Even after three decades, the Radiators can still turn up the heat

What are things like there now?

The New Orleans I loved is gone and will probably never return. I'm really shocked and hurt that more Americans aren't livid about how GW handled — or not — that whole thing. The club scene is still going strong. But remember — this is a city that attempts to solve most problems by having a parade.

 Are you still as eager as ever to go out and tour?

Daytripping with the Radiators
Daytripping with the Radiators


With Hagus Magagus. Friday, July 4, and Saturday, July 5, at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. 8 p.m.; $20 each night or $35 for a two-night pass. Call 954-523-3309, or visit www.cultureroom.net.

For the first time ever, traveling is a complete nightmare... and a very expensive one at that. We've been doing this so long that our families are quite used to it. The traveling headaches make the time on stage even more precious. We get along fine but don't hang out as much as we used to.

The new album's liner notes are attributed to "Zeke Fishhead." Who's that?

Ed [Volker] used to write a music column for a local rag under the pen name "Zeke Fishhead." Since he writes most of the songs, the fans started calling it "Fishhead Music." 

What would you tell folks who are not that familiar with the Radiators to expect?  

Hooky songs with a danceable feel, played by guys enjoying themselves who also happen to know how to play their instruments.

So what are the plans for the next 30 years?  

Keep doing what we do till we don't do it no more! As they say: "The first 30 are the hardest."

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