We are starting a little thing here on Punching Kitty: The Random Interview! Do I really have to explain it? Ok, fine. Its a interview with a random person.
We got some response on Twitter when we asked for anyone that wanted to be interviewed, and this was the first response we got back! More of these are coming since 1. its a cool spotlight on people and 2. its one less post idea I have to come up with when its a slow news day! Everyone wins!
If you want to be interviewed randomly, shoot a request over to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll fill your (in)box with some hot custom question goodness and you’ll be all like “Hell yeah!” …unless you are a dude, then you will probably be like “What the hell man?” and I’ll be like “Shit, sorry.” …or you won’t, and that’s ok too.
On with today’s interview!
Jason Robinson, lead singer of StL rock band The Orbz, graphic
designer extraordinaire, soon-to-be father of boy/girl twins and
part-time KMOX producer
PK: What do you do?
In the words of Richard Stevens, “I’m a Rocker. I Rock Out” — Really,
I produce live radio and go to school. The rocking is a sometimes
PK: How’s it going?
Very well. In the past year, I’ve bought a house with my lovely wife,
made some sweet babies, put out my first album with The Orbz, (“Stop!
The Reporters Will See – available on iTunes, Amazon and at live shows
including our next on 11⁄13 at Lemmons’ /plug) played some amazing
rock shows – including An Under Cover Weekend, where I got to pretend
to be Frank Black all night (we did The Pixies!)
PK: Favorite place in St. Louis
I am quite fond of The Way Out Club’s bar, the firepit at The Royale
and the big stacks of awesome at Star Clipper. (so it’s a three-way
PK: _This morning I was driving to work through the city stuck behind this
douche that waited for every damn light to turn red! Took me forever to get
to work! So lame. I mean, thats fine if you aren’t trying to get anywhere
but damn, get the hell out of the way. As you can see I’m still totally
pissed about it. What’s your favorite color and why?_
People are so scared about getting ticketed by those red light
cameras. Got a ticket for $100 the other day. Sucks.
My favorite color is black, because it goes with everything and looks
awesome on me.
PK: _The whole Mark McGwire coming back to the Cardinals thing. You care at
all about that?_
If he can get us to the NLC or the World Series, sure. But if he can’t
do that, so what?
PK: _What are you going to be this halloween? (If you aren’t going out, what
would you be?)_
This is totally hypothetical, since I’m working the Blues game on
Saturday, but I always like the idea of a couple’s costume, so I was
gonna go with Superman/Wonderwoman. But then my wife got pregnant.
With boy/girl twins. So, The Skywalker family, naturally. Pre-Darth
Vader Anakin, Padme, Luke and Leia. Yes, I am a huge nerd. My wife is
going to actually go as “the Great Pumpkin” from the Charlie Brown
Halloween special. It’s good to know she’s a huge nerd, too.
PK: What’s the best costume for girls?
I don’t really know. My girl isn’t born yet, but I can say I hate the
“sexy_____” costumes. Blah. Funny? Sarah Palin! Serious? Sally from
Nightmare Before Christmas
PK: Don’t think about it! Best album ever?! Go!
You don’t know the kind of pain this question causes… Top of my
head, because it’s been in steady rotation lately, Elvis Costello’s
“This Year’s Model” — the dude went from country to inventing new
wave in one album. Amazing.
PK: Think of your own question, ask it to yourself and then answer it.
Q: Best Concert in the ‘Lou You’ve Been to?
A: Moby – outside OZ Nightclub. It was August, shortly before my
birthday. I was very moved by the music.
Thanks Jason for popping our Random Interview cherry!