From recent FANDALISM interview...... BUCKWHEAT CATAPILLAR
V- What gear do you use?
BW- Warmoth bodies, custom paint, Tele and Strat style accompanied by a 1976 Guild Accoustic with a Teddy Haggarty paint job
V- Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
BW- Tiny Tim. I like Tulips. While tiptoeing in the garden I noticed the Two Lips.
V- Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
BW- In my mind I am the Lead singer in a group Baby Knockors with Felix Penitrator on guitars and a house gig at the Back Forty. In reality I am the singer and guitarist for Buckwheat Catapillar...Musician...Philosopher and Provocateur and can be found at Youtube: "Mr. Catapillar the Jew Hating Clown." But be aware I like Jews. I drink orange Juice every morning before I have sex with my neighbor. And lest I forget I need to give some credit to Justin Macdonald and to Denny Porter aka Felix Penitrator the two fellows that put me on the path to insanity. Thanks allot.
V- If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
BW- Bill O'Reilly
V- What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
BW- UPS Field House, Tower of Power...about 1500. Playing Tacoma Dome with The Wailors the night Denny Porter said something smart, got slugged and his jaw broke. I think he was asked where he learned his manners and he said, "In the Gutter where'd you learn yours ?"
The Smallest audience... I believe the smallest audience was when a midget hired me to play at his wedding...there were about 40 people there all under 4 feet tall. If you mean the smallest number it would have been the time we volunteered to play at the Humane Society, there was the guy that blows the turds out the door with a pressure washer, Dawg Chapman on work release, and the big breasted fat lady who said she wasn't a hairlip but a victim of a visious Tom cat attack though with that lisp you coulda fooled me. And then of course there were a lotta barking dogs...so that would make an audience of 3 and probably 16 yapping mutts. Of course if you mean big like tall...I to played for a Ubangi's bachelor party not to long ago...I jammed on Kennedy's Head while the Ubangi's drank their spodey and roasted dalmations on the barbecue. Crap they were tall. I did play a Weight Watchers convention...that audience was real big.
V- You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
BW- Out of the Cocoon, Smoking Catapillar. 1992 to present. I like it because it has a rock drama called Sex with the Dead. What a concept...Sex with the Dead...its a lyrical masterpiece about what it was like being married to my first wife. I think you can still find that song on Myspace...better go listen because it will be replaced by the soon to be released new album by Buckwheat Catapillar. ANXIETY
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