What’s In Your Fridge: Alex Little
What’s In Your Fridge
What’s In Your Fridge: Alex Little
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What’s In Your Fridge is the place the Straight asks fascinating Vancouverites about their life-changing live shows, favorite albums, and, most significantly, what’s sitting beside the Heinz ketchup of their custom-made Massive Chill Retropolitan 20.6-cubic-foot fridges.
On the grill
I’m Alex Little, lead singer and rhythm guitar participant in Alex Little and the Suspicious Minds. I’ve been enjoying music for a very long time, however began by enjoying the drums. I only in the near past bought into full-time guitar and vocals. I really feel fortunate to have discovered some actually proficient musicians to specific some emotions with—I actually really feel as if our band is particular and all of us convey one thing very distinctive to the desk.
First live performance
After I was about 9 or 10 I attended my first live performance—it was Tom Jones. It was very thrilling for me, as considered one of my favorite songs on the time was “What’s New Pussycat?” as I was obsessive about cats as a child, and nonetheless am, to be trustworthy. It was on the Orpheum—this might have been late ’90s or early 2000s. I bear in mind not realizing or caring about any of his different songs aside from that one, and being actually confused by all the ladies throwing panties everywhere in the stage. We had been within the second row or one thing, although, so it was a fairly cool expertise as just a little child. As my dad says, “We had been so shut we may rely the beads of sweat on his brow.”
Life-changing live performance
That is robust as a result of I really feel like typically, in different generations, this second is a band that the particular person nonetheless loves passionately immediately. I look again and suppose it is humorous that I’ve to say Sum 41 and Billy Expertise. It actually was the primary time I went to a high-energy punk present—I used to be utterly sober and even crowd-surfed. I believe I used to be 13 or one thing—I bear in mind going for Sum 41 and loving Billy Expertise much more. I suppose it’s the primary time I ever heard one thing heavy and wasn’t completely freaked out by it. It was on the Croation Cultural Centre—a spot the place quite a lot of teenagers in Vancouver went to reveals after I was rising up. I truly nonetheless bear in mind it vividly and it actually made me wish to begin a heavy band and bought me into punk. My first band was in a contest to open for Lynyrd Skynyrd. (We had been known as “Up Arsenal”. We misplaced.)
Prime three information
Buzzcocks Singles Going Regular The primary time I heard the Buzzcocks, I used to be deep into an odd early 2000s mix of (as talked about above) Billy Expertise, Sum 41, and Gob et cetera. I didn’t actually get into earlier punk till I had already been into what was present pop-punk on the time, and I believe it’s so humorous I initially as a result of I mentioned “The guitars on this are too quiet.” I used to be simply used to overproduced guitars and vocals. So at first I didn’t fairly get it, and the music “Orgasm Addict” actually made me really feel uncomfortable as a result of I used to be, like, 15 or one thing. I discovered myself going again to it although, time and again, and finally realized it was manner higher than something I had ever heard. The songwriting and the melodies actually grew on me, and so they’re nonetheless considered one of my favorite bands immediately.
T. REX The Slider I bear in mind listening to this album lots as a child, because it was considered one of my mother’s favourites, however not likely getting it till my mid teenagers. It’s a kind of ones that, when you get it, you don’t un-get it, nonetheless. It’s type of just like the sexiest music ever made? To not point out melodically stunning. I suppose I didn’t get the enchantment of this bizarre little man with this wild hair and a prime hat early on, however bought it manner an excessive amount of as soon as I did.
David Bowie Hunky Dory I truthfully simply suppose this can be a good album—each music is precisely the way it needs to be. I envy Bowie’s writing expertise and need I may do one thing as magical as him. I believe the obsession with him began with “Oh! You Fairly Issues” and it by no means stopped after that.
All-time favorite video
The Ramones “I Do not Wanna Develop Up” Undoubtedly the Ramones’ “I Do not Wanna Develop Up.” The Ramones have all the time been considered one of my all-time favorite bands, and so they did a video that simply occurred to be illustrated by my all-time favorite artist, Daniel Clowes. I bear in mind studying Ghost World after I was, like, 14 or one thing, and the way the story and drawings actually resonated with me. The aesthetic of the Ramones’ music and his illustrations type of go collectively completely. I additionally join with the sentiment of the music on a really deep degree. It is type of like the right combo of your two favorite worlds colliding. Flintstones meet the Jetsons type of vibe. However manner higher. Video of I Don't Wanna Develop Up – The Ramones What’s in your fridge
5 Tupperware containers stuffed with mashed potatoes. About two weeks in the past my boyfriend and I had my household over for meatloaf, a traditional dish in my household, and we weren’t certain what number of mashed potatoes we must always make and in flip made manner too many. For some motive I can’t convey myself to do away with them and so they simply hang around, taking on valuable fridge area. I have a look at them and take into consideration them each time I open the fridge—a kind of “Oh yah, I ought to most likely cope with that.” At some point, in the future.
Mango nectar. You already know what sounds good? Mango Nectar. You already know what’s not good? Mango Nectar.
Condiments galore. In all my years I are inclined to have extra condiments than precise meals gadgets. Ranch, scorching sauce, HP sauce, balsamic glaze, mayo, wasabi-mayo… and lots of extra. I suppose sauces have all the time been an essential a part of my meals regime—if one thing is just not nice, it may be so long as there’s sauce.
Take heed to the Alex Little and the Suspicious Minds EP No Management right here. Video of Alex Little and The Suspicious Minds – Black Haze Extra
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