The Count With Pugsley Buzzard

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“I’m not materialistic. I don’t care for possessions. That’s definitive.”

Ten bands everyone should know about:

"Jon Cleary And The Monster Gentlemen (New Orleans), The Legendary Tigerman (Portugal), Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble (Portugal), Truckstop Honeymoon (New Orleans), Those Crazy Hambones (Berlin), The Pacific Curls (New Zealand), Taraf De Haidouks (Romania), Nobody’s Business (Portugal), The Kill Devil Hills (WA) and The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band (Sydney)."

Nine food items that you need to make a kickarse dinner party:

"A pig stuffed with a lamb, stuffed with a turkey, stuffed with a chicken stuffed with a quail, rum, tequila, vodka and an apple."

Eight possessions that define you:

"I’m not materialistic. I don’t care for possessions. That’s definitive."

Seven favourite movies/TV shows that go on your mix-tape:

"Curb Your Enthusiasm, Extras, El Topo, Kansas City, Traffic (Jaques Tati), A Day At The Races, A Night At The Opera."

Six bad habits you can’t escape:

"Broads, brawling, bingeing, smoking, shooting and snoring."

Five people who inspire you:

"Hunter S. Thompson, Thelonious Monk, Chico Marx, Thomas Fats Waller, Art Tatum."

Four things that turn you on:

"Explosives, revolvers, bull whips and floral arrangements."

Three goals for your music:

"To be a theme song for a WWF wrestler. I’d love to have one of those guys walk out to battle to one of my tunes. Two and three: if it could do my tax returns and go out and perform itself without me being there, I’d be delighted and could perhaps advance in my other career as a lazy bum."

Two live gigs you’ll never forget and why:

"Falls Festival New Years Eve ’08/’09 performing with the Hoodoo Mayhem Brass Band. The crowd destroyed all the floats in the parade and threw beer cans down the sousaphone. Watching Taraf De Haidouks at a festival in Europe. My friend had an apartment in the town square we watched from the balcony. Blazing Romany bebop!"

One day left before the apocalypse and you…:

"Train my own private ninja army of armadillos to take over after the big event and build a new utopian civilization on top of the bones of the dead.’

When’s the gig / release?

"Spencers Live this Saturday February 26."