1.0 – What records were you listening to in 8th grade? Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, Bad Co..
2.0 – Was there an artist you wanted to be as a kid? a hero figure? Peter Criss, Billy Powell.
3.0 – When did you realize you could do music for a living? 1985.
4.0 – Is Darwin Records looking for new artists? Always.
5.0 – Is the Chicago music scene a focus for you? Absolutely.
6.0 – Turnstyles; Live In The Studio is a cool concept, were you happy with how it turned out? Very, have gone through 4 pressings!!! yay!
7.0 – Are you working on any new material right now? Finishing new Turnstyles CD called Youthful Wisdom features nearly every great Chicago musician I’ve known –Matt Walker, Scott Bennett, Steve Gerlach, Tom Gerlach, Warren Beck, Chris Tomek, Dan Ponosky, John Schulte, Paul Mertens, Todd Sucherman, Clark Sommers and about 20 more! As the title suggests, maybe in some ways we’re smarter when we’re young and our priorities are more than money and world domination.
8.0 – What advice would you give to a young artist entering the studio for the first time? Work out everything you want to do beforehand, practice with a metronome, but be flexible to the creative nature of recording so you can morph and grow with the process.
9.0 – How long do you think it will be before everything we do is broadcast 24/7 as standard artist branding? Less than 10 years, maybe 5?
10.0 – You bump into Paul McCartney at The Lantern and he’s up for a late night jam, what Beatles song do you guys play together? “Blackbird”, “One After 909”, “Silly Love Songs” (but I get to play Bass :-) )