Seismic Rad-Libs: Joel Cuplin Of Constant Lovers
Rad Libs are back, and what better way than to kick it off with none other than Joel Cuplin of Constant Lovers. They are throwing an amazing CD release party for the new LP “True Romance” at The Comet Tavern on October, 1st … and a shitload of incredible talent will join them, but not only are we doing Rad-Libs, but we are also going to be starting a separate segment called “Song Dissection”, which allows the artist to describe the writing process behind one of their most current songs…we think its a great way to get some insight into the artists writing process as well as possibly connect with the song itself. We will be doing a feature of “Song Dissection” at the bottom of the Rad-Libs, then at a later will be doing them separate with a little twist.
Now read on, and enjoy Joel’s fucked up “Rad-Lib” answers .. they’re very entertaining, Enjoy!
Sometimes I never: don’t like to ever not do nothing
occasionally, unless I’m not doing anything, in which case I sometimes
do some things, but usually not that much. Not! J/k.
There was once a time when I: was handcuffed to a bed at
Harborview and had a lubey finger jammed up my butt from a hot doctor. It
was not as sexy as it sounds.
I can’t imagine: living without candy or tequila. I’d have an
especially hard time living without candy.
The name Constant Lovers came from: a six pack of Rainier and
a heap of LSD. All you have do do is change both t’s to i’s, trade the c
and n for an m, lose one s and take out the v and add a g. It’s an anagram
for Mojo Rising.
People tend to think that I am: a woman from the back. I
don’t really get it. My hair is long, but my butt is flat as a board.
If I didn’t have music: I would feel like a guppy in a fish
tank. My girlfriend said if I didn’t have music she would turn me out like
the little slut that I am.
People would never believe that I: am not joking about my candy
obsession. The best gummies are made by Kasugai and are individually
wrapped to keep me from devouring fistfuls at a time. I also love
I will never be able: to hug John Peel. There are several folks
alive today that I would like to hug.
The most guilt I ever felt was for: pooping my pants while cross
country skiing in the third grade. I just left my soiled underwear on the
floor of the bathroom stall. My classmates wondered why I was skiing so
“SONG DISECTION” With Constant Lovers Joel Cuplin.
Describe the ideas and process of writing “Open Toe Heels”: Lyrically I
think it started from something I stole from Gavin (Tull-Esterbrook, our
bassist). I don’t really remember for sure though. I vaguely remember him
talking about fingernails, and also maybe thighs. The song evokes the pure
joy of spring time in the Northwest, when the sun comes out, the skirts and
dresses start arriving, and no one can refrain from grinning from ear to
ear. Then of course it delves into a love lost and a deep desire to guzzle
oneself into oblivion. It’s a common theme on Capitol Hill. The song as a
whole was thrown together rather quickly. We wrote it the day of our first
appearance at the Capitol Hill Block Party. That was 2009. Needless to
say, it took way too long for us to get this record released, and we are
super excited to get into the studio to record some new tracks. Thanks for