Fog The Exclaim! Questionnaire

Fog The Exclaim! Questionnaire
Andrew Broder records as Fog for the Ninja Tune label. The Minneapolis native released his self-titled debut in 2002.

Current fixations:
Birds - robins and cardinals, Julie, Bears, Deer, the music of Idaho and Reaching Quiet.

Mind-altering work of art:
Charles Mingus Let My Children Hear Music

Most memorable or inspirational gig and why?
London, solo show. The first time I realised people across the world were interested in what I had to say.

What has been your career high and low?
Career low is at any point when I feel like outside forces prevent me from completing a creative thought.
Career high hasn't happened yet.

What should everyone shut up about?
The "re-birth of rock and roll" via haircuts and outfits.

I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
Victims of Ritual Abuse.

What trait do you like and dislike most about yourself?
Like: honesty.
Dislike: constant anxiety.

What would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed, and have you?
If they didn't take what I had to say seriously, though I can be eccentric with my thoughts.

When I think of Canada I think:
Moose.

What is your vital daily ritual?
Coffee.

How do you spoil yourself?
Shoes.

What was your most memorable day job?
I drove a delivery truck for five years. Memorable because the solitude and routine gave me so much time to formulate ideas of who I was and what I was supposed to do.

If I wasn't playing music I would be:
Locked up.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing someone I deeply love.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Lightning-shooting hands would be sweet for shows.

What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
My girlfriend's fang tooth, the colour red.

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
I think that with music it's easier and more okay to be self-indulgent and be in your own head while you make it. If you are that way with sex, you won't be having much sex.

Strangest brush with celebrity:
I am on a first-name basis with (local Minneapolis icon) Fancy Ray McCloney, "The Prettiest Man in Comedy."

Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?
Bob Dylan. Salad.

What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
Nothing, she's happy that I get to play music for a living. She just wishes I ate more. So do I.