Discussion topic after reading: does Les Claypool think of himself this generation’s Frank Zappa?
Les is more: Bass-master Claypool on his animal fetish, ‘South Park’ and real guitars
(The Guide, 5/21) First things first, Les Claypool, because we need to clear up a very important safety matter: Is swine flu transferable by someone wearing a pig mask?
“That’s a very good question. I think if you put on a pig mask after (someone) flu-ridden, there’s a good chance,” Claypool said by phone from his home in Northern California last week, ruminating on one of his trademark stage-costume pieces. “There’s a lot of condensation that comes when you wear a pig mask. The inside of a pig masks is generally a horrible place. It’s kind of like a free facial. It clears the pores.”
Les Claypool, O’Death
When: 8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Shoreline Ballroom, Ocean Center, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island
Tickets: $23 in advance, $25 day of show