Band of the Week: World’s First Flying Machine

1. Please list the names of all members of your band.
Ben Campbell, Laura Lynch, Zane Ranney, Brian McGovern, Chris Howaniec, Kurt Werner
2. Where did you get your band name?
The Leonardo DaVinci sketches of flying machines. With our knowledge of flight today, they obviously would never work, but there’s something poetic about that.
3. When did you start performing together?
This current lineup has been together since September of this year.
4. Who is your greatest musical influence?
Vampire Weekend. Definitely.
5. Describe your sound in 3 works or less.
Noise Folk
6. Do you have any pre-show rituals or superstitions?
I [Ben] write the set list out on my arm in sharpie marker, Zane tries to find a drum set, and Laura drinks a handle of Jack Daniels.
7. What is your favorite place to perform?
The Canopy. They actually care about the music and not just who brings the most people. Then again, we’ve played there a lot, so maybe it’s also the familiarity.
8. What is your latest album called?
It’s a CD-R demo. It doesn’t really have a name, I just write ‘Demo!’ on every one.
9. When is your next performance?
April 24
10. If you could perform with anyone in the history of music, who would it be?
Abraham Lincoln. On the keytar.
11. Do you have any pets?
Not at school
12. True or false: dogs are better than cats.
Remember that show Cat-Dog? That show sucked!
13. What is your favorite thing to eat as a band?
14. If you could be an animal, what kind of animal would you be?
14B. Why?
They can open doors!
15. What kind of car do you drive?
I have a bike. It’s a Dawes 2007 road bike.
16. What is your favorite joke?
How many 43 question survey-writers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Two! One to screw in a lightbulb, and one to write a 43 question survey!!!!
17. What is your favorite western European nation?
18. What is your least favorite thing to do on vacation?
Get killed.
19. How often do you get your hair cut?
About once every 3 to 5 months
20. What is the best concert you’ve ever attended?
The Books my freshman year at the courtyard café. They had really cool found video footage to match the found sounds they used.
21. Who are you voting for in 2008?
Ghostbusters 2.
22. Who did you vote for in 2004?
Ghostbusters 1.
23. Does global warming exist?
ACKSHEWALEE, I believe the proper term is ‘Global climate shift’. JEEZ.
24. What is one thing you do that’s good for the Earth?
Play a low-emission guitar
25. Do you like cheese?
Only melted, i.e. macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, etc.
25B. What kind?
See previous answer.
26. What is your favorite TV show?
Corner Gas. Or Two and a Half Men — hard to decide.
27. What is your least favorite movie?
The Shawshank Redemption — have you seen it?? No? Well, that’s not surprising. Don’t bother, you’ll hate it. Trust me.
28. What is the coolest place you’ve ever traveled?
Either the Smokey Mountains or Shenandoah Valley.
29. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? (in cubic feet)
14 questions to go!
30. What is your favorite kind of mammal?
30B. Why?
THEY CAN OPEN DOORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
31. If you could time travel, what would you go see?
Raptors. Opening doors.
32. What’s better, Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter?
Anything with a ‘K’ instead of a ‘C’ is duh coolest! Corn versus Korn? No contest.
33. Which Teenage mutant Ninja Turtle do you best identify with?
Ghostbusters 2
33B. Why?
See previous answer.
34. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the name of music?
Answered these questions.
35. Any advice for the public at large?
Come see our show April 24th!
36. If you could be a WWE Superstar, who would you be?
Hulk Hogan.
37. What is one cool thing you think everyone should know about you?
My birthday is April 25th, one day before OUR SHOW ON THE 24TH!!
38. And another?
39. What is your favorite song to play live?
‘Untitled’. At least, it doesn’t have a name yet.
40. Who would win in a fight, Optimus Prime or Dark Wing Duck?
Dark Wing Duck! Because Transformers was a STUPID movie and people need to stop pretending it wasn’t.
41. Boxers or briefs?
42. What is your favorite office supply?
43. Describe your audience in 3 words.
Cool table kids.
44. Who is the biggest underdog in movie history?
‘Underdog’, DUH
45. What is your favorite place to spend a Friday night?
Carle Park
46. What is your favorite horror film?
The Exorcist. I don’t care what anyone says, that movie scares the hell out of me.
47. What is your favorite brand of shoes?
POOMAS cuz they’re SUPER COOL!!
48. Would you rather have top half fish, bottom half woman or top half woman, bottom half fish?
Ghostbusters 2.

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