Faking It – A Dandy Warhol’s Story

Dandy-Warhols
(stole photo from The Swollen Fox)

It came to my attention in my late(r) teens (2002) The Dandy Warhols, to me, was the band that all the cool kids liked. At first when I saw people mention the Dandy Warhols, I’d think they were spelling Andy Warhols name wrong. And yes I did embarrassingly correct a few people. Eventually I would mindlessly agree to also loving the band when people would mention them in casual conversation. Not adding to the discussion, but I knew this was a band to care about. As I was not too internet savvy, too scared to download music, and YouTube to my knowledge did not exist in my teens eventually I forgot to look them up. And it wasn’t till 2011 The Dandy Warhols really took hold and a solid file of recognition was sorted in my mind.

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February Song Of The Day Playlist

I’ve made you a February Song of the Day Playlist! Yes, I know February isn’t completely over, and I wasn’t totally consistent. But in the last 4 years of writing this blog; this was the most consistent SOTD posting I have ever done. Now with a new nifty better organized and soon (hopefully) to be filled with original content YouTube channel, I will be organizing each months #SOTD videos into one playlist. Still Like the Facebook Page or Follow B_MAOI on Twitter for your (almost) daily fix of an eclectic array of tunes. Yes don’t be surprised if one day De La Sol or Tupac is a song of the day, cause my ears just like what is good. No particular genre*, just music that I choose to be the Song of The Day, simple as that.

I saw Mark Kozelek last night play and it was everything I imagined. Except for the part where I am fighting to stay awake. He was amazing, guitar playing an d lyrics always inspired. I love his music, I was just tired and his voice is the sweetest lullaby. So for this relaxing lazy Sunday afternoon, I give you Song of the Day [ #SOTD ]; “Carry Me Ohio” Sun Kill Moon

Song(s) of The Day

I enjoy posting “Song of the Day” or listening to a song and thinking this needs to be shared as SOTD, but my consistency with song(s) of the day is shameless. You would think for me a day lasted eight hundred and forty hours, give or take. Also I have this amazing ability to paste the same “amazing” song more than once over the course of a year. My solution to this debilitating SOTD problem (see a doctor if it begins to burn or itch); an excel doc! Wow I really am growing up; a part of me is so proud. I am going to be logging the songs I want to post, along with marking the day once its posted. The songs are going to be posted on Facebook and Twitter. But at the end of the month the entire list of songs I shared I will post here, for someone’s playlist making enjoyment.

This blog is my child, neglected in the past, but let’s say I went to blogger rehab, and I am determined to be a better mother; making amends. Earning its following and respect back through lots of small steps to rebuilding the trust we once had. And Blogger Social Services, will once again see me as a valued member of the blogging community.

First Official SOTD of the new My Favorite MAOI –

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Recipe for The Sweet Hurt

This is one of my favorite post from the past, and The Sweet Hurt just finished touring with A Fine Frenzy.

Ingredients:

The sigh of love at first sight captured in a mason jar
A thimble full of tears from a broken heart
A cup of petals from your favorite parks wild flowers
The scent of sugar cookies and their pillow
The air of a road trip through a long stretch of open road
A first kiss
Autumn leaves
Dash of hope
Pinch of whimsy

Stir in a large bowl with a wooden spoon
Roll out dough
Use cookie cutters with cute shapes

And bake at 375 F. for 25 minutes.

At the timers ring you have the delightful sweet treat of The Sweet Hurt.

This girl has more talent in her pinky finger than most popular musicians. It’s only a matter of time before her warm and earnest lyrics find its way to the masses ears and have their hearts swoon falling in love to her milk and honey voice. The Sweet Hurt could share a stage and open for Jenny Lewis and the crowd might forget who they were originally there to see. I’m itching to see where she goes in the next few years as I will be completely flabbergasted if I’m not seeing them play the Main Stage at Sunset Junction and be on the bill for yes dare I mention it, Coachella. These are mighty words I spew I know but I believe in this band just that much.

*This was originally written in 2010, funny how Sunset Junction is now bankrupt, time sure does fly.

Please listen to their amazing new LP as your heart might melt and mend all at the same time

The Sweet Hurt LP

The Sweet Hurt Myspace

HARLAN: Moon Walkn…



Name: Harlan Alexander Silverman

Nickname: Harlan

Sign: Cancer/Leo

Favorite:

Cookie: Snicker doodle

Book: Lolita

Holiday: Halloween

Q1. What animal trait do you wish to possess?

A1. Wings

Q2. What superhero would be your sidekick? What villain would you go after first?

A2. Batman / Lex Luther

Q3. Bathroom read?

