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 Chandler. In addition to being a true metal maniac, Chandler is also a golf pro. I’m sure Chandler would be more than honored to add his Farthead of the Month award to his already amazing collection of awards. Chandler is a very dedicated reader and is very vocal in his support of The Great Southern Brainfart. Chandler, come on down and get your award my friend and enjoy this prestigious honor!
What’s your name and what the hell do you do with your life?
T Chandler Freeman, Head PGA Professional at Lane Creek Golf Club right outside of Athens Ga, (Heavy Metal Golf Pro, that’s me!) and Bassist for Monday’s Alibi, Athens’ Premier Classic Rock Band, I love all things metal and hard rock, well most. Have since 1983. I attended 1st metal show in 85 when I saw Maiden on the Powerslave Tour at age 15 against the wishes of my mom. These days, I’m married with two boys and listen to metal everyday!!!!
How did you discover the Great Southern Brainfart?
Back of a porn mag, Ha! Nah! From a close metal friend, Sgt. Scott Pruett of Asheville, NC He and I and few other friends attend a lot of shows together.
What’s your favorite thing about the Great Southern Brainfart?
Uncompromising Journalism, The No Fuck Given attitude in your reviews of albums and shows is evident in your writing and is a breath of fresh air versus some dick wad with his head up Lars’ ass telling him how much he loved LuLu.
How did you first get into heavy metal?
When I was about 12 or 13 I remember nosing through the unmentionable section of Spencer Gifts and then making my way to the posters. I came across a black light poster of The Number of the Beast. I was mesmerized! I bought it without knowing what Iron Maiden was and a friend told me it was a Heavy Metal band. I went to buy the cassette at TG&Y but it wasn’t there. (Probably banned because of the devil worship cover) They did have Piece of Mind which had just come out apparently so I bought that one and was hooked!! My mom threw out the NOTB poster though. Didn’t stop me from growing a mullet and wearing my denim vest!
What are your Top 5 metal bands?
Maiden of course , after that it changes frequently, Priest, Thrash bands like Anthrax, Megadeth, Death Angel, Slayer, also Saxon, Motorhead, and Rush, is that 5? And just because I’m 40ish doesn’t mean I’m not into newer bands. I am. I like a lot bands
What is currently your favorite metal album?
Another tough one, Piece of Mind to me is perfect Maiden at its best with perfect production (Not a big fan of Kevin Shirley). Right now I’ve been listening to the Dystopia by Megadeth a good bit and its really great. I know Megadave is an asshole but he’s an incredible musician/songwriter imo.
What is the least metal thing about you?
Probably my job, I love golf, but its million miles away from being in a pit at a Slayer show.
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?
Nicko McBrain, drummer of Iron Maiden, because we could talk music and golf as he loves to play. We would have bbq ribs that I would cook because his restaurant cant cook them for shit.
What is one metal album that everybody should own?
Black Sabbath’s first album. I don’t care how old you are, it doesn’t change the fact that it all started here. You can here elements of it in almost any metal song out there.
What is your favorite metal t-shirt and why?
Florida Event shirt from Iron Maiden’s Final Frontier tour. It has Eddie playing golf on it. Duh!
In your opinion, who is the worst metal band out there?
Ghost. Sorry Scott Pruett. I don’t get it. All that cool as hell imagery and complete shit sounding music. I hate to agree with an asshole like Kerry King but he was right. I wanted to like this band as I went to see them and bought a shirt (before showtime, which I gave to Scott, ha!) But they were terrible live. TERRIBLE!!!
Finally, what does being selected as Farthead of the Month mean to you?
It ranks up there with almost making the cut in the 1996 Georgia Open golf tournament, although I’ll probably be put on some watch list for troublemakers for now on. \m/