The Muffs

Interviews | Nov 30th, 1998

What’s your new years resolution(s)? Break any yet?
Kim Shattuck: I want to work out more. But I have not had one workout since new years.

What’s the collective resolution for the band this year?
I’m supposed to be writing songs this year. I have some really great ones in the works. As a band we resolve to keep being a band.

The Muffs are a power rock trio, not unlike Rush. How has Rush influenced your band?
What not to do.

Touring – the only way to live or a necessary evil?
Neither, but it’s good to do if you want to be more than just somebody’s local band.

Which actors would play the Muffs in the blockbuster biopic of the band?
I think we should play ourselves. I have a SAG card dangit.

Who is your arch-nemesis?
I get along with everybody now-a-days. Life is too short.

What are three things that put a big goofy smile on your face?
My husband, my cats, and a good strong cup o joe.

What is the nastiest thing you’ve ever eaten?
I ate a piece of sushi one time that tasted like ass. It was UNI. Which is sea urchin. I think it was rotten. I spit it out and made a fuss. It embarrassed my boyfriend at the time. I later tried uni again with my way cooler husband and it wasn’t bad at all.

Via your myspace thingy, I checked out some of your ebay auctions. Were you selling a Nestle Quik rabbit mug? I grew up with that mug and I’ve been missing it for 20 years! I don’t have a question, I just want to say that my Quik mug’s disappearance has left me an empty husk of a human being, and I hope you never regret parting with yours. Never lose what you love!! *sniff*
I never sell stuff I am in love with. I was overstuffed with stuff, and that cup wasn’t that big of a deal to me. I did like it however, but I can always get another one on eBay if I start jonesing.

Would you consider writing a song about the metaphor between lost love and my long-lost Quik rabbit mug?
That would be better suited to those songwriters who write funny lyrics. My lyrics might seem funny to you but they’re not that funny to me.

What’s your favorite joke?
‘He shaved his legs and wrecked ’em.’ Or ‘More chins than a Chinese phonebook’.

What’s the best thing that happened to you today?
My husband and I made funny jokes in the car while sitting in traffic and we laughed and laughed. That stuff is priceless to me.

Tell me a secret you were going to take to your grave.
I have way less secrets than I used to, but the couple I have left are so dastardly that I can’t say it out loud or I would combust.

What’s the most awesomest thing about readmag.com?
That it exists.

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