Live and Enjoy – An interview with Gary Mader of Eyehategod and Classhole

Gary Mader is an interesting dude, to say the least. His southern drawl and laid back attitude seem strangely at odds with his deep sense of self reflection. That being said, he gave an incredibly interesting interview that had me on the edge of my seat and eternally curious to find out more.

How the fuck are you?

I’m very good man! I’ve been here since Thursday and today is the first day that I don’t have to play which means I can have a Coors Light at one in the afternoon.

Do you not play drunk?

I can’t really do that man. It takes away more than it gives.

What do you get from playing drunk?

Nothing! It just makes you feel a little loose, but can get too loose. I try to be more clearheaded.

What do you love so much about alcohol?

I was actually just saying how much I’m starting to not like it! We started drinking when we were 13, and I like getting drunk but I kind of feel like neurologically I’m shifting away from drinking. It’s cool to do every once in a while, to get a little buzz, but I guess because I’ve had the opportunity to drink so much that I think I’ve almost had enough. I wouldn’t stop entirely, I don’t think I have a drinking problem, it just doesn’t do as much.

When you’re twenty three and have a case of beer and all that shit it’s awesome. Now when we go to a bar and play I drink a bit after but I’d rather do something else. It’s better for you.

Is that a sign of growing up?

I don’t think it’s growing up in a psychological sense. I just think that physically you go through an evolution that squeezes some stuff like that out of your life. It’s an adjustment to the way your body changes. A biological change as opposed to a psychological one. As for psychological changes… I don’t think it’s possible for me to grow up. I’m pretty rooted in my ways. Between the age of fourteen and now at forty two my frame of mind hasn’t change much. It’s evolved and I have a more dynamic perspective but I’ve always considered myself a… free spirit.

What do you mean when you say you have a more dynamic perspective?

As you grow it’s just like when you listen to music. When I started listening to heavy music like Black Flag and all of that you can’t see past that genre. Especially in the 80s we thought the mainstream was bullshit. I understand that perspective; it was bullshit. At the same time though later on, ten, fifteen years on, you listen to a Cream record or some shit that you thought was dinosaur music you start to realize that they had groove! I like to say there are two kinds of music, good and bad music!

What I mean by saying I have a more dynamic perspective is that if you’re into learning about what’s around you instead of being in a narrow-minded box you take in some new stuff. That’s what I try to do.

What makes music good or bad?

If you can feel it. I guess it depends on what you like. But to me there’s something about everything that’s good… when you listen to Michael Jackson, it’s great stuff, it has nothing to do with Black Flag or anything like that, but it’s good. Same with Otis Redding or something like that. That’s kind of the way I look at it. There’s something that we can hear subconsciously where you hear something else there that expresses something deeper. It’s the same with John Lee Hooker or Robert Johnson; that’s real. It appeals to the emotions.

When you play music how do you make it appeal to emotion, how do you make it good?

I’m not schooled in music extensively. I took like two years of theory and was in a jazz band for a year. That facet of music was kind of tedious to me. What I wanted to do was learn Exploited songs. I wanted to learn something that, in the grand scheme of things, was kind of elementary. I stopped learning theory because I was discouraged by it and what it took to understand it. The logic of it didn’t appeal to me. Because I don’t know a lot about music I rely almost exclusively on the feel.

Can you tell me about your relationship with Phil Anselmo?

There’s a girl I used to date twenty five years ago. She lived in his neighborhood, and we all used to hang out in the same part of New Orleans. There was this place called Zeppelin’s where all the bands would play and this other metal bar Rock Box. This chick I was seeing lived on the same street as Phil or something; they were childhood friends. That’s how I met him initially. Once I got into Eyehategod we got to know each other a lot better. We had always been cool but I didn’t know a lot about him on a fundamental level. Once I got into Eyehategod, of course we all jam in the same rooms and hang out in the same bars and got to be better friends. He’s a good dude, he’s done a lot of good for this band, way before I was even a part of it. Especially considering what Housecore has done. They’ve treated us pretty good!

What do you think about Housecore as a whole?

I think it’s killer that we have a label in NOLA that represents a lot of our bands, and even goes beyond that! That’s obviously how it started though, especially on the first samplers. Some of the stuff was shit people from New Orleans hadn’t even heard! There was a lot of crazy shit on those first samplers! I think Housecore is good for New Orleans because it puts a face to a lot of stuff that’s ignored. Stuff like Christ Inverter never got out there. Or Exhorder dude!

