Cary Geare, guitarist from Son Of Aurelius, might be a man of few words, but his musings on Christmas did give us an excuse to Google The Big Lebowski and skive off proper work for a bit. We couldn’t ask for a better Christmas gift.
What is your favourite Christmas drink?
Gonna have to be an Irish coffee, maybe not traditionally a Christmas drink but something about a warm Irish coffee always reminds me of the holidays. Eggnog lattes are also perfect.
When did you find out Santa Claus wasn’t real and how did it happen?
I’m not sure it was a painful or shocking moment for me like it is for some kids, I pretty much just came to senses when I was 7 or 8.
What was your best Christmas present ever?
Last year my mom and grandma gave me my mom’s old Honda Accord when my car crapped out on me. Easily the most thoughtful and amazing gift I’ve ever gotten.
If you could have Christmas dinner with any 6 people, who would you invite?
Christmas dinner? I’d have to go with mostly friends and family of course, I suppose having Albert Einstein and Jeff Bridges there would be interesting. These kind of questions always make my mind go blank.
Turkey: are you a leg or breast person?
Definitely a breast person. I love breasts.
Do you have any particular or unusual Christmas traditions?
Not really, pretty much the same stuff everyone does. Hang with your family, buy some gifts and all that.
What’s the furthest you’ve ever had to travel to get “home” for Christmas? Has touring ever forced you to celebrate Christmas somewhere else?
I’m lucky in that regard, the farthest I’ve ever had to travel is about 400 miles down to Los Angeles. I have yet to experience Christmas while on tour.
Which metaller would you least like to see approaching you with mistletoe?
Corpsegrinder is an easy win for that award.
We wonder if George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher has bought the new expansion back yet?
If a bearded man broke into your house through the chimney on any other day of the year, what would you do?
I would freak out and call the police with a bat in my hands. That goes for Christmas too.
What’s been your worst New Year’s Eve experience (because NYE always sucks).
It always ends up with a pretty ruthless hangover the next morning, nothing like ringing in the new year with vomiting, misery and pain.
What will your New Year’s Resolution be?
I’ve literally never made a resolution for New Year’s; I don’t think it will ever happen either. I make resolutions all year long for myself, I think everyone does.
Son Of Aurelius have told us that they’d quite like to come to Europe next summer. I’m sure some enterprising festival or another would like to book them to play, right? The bloody well ought to.