The following Q&A was conducted January 2010 by author Steve Lowe and originally published on his website steve-lowe.com
So far, this little project has Drilled authors of short story & novel, as well as a somewhat peculiar artist, but today we have a treat. This guy is not only an author, he’s a musician, and we’re not talking garage band here. He writes and plays his own stuff and he’s going to debut some new work for us right here, which makes us super flippin’ pumped.
The 2-Minute Drill is 5 quick questions and 5 quick answers from someone you probably haven’t heard of, but should hear from. This isn’t some rambling, long-winded author interview here. We dispense with the pleasantries and get down to brass tacks. We ask the tough questions and get the tough answers that you need to know.
Meet Brandon Rucker. This guy rocks. Don’t take our word for it, though, you can listen for yourself, but first, tradition holds that he must be Drilled, so assume the position!
2-MD: How many fingers am I holding up? (No peeking. No peaking, either.)
BR: Only one because you’re flipping me off. Not a good way to greet your guest, I’ll tell ya that much. That’s a surefire way to get your little show here cancelled, ‘cause I know people.
2-MD: What led you to pursue music and at what point do you actually think you’ll get any good at playing it, if at all?
BR: Ouch. I guess you won’t be coming backstage after the show to meet my my brother from another mother, Darius Rucker. Y’know, Hootie? Hey, did you know that Jimi Hendrix was my great uncle? (2-MD: Nice try, playing the ‘Hootie’ card on us, but we’re not that easily fooled here at 2-MD. But just in case, we’re sorry?)
2-MD: On a scale of 4 to yellow, how fast do squirrels from Muscle Shoals, Ala. travel when in heat?
BR: Burnt orange. Them lil’ critters are fast at everything. Ever see them mate?
2-MD: Gas, grass or ass, nobody rides for free. So which is it gonna be?
BR: Gas, if I’m driving, but if she’s driving it’s definitely ass. As for grass, I ‘Just Say No.’
2-MD: Will you sing something for us right now? Please? Pretty, pretty please????? OK, we’ll be quiet now and everyone can have a listen. Go ahead…
BR: I tell ya what, since you’re struggling for ratings, sponsors and endorsements here at the 2-Minute Drill, I will debut the demo of a brand new song from my acoustic project, Sap. Link
Wow, we are taken aback. Never before has such beauty graced the Drill, aside from the flower print dress Pederson wore last week, of course. If you were moved by that, perhaps you should listen to some more of Brandon’s music . Make sure to buy a CD as well. We’re getting quite the nice little kick back on each sale.