them playing the song during that era.  But… look and listen closely.  Doesn’t it sound a bit too good?  Isn’t it mixed really well?  Unless you are the Eagles, with a 5 million dollar sound system, absolutely no live performance sounds good.

** exception, the Beatles at the BBC

The newer performances are terrible, and the ones from that era all seem pre-recorded.  This isn’t surprising as there are like 35 people in the band.  To mix that many instruments for a living performance just isn’t practical.  Especially 40 years ago.  And you might do that for a full concert that’s filmed, but you wouldn’t bother to do that for a 4 minute performance.

When you walk into a room, what theme song should start playing

Jimi’s Hendrix’ ‘Angel’, but only the (lost) acoustic version.  Also acceptable would be the acoustic version of ‘Song that Jane Likes’.  God how I love that song.  Again… HAS to be the acoustic version.  Both songs are just ok in their official released versions.  While I won’t say the acoustic version of ‘song that jane likes’ is the greatest song written and performed… i can’t name another better off the top of my head.  Ok, maybe ‘American Tune‘.  I think that is in my head because Dave did that, too.  Really fucking well.

What food aren’t you eating even if it was free?

          Olive and mushrooms.  So… yeah. I suck to order pizza with.

What’s your favorite card game?

shuffling.  I don’t play any card games, outside of solitaire on my phone.  As for games, we play a lot of dice (drinking games).  Mostly Greedy, and Bitches.  If I have a deck of cards in my hand… I don’t play a game.  I shuffle them. I find it stupidly relaxing and engaging.  I’m a good shuffler.  Not a great one, but my game is solid.



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