So Kim sent some swag in the form of three copies of the CD for a give away as well as some other compelling material to make it easier for me to see the benefit of helping the band out. Lesson: I do things for good swag...good swag that is. But to ensure that this was not a one-sided relationship, I demanded input from the band itself even though they are on tour. Tonight, for example, they are playing Cedar Falls, Iowa. So here are my hard hitting rock and beer questions. I am sure you will appreciate my journalistic integrity:
Hey this is Tha Wolf, Manager of Psychostick. Here is your interview sir! If you have any questions, please contact me. My contact information is below. The boy's filled this out. Enjoy!Excellent. So what about that contest? What I would like before 30 September are fifty word or less essays on the question "What is the best beer reference in art and why?" But no cheating: the reference in Wind in the Willows is already taken. The top three answers will win a copy of the band's CD which I will mail out when I get the winner's postal address. Please leave your response in the comments. This means that everyone will see the responses as they are filed and that is not really fair but as you can give as many responses as you like, really, you can just steal from the guy that stole from you. Think about that.
1. Belgian or PBR?PBR is crappy punk rock beer. Alex and Josh will buy it just to piss off the other band members.2. Is beer a means or an end?An end. We drink it at the end of the day after playing shows. Or when we're not playing shows.3. Do you know what shooting a beer means?Yes.4. If yes to #3, where is the best place to shoot a beer?If you're in Texas, the best place would probably be your pasture. With a 12 gauge slug.5. Is your song "Beer" really about beer or something else like sex or drugs?Beer is about beer. Hence the title of the song, "Beer".6. Queen? Lame or not? [I suggest you review Queen II as part of your answer.]Not.7. Zep? Lame or not? [Again, I suggest you renew your acquaintance with Houses of the Holy as part of your preparations in answering this question.]Not.8. If yes to both or either #6 or #7, best beer related Queen and/or Zep tune?Stairway to Heaven or Kashmir. They are long, therefore you can drink more beers in the duration of the song.9. Best non-Queen or non-Zep beer related song?Anything by Alkaline Trio. Half of their songs are about drinking.10. When Billy Bragg sang "Whoops there goes another year, whoops there goes another pint of beer" was he describing a good thing or a bad thing? Was he right?I would say a bad thing in this case. He seems pretty whooped by the new brunette.11. What was the year in rock that beer played the most important role?I would have to say every year.12. What was the event in your lives that beer played the most important role?We had some buddies in Phoenix in a band called "Detox", and we would have an annual Beerfest. Which turned into a regular annual event.13. What questions should I have asked?"What is your favorite beer?"14. How big is beer?How vast is the universe?15. How big are you?See answer to #14.16. Is beer a means or an end? [Crap, asked that one already.]It's a means. Drinking beer means we will be drinking beer.
By the way, these guys call their music humor-core: heavy and dumb. But fun. Sort of like the Dead Milkmen or Dayglo Abortions in their knuckleheaded humour with a Metallica sort of headbang. If you don't like My Name Is Earl or if you were never a fourteen year old boy who liked gross humour, you may not like the jokes. But but if you were a moron during your teen years and think back on it fondly, you may well get into this music.