A3. “Working”

 Q4. Where and When in time would you go?

A4, 200 years into the future. I would go to New York to see if it’s still standing. If so, I can’t wait to kick it with robots and hologram people.

5. Most Embarrassing Moment? —

Q6. Best compliment ever received?

A6, Someone telling me that Alex & Sam was like Ike and Tina.

Q7. What do you admire in a person?

A7. Drive

Q8. When do you feel most creative?

A8. Afternoon

Q9. What 80’s movie would you live in for a day? Who would you be?

A9. Moon Walker / MJ!

Q10. Biggest Pet Peeve?

A10. Smelly people

Harlan is funky fresh and fun. I saw him live at The Satellite not too long ago and wrote a midnight review of the show (check out review here). The music still ignites thoughts of old school 70’s Sesame Street, Wonder Years, Block Parties, and Roller Discos. He is fun, the band is fun. The music is certainly different and refreshing amongst the countless other indie rock, surf inspired, and/or shoe gaze psychedelic music (which I all love) circulating the Los Angeles music scene. The first time I heard Harlan I was completely surprised, like I had stepped into a gold plated time machine, dialed into 1978 and was more than happy to go on this little musical excursion.

This month (May 2012) Harlan has a Monday night residency at The Echo and Full Length Album coming out soon.

Check out more of Harlan’s music on his website.

*this puppet creeps me out!

Correatown

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Name: Jenni Tarma

Nickname: Bean Head

Sign: Aries

Favorite:
Month: October
Color: teal
Cookie: triple chocolate espresso

Q1. Are you superstitious?

A1.I always cross my fingers on plane rides during take-off and landing.

Q2. Best show you’ve ever been too?

A2. This summer- Muse. Whether or not you like their music, the power of their shred cannot be denied.

Q3. What have you said you would never do, but have ended up doing?

A3.Rollercoasters.

Q4. Bathroom read?

A4. Nylon.

Q5. Most Embarrassing Moment?

A5. Traditionally, I cringe every day when I wake up. Oh God, this can’t be happening, this is so embarrassing.

Q6. If your music was ice cream, what flavor would it be?

A6. Correatown: mint chocolate chip, with a side of salted caramel. Mine: didn’t turn out right, looks kind of gross.

Q7. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?

A7.Moomin.

Q8. What’s your vice?

A8. Cocktails. The more elaborate, the better.

Q9. When are you most creative morning, mid day, or evening?

A9. I get my best ideas when I’m about to fall asleep, which is incredibly unhelpful in terms of remembering any of them.

Q10. You were slipped a radioactive roofie by an evil scientist and now have mutated, what’s your superpower?

A10. I have the power to run errands without being seen, talked to, or intercepted by anyone I know, am vaguely acquainted with, or even complete strangers.
Name: Angela
Nickname: Hungeeee/ Momsies/ Angiepants
Sign: Libra

Favorite:
Month: October
Color: Teal
Cookie: Chocolate Crackle

Q1. Are you superstitious?

A1. Just about fortune cookies.

Q2. Best show you’ve ever been too?

A2. Hall and Oates at the Hollywood Bowl. Wow. And the champagne and *pot brownies* didn’t hurt.

Q3. What have you said you would never do, but have ended up doing?

A3.Taking life really seriously. Yikes.

Q4. Bathroom read? 

A4.Not my thing, really. Someone told me sitting on the toilet and reading will give you hemorrhoids and I’ve been freaked about it ever since.

Q5. Most Embarrassing Moment?

A5.A bird once dropped a giant shit bomb on my head while I was sitting in the sun in the Jardin de Luxembourg in Paris. It was truly awful. My friend was pouring water from a huge Evian bottle over my head trying to rinse it, and scandalized passersby were snickering and pointing.

Q6. If your music was ice cream, what flavor would it be?

A6. Mint Chocolate Chip, or Fig with Salted Caramel and Balsamic Swirl

Q7. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?

A7. Gem, she was truly outrageous. Close second: GI Joe- I had a huge crush on the silent bearded Bazooka guy. And part of me also thought Cobra was sort of hot- all masked, whiney, and wearing a skin tight war-outfit.

Q8. What’s your vice?

A8.Staying up really late at night reading… and/or drinking too many cups of coffee. Which may be mutually related (I now realize).

Q9. When are you most creative morning, mid day, or evening?

A9.From 4pm – 12 midnight. It’s like a gong goes off and all my best ideas arrive with trumpets, but I’m usually unable to capture them for later because I’m making dinner, or out and about.

Q10. You were slipped a radioactive roofie by an evil scientist and now have mutated, what’s yoursuperpower?

