The Rocks Off 200

The Rocks Off 200: Gunnar Cushway, Insko's Feel-Good Utilityman

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Home Base: Insko grew out of a night spent drinking and singing, and the band's writing process reflects that genesis. Cushway writes his work wherever the fancy takes him and flushes it whenever he's next in the presence of his bandmates. The stage he likes best in the city is Fitzgerald's, which he refers to as a "home posing as a venue with expensive drinks."

Why Do You Stay In Houston? "There's this music scene here that's emergent and fresh but also somewhat close-knit and familiar," he says. "Plus it's home."

Good War Story: "It's difficult conjuring up a good 'war story' from a career that's essentially nonexistent," Cashway admits. "On the other hand, I've dealt with your typical hardships faced as a musician: stolen equipment, disputing with venue management for the agreed compensation, having our sets cut short, etc. 'The essentials.'"

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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