I finally got around to answering the last questions that were sent my way post-Voice madness! So let’s dive in and finally get this finished so I can move on to a new topic…
12. Where do you see yourself in the long-term?
But really, I have no idea. I’d love to record at least one album, maybe do a little touring. I’m working on these things at the moment, so bear with me!
I’d like to read many more books and continue to learn about the world around me. I’d like to say hi to every dog I meet. I’d like to travel as much as possible and create many happy memories with family, friends, and others along the way. Maybe someday I’ll achieve my dream of writing a novel and/or getting my PhD.
But the truth is that I have absolutely no idea, so I guess we’ll see!
13. Have you ever been signed to a record label?
I’ve never been signed.
Hint hint, Pieface Records. Oh wait, that’s just Marcus Hoffman.
14. Who are your musical inspirations?
I grew up loving the classic 90’s icons: Green Day, Hole, Skunk Anansie, Veruca Salt, L7, alongside a firm love of classic singer songwriters like Joan Armatrading, Leonard Cohen, Warren Zevon, Tracy Chapman etc. Then I started getting into metal in a pretty big way, enjoying the big prog-metal groups (Dream Theater, Aryeon, Rush, Opeth) in my later teens. Today I’ll listen to most things from cheese-pop through to electro through to scream/growl-based metal. I have no idea if any of my listenings translate into writing inspiration, but I’m sure they must! Also, I will forever and always love nu-metal and I don’t care who knows it.
This bit of this video could inspire me to write many sonnets
15. If you could collaborate with any artist or band in the world right now, who would it be?
No doubt about it, Tegan and Sara.
I’d collaborate with her any day…
16. What advice would you give to budding artists?
Make music because you love it and because it’s its own reward – the rest will follow. Work hard and be kind to yourself. Love what you do and believe in your own unique voice or sound, it will guide you.
How I feel when I give advice…
As Craig and I are currently re-watching X-Files, I’ve decided my next blog will be a compilation of Fox Mulder pun/rhymes. Here’s a sample:
Socks Folder… do ya get it?!
See you then!