Q&A with Men with Ven
Q&A with Men with Ven
What are you listening to right now?
At this very moment We are listening to a recorded message from our bank telling us our overdraft is endangering the western economy while a mixtape of obscure demos by Chas’n’Dave and Kraftwerk lightens the mood in the background.
How did you get into music?
From behind after a few drinks and some well executed manipulations of the truth.
It’s been a stormy, and passionate relationship but we have stayed friends for the sake of the kids.
Who do you follow religiously on Twitter?
We would only follow someone religiously in church as a pathetic last-ditch attempt to avoid hellfire, but on Twitter we follow God (@tweetofgod). We also have a weakness for Jon Pigeon (@pigeonjohn).
But the final word on combining the spirit and the flesh must go to Kim Kierkegaardashian (@KimKierkegaard) who once wrote:
“I stood there alone and forsaken. I took some selfies too.”
What have you been reading lately?
Tea leaves and some Charles Bukowski.
He always gets his round in.
Who is the most influential person in your life?
Hunter S. Thompson.
He gets everybody’s round in and spikes it.
Which song do you wish you had written?
The one we had started last week.
We’re at the bar. What are you drinking?
Light and bitter.
Note to bar staff: do NOT, under any circumstances,
a) pour the light ale in first,
b) accurately measure the half of bitter going into the pint glass first or
c) pour the light ale into the inaccurately measured half pint of bitter yourself. Unless you want your pub burned down.
Who would you dread getting stuck in a lift with?
A velociraptor and George Osbourne.
Unless we had some meat to attach to Osbourne before we could get out at the next floor.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
We deeply resent that question being formed in the past tense but as a child Carl thought his talents suited being Lady Penelope’s toy boy, which strangely enough turned out to be quite accurate.
What are you looking forward to Christmas?
Absolutely nothing. Men With Ven are categorically and fundamentally against all forms of Christmas. Our latest recording “THE WORST CHRISTMAS EVER” describes the typical British Christmas which we are campaigning to be abolished by 2020.
What gigs, songs or albums are you promoting at the moment?
Our new anti-Christmas single “THE WORST CHRISTMAS EVER” is about to be released by IRL records . You can see it here (http://youtu.be/rEkNX1S54_s)
How can we find out more about you?
Most things Ven can be found at:
Alternatively you could wait for Kate Middleton’s memoirs to be released.