Brad Angle « Spragwerks


Brad Angle


NAME: Brad Angle
OCCUPATION: Music Journalist
LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY


WHO ARE YOU? Brad Angle WHERE ARE YOU FROM? Born and bred in the Amish country of Altoona, PA, I've been calling East Williamsburg, Brooklyn home for the past five years. WHAT DO YOU DO? My title is Senior Editor at Guitar World magazine, which means I have the pleasure (and occasional pain) of talking to rock bands of all shapes and sizes, from Priest, Maiden and Metallica, to Tool, Ministry and Fugazi. My writing has also appeared in music mags such as Revolver, Alternative Press and CMJ Monthly, among others. Website/MySpace URL: DO YOU HAVE A THEME SONG? Not really. But if I did, I’d hope it’d be something along the lines of "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" by Black Sabbath. Or Hank Williams' "Cold, Cold Heart." Man is that song amazing. WHAT WAS YOUR CHILDHOOD DREAM? When I wake up I tend not to remember my dreams, except for the brutal ones where I’m being chasing…or smothered. Paging Dr. Freud… STRANGEST THING YOU'VE EVER EATEN? I once gulped a full glass of fruit punch out of a pitcher at a picnic, only to discover upon refilling my glass that something had laid a large bundle of round, translucent egg sacks in the bottom of the pitcher. Nice. A DEFINING MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE? Probably that one time on the 4th of July when I managed to fly past the invading alien air force to detonate a nuclear device into the belly of their mothership, effectively saving the world and gaining back the respect of my children who previous viewed me as an embarrassing, drunken heel. SOMETHING IN YOUR LIFE THAT MAKES YOU PROUD? I have three younger brothers who rule, nonchalantly. FIRST THING YOU DO IN THE MORNING? Rise. FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT? The mountains of upstate NY, Mexico City, Paris, Norway… FAVORITE SECRET INDULGENCE? Umm… WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON: FAMILY? Expanding. MONKEYS? Brains. CHEESE? Bait. WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Angels, rainbows and the smell of fear. But not necessarily in that order. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW? Editing a video interview with Swedish Viking metal band Amon Amarth, who drink mead out of ceremonial animal horns. Literally. FAVORITE PIECE OF SPRAGWERKS JEWELRY YOU OWN? Molar ring. When I was younger my grandmother had all her molars yanked, and for some reason she kept them. They might have had gold in them, or they might not have. Either way, I was intrigued. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING SPRAGWERKS STORY YOU NEED TO TELL? The story I would tell is how this jewelry maker, let’s call him, um, Mich Randomeno, created a custom ring for me so compelling that I was in danger of losing the ring—along with the attached finger—to various interested parties. But some stories are better left untold.