Cris: On the silly side, how did you get the nickname "Plushie"?
Greg Hanna of The Dickies: There's definitely a story on that.
When I first got in The Dickies, things like MySpace, actual band web pages with message forums, that was still a thing. I remember going on tour and Leonard and I would be looking for the nearest Kinkos just so we could check our emails.
I was doing the first tour with them. We were at a Kinkos and Leonard's on The Dickies message board. Under "subject" it said "Your new bass player." He goes, "We have to read this." He clicked on it and it said, "I love your new bass player. I want to have sex with him while he wears a bear costume and I wear a puppy costume." That's all it said. Leonard goes, "Oh my God, Greg, who do you know that knows how to sew?"
My sister's amazing... She has worked in museums and such. Her woman cave is a sight to behold. She's got like 17 sewing machines.
So she made this polka dot, Wonder bread, bear suit for me.
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