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Steven Drozd, one third of THE FLAMING LIPS, lets rip on the simple joys of Seinfeld, the Butthole Surfers and chicken fried steak.

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What is the most rock’n’roll thing you’ve done today?

Thrrtg, rnrnutes of yoga and then vent to the (tents: to get a brrdge put baCk =n Bey. Kerth RrChards wourd be enerus

Which time in history would you have loved to have lived? And why?

Berlrn rn the 1920s Wrne. women. pre- tascrsm follres and fun.

What was the last thing you stole?

A handful of peanut M&Ms from the bulk candy sectron of the supermarket.

You could quit your job and start afresh tomorrow and have the skills to do something completely new. What would you choose to do?

Honestly. a professor of World War ll hrstOry Tell us the punch line to your favourite joke?

ill be Bach!

What, if anything, is too serious to joke about?

AIDS rs a tough one. Genocrde, too . . . although I‘ve heard rokes about both. What’s your favourite biscuit?

Hungry Jack wrth extra butter. Or rs a brscurt your cookre’? Then the shortbread ones. What song would you hate to be played at your funeral?

'Rock'n'Roll part 2' by Gary Glrtter. even though he's really creepy and that song rs so rrdlculous.

When did you last laugh out loud while reading a book?

I started to reread Our Band Could Be Your Life. about the rnd're underground musrc scene in the States in the 803 and there's a great quote from the Butthole Surfers' Grbby Haynes. The interviewer asks if the Buttholes consider themselves closer to God or Satan.

Gibby replres ‘De‘rr‘rrtely God \\hy take a \‘lttlllt‘t‘m l tillltt‘si {Riga} ,,ty::0li

Who would you like to play you in the film of your life? Who do you actually think would play you?

Wayne. MrChael and I always talk about who v.0trld play us rn the moyres always tell \‘r‘ayne that MOrgan Freeman. yutxria play hrm COS Morgan Freeman always plays sell rrghteous characters! Ha! He alyy ays says Jonnny Depp Should play me. Of course Depp would have to garn abom 50 DOLlV‘ClS. Or BeneCro Del TOro w0uld be good.

When did you last cry?

A COUDIB weeks ago. A very Close frrend's mother dred.

Are you a cat or dog person?

| guess cat person eyer‘. though I thrnk the next pet we get wrll be a «log

What’s your all-time favourite sitcom? Why?

Sernfe/tt. I can see the same etrrzxotlo oyor and mm and over and strll lose rt eyery trme What’s the longest you’ve ever pursued a woman for? And was it successful or not?

Well. let's see. My trancee and I broke llll tor trve years and I never gave up on tmrrtl to get her back. By the trrne you read lllltl erl have rnarrred. How's that?

What do you like least about your life? That I'm rn such terrrlrle l)lly:;lt:£ll shape lrrr’. l'rn workrng on rt.

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