Major Matt asks Chris Andersen 5 questions (#18)


1. How did we originally meet?
If I remember right, the first time we had met, Toby brought me over to your place to master our recordings for The Christian Pirate Puppets' first album; White, Man-Like Structure. I had seen Schwervon! play before, but I'm always pretty nervous about meeting people in performance contexts, so I didn't introduce myself or anything at before then, so I remember being pretty amped up to go to your place and meet you and all that. I also remember being impressed that we were just able to bring you a mini-disc that was pretty much just me and Toby goofing around and you were totally down to work on it like it was a real thing.

2. 3 things that make you happy?
I really like that feeling that comes from finishing something I've been working on, and you can say, you know, "look, I made this thing. I had an idea and I made that idea a real thing". That's so gratifying. Similarly, I'm always really happy when I've been helping somebody move in to a new place, and when the move is over, they're like, "pizza and beer are on me" and the pizza is so filling cause you're so hungry and the beer is just ice cold and it's refreshing but also makes you a little more tired cause you've been moving furniture all day. That's amazing. Oh, and finding some new, mind-blowing movie. I recommend to everybody that they watch a movie called For Hire (a.k.a. Lethal Ninja) which makes me exceedingly happy. Ever since I first watched that, I've been kind of chasing that same high, and sometimes I come close, and it makes pretty darn happy.

3. 3 things that make you sad?
When people don't listen to each other. So frustrating and depressing and fucking pervasive these days. Everybody needs to cool out. When I think about mistakes I've made, how I could have treated people in my life better, or been a better person, that also makes me sad. But you can't go back again, so I try not to think about it too much. Cripes, now this question, I guess, is the third thing that makes me sad.

4. What is your favorite color?
Blue. Blue is my lucky color.

5. 3 people who inspire you?
Charles Schulz, definitely. Peanuts is just such an amazing comic, and of course it has its ups and downs, but when it hit, it hit so hard. And it just captured so many facets life, so many emotions. My girlfriend, Anna, inspires me, cause she's such a sharp lady, you know, I wanna work hard to keep up. It's so easy to let myself fall to pieces when I'm single and she does a great job of making me try to be my best in a bunch of different ways. For number three, it's a tie between my parents. My dad showed me that I should never be willing to settle in a life where I'm not happy, and my mom showed me how to be tough enough to make it through anything.


I like blue too.

MMM's picture

I like blue too.

"Here to do great things."

That raises a good question.

Chris Andersen's picture

That raises a good question. When are you gonna get asked five questions?

I'll ask Matt some ??'s!

Jeannie's picture

So Matt: 1. When did you first get turned onto the Antifolk Scene on the LES & who was it that brought you into it?
2.What is it you like best/least about the scene.
3. What makes you happy & Nan & Gummo don't count.
4. What makes you sad & Nan & Gummo don't count here either.
5. If you could change 1 thing about your oh so perfect self, what would that be?

Yes, its me. You may now genuflect.

My answer is the color blue

MMM's picture

My answer is the color blue for all 5 questions.

"Here to do great things."