(reposted from pitchfork - craig)
Guest List features artists we like filling us in on some of their favorite things, along with other random bits. For this edition, we’ve got Craig and Darren of New Brunswick, NJ art-punkers BANANAZZZ.
First Record I Bought For Myself
CE: *NSYNC. self-titled. even though they are posers they taught me that u can have band name with all caps. plus i was into that shit because i was young and impressionable and sipping from the teet of capitalist greed like the little hamster they wanted me to be. not anymore, though. now i am what they fear the most…young, angry and not afraid to SHOUT!
DM: Freezeframe by J. Geils Band
Favorite New Songs From the Past Year
CE: i dont listen to new music because these “artists” arent making “art” anymore. they are making brands. i try to seperate myself from these poseurs and carve out my own nitch[sic]
DM: “Tattoo” by Van Halen.
Favorite Older Songs at the Moment
CE: i dont listen to older music because i think of those old people that claimed to fight the fight, and where are they now? sippin on their macheyatos[sic] and telling their kids to eat their happy meals.
DM: Too many to list, but if i had to choose just one, it would be “La Villa Strangiato” by Rush.
Favorite New Artist
DM: I saw Amy Winehouse on an old episode of Leno that I had taped back in 2009. I’m making my way though the archives I had made myself during my orgy years (which was back when I had orgies all the time, and I would miss Leno). She has got some talent, and some rack on her, too! I liked that “Rehab” song because they tried to make me go to sex rehab but I didn’t get better, I had sex with two of the patients. I had to get dental work after the orgies I had in that place! Sex rehab is a lot like when your dad catches you smoking a cigarette and makes you smoke an entire pack…only instead of cigarettes its pussy and intsead of smoking it, you’re, well, smokin’ it.
My Dream Merch Table
CE: BANANAZZZ shirts, lps, eps, cds, tapes, patches, posters, postcards, pins, silicone bracelets, caps, stickers, tote bags, knit hats, air fresheners, BANANAZZZ comic book “BANANAZZZ The Punk Prophet”, mugs, lighters, non-alcoholic drink koozies, scarves, secret grab bag, carabiner clips, non-alcoholic drink openers, sandals, calendars, day calendars, bandanazzz, sunglasses, craig evanhalen bobbleheads, throw blankets, “FUCK CANCER” magnetic ribbons, coasters, watches, mesh shorts, hoodies, dresses, guitar straps, picks, non-alcoholic drink cup & ping-pong ball sets, aluminum water bottles with carabiner clips, ALONE: The Craig Evanhalen Storyhardcover books, craig evanhalen teddy bear, 500-piece puzzles, skins for iPod/iPad/laptop, pens, umbrellas, beach blankets, lamps, model sets, clocks, key chains, kitchen & bath items, diaper bags, lanyards, eyeglass cases, and non-denominational holiday ornaments
My Dream Collaboration
CE: me, myself and i.
DM: A drum circle with Bonham, Keith Moon, Ginger Baker, Frank Beard, Alex Van Halen and Tommy Lee. The greats.
Favorite Day of the Week
CE: sunday because it’s “god’s day” which is ridiculous and because its when my mom and dad bring a chef in and even though i feel like he is an indentured servant (not slave he’s french) he still makes fuckin good crapes[sic]
DM: TOPLESS TUESDAY! Tied for second is “Whip ‘em Out Wednesday,” “Thong Thursday,” “Moon Me Monday,” “Fingerbang Friday”
Last Great Book I Read
CE: bone in the throat by anthony bourdain
DM: Buddy Rich’s Modern Interpretation Of Snare Drum Rudiments by Buddy Rich
Last Great Film I Saw
CE: slc punk
DM: Kentucky Fried Movie
Favorite TV Show
CE: ugh television
DM: I don’t watch much TV, I get bad reception in the van but I used to love Mork & Mindy as a kid. Mork from Ork!
Favorite Radio Show
CE: ugh the radio
DM: Whatever happened to Eddie Trunk?
Favorite Record Shop
CE: ugh stores
DM: Best Buy in Edison, NJ. Do you know if Angela still works there?
Favorite Piece of Musical Equipment
CE: my voice
DM: I dropped 700k on a DW Neil Peart Time Machine snare drum. I got it at a bargain from my friend Marty. It’s got VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) which gives it a real nice crack, warmth, and bottom end. Plus, it’s got hand airbrush work, a reproduction of the very same snare Neil plays onstage. Custom copper hardware, a MAG throw-off system with 3P butt plate, 3.0 True Hoops, True Tone snare wires and Remo DW Heads. It’s still in the box, I’m afraid to touch it.
Favorite Music Video
CE: i like “everybody (backstreet’s back)” because even though the song is for gays—which is fine, whatever its 2012—i think it’s a really accurate parody of the horror film genre, and the choreographer is fatima robinson a really sweet woman and family friend.
DM: I don’t have MTV.
DM: Whats a ring-tone? Like a bell? I like cowbell.
Best Purchase of the Past Year
CE: megaphone, because i was always getting my mic cut off at shows but now i just use a megaphone.
Best Thing I Did This Year
CE: incite the silent majority
DM: Went on tour with the Silver Bullet Band. Well, I guess that was last year. What year did they elect Obama?
Strangest Display of Affection from a Fan
CE: [long laugh] chicks always come up to me at parties and offer things to me hehe, but the weirdest was when some dumb bitch showed up with like, a poster and all over it was pictures of me gluesticked on and big bubble letters that they got from like michaels arts and crafts or something and it was really amateurish. im not asking for my fans to perform at the creative standard i set for myself but come on, TRY.
Favorite Junk Food
CE: mass media
CE: you wake up, you brush your teeth, you get in your car, you drive to a job you HATE. work four hours, take a lunch break—that’s only there to remind you of the freedoms you don’t have…work another four hours,fight traffic home, eat dinner, watch…american idol…or something, get in bed, go to sleep, WASH, RINSE, REPEAT. if youre living a life like this, you’re a drone, man. workin that 9-to-5 artificial lifestyle created in the 1950’s by the bourgeoise[sic] u.s. government with the emerging middle class. human nature rejects what is artifical[sic], and if that’s your life…i feel sorry for you. not me, man. i am the proletarait[sic]. I am an agent of subversion. I am a revolutionary. im craig evanhalen…and I’m gonna change the fucking world.
DM: Jerk before work/Cocoa Puffs.