Luke Burbank's Questions for John Roderick: Man-Junk, Nerd Cruises, and Aging Into an Elder Statesmanhood

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John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle's the Long Winters. Send your questions to jroderick@seattleweekly.com.
Luke Burbank: Is there a knack to keeping your junk covered when you're sitting in a bubble bath in a hotel, and lots of strangers are walking by?

-- Luke Burbank is the host of the podcast TBTL. He's also hosting the Sasquatch! launch party, Thursday at the Neptune.

Bubble-placement is key, although it helps if you ask for a room with a deep tub. When Spencer Moody interviewed me in the bath at the Sorrento Hotel the tub was very shallow and I spent most of the interview heaping bubbles up around my middle-area to avoid exposing myself to curious onlookers. I don't mean that Spencer was in the bath with me, by the way. It was one of those "art-happenings" that make Seattle such a fun and vibrant cultural culture-place.

Burbank: What kind of unspeakable acts go on during these Nerd Cruises you've been going on with the likes of John Hodgman and NPR's Peter Sagal?

Roderick: The Nerd Cruise, better known as the JoCo Cruise after founder Jonathan Coulton, is a seaborne opportunity for gamers, Wiccans, Utilikilt wearers, and webmasters to indulge in their twin passions of human sacrifice and Dr. Who trivia nights without a bunch of "normals" looking on. I'm sure we could find a place for you, Luke Burbank.

Burbank: Is being a respectable, elder statesman of the Seattle music scene an honor? Or just really depressing because it means you're getting older?

You can't be depressed about getting older unless you're callowly clinging to your youth by wearing skinny corduroys, podcasting, and hoping people don't notice the grey hairs in your ears. For my own part I embrace getting old because it allows you to walk around with your fly unzipped and people think you're harmless.

 
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