The new wave of Exhorder fandom is nuts!

It shed a lot of light on bands that usually would end up playing only the New Orleans area and not be able to put records out. It gives people from New Orleans a place to go. It puts a proper face to New Orleans music.

What do you love so much about music?

It brings people together. I think that’s something I really love about it. All of these little shows are to me like gatherings. It’s like a tribal event just in the modern day. All of these bands are nomads, come to bring the whole community together. Anything that brings people together is awesome. I think that music has an instrumental part in doing that because it’s broken down into frequencies. Whatever it is that you ingest it puts your mind at ease. It can make me feel euphoric, like there couldn’t be a better place to be.

 

I want you to finish this sentence for me “I’ve never told this story before, and probably shouldn’t but…”

This isn’t a total secret but it’s a good one. We were in the van on my first run with Eyehategod with some guy who wanted to interview us. I was on magic mushrooms and I was fucking frying. So I did my first interview for Eyehategod just frying. I don’t [know if] the dude knew but I remember feeling slightly disconnected. It’s on film somewhere! I usually don’t say too much about that kind of stuff but it’s funny, and after all, who hasn’t done mushrooms? It happens! Sometimes you’re in the desert…

Any final words of wisdom?

Live and enjoy man! Live for today, because tomorrow doesn’t really matter and neither does yesterday!

 

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  • ┼yree

    I was actually just saying how much I’m starting to not like it! We started drinking when we were 13, and I like getting drunk but I kind of feel like neurologically I’m shifting away from drinking. It’s cool to do every once in a while, to get a little buzz, but I guess because I’ve had the opportunity to drink so much that I think I’ve almost had enough. I wouldn’t stop entirely, I don’t think I have a drinking problem, it just doesn’t do as much.

    It’s called “Getting old”.

    • sweetooth0

      Yeah, when the hangovers start spanning multiple days it makes you consider slowing down a little. Can’t wait to get home and crack a brew

      • ┼yree

        Yup. I hate feeling miserable any more and like you said the multiple day hangovers are no good.

        • sweetooth0

          I haven’t been black out drunk since the end of September. That is an accomplishment for me. But it feels pretty good. Nice to just go buy less beer (but more tasty and expensive stuff) than go and buy a shitload of shitty cheap beer just to get hammered to oblivion.

          • This is gonna sound ridiculous…. I have not blacked out since say 07 (first and only time)? I kinda wanna relive the mysticism of the experience again…. but I just cannot get there. Know what I mean? Granted, I am not actively trying – so that will make it more difficult. Maybe one day….

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Just fucking do it…..

          • ┼yree

            Ha, this cult had the right idea. End it.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Fuck, get castrated and embrace the cunting void.

          • ┼yree

            Them motherfuckers just called it quits and decided to enter the alien spacecraft hidden behind the Hale-Bopp comet.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Fuck yes they did. Final frontier like a motherfucker.

          • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD
          • ┼yree

            Drink a lethal mixture of phenobarbital and vodka and then lay down to die, hope to leave your bodily container, enter the alien spacecraft, and pass through Heaven’s Gate into a higher existence.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Poetry, bro.

          • “Final frontier like a motherfucker”

            /dead

          • What is this from?

          • ┼yree
          • Their site is still up if you wish to learn more.
            http://www.heavensgate.com/

          • ┼yree

            Gotta love that Green Bay Packers “G”.

          • OOooo a friend of mine asked me to see a show with him at The First Heavy Metal Church of Christ, next week.

            Check this shiz out

            http://www.heavymetalchurch.com/

          • Huh. This is… huh. If you go, lemme know how it is.

          • Fortunately I am busy. Would make for a killer show write up, though!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            You should go and ask them when the comet is showing up.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Hideous. It’s still just a boring, lifeloving church service.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™
          • “How a Member of the Kingdom of Heaven
            might appear”
            http://www.heavensgate.com/img/mkh.jpg

          • ┼yree
          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Lol, my dad’s favorite movie!

          • Classy!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
          • Waynecro

            My pals and I got busted trying to climb over the fence around that property on a Friday the 13th many years ago. I think we wanted to look for aliens or ghosts or something. According to the sheriff, “They already tore the goddamned house down, ya idiots!”

          • more beer

            I used to shit like that all the time. One time we got into an abandoned mental hospital. I have pictures of us swinging from a chandelier in there someplace. The stupid things you do when you are young.

