As a child I learned how to bribe a person with food. Everytime my folks would have a party or go out to a disco they would, first ask nicely for my two brothers and I too, either stay in our rooms (jail), or be nice to the teenage girl who would also be bribed with food as well as a small amount of money. If it was a full moon my siblings and I would naturally be unruley. The lunar happening taught me how to control mum and dad as well as upping the quality and quantity of nutrition. Mom would cave first every single time, thus a heaping portion of pure American poison was picked up in the family Buick. The clown who assisted in my victory over my owners, (parents) was named Ronald. On that note, a win over my folks meant the food we consumed was barley fit for human consumption. On a side note, my mom made the worst fried chicken on the planet.
What dish or cuisine do you most like to eat on tour and why?
Sushi is a big favorite, but the quality is so hit or miss. The USA has more crappy sushi joints than Italy or Sweden has meatballs combined. The reason I enjoy the potential torture of the overpriced gamble is the hilarity that insues when ordering Japanese fare in the south or mid-western part of the US. These two areas breed a special type of person who’s traits include, mating with family members, lack of common sense, average IQ score of 20 and facination with shiny objects. Just sit back while the red-neck tries to say Udon and has no clue what sake is.
What type of food do you hate, and what is the most disgusting thing you’ve ever eaten? Tell us the story.
I will try anything and don’t really hate one food over another. Since you are forcing me to pick the most disgusting food ever ingested by myself, I would go with most any creation by my own mother. Meatloaf!!! Yes meatloaf rings a bell and puts the gag reflex into action. I am sure there was some type of meat in there someplace, but what kind and how much is like guessing how few marbles are in a cookie jar. She was the queen of filling up space with bread and other assorted starches. Potato’s, pasta’s and cheese seemed to fill any void where the meat should be. After all it is called meatloaf, not just loaf. You may have heard of the holiday we call Thanksgiving. It really matters not what said holiday means, but the fact that turkey is the traditional meal served on this day is what matters. By now you may get the feeling my mom is a bad cook. If so, you would be right. On Thanksgiving past mum would prep the bird and serve it with the same junk she would every year. This year in particular, the entire family was vomiting within 15 minutes after we faked saying grace. Did I mention everyone but mom suffered in the Adkins Vomitorium? We all got so sick she should have been brought up on attempted murder charges. I would have testified against her.
What type of food do you make sure to avoid before a gig or going on stage?
Pizza!!! It makes me feel fat and or lazy.
Imagine for a second you can request anything on your rider at a gig. What food do you put on it?
Hmmm? I like hummus and pita chips with a tall glass of Pinot Grigio. Make it two glasses. No just scratch that hummus all together and give my the entire bottle of wine.
What has been your biggest cooking disaster to date? Tell us the story.
I didn’t cause the problem, but I was in attendance. My friend Wayne was hosting a non family/friends only Thanksgiving. Jimmy, our other amigo, who claims to be handy in the kitchen was deep frying a turkey when Wayne decided to add more than a glass of Bacardi 151 to the bird in boiling lard. Let’s just say we went hungry, but were lucky Wayne had a fire extinguisher on hand. The kitchen roof was ablaze with all the thanks, Thanksgiving could dish out. The fire guys were nice and we all had a good laugh after we aired out his house. Not one human was hurt in this incident, but a turkey was sacrificed.
When you tour overseas, what food from home do you miss the most?
Mexican by far. Living so close to the Mexican border the cuisine of our southern neighbors floods into the USA like the people who make my food of choice.
This is your last day on earth, what is your final meal?
I would fast. I’m not sure why, but I have heard of people doing it during some form of religious conquest or celebration.