Horns BioFile: “Heavy Metal David Ash”

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Adam Cahn, aka "Heavy Metal David Ash" (Photo: James Schleicher).

Name: Adam Cahn
Twitter handle: @cahnman 
Age: 36

Nicknames: Cahn, Heavy Metal David Ash (He believes Kieth Moreland gave him the name. The name was actually given to him by Lowell Galindo of Longhorn Network).

From: New York City, New York. “I’ve lived on Riverside [Austin] for about the last three years, but technically I’m from New York City."

Uniform/Outfit: Burnt Orange Longhorn Football Jersey with the number 14 on the front and back, khaki cargo shorts, flip-flops, fitted baseball cap, sunglasses.

“The only reason it says 14 is because I bought it in 2014.”

When did you become a Baseball fan?: 1989

When did you become a Longhorn Baseball fan?: 2018

Who is your favorite Longhorn of all time?: Roger Clemens. I’m a Yankees fan. 2nd is Colt McCoy.

How many games did you come to this season?: A bunch. I’d guess about 20, but that’s a guess.

What’s your favorite Longhorns Baseball memory?: Meeting Kody Clemens two weeks ago outside the left field fence.

What is your favorite play of the season?: Kody Clemens hitting the home run against TCU on Friday night.

What do you think of The Disch?: I think we need a lot more Kody Clemens.

Final thoughts from Mr. Cahn: “I think the Longhorns have a good baseball team this year, although if I’m being completely honest. I’m terrified of where we stand at this exact moment.”


Author's Note: Midway through the interview, which took place during the top half of the of the 6th inning of Game 6 of the Austin Regional, Zack Zubia hit a home run to tie the game with Indiana, at which point Mr. Cahn said:“Tell the public I was disappointed in the performance of the team, then they hit a home run.”

Extra Quote: “Apparently everyone on Twitter loves me. I’ve gone deliberately out of my way to not read my own twitter shit.”

James Schleicher

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.

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