          • Waynecro

            Of course, the consequences were much less severe back then. The sheriff let us go after we told him we were just trying to find a spooky place to bring girls (some comments he made led us to believe that excuse would work on him). If we pulled that shit now, we’d probably go to jail or something.

          • more beer

            That is true. I got away with a lot of things that I would never get away with now.

          • Waynecro

            And recovery time was much shorter back then. When I was younger, if I hurt myself doing something stupid, I’d be back to business as usual right away. Now I’d probably need bed rest.

          • more beer

            No shit. This is why I stay out of the pit in my old age. I would probably end up in ICU.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            I stayed outta pits even in my 20’s. Outside of Mago De Oz’s mosh pit, of course! That was an experience of a lifetime.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss4hsPU272c

          • more beer

            I didn’t. When I was in my 20’s I was right up in the middle of everything.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            I’m a tiny guy (5’7 and 140 lbs.), so I’ve never been one for pits.

          • more beer

            I’m not that much bigger than you. I do out weigh you by about 30 pounds though.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Not that much bigger than me?

            http://i.imgur.com/jBd5eVa.gif

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Not so much new. Cops on the south side of Chicago couldn’t care less, unless you’re being an utter idiot, from my experience. They have far worse things to worry about than people smoking up on the porch, or being drunk as balls (lol, trust me, I’ve proven this). It depends on where you are. I’ve been plenty drunk here in Newport News and never had one cop give me shit.

          • more beer

            The cops aren’t gonna bother you for being drunk. Unless you are acting like an idiot. Or you are danger to yourself like sleeping in the middle of a busy road. But I did a lot of other stupid shit when I was young that could would get you into a lot of trouble now. Just running from the cops which we did pretty often. Because we would be in a park after dark. No one wanted a ticket. Today they would charge you with I don’t know how many things. If you got caught. Evading arrest,tampering with evidence come to mind. Along with what ever other BS charge they could come up with.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            I got a public misdemeanor thing in Hampton (only offense I’ve gotten outside of the open beer thing in Chicago) for public intox. Then again, I was acting a fool, and the cop who arrested me was like “ok, let’s just get this done. Someone called”. 4 hours in the drunk tank, and I was back home. I’m a pussy, but the drunk tank drove me up the wall and scared me.

          • more beer

            4 hours isn’t that bad. Enough time to take a little nap. Get out and start all over again. I’m pretty sure something similar has happened to a bunch of the people here. I know I have.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            I know, but I’m a pussy, lol. You’ve seen my pics. I’m too pretty for prison or jail!

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            53rd and Dorchester back home (my old place back in Chicago, on the left). We used to smoke up on the roof there almost everyday for a while. Great for smoking and roof climbing (dunno about nowadays, though). Toking, drinking, and sitting up on the roofs, and climbing was the shit. :-D.

            http://assets.dnainfo.com/generated/chicago_photo/2014/05/ribs-n-bibs-closes-1400021582.jpg/extralarge.jpg

          • more beer

            I did much rooftop partying in New York.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Legal or no? Mine was quite illegal, lol.

          • more beer

            Illegal. you really aren’t supposed to hang out on the roofs in New York.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Or in south side Chicago. But cops could care less there. Smoking weed is pretty much illegal there, but same thing. Not sure about now as far as drinking or smoking up, or roof climbing. This was back in 2005-2008, before it became the hispsterfied, fancy pants post-Obama (it has nothing to do with him outside of his house being there, BTW) mess it is now.

          • more beer

            Obama’s house just means more cops and secret service guys. Law enforcement probably really sucks there now.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            I moved in 2013. It’s still the most fortified area of Chicago. Shit still happens, but not quite like other areas. Step to the west of Hyde Park, or to the south, and you get the most violent areas in the city. The south side is a very violent place.
            Part of why, which people laugh about, I can relate to King 810, especially the new stuff. A lot of what they’re singing about in Flint is exactly what’s happening in the south side and has been for a long time. Why should I be concerned when I’m here in VA? My best friends are still there dealing with it in some of the worst parts (mainly Roseland), and the roadside memorials are probably still piling up.

          • more beer

            Keep in mind this kind of shit happens everywhere. No place is immune to it.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Lol, true! Bored, drunk, drawing and listening to Tiamat.

          • ┼yree

            There was a point in my life where every night I’d get black out drunk. Those younger days are behind me now.

