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#10 Matt Pond – Matt Pond PA January 31, 2009

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Matt Pond

1) What was your favorite day, ever?

 

 

Last September in St. Feliu. Swimming in a brilliant blue sea full of jellyfish. I thought I was going to explode.

 

 

 

2) What is your favorite season?

 

 

I’m a sucker for spring.

 

 

3) Have you read War and Peace yet? If not, what is your favorite book?

 

 

I enjoy the Russian literature but have not read War and Peace. My favorite book is The Moviegoer by Walker Percy. 

 

 

4) What is one piece of advice that you want to share with the world?

 

 

I always want to steal Derek Smalls, Spinal Tap advice — “have a good time…all the time”. Really though,I would merely encourage people not to worry about who they are or what they do. Pure individualism (not computer enhanced — the old IRL) is a dying art. And we all end up in the same place anyway.

 

 

5) What mood are you in RIGHT NOW.

 

I just finished fasting for a week. So my mood would have to be described as dizzy, hungry and absolutely ecstatic. 


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#9 Robbie Guertin – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah January 25, 2009

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Robbie Guertin

Robbie Guertin

1) What was your favorite day, ever?

 

 April 13, 2006

 

2) What is your favorite season?

 

Spring

 

3) Have you read War and Peace yet? If not, what is your favorite book?

 

Nope, not yet….The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov   

 

4) What is one piece of advice that you want to share with the world?

 

Don’t get so worked up, it will be ok.

 

5) What mood are you in RIGHT NOW.

 

 Tired but optimistic.  


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#8 Jon Eaton – The Spinto Band January 23, 2009

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The Spinto Band

1) What was your favorite day, ever?

 

Oh my, that is a tough question… There have been so many days it’s hard to pick a single favorite.  Perhaps I could lean towards a nice Spring day.  The kind that is a bit chilly in the morning, but the sun and coffee quickly warms you up and next thing you know you end up meeting friends by a barbecue and pulling beer out of a styrofoam cooler and looking for someone who knows how to get the bottle cap off with a lighter.  Then maybe you swim in a lake or throw a frisbee or go to a ballgame.  And end up on someone’s porch with some tiki torches lit and all the chairs collected in a circle that gets smaller and smaller as the night grows on.  I’ve had that day happen and it was my favorite.

 

 2) What is your favorite season?

ski season.  Also known as winter.  Although this is the worst season for touring, skiing makes up for it.

 

3) Have you read War and Peace yet? If not, what is your favorite book?

 haha- have not read War and Peace YET.  My favorite book jumps around a bit, but for the last 2 years it has been  What is the What by Dave Eggars.  I’m a big Eggars fan and it was nice to read a novel of his that felt like it had a real passionate purpose.

 

4) What is one piece of advice that you want to share with the world?

“Don’t shit where you eat my friend.” –GW

 

5) What mood are you in RIGHT NOW.

Right now I’m pretty relaxed.  I just cleaned some kitty litter so I am a bit nervous of the kitty litter aroma on my hands.  Do I have cat poo on my hands or is this terrible chemical scent sanitary?  I need to wash my hands.

 

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#7 Roger Ebert January 20, 2009

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Roger Ebert

1) What was your favorite day, ever?

 

 My wedding day, and the joy of being together with the friends and family of my new bride and myself.

 

2) What is your favorite season?

 

 Autumn, in early twilight, with the aroma of burning leaves in the air.

 

3) Have you read War and Peace yet? If not, what is your favorite book?

 

No, although I have read “Anna Karenina.” I have too many favorite books to select one. Just now I have finished Anthony Powell’s magnificent masterpiece of human comedy, the 12-volume “Dance to the Music of Time.”

 

4) What is one piece of advice that you want to share with the world?

 

Be open to the other person’s point of view.


5) What mood are you in RIGHT NOW.

 

Serenity.

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#6 Christian Lander – Stuff White People Like January 15, 2009

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Christian Lander

Christian Lander

1) What was your favorite day, ever?

 

In the summer of 1992, I was 13 years old and had this amazing day where I went to the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) and almost got beat up by some white thugs but I narrowly escaped.  Then I went to an arcade with my friend Dan and got 2 replays on Black Rose pinball, then when I got home there was this amazing sandwich waiting for me.  That was probably it.

 

2) What is your favorite season?

 

Summer because I still see my life as a series of academic years.  Though, for some reason all white people really love the fall.

 

3) Have you read War and Peace yet? If not, what is your favorite book?

 

I read a comic book version of War and Peace when I was 14 (not kidding).  My favorite book is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle.  It was the first book I remember loving as a kid that was not an athlete biography (my previous favorite was Throwin’ Heat by Nolan Ryan).

 

4) What is one piece of advice that you want to share with the world?

 

I would want to share advice with every nerdy teenage boy in the world: asking out a girl will not make things weird.  Even if she says no.

 

5) What mood are you in RIGHT NOW.

I’m in a fantastic mood since it feels like summer in LA.


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#5 Phil Elverum – The Microphones, Mount Eerie January 14, 2009

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Phil Elverum

Phil Elverum

1) What was your favorite day, ever?

 

 

I can’t remember.  My brain turns everything into a weird soup of sensations and memories that might be dreams or might be real.  I think I might actually have some kind of problem.

 

2) What is your favorite season?

Winter for sure

 

3) Have you read War and Peace yet? If not, what is your favorite book?

 

 

I like how you imply that anyone who reads War & Peace then has it as their favorite book.  Yes, I’ve read it and yes, it’s my favorite book.  You got me.

 

4) What is one piece of advice that you want to share with the world?

 

When you’ve been in this business as long as I have, kid, you learn a few things.  Some rules of the road.  Tricks of the trade as they say.  Here’s one I picked up a few years back when I was gigging up and down the central valley:  No shorts on stage.  

 

Just kidding.  I don’t have anything.  I went through a brief period of annoying preachiness in my songs but it doesn’t work, and if it does it’s because many people out there are desperate to blindly follow something, which is even more depressing than the huge problems we humans face.

Maybe my advice could be “consider every angle”.

 

5) What mood are you in RIGHT NOW.

 

computer face 


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#4 Gary Vaynerchuk – Wine Library TV January 13, 2009

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Gary Vaynerchuk

1) What was your favorite day, ever?

 

A multiple tie between things that have happened concerning my family/meeting my wife


2) What is your favorite season?

 

Winter- The Jets play in this season!


3) Have you read War and Peace yet? If not, what is your favorite book?

 

No- I dont read


 

4) What is one piece of advice that you want to share with the world?

 

embrace your DNA and everything falls into place 


5) What mood are you in RIGHT NOW.

 

HUSTLE – I am pounding through emails


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