Our newest feature here at Scene Point Blank is our semi-daily quickie Q&A: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Well, sometimes we miss a day, but it will be four each week regardless.
After our social media followers get the first word, we'll later post a wrap-up here at the site. This week check out Q&As with members of Lunaire, Some Will Never Know, The Taxpayers, and The Blind Shake.
SPB: Earlier this year you posted a picture of your drum kit in a basketball hall - is that the strangest place you've ever recorded, and if not, where was that?
Lunaire: We have recorded in a lot of places. We've recorded on top of a dormant volcano in a national park, by a river, in a farmer's field, a derelict bungalo, inside a cool bus and our house. Some of those were just to get cool samples and some of them were so no one could hear us!
Pim (Some Will Never Know, Said And Done)
SPB: What was the first live show you attended?
Pim: First live show in general? Might be a local (nu-metallish) band at my school. Once a year there were these sporting events combined with people from the school being creative on stage. I played there with my bands as well. If anything, it saved me from doing shitty games / “sports” outside. And I loved making noise in front of those people (who probably didn't want to be there). Or are we talking first hardcore show? No Turning Back in the Batcave at the 013 in Tilburg. They used to play beatdown / metalcore back then and were far from the world domination they've got going on at the moment. I loved them though. That show was an eye-opener. The energy, the fact there were no barriers and the DIY aspect of it all. It drew me in. Hook, line and sinker. It became a part of my life.
Phil (The Taxpayers)
SPB: What is the band’s most common junk food while on tour?
Phil: From scratch....(heavy sigh)...workin' on it...um...would eat a snake...let's see....mostly snakes...I don't know man, I'm just off this flight, my creative juices...I think mostly we eat creative juice...
Jim Blaha (The Blind Shake)
SPB: What is my day job and how does it affect my schedule as a musician?
Blaha: Well, right now I work at a coffee shop on East Lake St. in Minneapolis. It's gold to me because the owner lets me tour whenever I need to. The shifts vary enough that I can be very flexible with my band in finding days to rehearse. It's also great because I can listen to what I want music-wise...I always stay inspired.