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Neil Busch

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead member Neil Busch takes the five questions and mentions his friends’ troubled love lives.

DOB: 18 December, 1973

What do you do:
1/4 of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, lover, fighter, wild bull rider, etc.

Favorite Books:
Romantic story: The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway; Life story: A Personal Matter, Kenzaburo Oe; Poetry: Paradise Lost, Milton; Sci-fi: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, P.K. Dick; Comedy: Confederacy of Dunces, Kennedy…but the list constantly changes.

There are a lot of people that I admire, but few I’d call heroes.

What makes you laugh:
My friends’ stories about what they did the night before and their (mostly troubled) love lives.

Charity worth giving to:
The poor crippled children of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead

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