The LP Questionnaire/Pick Three - Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate

Written by Linda Park | February 24, 2010

The LP Questionnaire with Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate
From the 2010 LPQ Archive

Well well, here we go. SXSW draws ever closer which means it's that time of year again, good people. Time for another round of LP Questionnaires and Pick Threes. I just know you've been kept up nights wondering where the heck they were.

Since I spent the off season on the SXSW blog writing about Dead Confederate, I think it's only fitting that I kick things off with DC dreamboat Hardy Morris.

Guitarist/singer Morris can be found in Hoboken these days working on the band's second album. They'll be playing all new material at the festival this year and he had this to say, "The new record is definitely a new direction for us. We approached it totally differently from the start. We had a lot of material coming in to the studio and we just put it all down and have been sifting through to see what we like. A good bit of it is nothing like the last record and some of it is darker and heavier. There are extremes going on, but for now they are really working, to me at least. It feels pretty engaging at this point. We still have some work to do, but it’s been an experience so far."

Dead Confederate plays the Billboard.com Bungalow on Thursday, March 18 at 1am. Okay, I know that's technically Friday and everything but sometimes the truth isn't the thing that makes the most sense.

And now, please enjoy the goodness that is...

The LP Questionnaire
Name: Hardy Morris
Pro Wrestling Name: Legendary Jackhammer?

1. Pretend you’re 15. Name three songs you'd put on a mix tape for your girlfriend/boyfriend. If I’m 15, then it’s 1995-96. I actually remember a mix tape that my brother and I made that we used to put on when we went to sleep. I don’t remember all that was on it, but I know “In Bloom” was on there and “Creep” by Radiohead and other popular songs from that time. It had “Drown” by Smashing Pumpkins from the Singles soundtrack. I was also obsessed with Neil Young’s Harvest around that time, so maybe "Alabama." I was just learning guitar and would try to play along to that album a lot. I loved the back cover where they’re all set-up in that big barn. I wanted to be there.

2. Which evil villain would make the best President? Aren’t politicians villains anyway? They are virtually interchangeable. They have complex schemes, an indispensable amount of money, they work and live in buildings with secret chambers and stuff. They’re the same thing!

3. What was your favorite cartoon as a child? I liked and still love Looney Toons. Classic. Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam… fun for all ages.

4. What superpower do you wish you had? Time travel. No doubt.

5. What would the title of your autobiography be? Hardy Morris: The Life and Times of the One and Only Real American Cowboy

Pick Three

Jemina Pearl: I really liked Be Your Own Pet so I’d like to see what she’s up to now. We are working with the same producer, John Agnello, and he’s been raving about her new stuff.

Deer Tick: They are pals of ours and I really like their records, so I’m looking forward to seeing them. (Deer Tick are also playing here and there.)

Demolished Thoughts: J. Mascis and Thurston Moore’s new side project. And the whole Ecstatic Peace! showcase in general.

Thank you for joining us on this rather pleasant February day. More LPQ/P3 goodness coming your way with Alina Simone, Hot Panda, Miles Kurosky, The Coast and more.

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The answer is 42, lp