Hey Fartheads! Dig this. Every month this year I will randomly choose a Farthead of the Month. I have some truly awesome, dedicated, and awesome readers and I consider you all friends. Anyways, every month I am going to randomly choose a Farthead of the Month and if chosen, you will do a 12 question Q&A that will be featured as a post on the blog! This is your way to get semi-famous or at least give you the ability to brag that you’re on a shitty metal blog!
Making the honor roll this month is none other than my boy Jim! Jim is a really dedicated rock n’ roll fan and he is also February’s Farthead of the Month dad! Jim and Taylor are at just about every show I attend in Atlanta in addition to jet setting all over the country to catch shows in other rock n’ roll cities. Jim is one of the best, sweetest guys I know so I couldn’t think of a better person to give this esteemed honor to.
What’s your name and what the hell do you do with your life?
My name is Jim. The boring part of my life happens during the day when I am selling industrial supplies. The exciting part takes place at night-that’s when concerts happen.
How did you discover the Great Southern Brainfart?
My daughter pointed you out at a show as “the guy that published that interview with Holy Grail”. I checked out your site the next day.
What’s your favorite thing about the Great Southern Brainfart?
You take the American notion of freedom of speech and apply it to hard rock and heavy metal.
How did you first get into heavy metal?
In fifth grade, a long time ago, a classmate brought KISS Alive II to school to play during free time. We listened to “Rocket Ride” and I loved what I heard.
What are your Top 5 metal bands?
What is currently your favorite metal album?
“Tempo Of The Damned” by Exodus. I saw the band in 2014 with Zetro and immediately realized that I loved a band that I had been overlooking for years. I’d love to see Zetro step in and finish the balance of the AC/DC tour dates!
What is the least metal thing about you?
In the mid 1990’s, I developed a soft spot in my heart for some of the beautiful female country music voices that were around, like Suzy Bogguss, Mary-Chapin Carpenter and Patty Loveless. Metal takes up most of my heart, but those ladies’ voices and songs reached into some of the other empty corners.
If you could have dinner with any metal musician alive or dead, who would it be, what would you talk about, and what would you have?
I would love to have a chat with Randy Rhoads if he were around in modern times. We would talk about his solo projects, his scores of students that went on to fame and fortune, and all of the different types of albums that he would have played on as a someone’s “special guest”. I’d have pizza, he would just smoke cigarettes and talk quietly.
What is one metal album that everybody should own?
Diary Of A Madman. You can listen to it over and over and continue to hear things that you didn’t notice previously.
What is your favorite metal t-shirt and why?
I love my 1981 Blizzard of Ozz tour shirt. I used to where it to every show I would go to. My current stomach prevents me from enjoying that shirt in public any more.
In your opinion, who is the worst metal band out there?
I saw a Motley Crue cover band called “Looks That Kill” in Texas that were not entertaining. It is possible that they decided to become a band that afternoon and drew straws to figure out which instrument each member would play.
Finally, what does being selected as Farthead of the Month mean to you?
I am honored and will faithfully execute my duties. Wait, are there any duties?