Yes, Dear Reader. We enjoy those ‘in depth’ interviews as much as anyone else. But – BUT – we also enjoy the lighter side of music, too. We simply cannot go on any longer without knowing that Claud had an imaginary friend called Chester with curly orange hair. Here’s some off-topic questions to find out ‘more’.
What was the first record you bought?
James Taylor ‘Greatest Hits’ CD.
What’s your favourite pop star?
If you had a pet elephant, what would you call it?
What did you last dream about?
My crush <3.
Which band would you most like to reform?
What was the last thing you broke?
My friend’s sink.
Have you ever seen a ghost?
Yes, lots of ghosts in the basements of Chicago.
What is your earliest memory?
Getting hit in the head by a baseball bat when I was 2 or 3.
If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?
What compliment would you most like to receive?
“You look like Harry Styles.”
Do you believe in aliens?
If you won the lottery, what would you spend the cash on?
Safe housing for trans kids. And a lot of fruit snacks for myself.
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
The other day at Trader Joe’s I tried going down the escalator that goes up and I didn’t hear people shouting at me because my headphones were on.
What have you got in your pockets right now?
A $5 dollar bill, crumpled receipts and a ballpoint pen.
What is your most treasured possession?
My grandma’s painting.
Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
Yes, his name was Chester and he had curly orange hair.
Have you ever been thrown out of somewhere?
Yes, I was the kid who couldn’t stop laughing in class.
What’s your biggest fear?
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?
What’s the furthest you’ve travelled to attend someone else’s gig?
I flew to Oslo once to go to a music festival.
How punk are you out of ten?
What’s your favourite type of weather?
Autumn when it’s sunny but you still have to wear a jacket and the leaves are changing.
If we gave you $10, what would you spend it on?
What do you always have in your refrigerator?
What’s the naughtiest thing you did at school?
I kicked a kid off the monkey bars once.
If you had to be on a TV game show, which would you choose?
Claud’s album ‘Super Monster’ is out now.