11 Minutes With… Mayer Hawthorne
What’s your favourite album of all time?
Today, it’s Prince – Dirty Mind.
Van Damme or Seagal?
Seagal has been a real deputy sheriff in Louisiana for like 20 years and he’s originally from Michigan. Jean-Claude ain’t got shit on that.
What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you on tour?
I spent the night in jail in Baltimore for peeing on a police station. The tour bus picked me up from central booking the next morning. That was kinda wild.
What’s the best city to play in the world?
The one that has the best food. Currently, it’s Rio de Janeiro.
Where was your first ever gig?
My first show as Mayer Hawthorne was in Fullerton, CA. It was a really small club that only held like 85 people, but it sold out. So I can say I sold out my first show ever.
What’s the best thing you’ve ever stolen from a hotel?
One of the female receptionists.
What’s your favourite film?
Dude, it’s obvi The Big Lebowski.
What is your signature dish?
My favourite is my mom’s beef brisket. I like Indian curries a lot too.
How attractive, on a scale of 1-10, is Peanut Butter Wolf?
Wolf’s not so hot. But Folerio? He is a total babe.
What’s the one thing you do better than anyone else you know?
I make the best banana cream pie in the world.
What’s your favourite joke?
A horse walks into a bar and the bartender says, “Hey, why the long face?”
If you were a muppet, which one would you be?
Without a shadow of a doubt, I would be Dr. Teeth of the Electric Mayhem. Baddest Muppet, hands down.
What’s your favourite word?
What was the first record you bought?
The Police – Synchronicity.
If you woke up one morning as Snoop Dogg, what would you do?
I’d have bitches in the living room gettin’ it on. And they wouldn’t leave ’til six in the morning.
Mayer Hawthorne is currently on tour in support of his new album How Do You Do, which gets a UK release on 28th May through Island. Check out the new version of ‘The Walk’ featuring Rizzle Kicks here.