Name: Naythen Gaut
What’s your job?
“Professional cable guy.”
Other than your job, what are your claims to fame?
“Hmmm, general man-about-town? Lover of burritos. A sometime-DJ. Minor-league kickballer.”
Where are you most frequently seen?
“The Triple Rock, Grumpy’s Downtown, First Ave, Club Jäger, and the Uptown VFW. I also like to frequent Taco Taxi, Pineda, Los Ocampos, La Hacienda, El Taco Riendo, and, lately, Rusty Taco in Northeast Minneapolis.”
Where are you least frequently seen?
“Bro-ey places like Drink or Stella’s, although I’ll go anywhere at least once.”
With whom are you most often seen?
“I am most often seen with my housemate Beardman and/or my li’l sister/wingwoman Miss Sarah G.”
Where were you born?
In what neighborhood do you live?
“Manitoba Park in Robbinsdale. My house is four blocks from where I was born. Weird, right? C’mon, real estate market, get me out of here.”
What’s your ride?
“I mostly drive a big van that says ‘Xfinity’ on it, but my personal ride is a 2002 Ford Ranger. It’s got four-wheel drive and I can fit stuff in it, but it’s just small enough to get me out of helping people move. I also have a Surly Crosscheck and an old Raleigh that I use as my bar bike if it’s likely to be locked someplace overnight or a day or two. Oh, and the 14 bus.”
What’s the best way to start a conversation with you?
“The best way to start a conversation with me is to ask me where the nearest anything is. The worst way is to ask me if I’ve seen that one movie starring Jim Carrey.”
Photo: Naythen Gaut installing Jay Gabler’s cable.