Big Swing Theory’s Weekly Wednesday Swingers Party

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Beginning this Wednesday (January 29th), everyone’s favorite local swing and jump blues band will be coming to you live every week out at Taos Mesa Brewing. From 5:30 – 8:30 every Wednesday night for the indefinite future, catch this free show, with free swing dancing instructions.

We caught up with the boys in the band to ask everything you need to know to prepare for this Wednesday night tradition.

It’s worth noting that each musician was emailed the below questions separately, with instructions to answer each in six words or less. While the guitarist more or less adhered to that structure, the bass player and saxophonist pretty much completely ignored the rules and did whatever they wanted. Meanwhile, the drummer answered each question in exactly six words.

I guess drummers can count past four, after all.


What’s the last book you read?

JACKSON PRICE (Guitar/Vocals): Anatomy Lesson by Phillip Roth.

CONRAD COOPER (Bass/Vocals): “El Héroe Discreto” by Mario Vargas Llosa (en español)

JEREMY JONES (Saxophone): Stephen King, The Gunslinger.

MAX MOULTON (Drums): Probably some schlocky mediocre science fiction.


What’s your non-musical hobby of choice?

JACKSON: Baseball.

CONRAD: Fly fishing.

JEREMY: Writing, ceramic sculpture.

MAX: Fishing or cooking. Or cooking fish?


Would you rather sleep with Fidel Castro or Alan Greenspan?

JACKSON: Fidel — that was easy, really easy.

CONRAD: Can’t I have a manwitch with them both?

JEREMY: Castro, if you’re going to switch teams you may as well go for staying power.

MAX: Hands down, Alan Greenspan, no stubble.


But seriously, how many musicians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

JACKSON: 1 — Max.

CONRAD: No, musicians don’t screw in lightbulbs.  Musicians screw in the back of vans.

JEREMY: No light bulbs for the musicians please.  You don’t want to see the sausage getting made. 

MAX: Two people can’t fit in one.


What was your dream profession as a child?

JACKSON: Pro baseball player.

CONRAD: Author.

JEREMY: I wanted to be an evangelical preacher.

MAX: Lawyer. Very very very very wrong.


What historical figure do you believe you most emulate?

JACKSON: Timothy Leary.

CONRAD: Myself.

JEREMY: Well, I believe that I most emulate Plato, but I have no rational evidence of this.

MAX: Benjamin Franklin, just the alcohol aspects.


What’s your favorite episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

JACKSON: The one with that dork.

CONRAD: The original movie.

JEREMY: The one where there’s this vampire, and then Buffy slays it.

MAX: Which ones include Jackson? Those episodes.


Why suits and ties?

JACKSON: Our sophisticated audience expects that.

CONRAD: Because we look so goddamn sexy in them.

JEREMY: Suits and ties can make psycho killers and investment bankers look like upstanding citizens, so maybe it will work for musicians too.

MAX: Faster service at the World Cup.


Tom Cruise or Richard Gere?

JACKSON: Richard Gere — I have a mouse infestation.

CONRAD: You mean, which one do I get to kick out of an airlock?  Both, please.

JEREMY: I pick Tom Cruise…he has dreamy biomechatronics.    

MAX: Either, just don’t include a rodent.


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