We’d like to know a little bit about you for our files, but we don’t like regurgitating press releases or asking the easy questions. At Tone Deaf we only ask the tough questions, so just hold still, grit your teeth, clench your buttocks and be still while we put on the rubber gloves, apply the thumbscrews, and pull out our thermometer while you open up and say ahhhhhhhhhhh… Truthful answers only or we drink your rider while you’re on stage.
Who gets the most ‘off stage action’ in the band? What’s the secret to their success?
That would have to be the boys from Willy- Chris and Michael. (Drums, Bass) Those guys are total action men. Rock-climbing, hang-gliding, scuba-diving, all that stuff. Wait is that the kind of action you’re talking about? You’re not talking about penises and vaginas and stuff? Cause in that case that would have to be the boys from Willy- Chris and Michael. They’re real action men. Glory holes, Bang Buses, Dancing Bear Parties, all that stuff.
Have you ever been arrested? Where were you and what was it for?
No. I’ve had a police escort home though. In the nude. Being followed by a police car’s lights because they didn’t want my ‘bits’ on their ‘divvy van cage’, and I’d have to say, I was quite grateful for that. And although I’m sure several motorists driving down Burwood Rd would have been adequately impressed with my feeble appendages, I did nonetheless return without milk. (I forgot my wallet)
What’s been the worst day job you’ve ever had?
My first job was selling pies at Optus Oval during the footy. That was pretty bad. ‘Cold pies, hot drinks’- good call dickhead. Yes, I know the pies are cold and expensive. Yes, I know the drinks are warm and pricey. But, did you know I stuck my finger in your pie?
PS I had some of your drink.
Sex, drugs and groupies – In what order do you prefer them and how often?
Well I guess when you wake up fucked and you’re feeling like death your first stop is the cry-wank. Depending on how well that goes, the next stop after is going to be the rapid action fast absorbing panadols in a tall cold glass of water. If that doesn’t do the trick, you can forget about the groupies cause the chances are by now they will remember much more than you do, and you can guarantee that last night you were a total dick.
Take us back to the first gig you went to. Where was it and what was the venue?
Well it would have to be the corner hotel at an all ages show, and that would have been to go see H-Block101. You’d get all sweaty jumping around then go sit on the train home and just smell. Really badly. With about thirty other peoples’ sweat all over you and you’d be pulling other people’s hair off you all the way home. Ahhhh. Those were the days.
What’s your favourite site to download music from and do you ever pay for it? Can we find any of your releases there?
Of course, absolutely. It’s just that I haven’t received the bill yet. We have a few things up on iTunes, but, there’s usually free downloads on our website www.moneyforrope.com.
What’s the farthest you’d go to win over a new fan?
I can tell you how far I’ve gone in the past to win over a new fan:
Not very far. Fuck the crowd.
Right, thanks for answering the tough questions, tell us about upcoming gigs/tours and releases?
We’ve got our vinyl launch for a new single “My House Or Yours” on Friday the 17th December at the Old Bar, Fitzroy. Joining us on the night are two great bands you have to see; The Once Overs, & Revolver and Sun. We love playing with both these bands and we’re looking forward to it.