Welcome to the BRD Original Series - 10 Punks - 10 Questions!
Things have been sleepy in Brutal Land lately but don't even consider fretting because those days are over. We are pleased to present a brand new series that will hopefully bring a small amount of joy to your lives for at least the 10 days and beyond. Resident drunk/brute, Josh Hauta, has harassed 10 of his pals in the music scene with 10 questions and this is the glorious result. So hop into your coziest of PJ pants, grab a Radler, and prepare to be entertained!
Sometimes you gotta expand your horizons and escape Central Alberta, so let's head North down the Queen Lizzie, shall we? Kicking off this wacky segment is an interview with Young David - aka David Lukic - Sherwood Park's pride & joy! You can catch him making deep ominous sounds with a bass in Broken Yolks and Loser Points but don't hold that against him. Check it out!
BRUTAL REALITY DIGEST: Identify yourself, your band, and your weapon of choice.
YOUNG DAVID: Hey Brutal Reality! Feeling brutal today!?! As Chris Hannah once said (maybe), “if it’s brutal. It’s metal. If it’s metal, it’s good. And, if it’s good then it must be metal!” I’m paraphrasing, obviously. Anyshnoo, my name is Dave, but everyone calls me Young David, for short. I do my best to stay in tune and stay young and handsome as the bassist of two Albertan punk rock outfits: Loser Points and Broken Yolks.
BRD: What is your favourite part of the city/town you live in?
YD: Edmonton has a fantastic river valley. Tons of great trails to walk down, and steep stair sets to keep your buns nice n’ tight! When you’re done, you’re minutes away from Whyte Ave or Downtown for a nice chilly beer at one of our fine craft beer spots, or a market for some snacks. Just make sure you wear a mask! Mom said so!
BRD: What is the worst part about the city/town you live in?
YD: On a hot summer day like today, I find myself dreading winter. “Yeah, yeah, but Dave you live in Alberta, Canada, winter is just a brutal reality for you. Got to learn to cope dude!” Yeah, no. I’ll mope and complain until I can finally move to Gainesville, Florida and work as a towel boy at a private golf course locker-room.
BRD: What is your favourite line from the Star Wars saga?
YD: When Obi Wan Kenobi said, “Only a Sith deals in absolutes,” I felt that, mostly because my university calculus professors dealt in a lot of absolutes and only a Sith would get a Ph.D. in Mathematics.
BRD: What is the coolest show your band has played?
YD: How about the coolest show we haven’t played, YET?! Which of course will be a Saturday headlining slot at Groezrock 2031. Or wait, did I just wasted at karaoke after the festival and imagine it? Is drunken time travel a thing!?! HOW DID I GET TO BELGIUM?!?
BRD: What is the shittiest or most hilarious show your band has played?
YD: We played our first show in a small central Alberta town called Innisfail with a band named Trashed Ambulance. Us and the Ambo’ totally rocked the one dude at slot machine’s world! Went to some totally lame party after, bummer.
BRD: Who do you think is the most underrated band out there?
YD: I don’t hear a ton of hype surrounding Western Addiction’s new record, Frail Bray (check it). Personally, I think they’re one of Fatty’s greatest finds! Anecdotally, some dude’s cousin, told my buddy’s brother, who told my drummer, who told me, Fat Mike said, “Cognicide is the best record I’ve ever put out on the label.”
BRD: What's your "safety net" stage banter?
YD: In case of emergency: press “make fun of Blake” button! HURRY! They’re staring. He plays lead guitar and sings in Broken Yolks, he’s sneering at me right now. Hi Blake!
BRD: If you could be any Pokemon, which one would you fuck? I mean be.
YD: I never got into Pokémon as a kid, but a friend of mine totally said “Eevee, duh!” So yeah, that one, duh!
BRD: If your band could tour with any living or dead band in history, who would it be?
YD: There’s so many! But it’s the last question and you’re probably done going number two and you just want to put the friggin’ magazine down. So, I’ll just say my current favourite band and Canadian dreamboats, the Flatliners!