Who are you?
Describe yourself in three words.
Shaky nervous sort.
Who dead or alive would you most like to meet?
I would love to have a few beers with Tom T. Hall.
Who would you most like to slap in the face?
Rush Limbaugh or Randi Rhodes, they're both ridiculous.
What song do you wish you had written?
This list goes round the block, but today I'll say "Papagallo" by the Mountain Goats or "The Night" by Morphine.
Elvis Costello or Elvis Presley?
Oh, Elvis Costello for sure.
LP, CD or MP3?
I really hope this LP with high quality download takes a hold of all music. I love vinyl records and the ritual of listening to music that way. I want people to see that the leak they just downloaded instead of buying the record is some crappy compression that can destroy subtleties in especially quiet records. Ever heard a mp3 version of Springsteen's Nebraska? It's destroyed.
If you could start one trend, what would it be?
More old man bars in the perimeter.
If you could end one trend, what would it be?
Musicians who think they're geniuses. Oh, and movie remakes.
With whom would you most like to play a game of spin the bottle?
That's easy, my fiancée.
Ben Trickey plays the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge with Rick Dang on Thurs., July 23. $5. 9 p.m.
(Photo courtesy Ben Trickey)
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