The Untitled Interview #121: Starring Marsh Nabors (The Overnight Lows)

It never fails, y'all. I go out of town, and there's at least one show in DC that I really, really am bummed to be missing. So here I am, out in LA, basking in the sunny perfection and lounging by my hotel's pool, but there's a couple shows back East I'm making a sad face over missing. One such show is The Overnight Lows at Comet Ping Pong. The Lows are from Jackson, MS, and I don't know about you but if Lee & Nancy and Johnny & June sang about it, Jackson must be legit. If you, my beloved DC brethren and sistren, need some good old noisy, messy rock and roll, get thee to Comet this evening so that The Overnight Lows can proceed to melt your faces. But first, check out what Low Marsh Nabors had to say about all things rock.

Fuzzy Logic: How the hell are you?
Marsh Nabors: Must not think bad thoughts. Still somewhat functional.

FL: What was the last song you listened to?

MN: “Fly Like a Rat” by Quintron and Miss Pussycat.

FL: Playing music is:

MN: Fucking up my life.

FL: What album most made you realize you wanted to make music?

MN: Not an album but a 45. "Centerfold" by the J. Geils Band. Started what some would consider the downward spiral

FL: Beatles or Stones?
MN: Neither, maybe the Kinks though.

FL: Top 5 albums (of now, of this month, or of ever):

MN: For right now it's something like Double Nickels on the Dime by The Minutemen, Most Things Haven't Worked Out by Junior Kimbrough, That's How We Burn" by Jaill, Sorry MA... by The Replacements, and Party Tracks by Stoned at Heart.

FL: Favorite music-related movie?

MN: What is this a trick question? Rock N' Roll High School!

FL: Half-full or half-empty?

MN: My brain is currently half-empty, and my stomach is half-full.

FL: Which of your peers do you think is making the best music these days?

MN: Everything that's come out on Goner has been ruling these days. Really. Not just saying that cause we're on Goner. As a whole there's to many of our peers making great music to single out just one.

FL: What’s the first thing you think when you wake up in the morning?

MN: What did I lose last night...material or dignity-wise?

FL: Little-known Overnight Lows fact?

MN: That Daphne rules this band with an iron fist! I'm too scared to quit and too broke to go home.

FL: The greatest record store in the world is:

MN: The Camelot Music in the mall that sold J Geils Band 45s. That or Goner.

FL: Shaken or stirred?

MN: My mind is shaken and my guts is stirred.

FL: Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

MN: Don't come back with something you can't get rid of.

FL: How do you know when you've played a really great show?

MN: When I can remember it.

FL: If you weren’t in a band you’d be:

MN: Successful and well adjusted.

FL: What do you find most comforting/most disconcerting about going out on tour?

MN: Comforting=Daphne...disconcerting=death.

FL: If you were so inclined, whom would you form a tribute band in honor of?

MN: The Neckbones, so I could learn how to drink whiskey.

FL: Best song ever written?

MN: “Egg” by Alice Donut!

mp3: Low Road (The Overnight Lows from City of Rotten Eyes) (love to Big Rock Candy Mountain)


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