The For Carnation The Exclaim! Questionnaire

Who are you?
Brian Scott McMahon [of the For Carnation]

What are you up to?
Speculating on next TFC enterprise, and collaborating with Rachel Haden.

Hometown and current HQ:
Louisville, Kentucky

Current fixations:
Volume; "World famous/potential nigoos"; the Black Heart Procession

Mind altering work of art:
Speed to Roam's impending, self-released album.

Most memorable/inspirational gig and why?
None. It's the sum of the gigs that's inspirational.

What should everyone shut up about?
People shouldn't shut up about anything.

Your greatest strength/weakness:
If I have to guess, my own sense of vulnerability.

Your vital daily ritual:
Two showers per day, and a half hour of yoga stretches and breathing in the morning.

Guilty pleasures:
Intimacy and romance.

If I wasn't playing music I would be…
Possibly making short "love" films.

Your most memorable day job:
Personally, I think that they're all worthy of memory.

Best/worst advice received:
"Don't worry – you'll figure it out."

I would drop everything to play a benefit for…
Britt Walford, my brother, and any other friends, family or lovers.

What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
Honesty, excitement and juice.

What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed? And have you?
Lack of respect. (Yes, I have.)

When I think of Canada I think:
of a very plain physical beauty, listlessness and socialism.

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
I don't equate music with sex – that is, anymore than anyone else.

Strangest brush with celebrity:
None of mine have been very strange.

What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
Floating peacefully.