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

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Matt Pond

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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#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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#3 Fred Nicolaus – Department of Eagles January 8, 2009

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1) What was your favorite day, ever?

 

The day of my birth.  Because he not busy being born is busy dying.  THINK ABOUT IT.


2) What is your favorite season?

 

Fall.  Is there any other choice?  


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

 

 

I have tried about four times and not managed to get past page 50.  I have read Anna Karenina and it is great.  However, The Great Gatsby is my obvious but genuine choice for favorite book ever.


 

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

 

Good taste is not enough.  


5) What mood are you in RIGHT NOW.

 

Generally depressed and hot.  


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#2 Randy Randall – No Age January 7, 2009

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noage

1) What was your favorite day, ever?

 

Wednesday.


2) What is your favorite season?

 

Basketball


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

 

 

No. My Teacher is an Alien


 

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

 

Live the life you wanna live.


5) What mood are you in RIGHT NOW.

 

warm


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#1 Dan Deacon January 6, 2009

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1) What was your favorite day, ever?

 

the day before i was born.


2) What is your favorite season?

 

i don’t have a favorite season. each is beautiful


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

 

 

i’ve never read war and peace. i’m glad you said “yet.” i guess currently my favorite book is ‘breaking open the head‘ by Daniel Pinchbeck


 

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

 

don’t work for other peoples dreams if you aren’t working on your own


5) What mood are you in RIGHT NOW.

 

sleepy. i’m still in bed  


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