The 405 caught up with Mike Bones for a interview and who would have thought he would have liked Nation of Ulysses? Certainly not me but that's why he's cool in my books! Can you pinpoint a specific moment in your life when you knew that you wanted to make music? No. I don’t know, I always wanted to make music… I don’t know what it was. Since birth. I don’t remember up until like, five, but I always wanted to do it. There was no lightning bolt moment. Did you have any initial aims with regards to your sound or the content of your songs when you started making music on your own? I wanted to make beautiful women fall in love with me. Has the writing process changed since the early days? Nope. I just sit at a desk and write at a computer like its my job. I’m not very rock and roll. What was the hardest thing about setting out on your own? It wasn’t that difficult, really. It happened naturally, I’ve been playing music to people since I was really, really young. I like playing on stage by myself a lot. I feel really comfortable doing that. What was the last thing that really inspired you? Probably this book that came out a few years ago called The Savage Detectives by an author named Roberto Balano. It basically just follows the lives of these two really obscure Mexican poets. There’s something really inspiring about obscurity. And its rare that something good inspires me… I’m mostly inspired by things that I hate. Which do you prefer, playing live or the recording process? Playing live. I don’t really like making records. It’s boring and tedious. What was the first and last record you bought? The first one I bought was, ‘Tougher than Leather’ by RUN DMC, and the last record record I got was the new Black Dice record. Its phenomenal. What can we expect from you in the future? I have no idea. A record? You can expect that. My hair will fall out after having turned grey. I will get more wrinkles. That’s about all I can predict. The law’s of biology affect me in the same ways they do everyone else. Finally. If you could be in any band in the world, what band would you pick? Nation of Ulysses… which was a band from Washington DC in the 90s. They were one of the best rock’n’roll bands ever. Or maybe Jonnie Thunders and the Heartbreakers, I’m sure that would have been fun. You can visit Mike Bones at