Mat Devine

Who Am I ?


October 2011

1: Who am I?

Mat Devine: self-saboteur.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I’m an actor in Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, a singer for Kill Hannah and Setting Fires, and a resident blogger for I’m currently writing a new album, starting a limited shirt line called Animal Royalty, and spending a lot of time answering questions for my advice column, The Raccoon Society.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I spent my youth in Westport and Norwalk, Connecticut. Then Nyack, New York, for a bit, and then Chicago forever. I just moved to NYC a year ago. Hoping to stay here for a while. I have a fern now anyway, so it’s not like I can just leave whenever I want. You know, I have a serious responsibility.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

I admire eccentrics like Tesla and Hughes–mad geniuses who defy all conventional wisdom, change the world, and die unhappy.

5: What book is your bible?

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise was my blueprint for my adolescence. These days, Esquire Magazine is pretty helpful.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

Things I love: Balconies, vintage private school uniforms, urban exploration, picnics in illegal places, Arrested Development, Archer, wine, oysters, The Cure, The Smiths, watching youtube videos of people getting seriously hurt doing stupid things.

Things I hate: Models, the song “Love Shack”, the song “Monster Mash”, the sound of people eating apples, country music, hippies, women who talk to adults like they are children or dogs, being bored.

7: What is your raison d’être?

To see what’s next.

8: What is your favorite color?

I don’t care.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

The early Peter Parker/Spider-Man from the 60′s. Hopeless geek turned hero. Same reason we all start bands.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

Bowery HotelEmployees OnlyCabin, Spotted Pig.

11: What turns you on?

When someone can quote The Royal Tenenbaums.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

How did Kid Rock end up on the cover of Men’s Journal?

Mat Devine an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and author. He is most well known for creating and fronting the alternative rock band Kill Hannah. Most recently he has ended being a cast member of the Broadway production Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark.


Twitter: @matdevineslife

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Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Kristian Schmidt

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Mat Devine watching TV with Chimpanzee, Photography by Kristian Schmidt

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