Does where you live inspire you?
I've lived in Minnesota my entire life. My roots are in northern part of the state: places like Bear River, Togo, Bigfork, Bemidji and the woods. I've lived in south Minneapolis for over a decade now. The Twin Cities-specifically Mpls-are one of my first true loves and have inspired me, not only while I've lived here, but for as long as I can remember. Some of the greatest musicians and artists in the world come from the TC. I find inspiration everywhere: the bicycle commuters riding all winter, 7MK and Blast Riot tags on the street, Rhymesayers, Scott Sekins, Extreme Noise, Uptown, Downtown, Midtown, Over North, Nordeast, Southside, Lowertown, First Avenue, trees, lakes, Minnehaha Creek, Radio K, the Seward Cafe, Eclipse Records, everything. I think that was the long way of saying Yes.
You also write for a blog, HotDogDayz!!! What are your favorite words?
I like 'zaftig' and 'fortnight.' Also, 'cannon fodder.' I guess that's more of a term though. I really like words and wordplay. It's not like I'll play Scrabble or Boggle or anything, but I do enjoy learning new words or terminology and figuring out how to incorporate them into my vocabulary...written vocabulary, that is. I often forget to use them when speaking. Also, big fan of 'fuck.'
What are your least favorite words?
Faggot. Well, I shouldn't say that. Because I don't actually hate the word but I hate when it's used with negative implications or with anger. Other than that though, it's kind of a funny word. I mean, have you ever heard homosexual men calling it each other fags? Hilarious. Conversely I hate when black people say nigger. I just think man, how stupid is that?
Interesting. Why do you suppose that you think it's ok for gay people to reclaim 'faggot' but not for black people to reclaim 'nigger'?
Dude, don't be an asshole. Next question.
(Laughs) Ok, back to talking about your art: how would you explain what you do?
Steal someone else's idea, half-heartily attempt to disguise it as my own, mess it all up because I'm pissed that it's not turning out how I envisioned, and then throw it out there and watch nobody care. Usually it-whatever 'it' is-ends up being a joke that even I don't fully understand. OMG, I want to puke all over what I just said. Can I answer that again?