I have to preface this article with a disclaimer. This is perhaps the strangest and simultaneously most intriguing interview I have conducted to date. Mickey Church, of the Los Angeles band White Arrows, is very good at rambling. This isn’t helped by the fact that he had needles strategically placed into his face throughout the duration of our phone conversation.
White Arrows is opening for tomorrow’s sold-out The Naked and Famous show at the Granada Theater. Church has only been to Dallas once, and has an unfortunately skewed view of what this city has to offer. So please, for the sake of our reputation, someone go take this kid out for a drink after the show.
And now, the interview. Presented to you in dialogue format. You have been warned.
Laura Stillo: Hey Mickey, how’s it going?
Mickey Church: I’m good. I’m actually horizontal right now. I have acupuncture needles in my face.
LS: You have got to be kidding me.
MC: Nope, I swear. I have a sinus infection and an ear infection. We’ve been traveling so much, we’ve deemed our RV ‘The Infirmary on Wheels’ or the ‘Rolling Mausoleum’ because we are just sick all the time. It’s insane. It’s been a three-week process of getting sick and getting through it.
LS: I am so sorry. Wait…do all of you have needles in you at this present moment?
MC: No, that’d be pretty funny. I can just imagine psychedelic indie rockers all laying in the same room with our pressure points being pushed.
LS: Whilst giving an interview. Are the needles actually helping you? Have you done acupuncture before?
MC: Yeah. I do acupuncture pretty much every other week when I can.
LS: Is someone physically sticking needles into you right now?
MC: Right now.
This is the part where I remember that we’re supposed to be talking about music instead of needles.
LS: If you guys are all sick, what’s going to happen at the show on Thursday? (more…)