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Thursday, August 18, 2011

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"You were a Butthole Surfer?!"

A guitarist who once opened for the Butthole Surfers flirts with the idea of at long last telling his kids he was in a nineties math band.

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music, parenting



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parallel-lines

Dude, you are no Bob or Stephen.

Megan@twitter

@parallel-lines "You become Clay From Chavez or Stephen From Pavement." Yeah, either you're the guy I've never heard of, or you're Stephen Malkmus. Either/or.

Manatee

@parallel-lines OMG, I thought the same thing. I've made out w. Stephen Malkmus and you sir, are no Stephen Malkmus. Am I supposed to know about Chavez? Am I supposed to care?

nevermind

@Manatee you've made out with malkmus? exsqueeze me?

schadenfraulein

Dude, Chavez are amaaaaazing. I saw them at the Matador party in Vegas last year and they blew me away.
Okay I'll read the article now.

E
E

Wow. That whole article was a firstworldproblem if ever I saw one.

boyofdestiny

@E How can this guy contemplate the best way to raise his kids while there are people starving in Somalia?

Poodle

Oh man, you guys. I used to bump "Little Twelve Toes" from School House Rock! Rocks. So, SO hard.

boyofdestiny

@Poods <3 that album

Pound of Salt

“The Best Time I was 7 not Stupid”

theharpoon

He's not even doing the punk name thing right, because obviously he would be Clay Chavez, which sounds too much like a real name, so basically they named their band wrong and they need to start all over.

yeah-elle

this article weirds me out because i saw chavez in 2006 and i think they must have been playing shows often enough that it would be like, how many "business trips" does dad have to go on?

annepersand

Maybe it's because I'm in that liminal space between "cool enough to be in a band" and "not-cool enough that you basically HAVE to be in a band" but I completely fail to see why this guy is tortured by the idea of his children knowing he was in Chavez. It's not like he's having to sit his kids down and be like "Kids, at a hardcore show in California once, I bit an audience member's face and then they flung poo at me." It's like, "kids, I prefer to write songs in 11/8 time. I'm so ashamed."

gfrancie

@annepersand It isn't really a good secret in the grand scheme of things. If my parent was going to keep some kind of awesome insane secret about their former life I would want it to be something truly mind-blowing. "I hung out with Jim Jones and told him about Flavor-Aid being cheaper than Kool-Aid" or "...and that is why a room at the Hyatt is named after me and all of Led Zepplin."

retrovertigo

My name is retrovertigo and I am obsessed with Butthole Surfers. Shakah brah!

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