          • Yikes! Glad you made it through!

          • sweetooth0

            used to be every single weekend, both nights, and sometimes it’d start Thursday or bleed into Monday.

          • ┼yree

            Looking back on it now, I’m not sure how I just didn’t end up in the hospital or just straight up dead. Haha!

          • sweetooth0

            Yeah. Also all the times I drove home and don’t remember how the fuck I got there with an empty wallet full of ATM receipts. Not too good. My DUI days are long past now, even if paying for cabs is absolute rape.

          • ┼yree

            Same, one DUI for me was all it took. That shit drained me hard.

          • sweetooth0

            Oh I got lucky and never once got caught, and more importantly never crashed my car or killed or hurt anyone in the process. That doesn’t make it OK, but I am trying to not be that person anymore.

          • ┼yree

            I had a really high tier DUI. I had a .29 blood alcohol level. 8,000 dollars later here I am. I didn’t wreck or hurt anyone, I just happened to get pulled over.

          • sweetooth0

            OUCH. Yeah my little brother got busted on a DUI, lost his license and to this day doesn’t drive. He had to pay a huge amount to get his license again and take some kind of drunk driving course so he just said fuck it. They nabbed him with a full red solo cup of gin at the time and he was racing in the town we grew up in.

          • ┼yree

            Yup, I had to pay for a lawyer, take a bunch of classes, do community service, and was put under probation for a year. It took 2 years for me to get the DUI expunged. It’s all past me now thank Satan!!!

          • more beer

            Believe it or not it could be worse. I had a friend who was totally wasted we tried to get his keys but he fought us like a lunatic. He managed to get away and take off in his car. He got on an exit instead of an entrance onto I-95. He hit a car head on and killed a family of 4. This was in the late 80’s. He is still in prison. It did teach me to not drive drunk.

          • ┼yree

            Damn, that’s horrible. Hearing stories like that really do make an impression.

          • more beer

            Especially when you were with the guy before it happened. It certainly had an impression on me. I will leave my truck and go back for it if I have too. Or make sure I can crash out where I am drinking.

          • ┼yree

            Indeed, I tend to just stay home and drink anymore.

          • more beer

            I do also. But shows or parties I drink at I always make sure I have way home or am staying. Thankfully my friends and myself are good about looking out for each other.

          • ┼yree

            It sucks but it kinda does not suck that there are no shows around where I live because I’m sure I’d be drinking out a lot more.

          • more beer

            I am lucky that I live really close to downtown Denver so even a cab ride home is cheap. But I also live really close to the train so that is always an option. I will be using that option on Saturday when I go to Denver Back Sky. Since I know I will be throwing back more than a few beers.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            That’s how I’ve done it for years.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Well, here’s one……… Me and a Mexican friend went to a bar with our Cuban friend. We tossed fuck knows how much beer and tequila, and the Cuban friend knocked back another pint in the bathroom. Me and the Mexican friend went home (which was a couple of blocks away). The Cuban friend passed out in the cold, and woke up in the hospital with both of his hands cut off (frostbite).

          • more beer

            That is harsh. A buddy and I found one of our friends passed out in the snow. He would have ended up like that if we didn’t carry him home.

          • Waynecro

            One of my drinking pals back in the day would get absolutely shit faced and try to sneak out to his truck so he could go pick up food. I used to have to tackle that 350-pound motherfucker to keep him from driving ultradrunk. A little while I after I moved away, I found out that he drunk drove his truck into five parked cars. No one was hurt, but he got into a lot of trouble.

          • more beer

            That kind of shit will fuck up your life

          • Waynecro

            Friends try not to let friends drive drunk–even if prevention requires tackling and restraining the belligerent sonofabitches in the street in the middle of the night.

          • more beer

            Sometimes no matter what you do. It doesn’t matter if someone is truly determined to drive drunk.

          • Waynecro

            Very true. Some people are just determined to make bad decisions.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            As much as I’ve drank, I have zero sympathy for drunk drivers.

          • more beer

            I agree. I drink and have a vehicle. If I am drunk my truck stays parked.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            I’m a drunk who’s never driven. :-p

          • more beer

            I don’t have a choice. I use my truck to make my living.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Letting me drive anything would be like giving a monkey a bazooka. Lol, I fucked up my friend’s riding mower back in ’99 trying to ride it around (yes I was sober).

