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One Question Interviews: Cheap Time

Jeffrey Novak (Cheap Time, solo)

SPB: What inspired you to start performing solo?

Novak: I have never had much patience with waiting. I got tired of waiting to meet the right people to start a band with, so I got heavy into home recording instead. But it wasn't until I saw the Cheater Slicks play that I finally knew I had to perform. Staying at home writing and overdubbing all the time just wasn't enough anymore. Seeing them open for the Oblivians opened up a vision to me that it was all possible and extremely necessary. I had seen a few bands play before them, but I had never seen anything as un-posturing and honest and the Cheater Slicks. They made it real, and they set a certain standard that I and all their other loyal fans still thrive for. The day after I saw them I taught myself how to play the drums and guitar at the same time. Five months later I played my solo debut in Memphis opening for Monsieur Jeffrey Evans. As far as I have ever been concerned, that was it. 


Been on a major writing spree lately. We're not touring this summer, so I'm staying home to help the Paperhead get the finishing touches on their album. Plus I'm planning on finishing 4 albums worth of material by the end of the year, 2 of which are almost in the can.

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Words by Loren on July 12, 2014, 1:57 a.m.

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