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Getting to know: Clay Matthews

January 14, 2011 \am\31 10:00 am

[In which WWAATD asks vapid questions culled from various teen magazines to non-vapid, non-teenager types.]

Full Name: Clay David Matthews
Age: 31
Height: 6’0
Currently Live: Bluff City, TN
Hometown: Sikeston, MO
Instruments: Nothing well. A little geetar, piano, dobro. Spoons and percussion.
Car: ’97 Lincoln Town Car.
Secret Talent: Can play songs by chomping my teeth together.

What is the best thing about your job? When it feels like what I’m doing matters. And the time off.
What was your most embarrassing audition moment? The not getting the audition part.
If you could live in any past era which would it be and why? 1920s America. Much easier to get moonshine.
Who is your role model and why? Every no-name human out there who takes care of business and continues to hope and dream. The gamblers. Because.
What do you do for fun? Everything is for fun.
Do you have a good luck charm? A blue shirt. I think there’s currently a hex on it, though.
Wackiest fan encounter: I saw Bob Dylan in a dream once at a pancake diner and I couldn’t decide in the dream whether I should go talk to him or if it was better just to know I saw him and left him alone. Ultimately, in the dream, I left him alone.
Before I die, I want to: Live.
When I fly I have to have: Get past this moment when I realize I’m up in the air in a tin-can and can’t get out or really even move around much. I kind of flip out in my mind for a minute, and get all claustrophobic, but then I get over it. A drink can help.
If I had to spend $10 at my favorite fast food joint, I’d order: Right now in TN: Zaxby’s Chicken Nibblerz’ and fries and sweet tea.
My coolest article of clothing: Fishnet tank-top.
My first financial splurge was: Bought a cd player in the sixth grade back when they were like 100 bucks.
When friends come over, we: Play games. Eat. Drink. Be merry.
Do you like to cook? If so, what? Yes. The good stuff.
TV show I never miss: Miss them all. They come back around via Netflix.
If you could interview any celeb whom would it be and why? Robert DeNiro or Clint Eastwood. Just to see if I could stare them down.
Anything about yourself you wish you could change? Is this a trick question?
I’ll eat sushi, but not: Bad sushi.
What are your best and worst subjects in school? Worst at sciences. Best at English and Math.
If you could be granted 3 wishes, they’d be… Infinite wishes, the right to un-do wishes, to be able to live and die as many times as I want for as long as I want.
If I could gay-marry anyone in the world, he/she would be… Plead the 5th—wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.
Where on earth are you most dying to go? Death! And the smaller parts of Mexico.
What’s the last thing that made you cry? Some sentimental cartoon.
Do you ever wish you could just be a normal kid? I just wish I could be a kid.
What would people be surprised to know about you? I like calf fries.
If you had to name one song as your theme song, what would it be? Highlands—Bob Dylan.
Have you had a starstruck Hollywood experience? Who was it with? I saw Steve Spurrier one time at a beach bar in Panama City

Favorite Actor/Actress: Me and the Woman.
Favorite Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Favorite Body Part: Eyes.
Favorite Singer: Bob Dylan.
Favorite Song: Too many…
Favorite Candy: Whatchamacallit’.
Favorite Philospher: Tom Waits.
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Coffee.
Favorite Sport: Football.
Favorite Sports Team: Stl. Cardinals.
Favorite Athlete: The Fridge.
Favorite Book: Leaves of Grass.
Cell Phone or iPod: Just got both.
Summer or Winter: Summer.
Ice Skating or Gymnastics: Ice Skating.
LA or New York: New York (though I’ve never been to either).
Skiing or Snowboarding: Skiing.
Chocolate or Flowers: Chocolate.
Dogs or Cats: DOGS.


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