Guitar, Bass, Drums, messed about with cello, trumpet, piano.
2:Who got you into the band you adore now?
I search the web and magazines and my friends recommendations for music but I mostly find stuff on my own through trial, error, and selective piracy. If a band is a keeper I always buy. In reality my love for most of the music I listen to is the result of a Canadian college radio station that I used to hear when I was 16, 17 years old. CKCU from Kingston, Ontario. They would play Superchunk, Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, The Feelies, Sloan, Bettie Serveert, and all sorts of stuff that I listen to all these years later.
3:Do your real life friends approve of your music?
Yeah. Definitely. Musically I don't require their approval but it's nice for people to appreciate what you like.
4:Do your parents approve of your music?
My mom never really listened to much specifically. I sometimes send her music I hope she might like. My father was BIG into record collecting so I got to listen to lots of original pressings of Sabbath, Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, and some more esoteric stuff like Moby Grape, Frank Zappa, and Captain Beefheart. He used to buy me a lot of blues cd's and I love Elmore James and Magic Sam thanks to him.
5:If you could jam with any band member ever, living or dead, who would it be?
I want J Mascis to unlock the secrets of lead guitar for me.
6:Favourite Album? (How about albums that were turning points in my life in somewhat chronological order? This I have a chance of answering.)
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
The Cure - Fire In Cairo (A US version of Three Imaginary Boys)
The Dead Kennedys - Give Me Convenience or Give me Death
The Cure - Disintegration
Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
The Church - Gold Afternoon Fix
R.E.M. - Document #5
The Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Superchunk - No Pocky For Kitty
Dinosaur Jr. - Green Mind
Sonic Youth - Goo
Slowdive - Souvlaki
Nirvana - Bleach/Nevermind
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Big Star - Live
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Morphine - Cure For Pain
Urge Overkill - Exit The Dragon
Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand/Alien Lanes
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
Pavement - Wowee Zowee
Starflyer 59 - Everyone Makes Mistakes
McClusky - McClusky Do Dallas
A. A. Bondy - American Hearts
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
Ugh. Not touching this. Can't. Won't. Unpossible.
8:Songs that you could listen to forever and never get tired of?
9:Songs that you've played so many times you're sick of it?
I don't ever get sick of songs. I may put them on the shelf for a while but I always come back to them.
10:Any songs bring back bad/sad memories?
Luna - Smashing Pumpkins, no I'm not telling you why.
11:Any songs bring back happy memories?
Big Star - September Gurls, first time I heard this song it was a beautiful, sunny summer day. It was also the first time I had a different thought about what a good rock song was/could be.
Bruce Springsteen - Cover Me, Pizza with my family in a little restaurant in my hometown where I got to pick this song off the jukebox and it rocked my ass. Still does.
U2 - With Or Without You, how I learned to play bass. Changed my life forever.
12:A guilty pleasure band? (Bands you don't tell anyone you like.)
Queensryche (but I tell people I like them)
14:What bands did you listen to growing up that you don't really listen to any more?
I still listen to EVERYTHING I used to listen to growing up. Including Whitesnake. You heard me.
15:First band obsession?
First mind completely blown obsession? Nirvana.
16:Best music buddy? (Person to talk with)
My bestest friends Jeremy, Joel, or David
17:Favourite musical instrument?
18:Band you are currently in love with?
19:Favourite band member of all time?
Steve Kilbey - Bassist and my favorite Male Vocalist EVER
20:What type of music device to you own/use?
iPod 160 GB classic
21:First concert? Favourite concert?
First:Smashing Pumpkins on Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness tour with Matt Walker on drums.
Favorite:Toss-Up: Guided By Voices at Barrymores in Ottawa, A.A. Bondy at Valentines here in Albany, The Church at The EGG here in Albany
22:A concert you really want to see?
Gimme a time machine. I wanna see Queen at the top of their game.
23:Do you enjoy singing?
Yes, I don't do it as much as I should.
24:Have you ever performed in front of others?
25:Do you sing in the shower? What's your go-to song?
Yes. Whatever is stuck in my head.
26:What song/album do you listen to when you are happy?
27:What song/album do you listen to when you need a pick-me-up?
28:What song/album inspires you creatively?
29:First song that pops into your head, go!
30:Is your blog a music blog? If not, do you have one?
31:Ever joined a choir or band?
32:If you had to listen to only one genre of music for the rest of your life, what would it be?
33:If you had to listen to only one band for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?
34:Pop Vs Rap? Country Vs Classical? Metal vs Electronic? Why?
35:Why is music important to you?
36:Have you ever converted anyone to any of your favourite bands?
37:Any band you thought you wouldn't like, but did once you gave it a chance?
38:Any band you thought your would have liked, but ended up not enjoying?
39:What do you think of mosh pits?
40:When did music become an important factor in your life?
41:Define music in your own words.
42:Video Game music vs Movie soundtrack?
43:Have you met any of your favourite musician's?
44:Headphones or earphones?
45:Any band merch? If so, which is your favourite out of your collection?
46:It's 3 in the morning and you wanna DANCE. What song do you blast to the heavens?
47:Would you still like a band if you didn't like the people behind the music?
48:All time favourite photo of the band you currently adore?
49:You are locked inside a closet with your favourite band member for an entire day/night. What do you talk about/do?