          • sweetooth0

            I just kept drinking until it happened. But when I say drink, I mean 12 beer minimum in a few hours time. Usually more like 18-20 beer per night.

          • Yikes!

          • more beer

            Most of the more expensive beers have a higher abv, than the shitty mass produced beers. So in reality less is actually more.

          • ┼yree

            This is the truth. Friday I had 4 beers all above 9%. I felt quite shitty the next day.

          • more beer

            The trick is to not mix them. Drink the same thing and you tend to not feel as bad the next day. I try to do this. I can’t say I am always successful.

          • sweetooth0

            Naw, I love trying a bunch of different kinds. The girlfriend and I are on a “random craft beer with a cool bottle” kick right now.

          • more beer

            I did that yesterday. But I was out and the brewery had a bunch of new beers I hadn’t tried. Thankfully I didn’t have to work today. Because I was a little hurt up from this decision.

          • ┼yree

            That’s probably a good call. I usually like to mix it up but yeah that makes sense.

          • more beer

            It does work. Also a glass of water here or there helps also. But I totally understand as I like lots of different beers.

          • sweetooth0

            Yup, I didn’t have that many drinks Friday, but I was feeling pretty decently sloshed by the end of the night. Not to blackout extent, and not enough to feel like garbage the next day, but a good solid drunk.

          • more beer

            That is why I drink better beer. A few you have a good buzz and the next day doesn’t tend to be as bad.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Probably part of my problem. I love Schlitz, Hurricane, Milwaukee’s Best, etc. for years, and I HATE craft beers.

          • more beer

            I am the polar opposite of that. I like my beer to taste like beer.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Hey now, mine tastes like beer, fancy pants! Then again, I think craft beer, I think of shit back home. Pumpkin Ale, Strawberry beer, shit like that. I like my beer cheap, sharp and true. I do like stuff like Palma Loca (ask our Brazilian friends about that) and Tyskie.

            Thinking about getting some brandy or whiskey around Christmas. What’s a good one on a poor man’s dime? Recipes appreciated.

          • more beer

            My whiskey recipe is really easy. It is called a shot glass. I don’t drink those weird it shouldn’t be in beer, beers. I drink a lot of stouts and IPA’s, Along with the occasional porter or saison. Like I said I like my beer to taste like beer.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Well, a whiskey or brandy in the $30 range, which is probably what I could afford.

          • more beer

            Larceny bourbon is pretty good in that price range.

        • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

          It basically feels like the flu for at least a day.

          • ┼yree

            Irish Flu.

          • more beer

            But it is much more fun catching the Irish Flu. Than the actual Flu.

          • ┼yree

            This be true.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Hear about Sinead O’Connor, speaking of Irish?

          • ┼yree

            I did. She’s nuts.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Yep. Wishing her well, but she’s been a can of coocoo waiting to explode for quite a while. Anyone who’s listened to her over the last 20 years knew that. Hoping she gets well, and does some black metal!

      • Waynecro

        It’s also a problem when you drink so frequently that you don’t get hangovers. During the last couple years of my drinking career, I was drunk so much I didn’t have a chance to get hungover. I thought it was pretty sweet at the time, but it didn’t end well.

        • sweetooth0

          Once the drunk ends though, that is the hangover from HELL!

          • Waynecro

            No kidding. I still feel it, and I quit drinking in December 2006.

          • sweetooth0

            oof

        • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

          There is such a thing as drinking yourself sober.

      • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

        I had 3 years of a fifth a day. It’s when the tremors (which I haven’t had in years) that you have to worry about. I’ve been through major alcoholism, and thankfully calmed down on that over the years.

        • sweetooth0

          the shakes suck. Doesn’t help when you have a nervous system disorder that causes a tremor to begin with.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            DTs are fucking hell on earth. Nausea, shaking, acidic shits, paranoia, nightmares, etc. It’s not fucking pleasant.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WiiPrOtAFI

            At that point, it’s like that. ^^^^^^^^^

          • ┼yree

            This fucking movie is good. Cage definitely earned that Oscar.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            Read the book, it’s way better!

    • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

      I’ve had 11 years of it. I probably look older than my years. Well, not really. I’m 34, and I’m still alive and looking young for some untold reason.

  • Dubs

    Solid interview, dude.

    • Matt Bacon

      Thank you!

    • Max

      I second that.

  • ME GORAK B.C.™
    • Matt Bacon

      SOOOO many Bacon related pickup lines dude

      • Killer work, Matt.

