The Crystal Method could have named themselves after methamphetamine or some lucky lady that band members Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland both had a thing for. Either way, it’s a name that has stuck around, with their Grammy-nominated electronica music being heard everywhere from clubs to video games, to the theme from the TV show Bones. The boys from Vegas are back this week with their first studio album in five years, Divided by Night, which not only has Matisyahu guesting on the first single “Drown In The Now,” but also features vocalists Emily Haines (Metric), Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), and Justin Warfield (She Wants Revenge). The duo is currently on tour (check their MySpace page for dates), but Ken graciously took some time out to tell us about his love for Big Bird and give us ideas on places to have sex in our drug-free and dance-tastic Pop Quiz.
When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up? Baseball player. I gave it up before high school. I play ice hockey now.
Do you have any tattoos? No. Are you superstitious? No, not at all, knock on wood 😉
First album you bought? The Guess Who (wow, that was a long time ago)
If you could have any super power, what would you choose? Mind control. Not to control people, just to get rid of religion.
What restaurant would you eat at every day if you could? HealthyCA, it’s in North Hollywood, everything they have is awesome! Especially their quinoa salad.
How many times a day on average do you think about sex? Wow, lots, too many times.
Have you ever been arrested? Only a couple of times, and only in Vegas.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Christina Aguilera, “Beautiful.”
Do you have a favorite bar in NY? The one with alcohol.
Ever been star struck? Yes, Wayne Gretzky.
When you get good news, who’s the first person you tell it to? My girlfriend, Janine.
What do you always watch if it’s on TV? 30 Rock, The Soup.
What do you normally sleep in? Boxer-briefs or nude, depends on if I just had sex or not.
Where’s the craziest place you’ve had sex? Elevator in a casino, DJ booth. I should stop.
What’s on your computer wallpaper? Right now it’s Shepard Fairey’s custom Obama image that he did for our “Now Is The Time” remake that has “Now” on the bottom.”
Where do you really want to be right now? Costa Rica.
What’s the first job you ever had? Paper boy.
What’s the best advice you ever got? It was from Marc Geiger (William Morris Agency), he said “Do your own shows and sell hard tickets.” He was right.