- Can I become a Gunter?
- There’s an old saying: “Don’t call us. We’ll call you.” Basically, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. And how cool you are. There are no official requirements or qualifications for being a Gunter. The High Priests simply decide by fiat. If they say you’re in, you’re in. But they don’t take this responsibility lightly. They won’t make you a Gunter just because you buy them a beer. Though, that’s a darned good start….
- Are you a Turtle?
- You bet your sweet ass I am! Most of the Gunters are Turtles, too. And I’m surprised at how few Turtles I’ve found on the WWW. A search from Alta Vista only turned up a handful of entries. And no “[un]official” Turtle webpages. If anyone can point me to some official Turtle info, please let me know.
- What kind of music do Gunters like?
- Just about everything. If you’ve read the Book of Gunter, then you already know that Peter Gabriel is highly regarded. As are all of his ex-compatriots from Genesis, both as a group and singly. Billy Joel is also a favorite, and R.E.M. is also good. Rush is certainly high on the list, as are Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, The Police, Sting, Laurie Anderson, Jethro Tull, and too many more to list. As a group, our tastes run the gamut from Classical, to Jazz, to Classic Rock, to Alternative, to bagpipes, to New Age. J flirted with Country and Western for a while, but I think he got over it, eventually. Oh, and Lisanne likes the Partridge Family. (There’s one in every crowd)
It should also be noted that the Gunters’ official house band is Rooke. We’ve been following this band since their embryonic stages. They lay out some truly beautiful harmonies with a unique eclectic, poetic style. Check out the dates for their gigs and go listen to them sometime. You won’t be disappointed.
- What kind of food do Gunters eat?
- Just about everything. Back in their college days, the High Priests found that they could survive on nothing but beer, ice cream, raw chocolate chip cookie dough, and pizza. Sometimes they threw in some Buffalo wings for variety. These days you’re as likely to find Gunters at a Japanese steak house as at a Chick-Fil-A. BBQ, German, Italian, French, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, or good ol’ Southern cooking are all loved. Though, Kenn says, “salad is what food eats”, and Eddie tends to agree.