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3X3: Eric & Magill on Socks, Sloths, and Sneakers

Apr 25, 2017

3X3: Eric & Magill on Socks, Sloths, and Sneakers

Artist: Eric & Magill
Hometown: Presently Washington, DC/Ann Arbor, MI via Kenya/Brooklyn via Milwaukee, WI
Latest Album: Peach Colored Oranges
Personal Nicknames:
Ryan: Big Webs, Mzee Webs, Party Webs, Euro Webs, Ray Ray, REW, 
Eric: Soda, EMO (far less exiting than Ryan’s)


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If you could safely have any animal in the world as a pet, which would you choose?

Ryan: I would love a capybara. It’d be like a dog-sized hamster and the only pet I’ve ever really had besides backyard ducks were some hamsters. 

Eric: I would go with a sloth. My daughter told me last night over dinner that sloths only poop once per month. Seems pretty low maintenance.

Do your socks always match?

Ryan: I never used to match my socks. Now they match like 75 percent of the time. 

Eric: I never have any idea whose socks I’m wearing, but they are both usually the same color.

If you could have a superpower, what would you choose? 

Ryan: Time travel because I love to travel.

Eric: Turning water in to wine sounds nice … and economical, too.


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What’s your go-to road food? 

Ryan: Fritos. It blows my wife’s mind whenever I buy them at a gas station when we’re on a road trip since I could choose anything and, in her opinion, I choose a the most flavorless snack available. 

Eric: Taco Bell has stood the test of time. Being on the road is the only time that I allow myself to eat fast food.

Who was the best teacher you ever had — and why?

Ryan: My high school Spanish teacher because she had/has passion for what she did and was kind and taught me how to roll my rs — something I still enjoy doing.

Eric: My high school English teacher because she wore Dr. Martens boots, dyed her hair orange, and exposed me to Vonnegut and Tom Robbins.

What’s your favorite city?

Ryan: I can’t choose just one. Yerevan, Beirut, Bangkok, Amsterdam, New York, Medellin, a tiny oasis village in the Kenyan bush called Kiwawa … and I love where I live and the people that live around me right now here in Washington, D.C.

Eric: I still love Milwaukee (where Ryan and I both came from) and Austin, but Brooklyn holds a very special place in my heart. After living there for four years and being exposed to amazing people, food, and culture, it made it very hard to leave.


#tbt or promise of the sax/acoustic solo Eric record that has been in the works for the past 25 years?

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Boots or sneakers? 

Ryan: Boots with rubber soles unless I’m on a run with Eric. (We like to jog together when we get together.)

Eric: Ditto for me!

Which brothers do you prefer — Avett, Wood, Stanley, Comatose, or Louvin?

Ryan: Brothers Grimm

Eric: The Brothers Johnson. Who doesn’t love funk?

Head or heart? 

Ryan: Left kidney (stronger than ever).

Eric: Lead with the heart and bring in the head for the close.

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