WPGU Band of the Week: Brian Esmao

Please list the names of all members of your band.
Jason Lucas, Austin Hill, Brian Esmao.
Where did you get your band name?
Brian’s parents.
When did you start performing together?
Brian and Jason have been performing together for a couple years. Austin first performed with us about a month ago actually.
Who is your greatest musical influence?
Ben Folds.
Describe your sound in 3 words or less.
What is your favorite place to perform?
Cowboy Monkey.
Where is your alcoholic drink of choice?
Jason likes White Russians.
Cherry Coke.
What is your latest album called?
“Intro To Fiction” was our last “album.” We hope to record an EP this winter.
When is your next performance?
December 10th at the Canopy for the Fall Semester Showdown
If you could perform for anyone in history, who would it be?
W.C. Fields.
What historical figure does your music resemble?
Isaac Newton. He invented calculus and he killed people.
If you could own any exotic animal, what would it be?
A breakdancing panda.
What is your favorite thing to eat as a band?
Sonic Drive-In on Tuesdays (cheap burgers from 5 to 10 o’clock).
What cartoon character does your band most identify with?
Frank Grimes.
He worked for everything he had. And he was O.C.D.
What kind of bike do you ride?
We prefer to walk.
What is your favorite joke?
One shoelace says to the other, “Are you holding up okay?” and the other says, “Nope, I’m a-frayed knot!”
What is your favorite Eastern European capital?
Minsk. Jason’s brother has friends in a band called Minsk.
What was your favorite middle school field trip?
Definitely Washington D.C. where Brian put a giant hole in the hotel room wall wrestling with his friends.
How often do you get your hair cut?
Whenever our parents yell at us about it.
What is the best concert you’ve ever attended?
Gotta go with Ben Folds…
Who are you voting for in 2008?
John Jackson.
Who did you vote for in 2004?
Jack Johnson.
Does man-bear-pig exist?
No. Absolutely not.
What is one thing you do that’s good for the Earth?
Recycle the D.I. after doing the crossword.
What is your band’s favorite lunch meat?
Turkey. Nobody likes ham.
What is your least favorite reality TV show?
My Super Sweet 16.
What is your favorite movie?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
What is the coolest place you’ve ever traveled?
If a tree falls in the middle of the forest and nobody’s around, does it make a sound?
I hope so. If not, God help us.
What is your favorite kind of underwater creature?
Long-nosed chimera.
Google it. It’s cute in a weird way.
If you could time travel, what would you go see?
Littlefoot and Cera and Ducky and Petrie and…
What’s your favorite video game system?
NINTENDO 644444!!!!! OM MY GODDDDD!!!!!
Which Captain Planet character do you best identify with?
Captain Planet.
I used to get made fun of for my blue skin and mullet =(
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the name of music?
My thumb started to bleed once from playing the piano too hard. Intense, huh?
Any advice for the public at large?
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~Plato
If you could be one of the Flavor of Love girls, who would you be?
Haven’t really seen it. The one with the least STDs?
What is one cool thing you think everyone should know about you?
Brian is 100% Filipino.
And another?
Brian is 100% American.
What is your favorite song to play live?
Creeps’ Anthem.
Which Mario Kart character is the best?
Toad. He has the best acceleration.
Boxers or briefs?
One of us wears boxers. Another briefs. The third boxer briefs.
What is your favorite office supply?
Pilot pens.
Describe your audience in 3 words.
Mostly our friends.
What is one thing that everyone but your band finds funny?
What is your favorite place to spend a Friday night?
We used to spend our Friday nights playing basketball.
What is your favorite comedy film?
Jason likes “The Big Lebowski”.
What is your favorite brand of shoes?
Obviously Manolos.
Do unicorns exist?
Yes. Absolutely. Unicorn power!

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