granato [at] @slugmag [dot] com
It takes a whole hell of a lot of people to publish SLUG Magazine every month, but the main man in charge of getting the mag from our brains to your hands is SLUG's Distribution Manager Eric Granato. Granato has been a SLUG distro driver since 2007, delivering the magazine to your favorite local businesses in Salt Lake, Sugarhouse and beyond. Eric is also largely responsible for getting the majority of SLUG's back issues onto our website as downloadble PDFs. When he's not adding new businesses to our ever-increasing distribution routes or hassling local shopkeeps for messing with our racks. Eric often can be seen cruising down state in his big black truck or admiring his bitchin' Rat Fink tattoo.
Salt Lake City
When and why did you come to Salt Lake?
27 years ago a young dumb couple got down in a pool, eight months later I popped out.
When did you start reading SLUG?
When I was probably 12 years old.
When and how did you become involved with SLUG?
In December of 2007 I answered a help wanted ad on Myspace thinking it would be a good way to ease myself back into the work force. I kinda have always wanted to work for SLUG in some aspect or another.
Favorite SLUG feature?
Soccer Dad and the People in Your Neighborhood
Favorite SLUG Story (something that has happened in your life)?
It's a toss-up to the cute barely legal chicks flashing me while delivering the mag and the crazy homeless guy that jumped in the back of my car because he wanted a ride two blocks, also while delivering the mag.
Favorite place to see live music in Salt Lake:
Don't have a favorite place to see it. For me it could be in the West Desert in mid-July as long as it's a good band.
Favorite restaurant/bar in Salt Lake:
Este takes the food portion because their portions feed you for days. The Republican is my favorite watering hole. Three words: Table Top Shuffleboard!
Current obsessions, musical or otherwise:
Wu Tang and the Misfits.
What was the first show you attended?
It was some punk band playing in a park out in Draper.
What was the first record you bought?
Green Day's Dookie on cassette.
What was the best event you ever attended?
That's a hard one. Its a toss up between seeing GWAR play on valentines day at Area 51 way back and the first time I saw LOOM play.
Who would you most like to meet from a SLUG cover?
Kim Nekroman. I want to play his coffin bass.