John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle's the Long Winters. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
John: Many music folks, myself included, have left Seattle. What keeps you there?--Krist Novoselic is the founding bassist of Nirvana and a Reverb contributor.
Roderick: I'm loyal to the city because I keep thinking how much better it would be for Seattle if everybody cool didn't move out to Grays Harbor County and become chairman of their local Grange Hall. I'm not divorced, so there's no reason to move to Oregon, and I can't move to Los Angeles because my teeth aren't weird enough. The only other reasonable option would be New York, where I could enjoy the sound of people screaming at each other through my apartment walls while the smell of frying cat entrails comes in through my air conditioner, but I'm not wealthy enough.
Read Roderick's entire Q&A column -- featuring queries from Aimee Man, Duff McKagan, Luke Burbank, and Cupcake Royale's Jody Hall -- in the new issue of SW's Reverb Monthly.