About Reid

You know, those random internet pass-around email are so much fun, I’ll just put some of best answers here. If you ever feel like sending one of those to me, check here first. Then turn off your internet and go read a book.

Name as it appears on birth certificate: is obscured by a thumb print. I go by Reid Kerr, though.

Nicknames: Rocket, Kerr

Pierced body parts: Left ear, twice. Still. I cling tightly to my 80’s background. Right ear, pierced in 2012, almost 25 years after the left ear.

Most recent movie you have seen in the theater: Generally speaking, it was probably something from a comic book, and in 2-D.

Eye color: Green, the color of children at play in the fields.

Place of birth: A land where beaver pelts and boudin are used as currency.

Favorite food: Hamburgers.

Ever been to Africa? Nope, although they ask me that everytime I give blood. Have I been to Africa, and have I ever had sex with a man for drugs or money. I don’t know what they’re trying to imply.

My uncle once: Paid me to demolish a house.

When I was five: I was on my first move. Second, if you’re pro-life.

Previous Jobs: Writer, television sports anchor, radio talk show host, play-by-play man, musician, comic book shop manager, commercial spokesman, ne’er-do-well.

High School was: Not nearly as fun as in the movies.

I once met: Roger Clyne, great American storyteller.

There’s this girl I know who: Leans forward and touches your arm when you make her laugh.

Do you have a website? Several. I own ReidAboutIt.com,  FistfulOfSports.com,  TheBlueArea.comQuestionTheAnswers.com, and LivesOfQuietDesperation.com. You can also check out my band at TheCaucasianBoys.com.

At a bar: I wind up driving people home.

By noon I’m usually: indoors.

Last night: I cursed myself for fouling up my blog, yet again.

Favorite body part: Eyes. Not really, but that’s what everybody else will say.

When I turn my head left: I see the set of slippers my mom knitted for me when I was 10. This means I’m not only sentimental, but I had freakishly large feet for a kid.

When I turn my head right: I see my classical guitar, strings badly in need of change. I hate to change strings no matter how bad they get, because I like the feeling of drawing inspiration from the thousands of notes already played.

If I were a character written by Shakespeare: I would know whether or not he was really just Francis Bacon.

By this time next year: Things will have changed.

I have a hard time understanding: Viagra.

If I’d ever go back to school I would: Study English, concentrating on composition. Or music, studying the same.

You know I like you if: I spend more than 12 seconds on the phone with you.

Take my advice: Because I don’t think the same way you do.

My ideal breakfast is: Served at 2pm.

A song I love, but do not have is: Stevie Ray’s version of “Little Wing”. If I hear it in the car, I will not leave until it’s finished.

If you visit my hometown: You should fire your travel agent.

Random fact: On the last episode of Bonanza filmed, Gary Busey played a slow character who died. He originally died with his eyes open and crossed, but they made him reshoot the scene with his eyes closed.

If you spend the night at my house: Watch out for the cat.

The world could do without: Common-law marriages and experimental aircraft.

I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: Lick the asshole of a cockroach. Assuming they have those. What kind of question is this to ask a friend, anyway?

If I do anything well, it’s: Write.

And by the way: Get off of your cell phone and actually experience what’s going on around you. Stop narrating your life’s play-by-play, and look around for a change.

The last time I was drunk: never.

If I were you: I’d blow me.

The best decade to live in is: Going on right now while we talk about the past.

My graduating class is/was: Full of people who think they still know me, based on something I did in a History class decades ago.

The best kind of parties are: Soaked with alcohol.

Ten years ago I: Had no idea what was about to happen.

Ever been toilet papering: Of course. And was shot at doing so.

Ever love someone so much it makes you cry? Yes, on a daily basis.

Been in a car accident: Yes. Thus the nickname “Rocket”.

Croutons or bacon bits: Both, although that’s the only kind of salad I eat.

Favorite day of the week: Saturday

Favorite restaurant? Gaido’s in Galveston.

Favorite Flower? Guns N Roses.

Favorite sport to watch: Football.

Favorite drink? Chocolate milkshake.

Favorite ice cream? Chocolate.

Disney or Warner Brothers? Warner Brothers. They exposed me to important things like opera and anarchy.

Favorite Fast Food: Braum’s. The hamburgers have that random red sauce on them, and the fries are crinkle cut.

What color is your bedroom carpet: Hardwood floors.

How many times did you fail your driver’s test? None. Although I did parallel park about twelve feet away from the curb.

Before this one, from whom did you get your last email: Matthew John Evatt, one hell of a hand.

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Musician’s Friend

What do you do most often when you are bored: Write songs about other people’s lives, which are not quite so boring.

Bedtime: 2-3 am.

Favorite TV shows: Breaking Bad, Justified, 30 Rock.

Last person you went to dinner with: Lovely wife Kimberly.

Ford or Chevy: No preference. That’s a question for NASCARmadillos, and I ain’t one of those.

What are you listening to right now: Demos of my band, The Caucasian Boys.

What is your favorite color: Blue.

Lake, Ocean or river? A good Texas lake. I’ve never seen the Ocean, although some people would believe the Gulf of Mexico is the same thing. It ain’t.

How many tattoos do you have: None.