Singer, songwriter Tex Perkins interviewed by Jen Jewel Brown in September 2013. Singer, musician and songwriter Greg `Tex' Perkins discusses his early 1980s start in music in Brisbane's Tex Deadly & the Dum Dums and his memories of historic Brisbane venues like Cloudlands. His bands Beasts of Bourbon, Cruel Sea, Thug, Ladyboyz, Tex Don & Charlie and T&T with Tim Rogers are covered, as is his solo work with the Dark Horses. Tex reflects on playing Johnny Cash in the Helpmann-Award-winning `The Man in Black', kicking a footy with the Espy Rockdogs at the Reclink Community Cup and the pitfalls of success. He discusses the evolution of his recording techniques through to the debut album for his latest band at the time of this interview, The Ape.