Band of the Week: Elsinore

1. Please list the names of all members of your band.
Ryan Groff, Dave Pride, Mark Woolwine, Chris Eitel
2. Where did you get your band name?
It was at the bottom of a well, sort of like the well in Goonies.
3. When did you start performing together?
October 2004
4. Who is your greatest musical influence?
Radiohead or Andrew Bird
5. Describe your sound in 3 words or less.
Music for ears.
6. Do you have any pre-show rituals or superstitions?
Many trips to the bathroom.
7. What is your favorite place to perform?
Niagara Falls
8. What is your latest album called?
The General EP (this will be out early June to precede/give momentum to the full-length we’ll be releasing in August).
9. When is your next performance?
June 1st @ Hessel Park (6pm)
10. If you could perform with anyone in the history of music, who would it be?
We’d take David Bowie with us to the 16th Century and really tear it up.
11. Do you have any pets?
Many goats.
12. True or false: dogs are better than cats.
13. What is your favorite thing to eat as a band?
Greek in Columbia, MO
14. If you could be an animal, what kind of animal would you be?
14B. Why?
No explanation needed.
15. What kind of car do you drive?
’95 Band Van
16. What is your favorite joke?
Third Eye Blind’s career
17. What is your favorite western European nation?
18. What is your least favorite thing to do on vacation?
Visit Neverland Ranch.
19. How often do you get your hair cut?
20. What is the best concert you’ve ever attended?
Andrew Bird @ Krannert for Pygmalion last year.
21. Who are you voting for in 2008?
Tom Selleck’s mustache
22. Who did you vote for in 2004?
Tom Selleck’s back hair
23. Does global warming exist?
Sort of in the same way George Bush’s integrity doesn’t, which is positively.
24. What is one thing you do that’s good for the Earth?
25. Do you like cheese?
Of course
25B. What kind?
26. What is your favorite TV show?
I’m unashamedly obsessed with LOST.
27. What is your least favorite movie?
Death Bed, The Bed that Eats People
28. What is the coolest place you’ve ever traveled?
Pacific Northwest
29. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? (in cubic feet)
I can’t really fathom a woodchuck’s wood-chucking ability.
30. What is your favorite kind of mammal?
Larry Gates
30B. Why?
He is his own species. Not many people can say that.
31. If you could time travel, what would you go see?Fatality…fatality.
33. Which Teenage mutant Ninja Turtle do you best identify with?
33B. Why?
The nunchuks
34. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the name of music?
Shaved Tristan Wraight’s name into my chest hair
35. Any advice for the public at large?
Stop driving your car when you don’t have to.
36. If you could be a WWE Superstar, who would you be?
37. What is one cool thing you think everyone should know about you?
I’ve lived in 20 houses in my life…and set every one of them on fire.
38. And another?
esus don’t want me for a sunbeam.
39. What is your favorite song to play live?
Night Fever
40. Who would win in a fight, Optimus Prime or Dark Wing Duck?
41. Boxers or briefs?
42. What is your favorite office supply?
Swingline staplers
43. Describe your audience in 3 words.
Constant bra-like support
44. Who is the biggest underdog in movie history?
Ernest P. Worl
45. What is your favorite place to spend a Friday night?
Where the ladies are. That’s what bros like me do…go where the ladies are.
46. What is your favorite horror film?
The Biography of 80’s Metal
47. What is your favorite brand of shoes?
48. Would you rather have top half fish, bottom half woman or top half woman, bottom half fish?
The maritime musk and scales would be too much either way. I have a sensitive nose and hands.

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