Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine is Metal Insider’s new column during this time of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked artists five questions on what’s been keeping them busy ranging from their favorite movies, food they’ve been eating, music they’ve been listening to and more. We caught up with Doctor Nerve’s Nick Didkovsky as he’s been spending this time rediscovering Honey Nut Cheerios.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
Luckily I am able to work from home, so I’ve been pretty busy. Took the time to finish up some creative projects that began before the plague, which has been really fortifying. Edited and released a new Vomit Fist video, and prepared a new release by my electric guitar duo CHORD. Both are projects that began before this whole thing broke out. Also, biking a lot! Had an amazing two hour bike ride around NYC the other night… got home around 1am. The city felt empty, abandoned, and eerie at that time of night, like biking through a sci-fi movie set.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
Got the new release by KM Abrams (minimalist techno which provided a real good sound track to getting computer programming done). Sneak peeked the new Behold the Arctopus which is mind blowing. Rediscovered and really obsessed on this 1969 release by the GTO’s called “Permanent Damage”. GTOs were an all-female band on Frank Zappa’s label (legendary groupie/author/journalist Pamela Des Barres was one of the GTO’s)
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?
Rediscovered Honey Nut Cheerios, does that count?
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
Been *really* digging into Nosferatu: the original FW Murnau vampire film, and Werner Herzog’s versions too. Watched them multiple times, and then I checked out this ultra detailed, super nerdy documentary about the making of Murnau’s version, and how he was mixed in with occultist Albin Grau… watching that documentary and then rewatching the film was amazing.
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
Don’t take health advice from a Twitterbot