AD: WHERE DID THE NAME OF THE BAND COME FROM? WHY IS THERE A BMX?
HA: I am the silver back gorilla of percussion. Zac Baird wanted to have a one time Butt Moving X-perience with his former Billy Goat Mates.
AD: FAVORITE VENUE IN AUSTIN AND WHY?
HA: It used to be the old Mercury because Mark Collins cared about the bands and worked hard to build a scene. Those days are gone. Before that, it was the flamingo when Dave and Woody had it going on. Now I would say it is the Flamingo. I like Stubbs as well.
AD: YOU GUYS ARE FROM AUSTIN RIGHT? YOUR TOURING SCHEDULE, TAKES YOU OUT OF TOWN MUCH OF THE YEAR, WHEN DOES A LOCAL BAND KNOW THEY ARE READY FOR THE ROAD?
HA:When they get on the phone and book thier first tour to places like columbus ohio for 25 dollars. That is what I did with Billy Goat!!!!!
AD: HOW DOES THE VIBE IN AUSTIN COMPARE TO OTHER CITIES?
HA: I love Austin. Some of that Love is based on playing at the cannibal club back in the day.
AD: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE BUILDUP OF ATOWN?
HA: I have no control over capitolistic endeavors of the White man.
AD: WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
HA: Everything. Free Jazz, Punk rock, Classic rock, Bob Wills, Mile Davis, Monk, Mingus, Milt Jackson!!!!!!Cal Tjader, Albert Ayler
AD: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH WITH YOUR MUSIC?
HA: I want to turn into A six foot walking denis.
AD: THINK OF SXSW?
HA: I played the First South By Southwest and I still have the same opinion. It is great for all the clubs. It was really great for the founders who probably became Millionaires. It is a great way for bloated record company clowns to come to austin and do some of that killer tejas blow.
AD: MANY OF YOUR SONGS CONTAIN LYRICS WITH POLITICAL COMMENTARY. WHAT KIND OF FEEDBACK DO YOU GET IN THE DIFFERENT PLACES YOU PLAY?
HA: Apathy rules the american lifestyle.
AD: FAVORITE BILL HICKS QUOTE?
HA: Anyone who does a comerical, with the exception of Willie. is off the artistic roll call forever. “I have wiped entire civilizations off of my chest with a grey gym sock”
AD: WHAT DO YALL THINK OF THE AUSTIN DAZE?
HA: Anyone who ask me my favorite Bill Hicks qoute rules. I hope you stay alive in this town.