The Donnas

The Exclaim! Questionnaire

BY None NonePublished Nov 17, 2016

Who are you?
We are the Donnas, a rock'n'roll band from the Bay area. Who are you?

What are you up to?
Our latest project is our fourth album under the name the Donnas called The Donnas Turn 21.

Hometown and current HQ:
The four of us started in San Francisco, Berkeley, West Hollywood, and Indiana. Then we moved to Palo Alto and that's where we started our band. Now we live around the Bay area, in San Francisco and El Cerrito.

Current fixations:
Taco Bell, Temptation Island, MTV late night and early mornings when videos are on, and dippin dots.

Mind altering work of art:

Most memorable/inspirational gig and why?
I think one of the most memorable shows was one where we didn't play. We would have, but we got trapped in the backstage room by steaming hot water spraying from a broken pipe. We had to stand on the couches while the room filled up with hot brownish water, but luckily they had already stocked the room with our rider, beer and all.

What should everyone shut up about?
Macy Gray.

Your greatest strength/weakness:
As a band our greatest strength is complaining, I think we could beat anyone at that.
Our weakness would have to be shopping, especially drugstores.

Your vital daily ritual:
The only thing vital to our daily ritual is sleeping in.

Guilty pleasure:
A guilty pleasure that comes up with us a lot is going out to eat when we don't really have any money to spend.

If I wasn't playing music I would be…
A professional bull rider.

Your most memorable day job:
I worked as a dental assistant for a day — I thought I would be answering phones and stuff but I was sucking spit and doing X-rays... ahhhh!

Best/worst advice received:
The worst advice I have received was to stop eating candy.

I would drop everything to play a benefit for…
The panda bears that got stolen from the San Francisco Zoo as Christmas presents.

What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
That's a private and imprecise science.

What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed? And have you?
I would have to say the worst trait is bad eating habits: like buttered popcorn jelly beans and tuna fish with scrambled eggs.

When I think of Canada I think:
Jason Priestley!

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
I wouldn't have sex on a stage.

Strangest brush with celebrity:
The strangest brush with a celebrity was on our last tour when we were eating next to Mike Tyson at the Waffle House.

What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
My mother loves my band.

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