The Faint’s Todd Fink Gets Pop Quizzy
It’s best to bring a towel when you go to a Faint show. Because by the end of the night, the dance-punk boys from Omaha will have you dripping with your sweat, plus the sweat of everyone in your vicinity, which, while kind of gross, also indicates a super-fun time. Check it out yourself as the guys released their fifth album (but the first on their on own label blank.wav) Fasciinatiion last year, and are currently on tour with Ladytron. The Faint recently played Webster Hall with Ladytron and Brooklyn newbies Telepathe, and beforehand, lead singer Todd Fink (formerly Todd Baechle) told us about exposing himself with Gwen Stefani and his love for a certain Austrian pop star in our shake-it-‘til-we-break-it Pop Quiz.
When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be in the Stray Cats.
Do you have any tattoos? Not yet.
Are you superstitious? No, but I am delusional. Those are related aren’t they?
First album you bought? Pyromania.
If you could have any super power, what would you choose? Luck.
What restaurant would you eat at every day if you could? Blue — Omaha sushi.
How many times a day on average do you think about sex? I’ll count tomorrow.
Have you ever been arrested? Yes. Indecent exposure with Gwen Stefani.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Falco.
Do you have a favorite bar in New York? No.
Ever been star struck? Yes. Genesis P-Orridge at Devo’s show at Central Park.
When you get good news, who’s the first person you tell it to? Orenda Fink.
What do you always watch if it’s on TV? Tim and Eric show.
What do you normally sleep in? Panties.
Where’s the craziest place you’ve had sex? Someone else’s house while they were trying to sell it to us.
What’s on your computer wallpaper? The world’s biggest and smallest men meeting each other.
If you could be any literary character, who would you be? Mark Twain.
Where do you really want to be right now? Here with my brother.
What’s the first job you ever had? Assembling children’s bicycles.
Favorite Muppets/Sesame Street character? Snuffleupagus.
What’s the best advice you ever got? Your intentions are transparent.