The Prairie Dogg finds the dirt on sex, drugs and the History Channel with Something Corporate guitarist Josh Partington.
PD: I just talked with Arvis, the tour manager. Are you jealous you don’t have a kick-ass name like Arvis?
JP: Arvis is a pretty great name. Clutch [SC bassist Kevin Page] is also a great name.
How did Clutch join the one-name ranks?
People are born into greatness. That’s how I explain Clutch. There’s Madonna, Cher and Clutch.
How’s Florida treating you?
Florida is treating us very well. We were in 20-degree weather in Boston last night, so it’s a good change of scenery.
Are you lounging by the pool with little umbrella drinks?
Clutch and I are watching a show on the History Channel about private jets. It makes us feel insignificant.
How do you spend time on your private bus — reciting poetry?
Oh, yeah. It’s a lot of Shakespeare reading on the bus. That’s what we do when we’re not spending twenty hours a day playing Tiger Woods Golf.
Riley from Thrice was a big fan of Tiger Woods Golf.
It’s the game of the rock star. And the nonrock star, which is us.
Are you a big fan of The O.C., having grown up in Orange County?
Actually, Bill [Tell, SC guitarist] and I really love that show.
So, was your childhood full of sex, drugs and shootings?
I wasn’t having a lot of sex in high school. I wasn’t doing a lot of drugs. There weren’t a lot of shootings. We did have band practice a lot, though.
Did being around all those beautiful people prepare you for rock-star life?
If sitting in a Holiday Inn watching the History Channel is rock-star life, then yeah, I guess I’m pretty prepared.
Does Andrew [McMahon, SC vocalist and pianist] get all the chicks?
Absolutely not. Bill gets all the girls, though Clutch and I have been holding our own lately. We are own-holders. Wait, that sounds like we’re masturbating a lot … forget I said that.
Are you going to throw the television through a window tonight?
It depends. Last night was pretty low-key. We hung out at the hotel, had some drinks, watched the Lakers game and watched Brian [Ireland, SC drummer] hit on a 45-year-old woman. Other nights we get a little crazier.
So what’s your drink of choice?
I’m a vodka man.
Free association: What’s the first thing you think of when I say “Kansas City”?
I think of [buffalo] wings. Is that weird?