Inquiring Minds

30 Seconds With Civil Twilight's Richard Wouters

Rocks Off sat down with drummer Richard Wouters of the somber, spectacular indie band Civil Twilight to find out what we could learn about the drummer in 30 seconds.

Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world?

Richard Wouters: "Happy Birthday to You"? I think they could have done better...

RO: What is the best lyric in the world?

RW: I've always like this one from "Tangled up in Blue" by Bob Dylan. I think it describes that feeling of connection with a poem or song so perfectly.

And every one of them words rang true

And glowed like burning coal

Pouring off of every page

Like it was written in my soul from me to you

RO: Someone throws a beer bottle at you. What do you do?

RW: Duck.

RO: Without worrying about space, time, or the laws of physics, what is the ultimate gig?

RW: Well I suppose space would be cool cause we could float around while we played. We'd have to strap our instruments to ourselves but it would definitely be fun to cruise over the audience in mid air.

RO: What would you buy with a million dollars?

RW: Probably a house on the beach somewhere and a new car. I like cars and houses on the beach.

RO: What would you buy with your last dollar?

RW: I'd convert it to South African currency, which would give me 7 South African Rands, and with that I would be able to buy one last amazing cup of coffee from my favorite cafe in Cape Town.

RO: If you could canonize another musician, who would it be and of what would they be the patron saint?

RW: Thom Yorke. He can be the patron saint of the lazy eye.

Civil Twilight plays with Mother/Father and Electric Touch Friday at Warehouse Live.

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