I've been playing guitar since I was about 7. Got a drum set in 5th grade. I guess I just really enjoyed making loud noises from my childhood bedroom.
What gear do you use?
Fender guitars, fender amps, Premier Drums. I also have a bunch of analog recording gear. My favorite piece is probably my Studiomaster Series II analog console. Great sounding vintage pres and EQs.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
I grew up in a very conservative home so my musical options were very censored growing up. My dad wouldn't let me listen to the popular radio stuff but was somehow okay with Led Zeppelin. Thats how I learned to play guitar, just sittin there tryin to figure out songs like Black Dog. In 7th grade I got Nirvana'a Nevermind and Weezer's Blue Album on the same day. That was pretty much a game changer. Cant really identify a single greatest influence, just lots of random stuff over a long course of time.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I am currently in Penicillin Baby. We play this kind of Psychedelic Rock that has its foundation in late 70s punk rock and late 60s garage. The basic idea is 'energy'. I met all of these people at school mostly through other musicians. This is my third or fourth band, some more realistic than others.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
If Hunter S Thompson played an instrument, that would be it. Or maybe I could just play guitar and he could sit at his typewriter and write about how bad I am. Also, Roky Erickson from 13th Floor Elevators. They were kind of like the original Pscyh band out of Austin and he's apparently fried his brain from many events over time. If we could jam in any way, it would be glorious.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
This is a ridiculous question. The chances of me being on an island with nothing but a record and a turntable are slim to none. But, I guess it would be something by The Flaming Lips, probably The Soft Bulletin.
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