The Faust Questionnaire: Nato Coles

posted by MP Johnson

Have you heard of the Proust Questionnaire? This is the same thing, but a little more evil. Who cares about favorite colors anyway? Every Wednesday, Switchblade Comb will feature bands, authors, filmmakers and artists providing answers to much better questions. This week features Nato Coles.

If you made a deal with the devil, what would you get out of it?

The power of flight, the intelligence of twelve Stephen Hawkings, the hitting prowess of Ted Williams in 1949, and the ability to destroy the devil without affecting deals which the devil has made.

What would the devil get out of it?

Well, I’d promise him my soul… and then I’d destroy him a la the terms I laid out in the answer I just gave. So basically, the devil would get massively ripped off.

What does your hell look like?

Chicago rush hour on I-94 between Dempster and the merge with I-90.

What is your favorite sin? Why?

Envy, because wanting stuff leads to getting stuff.

What historical or contemporary figure would you choose to fight for your honor against the devil? Why?

The recently-deceased writer and journalist Christopher Hitchens, because he would correctly inform the devil that he doesn’t exist, and that would be the end of that.

Nato Coles plays around the Twin Cities all the time, either solo or in the Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band configuration. Check out the tail end of February’s Grumpy’s residency or buy the newish 7″. Support local rock ‘n’ rollage.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 am