PLAYING FAVORITES WITH OWEN OF LIKE TRAINS & TAXIS
White meat vs. dark meat?
I prefer a healthy mix of the two, but if I was stranded on a desert island and had to choose it would probably be dark meat.
Leon Russell vs. Leon Redbone?
I am going to forget that I’ve heard either artists work and choose solely on how cool their names are. Of course that means Leon Redbone.
Favorite Record of Past 10 Years?
Nine Inch Nails, Year Zero. I've always had a special place in my heart for Trent Reznor, and while I am not claiming it's the best album made in the last ten years I will say I prefer it to any other.
Favorite Worst Movie Ever Made?
The Untouchables with Kevin Costner. Man that movie is bad. I think my favorite thing about how bad it is, is that it is set during the time of Al Capone and there is this cheesy 80s music as the soundtrack. Whew like a train wreck, can't take my eyes of it.
Favorite Nutty Historical Figure?
Alexander Hamilton. This is a guy who told the press about his sex scandal way after it happened just so
Favorite Nick-Name for Significant Other?
Babe. I guess I've listened to too much Bob Dylan.
Weapon of choice?
Jewish guilt. Trust me, that sh*t's powerful.
Least favorite indie rock song ever written? Why?
“10,000 butterflies” or at least I think that’s the name of that
Favorite Truck Stop food when on tour?
Cliff bars. I eat around 3-5 a day. I wouldn't be able to survive without them.
Most necessary item to bring on tour?
I bring something meaningful from everyone in my family, including my ancestors. It's superstitious but I freak out if I can't find one of them. Besides that, I have to take at least one episode of MASH and a Charlie Chaplin film. This tour it's City Lights.
Favorite icon who isn’t a musician?
Charlie Chaplin. That man had style. Watch The Circus and you'll never feel lonely again.
Trains vs. Taxis?
Trains. I once took a train from NYC to
Tolstoy vs. Turgenev?
Dostoevsky. Crime and Punishment may very well be the best murder novel ever written. It got so deep in my head I had to take a weekend in the country before I could go back to
North Jersey vs.