30 Seconds With John Mills-McCoin

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There is no one in Houston like John Mills-McCoin. The Rock 'N' Roll Circus that is scheduled to raise the bar on Houston shows this weekend was birthed from the depth of his brain's wackiness. We waded into to see what we could learn about him in 30 seconds.

Rocks Off: What is worst song in the world?

John Mills-McCoin: The worst song in the world is any song celebrating slavery, racism, hate or blah blah blah all of Kanye West's catalogue.

RO: What is the best lyric in the world?

JM-M: Leonard Cohen, "Chelsea Hotel No. 2": "But you fixed yourself; you said/ "Well never mind/ We are ugly but we have the music."

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

JM-M: If it's full. I point it at the audience and then open it so it sprays all over them... then I drink it. If the bottle is empty, I usually use it a vase for flowers in my dressing room.

RO: Without worrying about space, time, or the laws of physics, what would be the ultimate gig to play?

JM-M: I'd play on a boat cruising up and down the Wolf River in Memphis, Tennessee in 1997 so I could save Jeff Buckley from drowning.

RO: What would you buy with a million dollars?

JM-M: Limousine helicopter with a hot tub in the back.

RO: What would you buy with your last dollar?

JM-M: Whiskey.

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

JM-M: If "canonize" means "shoot him out of a canon," then, again, Kanye West has to go. But if you're asking who I would immortalize, then the answer is Axl Rose; and he would be the Patron Saint of "But You Were Doing So Well, Why Did You Have Go To Total Crap?".

RO: What will be written on the plaque beneath the giant statue future generations erect in your honor?

JM-M: Once vacationed with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in the Canary Islands.

The Rock 'N' Roll Circus happens Saturday April 14 at the Orange Show. Bands include Roky Moon & BOLT!, Blackie Dammet, Poor Pilate and The Handshake.

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