This isn't a rent-a-boy site, Drinky.
Swan do you have any pets, can you tell us about them?
How do you feel Zoo's and Sea World?
How many pancakes do you think is suitable for the average person to consume in one sitting?
If you and you significant other had to fight each other to the death, what weapon would you choose?
Fantasy time. Megaband. Name it whatever you want. Choose members for your dream band and reason for your selections.
Those are some weird questions.
2 oz blended whiskey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 slice lemon
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.
You are hired by the president to compile an elite squad to fight an imminent cyborg occupation. You are only allowed to hire boardmembers. Assemble and explain your team here.
Extra credit if you give everybody a good codename.
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??? -- Not sure on number 3. I'm giving this one deeper thought.
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I had no idea you were into fitness. What are some basic things a dumpy slug like myself can do to get started but not burnout fast?
BlackSwan, what made you finally decide to embrace your internet life and show yourself at Coachella? Did people act how you expected them to act? Provide examples, please.
Blackswan, I want to tell you that I'm sorry I got you banned for one day that one day a long time ago because you said you were going to wait outside my work for me.
Do you go to 24 hour fitness? I used to go to Castro one.
How old are you? Where did you live before SF?
Bjork - Vocals - She would be an interesting pairing with Damon. I mean, come on, it's Bjork. She needs to do more collaborating.
Johnny Greenwood - Guitar, Electronics - His ability to guide Thom Yorke towards greatness and his own intense creativity makes him a worthy pick in my book.
Flea - Bass - Watching the way he helped transformed Thom's Eraser material and his general bass awesomeness make him an obvious pick.
James Murphy - Backup Vocals, Drums, Electronics - James is bump for Bjork. We still love him... We still want him around, but he is not the center of attention here.
Brian Burton/Danger Mouse - Drums, Programming - He could add some polish, swagger, and organization to this crazy project.
Mike Sandison - Synths, Programming
Marcus Eoin - Synths, Programming
Bugaloo Velez - Congas
Dave Guy - Trumpet
Neal Sugarman - Tenor Sax
Ian Hendrickson-Smith - Baritone Sax
Sarah Neufeld - Violin
I also wanted to include the other string players who are currently touring with Gorillaz, but I couldn't find their names.
Band Name: The Agency
Brandon - Code Name: Blonde Devil
Gemma/MP - Code Name: Irish Threat
Hannah - Code Name: Spirit Ninja
Chris/TG - Code Name: Colossus
Chris/Supre - Code Name: Voyeur
FOI - Code Name: Whisperer
Me - Code Name: Black Swan
Randy's function on the team is obvious. Brandon for his looks and computer knowledge. I bet he could also make us a cool logo, and we could seduce/distract the fembots together. You and GEmma would be our main strategians, and make sure the planes are well-written. Gemma also already has a gun and military training (if I remember correctly), so that should help. Chris is giant and intimidating, so that will come in handy. Supre will be doing reconnaissance while serving a similar function as Randy. FOI will be on the team to help get nature and the animals on our side.
This is an awesome question, and I feel like I could have made my answer better, but I needed to get back to work.
Hannah was friendlier than I imagined.
Randy was nicer is person than I expected him to be, but I think that's because I caught him off guard.
You were less vocal than I expected you to be, but you reminded my wife and I of one of our good friends, so we immediately liked you.
I didn't run into Josh at Coachella, but had lunch with him the Wednesday before and he was just as nice and cool as everyone said he was.
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Ohhhh yeah, what did I say? "Hi, I'm Matt"? Yeah, sorry about that. I was flustered for some reason.
I don't remember you saying anything about who you were until she prompted you to give me your board name. (There are at least 7 Matt's on the boards in any case). I was happy to meet you btw, I'm just saying I was confused at first because I didn't know who it was I was meeting.
Amy, I think you are making this awkward again.
Hey, I said it wasn't a fair judgment.
Tell us about your leather jacket(s).
3/8: Voices from the Lake LIVE @ Monarch
3/17: Forest Swords @ The Independent
3/19: Tycho @ The Catalyst
3/22: St. Vincent @ The Fox
3/22: Dance Mania & Mister Saturday Night @ PW
3/23: Kraftwerk @ The Fox
4/6: Trentemoller @ Mezzanine
4/15: The Knife @ The Fox
4/16: Factory Floor @ The Independent
4/17: The Afghan Whigs @ Slim's
4/26: Simian Mobile Disco, Earth @ Pappy and Harriet's
5/2-5/4: Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch
Proudest recent moment would be when I told my grandfather I was taking his last name and then when I actually did it. One from the last five years would be achieving one of my major childhood dreams at 23.
For most shameful moment, I have to go with what happened to me/what I did at Goldfinger concert when I was just a young lad. I didn't really learn anything new from this and it ruined what could have been an awesome memory. I also never tell anyone this story, so it must have been shameful for me, at least up until now.
At the time I went to see Goldfinger, I was in high school and it was only my fourth concert ever. All of my other shows were attended with someone older and more experience than me, so this was the first time I was going to a concert with just one of my friends. We took a train to NYC and spent most of the day skating. I don't remember eating or drinking much during the day, which seemed to be the norm for days full of skating.
We got to the venue on the early side, scored a spot on the on the center of the rail, and stayed there for the entire show. It was a total blast. Ska-core-ish band, The Urge, opened, and then Goldfinger played a great set. For the last song of the encore, they pulled about 5 or 6 people from the crowd to come on stage... Two of those people being my friend and I. For some reason, everyone on stage was content with just dancing around, so I was unopposed for the spot I took at the mic helping Jonathan Feldman sing "Here In Your Bedroom"... Fucking awesome.
I'm not sure if it was dehydration, or just nerves, but about halfway through the song I started to feel sick. At first I just ignored it, I have a strong will, so I thought I could just let it pass, but slowly it became more obvious that it wasn't just going away. Before I really knew what happening, I found my self lurching back away from the mic and bending over next to the drum set. At that point, I threw up... I remember it being a lot, but that could have just been the intensity of the whole thing. As I finished and staggered to my feet, I looked up just in time to see the drummer point at me with a drumstick and yell at one of the stage crew guys. He was your quintessential roadie, huge man with long hair, black shirt, and a beard, so he had no problem picking me up by the back of my shirt and throwing me into crowd. I got a good crowd surf out of it, but was completely ashamed of myself for not only ruining a potentially awesome experience, but for throwing on stage at a show of one of my favorite bands (at the time). One of the reasons I don't think I learned anything from this experience is that we hung around after the show for a while as I contemplated the idea of trying to apologize to someone for what I did. I mean, someone had to clean that up and I felt bad about that. As we were standing around this really hot punk-ish girl came up to me and said, "I just want to say that you have the most amazing body I have ever seen." She was definitely older than me; I had a girlfriend at the time, and had been through such a recent trauma that I did not respond to this in the way that would have been the smoothest. I am ashamed of that too.
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