30 Seconds With Keith Moody
Rising alternative-country superstar Keith Moody has a voice like a summer rainstorm, capable of sweeping all your love away. We withstood the storm for 30 seconds to see what we could glean from the man.
Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world?
Keith Moody: "Barbie Girl" by Aqua... I can't think of one redeeming quality for that song, not one.
RO: What is the best lyric in the world?
KM: "And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make"
RO: Someone throws a beer bottle at you onstage. What do you do?
KM: Calmly make note of where they are, finish the tune, put down my guitar and go after them like a crazed beast. I still have an "Alabama Redneck" streak.
RO: Without worrying about space, time, or the laws of physics, what would be the ultimate gig to play?
KM: I guess let's warp the Beatles, Elvis, the Stones (in their prime), Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Otis Redding and the current Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and put on a music festival on the moon. I'll open the show, obviously.
I'm pretty sure the moon could hold that kind of crowd. We can build a huge bubble full of oxygen around it. I mean we might as well with all the money that would have spent by then anyway.
RO: What would you buy with a million dollars?
KM: By a whole bunch of guitars and maybe a car... maybe. I mean that car is more guitar money.
RO: What would you buy with your last dollar?
KM: A Dr Pepper.
RO: If you could canonize another musician who would it be and of what would they be the patron saint?
KM: Tom Petty and it would be everything that is right with American rock and roll.
RO: What will be written on the plaque beneath the giant statue future generations erect in your honor?
KM: He never gave up and never took no for an answer.
Keith Moody plays 8 p.m. tonight at the Mink, 3718 Main (front bar).
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