What is the best album ever created?
NW: Don't get me wrong, I love the Arcade Fire and Neutral Milk Hotel as much as anyone else. My favorite album ever would have to be "Illinoise" by Sufjan Stevens, though. Close second: "The Meadowlands" by The Wrens.
ES: In terms of modern, cutting-edge, blow-your-mind-over-and-over-again albums, it doesn't get any better than Prefuse 73's "One Word Extinguisher."
What is the best band to see live?
NW: Wolf Parade. The songs are anthemic and they've got the whole hair, sweaty, sex-appeal thing going on when they're on stage. It doesn't get much better than that!
ES: Probably the Arcade Fire. Probably when they're having a private Halloween show in the living room of a small building in Bar Harbor. Probably when they're dressed up like vampires and you're close enough to have awkward eye contact with all the members.
What song pumps you up?
NW: Any New Pornographers song or "Man Ray" by the Futureheads.
ES: "Seventeen Years" by Ratatat. Ooh, or "Chonkyfire" by Outkast.
What song brings you down?
NW: "So Come Back, I Am Waiting" by Okkervil River. It is the quinessential unrequited love song.
ES: Well, anything by Elliot Smith.
If you were the dictator of a small country, what would be its national anthem?
NW: "Hey Ma" by Cam'ron. It instills positive social values.
ES: "Ghostwriter" by RJD2. It would be a happy country.
If you were onstage with a mic in front of thousands of screaming people, what would you say?
ES: Is this still in my hypothetical country? I'd say, "Hi... I'm Eli. Welcome to Sidbabwe."
Wilson and Sidman's show, "Hamster Huey & the Gooey Kablooie," can be heard Wednesdays from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on WBOR 91.1 FM.