Andrew Kubiszewski The Exclaim! Questionnaire
Published Feb 01, 2000Andrew Kubiszewski is a member of Stabbing Westward, currently supporting their self-titled debut album.
Autechre, my vitriol, Manic Street Preachers, Doves, Powerpuff Girls, the Iron Chef, Pollack.
Mind-altering work of art:
Anything by Francis Bacon.
Most memorable or inspirational gig and why?
The The headlining the 1993 Reading Festival. It was the first major gig I played as a drummer.
What has been your career high and low?
Everyday is a new high. I really don't want to think about the lows.
What should everyone shut up about?
Everything. We should all mind our own business, don't you think?
I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
Cancer research. My mother died from cancer several years ago, and we've come so far, we just need to go a little farther.
What trait do you like and dislike most about yourself?
I'm quite possibly the most anal human on this planet. And I'm quite possibly the most anal human on this planet.
What would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed, and have you?
I'm taking the Fifth Amendment on this one.
When I think of Canada I think:
I love Vancouver. I'd live there in a heartbeat. We've played so many great shows in Canada. It seems that Canada is so much more together than the U.S. Maybe I could be the first officially adopted U.S. drummer to Canada.
What is your vital daily ritual?
How do you spoil yourself?
A great bottle of wine.
What was your most memorable day job?
I've never had a day job. I've spent my entire life playing and writing music.
If I wasn't playing music I would be:
What is your greatest fear?
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Superpowers are better left to cartoon characters.
What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
The subtle curves of a woman's back.
Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
Good sex makes me tremble, and good music makes me, uh, tremble. Is this a trick question?
Strangest brush with celebrity:
Salmon Rushdie was at the first show on our new tour. He sat beside our guitar tech the entire show. How weird is that?
Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?
Another trick question.