It’s the End of the World…

Photo from: PixelTango.com

Photo from: PixelTango.com

…And we’re taking the party down to the Vaudeville Mews. On Friday, Pure Gut, Pussy Willow, The French Dials, The Films of John C. Reilly, and Ramona and the Swimsuits will take the stage to give us a party worthy of total world destruction. Make sure and hit up the show–it starts at 8pm and it’ll cost you $5 and a valid 21+ ID to get in. I asked the some band members the same five questions when it comes to how the end of the world should play out:

  1. If you found out that there was a solar flare coming our way and we only had 2.5 hours to live, what would you do and why?
  2. If your band wrote a song about the end of the world, what would it be titled?
  3. What is the absolute coolest way the world could end?
  4. If you have to make a soundtrack to the end of the world, what would be on it?
  5. Enough about the world actually ending—how are you and the band going to celebrate the fact that it doesn’t?

And here’s what they had to say.

Clint Curtis (white shirt) and The Films of John C. Reilly

Clint Curtis (white shirt) and The Films of John C. Reilly                                                                                                Photo cred: Tony Galloro

Clint Curtis, The Films of John C. Reilly

If you found out that there was a solar flare coming our way and we only had 2.5 hours to live, what would you do? 
Watch Dumb and Dumber.  It always puts me in a good mood.
If The Films of John C. Reilly wrote a song about the end of the world, what would it be titled? 
We already have.  It’s called “Fake Marilyn.”
What is the absolute coolest way the world could end? 
As John Betjeman wrote in his poem Slough, “Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough.  It isn’t fit for humans now…”
If you have to make a soundtrack to the end of the world, what would be on it?  
Enough about the world actually ending—how are you and the band going to celebrate the fact that it doesn’t?  
A bag of chips and salsa.
Ramona (center, green top) and her swimmers

Ramona (center, green top) and her swimmers; Photo cred: Leslie Hall

If you found out that there was a solar flare coming our way and we only had 2.5 hours to live, what would you do? 
I would make sweet, sweet “we’re gonna die” love with my boo; probably make out with my best friends, too. Maybe some Ricky Martin hot wax stuff. Hug my mom. Eat some frozen yogurt? This is hard. In reality, I’d probably just eat/drink/cry a lot. I would be afraid to leave the house.
If Ramona and the Swimsuits wrote a song about the end of the world, what would it be titled? 
“This Party is Over”
What is the absolute coolest way the world could end? 
Jesus comes down and says, “Hey, guys! I have enough Bugles and Sunkist for everyone!”
If you have to make a soundtrack to the end of the world, what would be on it?  
Enough about the world actually ending—how are you and the band going to celebrate the fact that it doesn’t?  
We are pretty pumped about being on locally syndicated television: we’re performing on the WB’s “great day!” program at 8:10 am Thursday.  We also have a new song for our show Friday night at the Mews! Most of us will drink lots of beers, and I will bring a sparkling water Pamplemousse for Dizzy. That means grapefruit.
Not Jessi or John. But extremely apocalyptic looking.

Not Jessi or John. But extremely apocalyptic looking.

Jessi Allard and John Huffman, Pussy Willow

If you found out that there was a solar flare coming our way and we only had 2.5 hours to live, what would you do and why?
Grab our cats and walk off into the sun. Finally.
If Pussy Willow wrote a song about the end of the world, what would it be titled?
“Finally”
What is the absolute coolest way the world could end?
Horrible disease that only kills humans. And after, wild animals will feast on our corpses.
If you have to make a soundtrack to the end of the world, what would be on it?
Slayer. Slayer. Slayer.
Enough about the world actually ending—how are you and the band going to celebrate the fact that it won’t?
Playing music with some great friends.

Derek Lambert, Pure Gut
Derek (drums) and the dudes of Pure Gut

Derek (drums) and the dudes of Pure Gut

If you found out that there was a solar flare coming our way and we only had 2.5 hours to live, what would you do?
I’d get naked and watch Wayne’s World one last time. Then maybe light some things on fire with the leftover minutes. And eat a B-Bops cheeseburger.
If Pure Gut wrote a song about the end of the world, what would it be titled? 
“Dear God, Thanks For Nothing. Love, Pure Gut”
What is the absolute coolest way the world could end? 
Whiskey Tsunami.
Enough about the world actually ending—how are you and the band going to celebrate the fact that it doesn’t?  
We will just try to end it ourselves with the sheer force of partying.

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