Interview with Ryan Jencks / SIXES

Ryan Jencks is 6/6 of SIXES, 1/2 DEATHROES, & 1/4 of Butthole Surfers cover band  BUTTHOLES  URFERS.   Previously he was in CRASH WORSHIP.

– R. JENCKS 02/2010

What’s up:

– JUST ROLLED BACK INTO TOWN – WEST COAST TOUR WITH SUDDEN INFANT

Where are you from:

– EAST OAKLAND / SAN LEANDRO CA – 1973

Where are you now:

– EAST OAKLAND – RIGHT DOWN THE STREET – LAST DECADE

How long have you been at it:

– WELL OVER A SCORE

What got you started:

– “I BROKE IT OPEN TO SEE WHAT WAS INSIDE”

What else do you do:

– VIDEO / ELECTRONICS / ETC

How do you keep it together:

– CARPENTRY / ELECTRICIAN

What are you reading:

– LUCIFER PRINCIPLE: A SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION INTO THE FORCES OF HISTORY

What comedy and/or comedians are you into:

– I LOVE THE ABSTRACT / ABSURD WHICH LENDS TO SEVERAL GUILTY PLEASURES. DARK COMEDY: ANDY KAUFMAN, PETER SELLERS GEORGE CARLIN, BILL HICKS. THE DRUGGED OUT ANTICS OF OLD CHEVY CHASE TO LONGMONT POTION CASTLE.

What are you listening to, lately:

– ITS ALL ABOUT SLAYER, KATHARSIS, NIGHTBRINGER. ALOT OF METAL, THE BLACKER THE BETTER. REVISITING OLD SLUDGE / POWER VIOLENCE / GRIND. WENT THROUGH A SCOTT WALKER PHASE AGAIN RECENTLY.

What art, if any, you seen worth talking about:

– DECAY : RIGHT OUT SIDE MY WINDOW

Worked any fucked-up jobs? Do tell:

– TOSS UP BETWEEN WORKING A PORN THEATRE DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO MID 90S AND ROADIE FOR A FEATURE BURLESQUE DANCER LATE 90S BETWEEN TOURS. MORE LIKELY THE THEATRE BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY USAGE AT THE TIME, FLIP-FLOPPING GRAVEYARD AND DAY SHIFTS, HARASSMENT / FIGHTS WITH HUSTLERS, COPS AND ALL THE PIECES OF SHIT COMING IN OFF THE STREETS. FIRED AFTER GETTING ARRESTED (THE 2ND TIME).

Played any fucked-up shows:

– WHERE TO START? I’VE BEEN BEATEN DOWN BY PIGS, BURNED, BROKE LIMBS, RIPPED OFF, HAD KNIVES PULLED, GUNS PULLED, PLAYED PORN CONVENTIONS, ALL GIRL SHOWS, PLAYED TO THOUSANDS OF HEADS AND ALSO TO 0. OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD AS A TEEN A CERTAIN BAND SNUCK ONTO THE BILL OF A 16YR OLD GIRLS B-DAY PARTY, ON THE ROOF OF A PIZZA PARLOR. NEEDLESS TO SAY 1ST SONG WE WERE KICKED OUT OF THERE BY ALL THESE DADS READY TO KICK OUR TEETH IN. ONE OF THE LAST CW SHOWS WAS IN AN OLD ABANDONED PRISON IN LA / CREEPY LONE WANDERING AROUND THESE OLD EMPTY CELLS. CW MARDI GRAS 95′ TOUR ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON 4 POLICE OFFICERS AFTER A RIOT BROKE OUT THE YEAR BEFORE. 2 MONTHS IN NOLA PRISON. ONE OF MY FAVORITE THOUGH WAS SIGNING UP FOR AN OPEN MIC WITH CW AFTER 6MOS OF REHEARSING IN MY TINY GARAGE AND WE PLAY THIS BIG OPEN CAFE AT FULL VOLUME. OWNER COMES DOWN TO START SOME SHIT BUT I WOULDNT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER. WE BLAST OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF WHAT I WAS TOLD “YOU COULD HEAR ECHOING DOWN WASHINGTON BLVD FOR MILES”. FEW MONTHS LATER THE SAME OWNER KILLS ONE OF HIS EMPLOYEES AND PUTS HIM IN THE WALK IN FREEZER. I THINK TO MYSELF ‘HUH, GUESS HE WAS AT THE END OF HIS TETHER”

With whom, if anyone, do you roll:

– LONE NUT

Where are you headed:

– ALWAYS UPWARD = HOPEFULLY THAT MEANS OVERSEAS AGAIN.

Where is the rest of it headed:

– PROBABLY DOWNWARD SPIRAL

What can you do about it:

– WATCH IT GO DOWN IN FLAMES – POINT – LAUGH

Are there any people you’d like to mention:

– MY SET >>> CRUMER / ARFORD (SR-71) / GERRITT (DEATHROES) / NVH-COSTEROS-DIXION (MANSLAUGHTER) / WAY-WILKINSON (CARRION) LANZ-MENCHE (DELIVERANCE) ETC ETC

People to look for:

– KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE

People to look out for, because they are bad news:

– BUT YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER

Anything you have in the works, on the ready, or on the horizon:

– A/V –  LIVE PROJECTIONS

Anything else you want to pass on:

– RIDE THE SWELLS

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