You probably know drummer Patrick Carney as half of the Black Keys, the acclaimed Akron, Ohio, duo he formed in 2001 with guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach. But Carney has been equally prolific with his own ventures, including Audio Eagle (his record label and recording studio) and now Drummer (a band featuring four other Ohio skinsmen that just released Feel Good Together). Carney, the nephew of multi-instrumentalist Ralph Carney (Tom Waits, They Might Be Giants), always seems to have a lot going on, including Blakroc (a Black Keys project with rappers such as Jim Jones, Mos Def, Q-Tip, RZA and Ludacris with an album due next month) and a Black Keys New Year’s Eve show in Chicago. Carney will also be guest editing magnetmagazine.com this week. Read our Q&A with him.
Carney: Mappy is a classic (circa 1983) arcade game wherein the player is a mouse police officer chasing after (and being chased by, in turn) a bunch of very naughty cats. It looks like a really cute game, and girls are always like, “Oh, I bet I could be really good at that because it’s all cute and shit.” But then they find out that it is hard as fuck! It’s a man’s game! But even most men are actually girls where Mappy is concerned. None but the champions can get past the bell levels. And I am a Mappy champion. Video after the jump.