Clouds are Ghosts put out one the greatest EPs we've ever heard in the form of Harbinger. Seriously, with all its shining brilliance, it's been on a constant loop in our house over the last three days. We hit pause just long enough to chat with vocalist Jason Morris. Here's what we learned from him in 30 seconds.
Rocks Off: What is worst song in the world?
Jason Morris: Has to be a Nickelback song. Not sure which one. However it's pretty awesome how they are laughing all the way to the bank. You gotta be getting paid to have as many haters as they do. Actually, I take it back. I LOVE NICKELBACK!
RO: What is the best lyric in the world?
JM: "Envy is the bond between the hopeful and the damned" - Pink Floyd on the More soundtrack.
RO: Someone throws a beer bottle at you onstage. What do you do?
JM: Bicycle-kick it to my drummer Earl behind me who integrates it into his kit.
RO: Without worrying about space, time, or the laws of physics, what would be the ultimate gig to play?
JM: The set of The Wizard of Oz. Little folk and all...
RO: What would you buy with a million dollars?
JM: Some radio DJs to play our F'n music.
RO: What would you buy with your last dollar?
JM: A quarter-tank of gasoline.
RO: If you could canonize another musician who would it be and of what would they be the patron saint?
JM: Rick Springfield. The patron saint of death metal!
RO: What will be written on the plaque beneath the giant statue future generations erect in your honor?
JM: "Can't remember the name of this band, but they tasted like unicorns."
The Clouds are Ghosts plays Saturday at Walter's with the Manichean, Bang Bangz, and Glass The Sky.
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