A10.I can magically transport myself to and from places in an eye blink, and I can also bring my friends along if they are touching some part of my body. This is extremely useful when I have late night cravings for nutella crepes in Paris, whilst sitting on the couch in LA.

 I couldn’t think of a better time or day to sit and listen to Correatown, trying to figure out how to explain the sound of their music. Drinking green tea with honey and watching the sun break through the rain clouds on a Sunday afternoon while “Shine Right Through” is playing, it’s kind of perfect. Correatown has a sweet indie sound, singer Angela Correa’s voice carried on the melody like a whisper of the wind.  There is something in the songs that gives a sense that there is a very me looking at me scenario, a self realization notion, yet that self realization is in observation. Like as if hearing the inner thoughts of the girl drinking coffee by themselves, the man walking down the street with a gentle smile, or your lover right before they wake; you’re seeing yourself.  I might sound completely insane or make no sense at all, but you can listen to their latest release Pleiades on Bandcamp and decide for yourself. 

 

 

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.

Please listen to more Rumspringa on thier Facebook

Dead To Me

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Name: Tyson
Nickname: Chicken
Sign: Libra

Favorite:
Color. Green
Food.Burrito
Season. Summer

Q1. What animal trait do you wish to possess?

A1. Flight, mating for life, and awareness/knowledge of the earths electro-magnetic fields.

Q2. If you could live in a movie for a day, which movie would it be? Would you be yourself or another character?

A2. Boyz In The hood. I’d be myself and tell Ricky not to split up with Tre at the end so he doesn’t get shot. In turn, Doughboy wouldn’t have to retaliate and then he wouldn’t end up in prison. Best. Movie. Ever.

Q3. Bathroom read?

A3. Secret Teachings of All Ages by Many P Hall and Be Here Now by Ram Dass are in the bathroom currently. Both are really good to just open up randomly and start reading. Tons of really cool imagery in both books too.

Q4. Most exciting moment of your life thus far?

A4. I’ve had a lot of very exciting moments in my life, but I would like to think that the most exciting is yet to come. Besides,I would hate to name just one past experience because I feel like it makes everything that happened after anticlimactic.

Q5. Do you have a lucky charm?

A5. It sounds silly but I kind of consider some of my tattoos my lucky charms. My elephant on my arm protects me from impulse and the third eye on my sugar skull sees with my minds eye everything that my regular eyes cannot.

Q6. What do you miss most about being a kid? What the best thing about being an adult?

A6. I miss the feeling of infinite possibility and innocent naivete. When I was real young I was oblivious to the potential of human cruelty and becoming painfully aware of it as I got older is something I’ve never really got used to. As for being an adult, I guess the best thing is the gift of loving myself. I know how to now, but didn’t then.

Q7. If you had to give up one of your 5 senses, which one would you abandon?

A7. Smell. Reluctantly.

Q8. You were slipped a radioactive roofie by an evil scientist and now have mutated, what’s your superpower?

A8. The ability to speak every language spoken on earth.

Q9. Best compliment ever received?

A9. When someone tells me that a song I wrote helped them through a hard time, or even that it just made them happy for a few minutes is pretty much the best compliment ever as far I’m concerned.

Q10. Greatest strength? Greatest Weakness?

A10. My greatest strength is that I realize I’m weak. It makes me strong.

This is a momentous post as Dead To Me is the FIRST PUNK BAND to grace the pages of My Favorite MAOI. Breaking this musical barrier on the blog, I couldn’t be happier as Dead To Me is a straight up, no chaser, no filler, no gimmick punk band. They play the kind of punk music that inspired and fueled Warped Tour before  it went strangely drastically astray into the sugar coated overly processed land of pop-punk it lives in today. (Jeffrey Star has been on the Warped Tour bill, need I say more). Playing their instruments hard and fast with lyrics that are a bloody heart on the bands sleeve. Singing about overcoming ones demons, establishment frustration, and the trials n’ tribulations of love; they cover all the basic raw truths that fuel punk ideals. Opening for bands like Screeching Weasels and NOFX, they deserve every minute of stage time their sets allow. Never holding back while performing, fans go crazy singing a long to passion filled songs. And lets not forget the element of fun that every true blue great band possess, above all else Dead To Me is fun! You want to get down and start a circle pit, surf a crowd, blast it on your car stereo while stuck in traffic or speeding down the freeway. A kick in the stomach, to say wake up you’re alive, now enjoy it damn it!

