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Pete Burr

Almost Famous
By FRANK MULLIN  |  December 3, 2008

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NAME? Pete Burr

DISTINCTION? Musician/lunatic/madman/etc.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE? The Hellhouse in Providence.

FAVORITE WEB SITE? sleazies.com

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN LISTENING TO LATELY? M.O.T.O. (Masters Of The Obvious), Upright Citizens, Dead Babies.

THE THREE THINGS THAT WOULD MAKE LIFE BETTER HERE? 4 am bar closings; drop martial law; bring Buddy back.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIECE OF MUSIC GEAR? My autoharp.

LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT RHODE ISLAND? Those that come at you from behind with forked tongue — i.e., gossips.

TOP FIVE FAVORITE PROVIDENCE BARS (CURRENT)? The Scurvy Dog, Nick-a-Nee's, Muldowney's, the Scurvy Dog, Nick-a-Nee's.

TOP FIVE FAVORITE PROVIDENCE BARS (DEFUNCT)? Decatur, Babe's, Lorraine's, One Up, Custom House.

FAVORITE DRINK? Beer. I like the high life.

FAVORITE FOOD? Pizza, with no artificial flavoring.

FAVORITE CANDY BAR? Mars Bar; "It helps me, makes me, work, rest, and play!"

WHY ARE YOU A YANKEES' FAN? Fistfights abound on 91st St. and West End Ave. NYC, circa '75.

BEST BOOK YOU'VE READ RECENTLY?Post Office by Charles Bukowski.

WHAT DO YOU SEE IN THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC SCENE IN PROVIDENCE? "San Dimas High School football rules!" from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure!

BEST MOVIE YOU'VE SEEN LATELY?The Shining.

WHAT WAS YOUR MOST RECENT ROAD TRIP? To New York City, for a wedding.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST SPOT? Sundays at Julian's.

IF YOU COULD HAVE FIVE HISTORICAL FIGURES OVER FOR DINNER, WHOM WOULD YOU CHOOSE? 1) Aaron Burr; 2) England's Harold ll; 3) Cesare Borgia; 4) Adolf Hitler; 5) Osama bin Laden.

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