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if he was asked?
What's it like to have fanboys say 'Your money is no good here, Mr Mascis, sir.'?
Any chance of a Crossroads guitar solo duel with Doug Martsch and/or Ted Nugent?
Is Steve Vai a cock?
I'm not a miracle worker, Andrzej!
listening to Mew and when Why Are You Looking Grave my friend jumped up and ran around the room shouting 'J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis' over and over again.
k, maybe don't tell him that actually.
his vocals make that track x100 better, and its already fantastic.
J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis J Mascis
just shout J MASCIS! J FUCKING MASCIS! at him, and other variations on the theme
feel bad about his guitar skillz when he soloed all over that track of 'Em Are I.
Or more seriously just ask him how that came about. No one syllable answer to that.
what happened to Mike Johnson ?
He released a couple of actually pretty damn good acousticy crooner type albums about a million years ago. What's he doing now? Hmmmm? HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM?
They're only doing two UK shows in June.
What made them choose Derby as one of them rather than any other town or city they could have played?
Don't get me wrong, its a great location and venue but just curious why they're playing there and not, say, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham or Glasgow for example.
and the booking agent accepted it.
Ask him why they're only doing two UK shows next month and why they chose to play Derby for one of them.
Don't get me wrong, from a logistical point of view I'm over the moon but it just seems bizarre they're playing Derby ratherthan say, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds or Glasgow.
and not really interesting as part of an interview, but i'd ask him about his signature fender guitar and whether the pickups are vintage correct like amercian ones or strat in disguise like other japanese ones as'specially designed' could mean anything, abandon reply?
so here's a plan.
Get him to do his interview WITH HIS GUITAR.
Ask him questions with the following system:
major chord: yes
minor chord: no
descending power chord chug: not sure
twiddly solo: My feelings for Lou Barlow are more complicated and mysterious than you could possibly imagine.
this idea is all win!
Sadly I've only got 25 minutes in a West London hotel suite. I might just have to shut the curtains and be frank about my love for the man.
How did you manage to break the common problem bands have after reuniting, and continue to release good music while not abandoning your original sound or sounding late and irrelevant.?
Looking back, how do you feel about the albums made under Dinosaur Jr. without Barlow and Murph, as opposed to those with them?
Do you require earplugs, or can you simply pad your hair into your ears?
What's it like recording in such a suburban environment, where it seemed like outside their studio was a regular old small town?
How do you feel about all of the bands you have no doubt inspired, such as A Place to Bury Strangers and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, if you've heard their records?
Any chance of a "You're Living All Over Me" Deluxe Edition in the vein of Sonic Youth's "Daydream Nation" with a second disc of the album live?
Do you ever look back and think you may have controlled the band too much? For instance it has often been stated you'd force Murph to play fully written drum parts, not even letting him improvise fills.
when he recorded the Breeders EP 'Head To Toe' what was the deal (pun) with them covering Sebadohs Freed Pig? It was about him, Lou venting! Did he know/ was he upset? Did he care? Did he think Lou had written a top song? I do, people write things at the heat of the moment. Did he feel the same way?
I had a thousand questions I wanted you to ask J Mascis on Saturday, but just one on Friday.
Ask him if he thinks he is the best guitarist in the world, and if not, who is. Or if he does, who is second best?
if he knows where I can get a Green Mind cow.
what he dreampt about on friday night.