Nick Johnston: Guitar, vocals
Tim Knowles: Bass
Aaron Andersen: Drums
Derek Levasseur: Guitar, vocals
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"Musicians play music, artists create art, and then there's Mint Wad Willy.
"Nick is from Arizona and moved to the Midwest due to his lack of pigmentation. He never liked music but hated working even more. Derek was born in Nebraska City but moved to Iowa because, "It was the cool thing to do." Only then to move back to Omaha because, "It was the cool thing to do.
"Aaron is from Indiana and moved to Omaha under the assumption that people were shorter in Nebraska. (He also does all the professional-looking artwork for the band, since the rest of them are digitally handicapped.) Tim was the last to join the group and doesn't like making jokes or being part of jokes. He's tall and that's all about Tim.
"As far as the band goes, the best summary is found in a quote which is printed on their matchbooks: 'In the end, everything is a gag.' — Charlie Chaplin."
by Tom Andrews