Huntress Members Jill Janus and Blake Meahl Play ‘Would You Rather?’
When Huntress come to town, it’s a guaranteed good time, and they’re headed on the road with Avatar this year. Did we also mention that Huntress will be ruling the high seas on this year’s Motorboat, as well? We had the chance to play a very entertaining game of ‘Would You Rather?’ with the band's frontwoman Jill Janus and guitarist Blake Meahl. Find out which one would want to marry Lemmy Kilmister and which member would rather wed Ozzy Osbourne, among other fun answers. Check out Huntress' Jill Janus and Blake Meahl rock this game of ’Would You Rather?’ below:
Would you rather be really late for a show or mess up onstage? Why.
Jill Janus: Mess up onstage! Huntress has a reputation for being very professional and efficient, showing up late would mean losing our slot as an opening act. Even if we were a headliner, showing up late would be rude. That would be a bummer. Messing up onstage is human and you can recover usually.
Blake Meahl: Blow it on a song for sure. A few times we have been late, usually from vehicles taking a dump on us and it is a nightmare. Rushing gear straight onto the stage and everyone’s all stressed and bitchy at each other. Chances are you are going to have a s--t set anyway.
Would you rather be in the studio or on tour?
JJ: Touring. Recording is harder than touring for me, mostly because there’s so much more at risk and I’m a perfectionist. Your record will be forever, while touring is easier on your legacy and longevity. I grew up in the theater, being onstage is like home for me.
BM: Recording is a lot more rewarding but it's hard. Touring is just a van-packed vacation from reality.
Would you rather have a massive bank account or a massive fanbase?
JJ: Massive bank account, please! Then I would have the freedom to focus on my music and live only for my purpose. I adore Huntress fans, but if there are only a few people who truly understand what I’m doing, that is enough for me.
BM: Hopefully that goes hand in hand right? I'll take a fanbase and hope for the best.
Would you rather live in a world where people break into song or people break into mosh pits?
JJ: Break into song! Being a musical theater nerd, I’m ready to tap dance with the best of them! And I can’t wear stilettos in a mosh pit, no way.
BM: I'm just picturing everyone as David Cross doing their best Tobias Funke [from Arrested Development]. I would hang out in that world. Although dudes just picking up change and knuckle dragging out of nowhere would be pretty funny, too.
Would you rather tour with a band you didn’t respect or tour with a band that didn’t respect you?
JJ: Well, I haven’t experienced this yet, I don’t think it exists for me. I would never put the band in a position where we’d have to choose between being respected or not respecting. There’s no point. I wouldn’t tour under those circumstances.
BM: I guess I would prefer to do the disrespecting, but that's not really my scene. It's hard enough out there without support and respect for the others fighting the fight. But it sounds like a bummer puppy doggin’ around on a band and them thinking I’m an ass.
Would you rather have lunch with a music icon who has passed away or a music icon who is currently alive? And which musician would that be?
JJ: I’d have lunch with Freddie Mercury, who is obviously departed. He has been an immense influence on my vocal approach and the way I choose to navigate my life. He is not dead; he absolutely lives on within his music.
BM: I just want to talk to any dead dude. Being a music icon would be a killer bonus.
Would you rather have an accordion for legs or drumsticks for hands?
JJ: Ha! I’d rather have drum stick hands. I’m a terrible drummer, but my air drumming game is strong. It’s way better than having Twizzlers for hands because those would be eaten off right away.
BM: Accordion for legs would be a blast. You're always going to be the life of the party and you can probably get those things to launch you around.
Would you rather be an ‘80s rock band in present day or would you rather be Huntress in the ‘80s?
JJ: Huntress in the ‘80s for the win! Damn, the ‘80s were so ultimate. Can I also be a man? Because I’d love to bang Hustler models, snort cocaine off their perfect Jazzercise asses and hang out with David Lee Roth on a yacht.
BM: Oh man. Huntress in the ‘80s would be my dream come true. When music was purchased and appreciated, and actually played! Guitars had 6 strings. Metal was still fun and not a grim pissing match. Sign me up!
Would you rather marry Ozzy or Lemmy?
JJ: I’d marry Lemmy because he wrote me a song called “I Want To F--k You To Death” on the Huntress album Starbound Beast. He’s so romantic!
BM: Ozzy. He would let me control his career and money!
A big thank you to Jill Janus and Blake Meahl of Huntress for playing ‘Would You Rather?’ with us. For a full list of Huntress tour dates, go here. Check out details for the upcoming Motorboat Cruise here!
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