The LP Questionnaire - Orville Bateman Neeley III of OBN IIIs

Written by Linda Park | Thursday, Feb 13, 2014

Orville Bateman Neely III

Back again so soon, you say? Why yes! And with a smash bang groovy interview with the OBN IIIs.

I've been sitting around wondering about the name OBN IIIs, and, well, Orville Bateman Neely III, right? That one took me far too long to sort out.

These boys have been around since early 2010 delighting the locals with their old school rock and roll hooks.

The party starts the minute you hit play on any of the band's tracks, and they're sure to be a standout on the fantabulous Panache showcase.

In the meantime you can get acquainted with the charming Mister Neeley.

The LP Questionnaire
Name: Orville Bateman Neeley III
Do you have any nicknames? O, Big O, Orvy, Ovis, Master Bateman, Kevin Bacon, Trey

1. Pretend you’re 15. Name three songs you'd put on a mix tape for your girlfriend/boyfriend. I was 15 in 2001 and definitely had no chance of having a girlfriend. Although, by then I was playing in bands and figured that might help... NOPE. Anyhow, I probably would have put "Hybrid Moments" by the Misfits, and then a tape full of horribly inappropriate songs.

2. Which evil villain would make the best President? What is this, a comic book question? I don't read those. Can't tell ya!

3. What was your favorite cartoon as a child? I don't know that I actually had a favorite, but I did watch Scooby Doo almost every morning before school, well into junior high.

4. What superpower do you wish you had? All of them! Duh! For real though, flying would be fun. Reading minds could be interesting and possibly very damaging. Superhuman strength is a must. You know, the useful ones.

5. What would the title of your autobiography be? A question I've asked myself since I was very young... Current abridged volumes might bear the titles Like the Popcorn or Selfish Bastard or I Am Told I'm Very Handsome, Produced By Nick Lowe (thank you Jason), or Trey's Hombres to name a few. Be on the lookout for several official and bootlegged editions.

Pick Three
I was looking through the list of official SXSW performers and was not surprised to find that I am completely unfamiliar with most of them. HOWEVER, I came across some names that piqued my interest. There were also several groups that I like on the list, which surprised me. Somehow the determination to scan the entire list faded somewhere around H.

At least three bands I'll actually go see if I have time:

The Blind Shake: Toured with these guys and they were ON every single night.

Creepoid: Friends from Philly I have yet to see!

Crooked Bangs: One of Austin's best. Hope you like French.

Here's the stuff I'd like to mention for name alone:

Les Claypool's Duo De Twang - I'm certain this will be even worse than Primus but the overall amusement potential is there if only for a few seconds. I get a little chuckle saying to myself over and over 'duo de twang, duo de twang..' heh heh heh.

Gramma's Boyfriend - My grandma had a boyfriend. He was nice... until he became an asshole.

Butter the Children - What the fuck... how did they come up with this?

Fat White Family - Some guys from the UK listing their genre as "punk." The boys in the band may be, but their music is not.

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We'll be back real soon with more from The Pack A.D., Avi Buffalo, MC Lars, Greg Proops and so many more!!! Overuse of exclamation points!

I hear those voices at night, lp

Photo by Steven Michael Ruud