Richard Dreyfest Interviews Johnny Hoffman & the Residents
by Jordan Finn
*J= Joseph Krassin D= Dylan Miller
Are you real?
J- I like to think so.
D- I'm the realest.
Who is Johnny Hoffman?
J- Fallen Hero.
D- A man; A Legend.
Who are the Residents and what have they done with my wife?
J- I ain't no snitch.
Is there any backstory on the formation of Johnny Hoffman & the Residents or did the band one day generate a form from random space goo slingshot around Jupiter's moon Io from the nether reaches of deep space?
J- We picked up some instruments and just kept writing.
D- I really don't think there is an explanation on this.
So Everett's where Boeing's production facilities are, making planes which makes Montana a "fly-over state". Do you take any responsibility in contributing to making our state the butt of many a coastal joke?
J- You guys should stop talking down about your state.
D- We love driving through Montana and always make a point to visit our favorite city...yes, Billings!! Third time performing and partying here.
How is Everett these days? How would you describe the local "scene"?
J- The scene in Everett is beautiful, creativity everywhere.
D- No comment.
If you could purloin the secrets of any band and steal their magic powers which would it be?
J- Probably Royal Bloods management company so I could open for Queens if the Stone Age.
D- Warner Bros. manager for the gifted bands group???
Does the Everett born singer song-writer, fictional radio DJ, and guest star of the ABC Seasme Street special "Elmopalooza" Kenny Loggins have any affiliation with Johnny Hoffman & the Residents?
J- Second cousin twice removed neighbor.
D- I know him from Jo.
Do you have any exciting plans for the band's future? Syndication perhaps?
J- Europe in November and new music.
D- New songs / Dreyfest 2017
If you could answer in pig Latin, is punk dead?
D- I can't handle this...