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  • Stupid Saturday Surveys: The Weird Weeds' Nick Hennies
    Saturday, March 3, 2007

    Nick Hennies is the inimitable, hilarious drummer of Austin's wonderful The Weird Weeds. He's also played with Jandek, was a member of the very first band signed and released on Temporary Residence, Ltd, and currently, he has formed an interesting experimental duo with Brian Sookram. (I highly recommend checking out their three recordings found on that link.) He also takes care of the hippest dog in Austin.

    What was your first taste of Rock and Roll?

    When I was six a fifth grader on the bus was blasting "You Give Love a Bad Name" and I thought to myself, "Yes. This is for me." Before that it was just mom's oldies radio.

    What was the last song you downloaded?

    Radu Malfatti - "Zeitschatten" (electronic realisation) I guess that doesn't really qualify as a "song".

    Ever courted someone via mixtape? Did it work? Is there one song that you'd always include for wooing purposes?

    Many times, and it never worked. I once made a completely unromantic mix tape that included such charmers as Storm & Stress and 26. We are still married.

    What's your favorite Will Oldham song, and why?

    "Three Questions" - the most perfect song perfectly placed (2nd to last) on the most perfect album.

    What song do you really want to cover next?

    I don't know if I've ever had a really strong desire to cover anything except "Mr. Roboto", which I did in 1997. There's talk of a Weird Weeds Neil Young cover. If I had a nickel for every time we suggested covering something but never did it...

    Last book you read?

    I'm illiterate.

    How do you like your eggs?

    Scrambled with jalapenos, tortilla chips, tomatoes, cheese, and salsa. These crazy Texans call it "migas". It is the food of gods.

    Socks--cotton or silk?

    They make silk socks?

    The one TV show you can't miss?

    If I had cable and if those idiots at Adult Swim hadn't cancelled it, "Home Movies".

    Favorite quote?

    "I had a vision of a teenage daughter who's growin' up naked in the afternoon."

    Who's the one person you'd love to have brunch with, and what would you talk about?

    I live with my wife and two dogs. We have many meals together, sometimes even brunch. The dogs have floppy ears. Color me content.

    What's currently in your fridge?

    A bunch of delicious organic vegetables delivered to my doorstep yesterday afternoon. Support local farms - . This has been an unpaid advertisement.

    You have the floor--is there anything you want to say?

    Don't get your dog from a breeder.

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