Please check out more of Dead To Me’s music on their Myspace Page

ROBOTANISTS – Rufied and Rockn

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SINGER:
Name: Sarah Ellquist
Nickname: Sare
Sign: Scorpio

Favorite:
Cookie. Oatmeal Rasin, yum
Color. Pink
Season: Summer

Q1. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
A1. Ren & Stimpy

Q2. What’s your vice?
A2.Watching shows about conspiracy theories

Q3. When are you most creative morning, mid day, or evening?
A3. Late at night.

Q4. You were slipped a radioactive roofie by an evil scientist and now have mutated, what’s your superpower?
A4.Shape Shifting

Q5. Most exciting moment of your life thus far?
A5. Finishing the new ROBOTANISTS album of course!

Q6. What do you wish was invented?
A6.The Holodeck

Q7. Childhood ambition?
A7.To be driven around in a pink limo all of the time.

Q8. If you owned a parrot, what would you teach it to say?
A8. “Sa Da Tay”

Q9. How old were you the first time you got drunk? How was the experience?
A9. My first time was in college in New Orleans (I’m lame). It involved a bottle of Jagermeister on my Birthday and copy of “Mingus at Antibes” on repeat. The rest of the details are hazy.

Q10. Biggest Pet Peeve?
A10. Conspiracy theorists.

GUITARIST:
Name: Daniel DeBlanke
Nickname: D-dubs, DEBLANKE!
Sign: Cancer

Favorite:
Cookie. black and white
Color blue .
Season Fall

Q1. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
A1.Futurama

Q2. What’s your vice?
A2. Wine

Q3. When are you most creative morning, mid day, or evening?
A3.Early morning

Q4. You were slipped a radioactive roofie by an evil scientist and now have mutated, what’s your superpower?
A4. Mind control

Q5. Most exciting moment of your life thus far?
A5. Its a tie between the season 1 and season 2 finales of RuPaul’s Drag Race

Q6. What do you wish was invented?
A6. Those machines from star trek that simply create any food dish out of thin air.

Q7. Childhood ambition?
A7. creepy guy who hangs out with wolves all the time.

Q8. If you owned a parrot, what would you teach it to say?
A8.something from the big lebowski. “Fuck it, let’s go bowling” or “that rug really tied the room together”

Q9. How old were you the first time you got drunk? 14 How was the experience?
Q9. pretty horrible. warm beer, puking, menthol cigarettes.

Q10. Biggest Pet Peeve?
A10.  fake eye glasses

BASSIST:
Name: Keith Boyarsky
Nickname: ugh, not goin there….
Sign: peace

Favorite:
Cookie. Tagalongs
Color. eh
Season. all year in LA

Q1. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
A1. TMNT

Q2. What’s your vice?
A2. Rush

Q3. When are you most creative morning, mid day, or evening?
A3. Midnight-8am.

Q4. You were slipped a radioactive roofie by an evil scientist and now have mutated, what’s your superpower?
A4. ability to dunk a basketball from the 3pt line.

Q5. Most exciting moment of your life thus far?
A5. living through West Texas with Preston Scott Phillips.

Q6. What do you wish was invented?
A6.Robot knees.

Q7. Childhood ambition?
A7. Rocket scientist

Q8. If you owned a parrot, what would you teach it to say?
A8. “Fuck me? Fuck you!”

Q9. How old were you the first time you got drunk? How was the experience?
A9. Probably 13 or 14, playing boardgames and drinking cherry schnapps. Quite forgettable.

Q10. Biggest Pet Peeve?
A10. standard definition programming.

DRUMMER:
Name: Preston Scott Phillips
Nickname: PSP; p dog; p diddy; p funk; porkchop.
Sign: Taurus

Favorite
Cookie: Raspberry Macaron.
Color: Green.
Season: any time it’s just cold enough for hobo gloves.

Q1. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
A1.  Bananaman

Q2. What’s your vice?
A2. Miami

Q3. When are you most creative morning, mid day, or evening?
A3. Morning.

Q4. You were slipped a radioactive roofie by an evil scientist and now have mutated, what’s your superpower?
A4. The power to not get raped by that evil scientist. He’s trying to rape me, right? I mean, he just slipped me a roofie.

Q5. Most exciting moment of your life thus far?
A5. The moment I realized some dude really did use the drunk, debilitated girl in his arms as a human battering ram in order to knock me to the ground after I did something to piss him off.

Q6. What do you wish was invented?
A6. Bacon already exists. What kind of silly question is this?

Q7. Childhood ambition?
A7.Grow up to be the Incredible Hulk.

Q8. If you owned a parrot, what would you teach it to say?
A8.  “I’m pining for the fjords.”

