WORD ASSOCIATION FUN WITH… LIBERTEER, PART II

By Kevin Stewart-Panko

Yup. No fucking regrets. After my proclamation earlier this year that Liberteer‘s debut album, Better to Die on Your Feet Than Live on Your Knees is the front runner for my favourite album of the year, I’m standing by those words 150-fucking-percent. And yes, I still say that even after fucking Palmerston took like four months to run this second part of this interview! I’ve been spinning the album a few times daily since last week and am loving it more and more each time. So, I got in touch with main man (well, only man) behind Liberteer’s all-awesome awesomeness, Matthew Widener, for another round of word association. Here’s the resulting silliness.

1776
Can we have a redo?

1984
Ghostbusters in theater, library ghost, shit my pants.

2012
Light the fucking fuse already.

666
Appended to half my passwords, ha.

The Iron Lady
In hell with Regan?

Iron Chef
Not a foodie but love procedural shows.

Iron Butterfly
Turn the radio dial.

Unions
Inside capitalism, just another hierarchy.

Obama
Worth voting in 2008 just to see it happen; back to not voting in 2012.

Osama
Hate’s extremist endgame.

Super Bowl
Oh, that’s why there’s no traffic!

Middle class
Unsustainable.

Mandolin
Easy guitar, let’s be honest.

Flag
Tribalism. Terror Management Theory.

Space Travel
Humankind’s greatest proclamation of freedom in the face of absurdity. Also kind of pointless. Still, feel like a wide-eyed 9-year-old.

Whiskey
Take out the “e” and make mine a single malt from Islay. Bury me with an Ardbeg.

Cuba
Domino theory.

Coffee
Three a day slave.

Resistance
Ghandi.

Explosions
Less fire than in the movies, scary in a different way.

High heels
Can be art, but mostly just hobbling.

Combat boots
Can find comfortable ones, but mostly just hobbling.

This interview…
Surprisingly fun.

Better to Die on Your Feet Than Live on Your Knees is out now on Relapse Records. Buy it already, will ya!

Sean Palmerston

Sean is the founder/publisher of Hellbound.ca; he has also written about metal for Exclaim!, Metal Maniacs, Roadburn, Unrestrained! and Vice.