RUMSPRINGA

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Name: Cecilia Della Peruti – no longer in Rumspringa/ now leads Gothic Tropic
Nickname: The band calls me “C”
Sign: Virgo (libra rising, gemini moon)

Favorite:
Dessert. too many to choose from…. A well made Flan.
Holiday. Halloween (and New Years)
Book. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

Q1. Did you have an imaginary friend as a child? 
A1. Not so much as one friend, but imaginary scenarios, definitely. All the time haha.

Q2. Personal Quote? 
A2. “son of a bitch” is a staple… and taken from a text convo between my roommate and I “We can donate some of that $50 to strippers and death rock. Yeah, I’ll be okay this week, I’d rather do that than buy lavish meals.”

Q3. Do you believe in horoscopes and zodiac signs? 
A3. I believe the earliest of human civilizations referenced the night sky and documented their lives according to the stars/planets. Over time, enough consistencies suggested a correlation between humans and what exists outside our planet. It’s already a scientific fact that the moon influences the tides of our oceans, I think as humans, products of evolution, we’re not exempt from the effects of the planets/star systems/universe ect.. I demystify it, because the flower children often distract from the basic logic of it all.

Q4. Do you drink coffee? If so how many cups a day?
A4. Unfortunately I work in a corporate office, so YES. Maybe 2 cups a day. Sometimes 3 😦 Only started about 8 months ago though. Prior to that, absolutely not. Never, in fact. Tea…and hot chocolate…

Q5. If you had a parrot what would you teach it to say? 
A5.Probably profanity 

Q6. What superhero would you make your sidekick? 
A6. Quail Man?

Q7. What do you admire in a person? 
A7. Forwardness, intuition, absurd humor, the ability to do anything i cant do…I could go on.
Q8. Biggest Pet Peeve? 
A8. a ‘The Cool Guy complex’…And saying “melk” instead of “milk.” Same rule applies to “pellow.”

Q9. Bathroom read? 
A9. Mome (graphic novel)
Q10. Most Embarrassing Moment? 
A10. I pissed my pants in 7th grade on the tennis court. I was laughing too hard. I think even then I thought it was too funny to be mortified. 

Name: Ricardo Robles Jr.
Nickname: Caco
Sign: Virgo?

Favorite:
Dessert- too much sugar, don’t like it. I like deserts though.
Holiday- Kwanza (don’t celebrate it).
Book- “God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian”- In 9th grade I realized my worldview was similar to Vonnegut’s.

Q1. Did you have an imaginary friend as a child? 
A1.God.

Q2. Personal Quote? 
A2. “Get Real.”

Q3. Do you believe in horoscopes and zodiac signs? 
A3. Hmmm. This one’s hard for me. The idea that the time of year a person is born somehow determines their personality seems like blatant bullshit. I don’t see very good evidence for it; but maybe there could be checkable evidence later- like the location of the other planets of our solar system in relation to earth somehow affects the physiology of a growing fetus’ brain…? The way Carl Jung explained Zodiac Signs makes it sound not too far-fetched: the weather and time of year that a person is born naturally affects a person’s first experiences outside of the womb, and therefore their personalities. My reply to this would be to ask: do only people born outdoors exhibit personality traits associated with their Zodiac symbol? Most of us in developing countries are born in hospitals with roofs and temperature control…How could this apply?

My own horoscope suggests that I’m very picky/anal. Most of the time though, my house etc. is pretty messy and I can just go with the flow…..then again my long ass answer to this question may indicate otherwise! Often, horoscopes seem to perfectly describe a person. I read one of those birthday books and it describes me well. So, I’d say I’m skeptical, but allowing for the possibility.

Q4. Do you drink coffee? If so how many cups a day? 
A4. No coffee. I’m always shaky and nervous. That +coffee could = a mess.

Q5. If you had a parrot what would you teach it to say? 
A5. I’d see how many digits of Pi it could memorize….might take some time.

Q6. What superhero would you make your sidekick?
A6. Magneto, duh.

Q7. What do you admire in a person?
A7. If a person is really opinionated but not closed to debate, I like em.

Q8. Biggest Pet Peeve?
A8. Those who, on a certain level (often barely conscious), are comfortable lying to themselves or others because life is easier that way and second guessing your ideas or values is too uncomfortable.

Q9. Bathroom read?
A9. I don’t take THAT long to poop…but I might play Bubble buster on my phone.

Q10. Most Embarrassing Moment?
A10. Every time someone walks into my house (often), they are greeted by a CD tower which I’m too lazy to move. It happens to be the tower from the time period between 6th grade and 9th grade with great bands like Limp Bizkit, Slayer, and everyone on the Warped Tour…..there’s a couple I’m proud of and might still listen to like Richard Hell, but for the most part it’s horrible.

Rumspringa is indie rock dipped in a 70’s psychedelic sound. With paisley printed melodies and guitar work they have a familiar gypsy sensibility. Unlike most psychedelic music that tends to be so trippy one needs to be on hallucinogens to appreciate the music. Rumspringa has a very grounded rock sounds that is more of an homage to the great rock stars of days gone by, instead of being trapped in the rock stars acid trip. As a contemporary band they are taking classic rock elements and brushing off the cobwebs to make them fresh again. Their song “Shake’em Loose Tonight” dips into the love den with a heavy velvet rhythm, easily I can imagine a bunch of people dancing together in a room decorated with silk scarves and bohemian pillows. But its songs like Triptych and Sway that validates their music in its current relevance while nodding to their influences and inspirations.

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