Ward Bones

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Death, poverty (aka Art).

What is your music dream?

To be rewarded in any way at all.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Blowing the whole fucking place into empty darkness for eternity.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Benny and the Jets. "Hey, Kids!" Heard that on my fourth birthday, my gift was to go to McDonald's for the first time with my "dad" who raped me every night since I was two.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Halou, Halou, Becca Cosbloom and Halou.

What inspires you to make music?

When I do, I can't help it. It unfolds before my eyes in about an hour, all the tracks all the vox. Usually made up on the spot.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That God exists and is the Living Mary.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Like shit. I have to go backstage and cry after every show.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

311. I grew up with those dumb-shits and they suck. The last song on The Moon explains that. Ruined the 90's. I killed Nick. I feel better now. I'm a cop so I can say shit like that.

What do you think of Drooble?

I like it. I'm just not into paying for my own work.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

How bad music is. I really got into because I felt like nobody listened to me so I thought I'd bake my thoughts into a nice dessert and serve it artfully. Now I just make stuff I wish somebody else would (like Halou).

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Nope. I would go see TSOL or Bob Mould but nobody comes to SD but 311.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Big lips to kiss a lot of ass.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

The Cro-Mags. The best show I've ever been to. I was 16 in Santa Rosa, NoCal. We had to keep our hair short because 10 25 year old skinheads would show up every show and kick the shit out of the punks. The Cro-Mags got the fuck off stage and single-handedly beat the fuck out of all ten of them and let the kids stomp them down. Pretty fucking cool. I wrote and thanked them but the denied it categorically. Nice.