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Polished Edge: William H. Macy of ‘Shameless’ on Showtime
Q: What bands do you like?
A: In the classic age of rock ’n’ roll, I was everything from the Band to Zeppelin -- all of it. I was very eclectic. I liked it all, and some weird stuff. And then I didn’t listen to a lot of music, all through disco and that stuff, and then I’m relatively out of it. And then I went through a period when I listened to only children’s music. That was about six years, or four years.
Q: At the beginning of fatherhood, obviously.
A: No, I never had any kids. I just got into children’s music. No, I’m kidding (laughs). So what am I listening to now? My standbys: Randy Newman, greatest thing that ever happened; Paul Simon, the other greatest thing that ever happened. Love Paul McCartney, so sue me. Other stuff: Wilco I like. White Stripes and all the stuff that Jack (White) has done, all the different bands he’s been in. I like a lot of that. Well, there you have it.
Q: You’re a woodworker. What do you make?
A: I have a nice shop. My dad was handy, and I picked it up from him. I’ve made some heirloom-quality furniture, heirloom-quality stuff. I usually try to work with someone who’s better than me, a real woodworker. I’m a hack. As a matter of fact, I’m the worst carpenter I’ve ever met, just about (laughs). Any mistake you can make, I do make. But I do have good tools, and I have the money that I can ruin a lot of lumber.
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