Upon leaving Butthole Surfers, Pinkus worked full-time with the Austin trio Daddy Longhead, which he had assembled during his waning months in the band, and which included longtime Atlanta associate Jimbo Young on guitar and Rey Washam on drums. Daddy Longhead retired after 10 years, leaving Pinkus free to explore other projects including Skinny Leonard and Areola 51. Pinkus played with Helios Creed on his albums 'NUGG: The Transport' and 'Activated Condition' , and has also collaborated with Bad Livers frontman Danny Barnes several times in a live setting.
He currently leads Honky and as of January 2008 plays weekly on Monday nights at the Jackelope, in Austin, Texas, with an assortment of other musicians called the Git Down Syndrome. Pinkus also performs with Pure Luck, but leaves his bass to play guitar.
On their 2013 30th anniversary tour, Pinkus has been accompanying the Melvins on bass in place of Jared Warren (on paternity leave) as well as performing with the opening Honky.