Q: Have you every thought about being a star in the music business?
A: If you're thinking about being a star in the music business, well forget it. You've just proven you're not.
That's my John Lydon response for today. You'll have to imagine my British accent. The real stars are Opera singers.
Q: What would you do with a $100,000 grand?
A: What would I do with a $100,000 grand? I'd get a fresh ass new band. I'm serious.
Q: Do you have any shows coming up?
A: There's nothng in my immediate future. I only know 4 songs right now (sick of the old ones), and I
I don't have a band. I've played shows for years, so I don't feel like I'm missing
anything. It was so boring having to play the same songs everynight. Although if I
had a fresh ass new band.....
Q: Can you share any of your memorable music moments?
A: Indeed. What really blew my mind was hearing my song "I'd Rather Be Lonely" announced on the radio right after
a John Lennon track. It was unbelievable how they announced it like it wasn't a big deal.
Q: How did you get started in music?
A: When I was 14 some of my classmates said they were starting a band and needed a bass player.
My uncle owned a music store, so they let me join the band. I bought a blue beatle bass
and the guitar player got a pink strat like Hendrix. We played Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper.
I remember our first gig. Didn't get to finish the 1st song because they
shut the power off and sent us home without pay.
Q: Any advice for those 14 year olds out there?
A: Well the reason I got in a band was I didn't have to listen to my parents telling me what to do.
With that said. Don't make music for producers. Make music that you love, and that means something to you.
Everyone sounds the same today so strive to be unique. Unique trumps sounding good. Sounding
good means you're following the rules and afraid to take risks. A good song with a poor recording is
allways better than a crappy song with a good recording. Class dismissed:)