Rapid Fire Questions With Weathers


Photos by Grace Earley

On October 9th, 2018 I sat down on a park bench in Cincinnati, Ohio with Alternative Rock band Weathers to play a round of Rapid Fire Questions, the goal being to see who could answer the most within 60 seconds. First up was vocalist and bassist Brennen Bates.

What’s a bad habit of yours?
Oh my god, this is so hard! I scratch my arms a lot. That’s weird. 

Are you into ghost hunting?
Not really, but they’re interesting, I guess. I guess that means I am?

What’s a word you never fail to forget how to spell?
Pterodactyl for some reason.

What is your favorite number and why?
23, just because it has a lot of meaning in the world.

Have you ever trusted someone too much?
Yes, definitely, because sometimes they don’t follow through.

If you were told that if you killed one person, you could save one hundred people, would you do it?
Fuck yeah! Better for the majority.

Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
I want to say Cole, because we sleep in the same room every night.

Who was the last person that you pinky promised?
My wife. 

What is your phone’s home screen?
Me and my wife riding in a car.

Where is your last bruise located?
I believe my shin.

Do you scare easily?

What were your grades like in High School?
Bs and As all around. A couple Cs.

Have you ever been fired from a job? If so, why?
No I have not.

Favorite kind of soup?
Baked potato soup.

What is your favorite comfort food?
Fried chicken

Do you have any weird body skills?

Which way do you face in the shower?
Away from the faucet thing. 

What side of the bed do you sleep on?
Usually the right, but sometimes the left, crap!

 Do you bite your nails?

 What’s better, having high or low expectations?
Low, all the time.

 Name 3 facts about your family.
Super German, really annoying, and don’t know how to have family dinners that aren’t super awkward.

When was the first time that you watched your favorite movie?
High school!

 What was the color of the last hoodie that you wore?

Have you ever made a boy/girlfriend cry?

If you died right now, what song would you want played at your funeral?
High by Sarah Slean. 

What’s the last compliment that you got?
“Nice eyebrows!” 

Where do you buy your jeans?
Top man.

 Are you more spontaneous or more of a planner?

What something you’ve hidden from your parents?

Can you whistle?

 What time did you wake up today?
Around 10. 

What is your favorite episode of your favorite TV show?
The one with Thanksgiving.

Though the entire band, and even their touring manager, disagreed with the fact that he can whistle, Cameron ended up with 11 points. Leaving him to be the winner of the game.

Be sure to check out Weathers’ debut album, “Kids In The Night”.

Music, InterviewGrace Earley