WHO WOULD WIN IN A FIGHT: FURBY OR PIKACHU (FROM POKÉMON)?
JM: I’m not familiar with Pokémon but something about the name Pikachu just puts the fear in me. I’d have to say Furby is a goner. IF YOU COULD LEARN TO PLAY ONE INSTRUMENT THAT YOU CURRENTLY CAN’T PLAY, WHAT WOULD IT BE? JM: I just picked up an old violin. I’d like to learn that. After that — piano, theremin, double bass, banjo, some sort of horn… WHAT TOILETRY ITEM IS THE WORST TO GO ON TOUR WITHOUT? JM: Either mouthwash or gin. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE? JM: Spending my nights roaming the back streets of New York City looking for characters named Pikachu and delivering a little vigilante justice. · · · · · · · And now, a few more serious questions with Justin… Splendid: Obviously, Sequels and Opposites represents a substantial departure from the one guy/one guitar sound of Consumer. What inspired the move? JM: My goal with Consumer was to convey the emotion and energy of punk/loud rock with just an acoustic guitar and voice. I wasn’t interested in really adding too