Interview with Brad Petering of TV Girl

I finally saw TV Girl live in Columbus and it was an amazing show! I got to interview Brad and here’s what we came up with. Enjoy.

Pineapples on pizza? Probably best to cut them up into little chunks first

Would you circumcise your baby? Depends on the gender.

Pepsi or Coke? Dr pep

Tom or Jerry? Was the original stage names of Simon and Garfunkel

Rick or Morty? Fox Mulder

Is Bigfoot real? I’ve seen footage

Favorite drug? Pure xtasy

First time/place you’d visit in a time machine?

If I went back to circa 86 I’d have a chance at being a pro skateboarder.

One week to live, what are you doing? Smoking crack and huffing whippits

Craziest thing done while drunk/on drugs

Tried starting a novel after smoking weed in college. It was so bad when i reread it sober I never smoked again.

Favorite band right now? Movie?

U.S. Girls or Mr. Twin Sister. Favorite film: H-Street’s Hocus Pocus

Best memory from one of your concerts?

Lighting fireworks at passing cars in the parking lot of the venue in greenville

Favorite song you wrote? Louise

Most fun song to perform? It Evaporates

Last book you read?

Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem and Harvey Pekar’s The Quitter in the tour van.

Got your shot with Aubrey Plaza yet?

I saw her eating a hamburger down the street from my house. We locked eyes for one second.

I read that starting out you wanted to sound like Neon Indian. What’s your favorite song or album by them?

All the albums are fantastic, but Psychic Chasms is truly special and reminds me of a really good time in my life. One of my favorite albums.

I saw you mention Laura Nyro online. What album should I check out first?

Probably Eli and the 13th Confession is probably the one to check out first. Although Gonna Take a Miracle is perhaps a little more accessible to the casual listener. But her music generally demands more than a casual listen.

How do you relax when you’re stressed out? Go skate.

What inspires you? Great chess players before the invention of computers.

Anything you’d like to see made legal? Anything you’d like to see made illegal?

There ought to be a law against breaking hearts

Any changes to your top 3?:

Fiery Furnaces – Blueberry Boat

Paul’s Boutique

And The Magnetic Fields – Holiday

Those are all amazing albums still.

Any interesting stories I need to hear?

You should look up the strange and tragic story of Sultan Khan, the great chess player.

Any advice?

Society’s collapse is imminent, put all your money into bottled water, canned food, and shotguns.


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