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Not that it’s ever a problem to get defensive ends Adam Braidwood and Mkristo Bruce talking, but given the Seattle backdrop for today’s Washington State-Grambling State game and the presence of one of the nation’s most famous marching bands, it seems appropriate to get their take on the world of music.

AB: I’m a country-rock guy myself. I didn’t start listening to country until Will (Derting) and I started hanging out. Then, every time we got in the car … and eventually it was like, ‘All right, I can handle country.’ My brother listens to it and a bunch of people (back home in Canada) listen to it. But I never really got into it. I was in an urban area so there wasn’t a lot of country. It’s not bad. I’m not going to be going to too many concerts any time soon.

MB: I went to a Blink 182 concert. Some hot chicks were there.

AB: Usually if it’s got a guitar I’ll listen to it. I like the old-school stuff like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash.

MB: I like the stuff that’s so obnoxiously loud in your car you can hear it down the street. I’ve got the big speakers in the back, so I listen to that stuff with a bass.

AB: I used to listen to a lot of heavy metal but it started stressing me out.

MB: I don’t have anything to do with that.

AB: I couldn’t listen to it any more. I’d be too hyped all the time. I just wanted to go out and beat everybody up. When I was driving my car, I’d end up going way too fast.

MB: When I hear heavy metal, I just want to hurt somebody. It’s bad music. It just makes you violent.

S-R: If you guys could stick around for the Grambling band’s performance at the game, would you do it?

MB: I want to, but Coach told me no. He said it’s a business trip, get in there and get out.

AB: I’d be the first one on the bus. I’m not into the whole marching band thing.

MB: I’ve always wanted to see the Grambling band, go down to the (Bayou) Classic. I really want to see them, so maybe he will let me. I’ll go down and dance with them a little bit.

S-R: Think you could hang with them?

MB: Could I? That’s what I do.

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