Monday, February 18, 2013


The Mess Around: All they want to do is to fool around with you.


Who are you?

I'm Dave, and I sing and play guitar in The Mess Around. Mark plays bass, Nick plays guitar and Greg plays drums, but they aren't answering these questions, so fuck 'em.

Who are you wearing?

Well, a tiny old man sneezed on me on the subway earlier today, so I would have to say "some of him". Unfortunately, I didn't catch his name, so I'm not sure if he has a designer label.

With what hologram would you like to play?

Definitely Jem and the Holograms. But they are technically animated. If you mean real holograms, I'm waiting for our collaboration with hologram GG Allin, only because if a hologram sticks a microphone up it's ass it probably doesn't smell.

Favorite Rowdy Roddy Piper movie?

I was going to go with the obvious and say They Live, which is as close to perfect as any movie starring a professional wrestler has a right to be. As part of my commitment to your fans and ours, I'll dig a little deeper and say My Super Sweet 16: The Movie. Seriously, IMDB it, you are in for a surprise. Mr. Piper plays the dad in this fictionalized feature-length version of MTV's classic show where entitled teenage assholes get expensive cars and cry a lot.

Is everybody doing the mess around?

If they've ever gotten black-out drunk at Trash Bar or Don Pedro in the past five years, I'd have to say the chances are pretty good that they have.

Favorite New York Dolls song?

Shit, that is such an unfair question. "Looking for a Kiss" if I had to pick one, just because that pre-chorus is so simple and amazing. "Chatterbox" is up there too.

Who in the band is the messiest in bed?

Probably our bass player, Mark. The guy has plastic sheets on his mattress. I looked in his trash can once and it was just filled with empty tubes of Rite Aid brand lube and Cliff Bar wrappers, and if that isn't a recipe for disaster, I don't know what is.

Who would you sell your soul to play with?

The Devil Dogs. No question about it. For all of the great rock 'n roll bands of the past 60+ years, a bill with The Devil Dogs and the Candy Snatchers would be more than worth an eternity in hell.

When're you gonna form the New York Super Group THE ELECTRIC MESS AROUND?

I think we're both saving it for our joint Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony jam. Or maybe just a really drunken late night at Otto's Shrunken Head.

What is your message for the kids?

Don't listen to your parents. Sneak out every chance you get and live your life as recklessly as possible. Twenty or thirty years later, when you are stuck in a dead-end job with crummy kids of your own, all you'll have left are your stories, so make sure that they are damn good ones.

My father told me that when I was fifteen.

Bonus question: Do your songs give girls the run around?

Our songs give girls the runs.

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