        GL

        • Matt Bacon

          Thank you so much!

      • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

        “Hey baby, I have sixty nine degrees of Kevin Bacon”

        *gets maced, beat up and goes home with blueballs*

    • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

      The real identity of Matt Bacon revealed:

      http://unclerooney.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/bacon-shell-taco.jpg

      #ToiletUndercover

      • ┼yree

        WOAH!

      • Matt Bacon

        #realtalk – i don’t even eat meat :C

  • Eliza

    He seems like a cool guy to be around. I especially like the part where he said he relies on the feel of the music. It shows that he truly is talented.

  • First time listening to Eyehategod. Pgood so far!

    • ┼yree

      Dopesick is my go to for EHG.

      • will check out, thanks!

    • Matt Bacon

      Well – they’re going to take over your life

      you have been warned

  • Tim Wilsön

    cheers dude

  • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD

    I hate to say it but when i saw eyehategod live i wasnt too impressed. I do like their name tho, just couldnt get into em

    • ┼yree

      Mike Williams can’t scream as intense as he used to. I mean the guys are getting older. I thought they killed when I saw them, although I was pretty buzzed.

      • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD

        I do dig some of his philosophy and stuff, and i dont think it was that recently that i saw them. Shrugs, i donno.

        • ┼yree

          I would have loved to have seen them back in the day when they were younger and completely fucked up on chemicals. Same goes for Buzzov•en.

          • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD

            Yeah id have loved to have seen buzzoven, but i have seen Weedeater many times (being theyre from nc), and i think it was weedeater that i saw eyehategawd with

      • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

        I mostly remember getting one of their CDs in ’96 (Dopesick, I think it was). After that, I thought they broke up, to be honest.

        • ┼yree

          Take as Needed for Pain is another goodie.

          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            I vaguely remember hearing about that. Eyehategod is a definite blast from the past.

  • “I’m not schooled in music extensively. I took like two years of theory and was in a jazz band for a year. That facet of music was kind of tedious to me. What I wanted to do was learn Exploited songs”.

    I… I just have to support this.

    *throws music books through window*

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTiaWoB5NVY

    Cool interview, Señor Mateo Tocino.

    • Maik Beninton™

      Mate o tocinho.

    • Hahahahahaha. Music theory is . . . not entirely useless, but it tends to force you to write music from your head rather than your guts. Which can lead to badness.

      • Maik Beninton™

        Like Dream Theater?

      • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

        But if you have both, it’s great. Classical training (I’ve had 6 years in opera, and 3 years in piano which went nowhere) gives you an idea of how music is built. It’s kinda like cooking. For every Marco Pierre White (who had no training), you get a million Giada De Laurentiis (boobs!) who has been classically trained and knows shit for shake about a kitchen.

      • Óðinn

        But it should also free you form your head so that you can play with your gut….in theory. 😉

  • mmmmmmm, mushrums

    • ┼yree
      • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD

        That looks dank af

        • ┼yree

          Stuffed Portobello mushroom caps are the tits.

          • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD

            Im a big fan of all things mushroom

          • ┼yree
          • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

            What do you fill them with? There’s quite a lot of recipes for it.

          • ┼yree

            Damn, any thing really. Pesto, bacon, cheeses, you name it.

    • does your current restriction to the bubble count to mushrums too?

      • no sir. and if i had enough of them, i wouldn’t miss booze a bit!

    • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

      Never done shrooms or acid, actually. Hardest thing I’ve done is X back in 2000.

      • RJA

        really? I must say that I don’t know you at all, but that surprises me a bit.

      • look at your avatar!

        • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

          Would you vote Trump, Carson or Tapir?

  • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

    *tosses Gary and Matt the finest Schlitz money can buy*

    Lol, interesting interview and loves me some Eyehategod!

  • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

    BTW, took me a while, but finishing up a drawing I did a few weeks back.

  • Waynecro

    Great interview, man. Thanks!

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Gnarly interview! Cheers!

  • A Squirt Of Electric Love Snot

    Should I keep the tapir avatar?

  • ┼yree

    RFI…

    • Boss the “Crimson King” Ross

      That there is one excellent IPA.

    • more beer

      I like their beers. But man I feel like I am paying for them twice. The way I feel the next day, after a bunch of Victory’s.

      • ┼yree

        What’s your go to Victory beer?