Q9. How old were you the first time you got drunk? How was the experience?
A9.  Every time is like the first time: I cry, get arrested, and my pants look like they’ve been attacked by a mongoose. Oh, wait, first time I got drunk, right. I can’t remember.

Q10. Biggest Pet Peeve?
A10. Their our know pet peeves I have, so your just out of luck.

The toe starts to tap and the hips to start to sway, the melodic dance indie rock sound of Robotanist literally move you (or me). The lyrics are catchy ready to be lipsung along with Sarah, while she emotes her heart into the words she sings. The second I played the Robotanists I couldn’t get enough, playing their Myspace page and Bandcamp on repeat. Sarah’s beautiful voice dances through the music and the band creating the landscape with well conducted transitions and Easter eggs of chord progressions. I can listen to a song over and over again and find little nuances I didn’t catch before. Plans in Progress (latest album minus Radiohead cover) is a album filled with longing and discovery, and maybe I can’t get enough because that’s the place I am in my life right now. The Robotanists have an electric future ahead of them, just the right people need to hear them. Comparable to The Sounds, but ten folds better…(trying to hold back this summary as I have a review of their show last night to write as well)

Please listen to more of the Robotanists on their bandcamp

Tera Melos : Cartoon Cereal

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Name: John Clardy
Nickname: Clardz, “the TP”
Sign: Aries

Favorite:
Fruit. Ambrosia Apples or Strawberries
Number. 78
Book. Junky

Q1. Most wild and crazy thing you have done thus far in your life?
A1. Joined Tera Melos
Q2. Whats the most interesting thing you found lying on the street/sidewalk/ground/random place?
A2. That’s more Nick and Nate’s thing.

Q3. Do you have a phobia?
A3. a few
Q4. If you could morph into any animal what would it be?
A4. Something that could fly, but maybe an octopus
Q5. Do you have a lucky charm?
A5. I carry an Irish Punt

Q6. If your music was a cereal, which one would is be and why?
A6. That Nintendo cereal from the 80’s, Link and Mario… where could you go from there?
Q7. What is the best show (music) you have ever been too?
A7. Probably Fugazi in Fort Worth, TX April 1st 2002
Q8. If you could live in any time period or be anyone dead or alive, who would you be or where would you go?
A8. I think about living in other time periods constantly, I’ll say the Cretacious Period or the 1960’s. I would like to live as Jimi Hendrix for a week.
Q9. What is something you hate doing, but must do anyways?
A9. shower

Q10. If you had to give up one of your 5 senses, which one would you abandon?
A10. Smell, I’m nostalgic enough as it is.

Name: Nick Reinhart
Nickname: Nick Reinhart
Sign: stop sign

Favorite:
Fruit. richard simmons
Number. the highest number
Book. mad magazine

Q1. Most wild and crazy thing you have done thus far in your life?
A1. the craziest thing i’ve done is waste hundreds of valuable hours of my life while sitting at my computer.
Q2. Whats the most interesting thing you found lying on the street/sidewalk/ground/random place?
A2. a vintage tube guitar head in an abandoned practice space and a small booklet about dreams in the gutter in los angeles.

Q3. Do you have a phobia?
A3. yea, melophobia.

Q4. If you could morph into any animal what would it be?
A4. an earthworm.
Q5. Do you have a lucky charm?
A5. yes, a five gallon bucket of earthworms that i ceremoniously dunk my head in before each show.

Q6. If your music was a cereal, which one would it be and why?
A6. krusty-o’s, because it’s so fucking awesome.
Q7. What is the best show (music) you have ever been too?
A7. possibly jon brion at largo.

Q8. If you could live in any time period or be anyone dead or alive, who would you be or where would you go?
A8. i’d live one thousand years in the future and work as a shift leader at mcdonald’s but moonlight as a party city owner and manager.

Q9. What is something you hate doing, but must do anyways?
A9. smell farts.
Q10. If you had to give up one of your 5 senses, which one would you abandon?
A10. probably smell, because i hate smelling shit smelling farts.

Complex to say the least and experimental with out a doubt. Tera Melos plays their instruments to create unique and different music that is clearly their own style. As there is so much going on in a single Tera Melos song, I can’t help but to feel movement in the music. Sometimes the guitar chords and drum beats flow like a drunken waltz, with coordination hindered one still invents their own fun seamless movements from one dance step to the next . Or one is jerked around on a roller coaster of sound, twisting and bending with the shifting guitar chords and rapid drumming from snare to symbol to bass. There is nothing safe about Tera Melos, pushing their music with honest artistic freedom not every ear is going to fall in love with them, and that’s just one of the many reasons I have.

Please check out more of Tera Melos on their Bandcamp page