Published Oct 01, 2002David Nassie (ex-Suicidal Tendencies) is the guitarist in Sunnydale, CA pop-punk band No Use For A Name. They playing in Toronto on October 22, and October 23 in Montreal in support of their latest album, Hard Rock Bottom, on Fat Wreck Chords.
I am pretty fixated on my lifestyle right now. For me it is very important that when I am home I don't do a damn thing. I am about as lazy as I can be. Sure, I play my guitar all the time, but what is that really. At this point as if any practising is going to help me. I don't think so. I like to think that I will get something in the day accomplished, but it just doesn't seem to happen. Maybe, it is what I consume throughout my day, but I will never tell. The long and the short of it I am just trying to skate through life with no care for anybody but myself. It is the best way to get the results you want.
Mind-altering work of art:
I really enjoy ceramics. There is nothing like throwin' a good bowl.
Most memorable or inspirational gig and why?
I went to a show not too long ago, I can't remember who it was, but there was this big fight between the band and the security and I heard somebody almost or did have a gun pulled on them. Pretty scary!
What has been your career high and low?
Well, as for a high point obviously playing for this band is an incredible high point. My biggest low I think has yet to have happened so I dread that day and feel really lucky at this point.
What should everyone shut up about?
Lord of the Rings. I can't take it anymore!
I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
Breast cancer awareness.
What trait do you like and dislike most about yourself?
I am obsessive.
What would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed, and have you?
Drinking all of my rum and hiding the Coke (soft drink).
When I think of Canada I think:
Damn, I gotta go through that fucking border.
What is your vital daily ritual?
Smoking a lot of smoking and it's usually not tobacco.
How do you spoil yourself?
With dinners. I love going out to dinner. Anywhere any place I really don't care. There is a place in Toronto called the Real Jerk I think and that place rules.
What was your most memorable day job?
Taking photos for graduating seniors in high school. The portion where they could take whatever picture they wanted to say the least I was a bit surprised.
If I wasn't playing music I would be:
Probably a bartender. I would love that I am sure.
What is your greatest fear?
Bugs. I hate anything that crawls, especially spiders. I can't tell you how much those things suck. I can't even write about it without being sketched out.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Flying. Who wouldn't love to do that?
What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
My girlfriend, hands down. There is nothing that could compare.
Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
I think there is some difference, but not much. There is that whole rhythm thing going on. And music can get you fired up as well. Now that I can think about it I don't think there is much difference at all. They are both art forms that much is true.
Strangest brush with celebrity:
I met Hammer in the airport the other day. That was pretty cool.
Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?
Hendrix. I have no idea.
What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
Staying in touch.