One of our features 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 and archive 'em here. This week check out Q&As with The Meatmen, Lokia, Great Reversals, and This Quiet Army.
Tesco Vee (Meatmen)
SPB: What’s the best love song ever written?
Vee: George Jones - "He Stopped Loving Her Today"
Stefan Nemeth (ex-Radian, Lokia, Innode)
SPB: What is your favorite music-related film or documentary?
Nemeth: I thought quite a bit about it and I am not even sure if I have one.I did not see many music-related films and of these only a few have been permanently stored in my active memory.
However, the one which came most often to my mind was--strange enough--Gimmie Shelter from the Maysles brothers and Charotte Zwerin. Actually it did not give me too much background information or details about the tragic occurrence during the performance of the Rolling Stones at the Altamont Free Concert. It is somehow a relatively uncommented, distant view, which made the footage even stronger from the impact for me. I think it captures quite good how things slowly get out of control, how helpless the reaction of the band is. Usually it is them having the control. It is a moment where fiction or projection (or similar) collapse and the situation falls back into harsh reality. The cameras are always there and record something which was definitely not planned, in contrast to the footage showing Jagger and Watts looking at what happened. Their reaction seems a little ambiguous. Probably the film is ambiguous, too, as there seem to be a few gaps. On the other hand this is maybe its strength--that it leaves room for so many questions.
Aaron Whitfield (Great Reversals – vocals)
SPB: If you could experiment in any one genre that's far removed from what you do now, what would it be?
Whitfield: I feel a little ashamed to say it, but other than "singing" in a hardcore band, I don't play any other instruments. I've wanted to dabble in drumming or bass-ing, but between career stuff and family stuff I just can't find time to tinker. I think I have a decent sense of rhythm, so that's why I've daydreamed about those instruments. Anyone who knows me should be aware my favorite band is the haunting, molasses-paced, Low, from Duluth, Minnesota. For 15 years now they've been my household's soundtrack to the changing colors in fall and our bleak Michigan winters. Low, along with the sounds of key softie-bands like Iron and Wine, Kings of Convenience, and one of my favorite Michigan bands, Bunkbed Nights, have always made me want to do a slow, stripped-down, vocally-driven band. Perhaps even the classic husband-wife duo! I dream. Perhaps in old age there will be time to do such things, or maybe whenever Great Rev bites the dust.
Eric Quach (This Quiet Army)
SPB: How big is your record collection?
Quach: 466 CDs, 109 vinyls, 16 cassettes!
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