projects are you currently involved with and what do you do in
each of them?
Durkin: I play
in five bands right now: Kungfu Rick, Hewhocorrupts, Littleman
Complex, Tale of Genji, and Authority Abuse. I sing/scream in
the first three and play bass guitar in the last two. I also help
run a record label with my friend Andy called Hewhocorrupts Inc.
The Sound Interrupt and Windy City Web Zine are two publications
that I also help run and I occasionally put on shows at DePaul
University in Chicago, IL. Last I help out with some of the doings
at Redline Distribution.
your involvement with music and the scene what else do you do?
Durkin: I like
roller coasters and travelling a lot. I'm planning on going on
a roller coaster tour this summer. I also enjoy playing tennis
and bowling as well.
Out of everything that you do which do you enjoy the most?
Durkin: I enjoy
performing the most. I think it allows for the most creativity
Is there anything that you havent done that you would like
I'd like to learn more about bikes so I could fix my own bike
What was the first show you ever saw?
Durkin: No Empathy
at the Elmhurst YMCA.
What was the best show you have ever seen?
and Charles Bronson in a basement in the Chicagoland suburbs.
What is your favorite place of all time to see shows?
Durkin: In general,
basements are my favorite places to see shows. If you are talking
about one place though, I'd say the Fireside.
Who are your top 5 favorite Chicago bands of all time?
1. My Lai
2. MK Ultra
3. Ambition Mission
4. Cheer Accident
What was the first show you ever played?
Calypso Taxi, APB, and Kungfu Rick at the Abbey in Elmhurst, IL.
What was the best show you ever played?
Banana, Robert Johnson and the Browns, and Kungfu Rick at the
Fireside in Chicago, IL.
Would you rather play a Brian Petersen or Dave Eves show?
choice. I'd have to flip a coin and then consult you about it.
What are your favorite places in Chicago to go?
Pizza and Mandi B's Sweet Shop!
What are your 5 favorite web sites?
Just pay me later Mike:-)
What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?
-Dawn of the Dead
Top 5 records of 2002?
Durkin: I really
don't buy records that much, maybe once or twice a year. I
usually only listen to local stuff. I like knowing the people
that I'm listening to. Here's some stuff I've collected from reviews
or from friends this year that I really enjoy.
1. Baxter "Discography" 2XCD
2. 4-Squares "Steve's Hamper" CD
3. Fourth Rotor "Seize" CD
4. Bleeding Kansas / La Mantra De Fhiqria "split" CD
5. Lying In States "The Bewildered Herd" CDep
Any last words?
for the interview Mike. Do you want me to set you and Dave Eves
up on a date? Let me know. You always talk about him so I think
it is time to push yourself to the next step.
for more info on Ryan Durkin please visit:
Windy City Webzine