sonofhal...sorry I didn't take the time to pitch you a few Q's...thanks for letting us get to know you...
Rage...what specificlly intrigues you most about mr. patton and give us a detailed explanation...
Best non-Gogol/Mike Patton concert I have ever attended was The Flaming Lips at Sasquatch 08. I went to their show knowing relatively little about their discography and just expecting a fun show. They completely blew me away. The music sounded fantastic, the crowd was great and Wayne really connected with the audience. I am now a huge Flaming Lips fan after that show. Others that come close include Andrew W.K. in 03, Tool in 06 and Modest Mouse in 05.
Most formative album in my listening career? This is a hard one, after some brief thinking, I would say its a tie between 3 albums: Nirvana Nevermind, Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West and The Mars Volta Frances The Mute. I came across these three albums around the same time, probably 15, and they all changed the way I listened to music. Before this, I listened to bands like Linkin Park, Nickelback and Sum 41. Then suddenly, I stumbled upon Nevermind. It consumed me like no other album before. Then a friend suggested I listen to The Lonesome Crowded West. I had listened to Good News... before, but this album spoke to me. I then soon after discovered Frances The Mute, and soon after De-loused..., and suddenly bands like Linkin Park and Nickelback sounded barbaric to me. I also like to give a good amount of credit to the Tony Hawk series of video games to help form my taste in music.
Also, as a side note, the albums that got me into punk were The Clash London Calling, Rancid ...And Out Come The Wolves and Bad Religion The Process of Belief.
2. Coachella - Mojave Tent: It is also a dream of mine, but more specifically, I would want to play the Mojave tent. Second band preferably.
3. Colorado - Red Rocks: Another uncreative response, but seriously... who WOULDN'T want to play at Red Rocks?
4. Boston - ?: I dunno... seems like it would be a fun place to play.
5. New York - CBGB's: I know it is closed down, but if it somehow ever reopened...
As for the opening band, I will see will be the opening band. Bands I would love to open up for: Man Man, Monotonix, Gogol Bordello (you all knew it was comming), Modest Mouse, The White Stripes, The Black Keys. I think my band would suit opening up for any of these bands.
You have a reputation for being an incredibly nice guy (confirmed in person @ Coachella.) Do you ever blow up and act like a complete asshole? If not, are you ever tempted to?
Bonus Canadian question - Consider musicians from your homeland who've become worldwide sensations: Who has made you wonder what the rest of the world was thinking? In addition, name a few Canadians who ought to be bigger than they are.
What is you current career/job?
If you could have ANY job, what would it be?
stuporfly's question leads me to a followup. Please rank the following Canadian bands from most to least awesome.
The Guess Who
The Tragically Hip
Crash Test Dummies
Fui quod es, eris quod sum. I once was what you are, you will be what I am - epitaph carved on Roman gravestones.
As for love at first sight? I would say no. Well, not exactly. When I first spotted her, I knew there was something special about her. I had no idea it was going to turn into what it has though.
What specifically intruiges me? Well, like I said, his voice is absolutely incredible. I find it captivating like no other voice I have heard. It is incredibly versatile and can fit any type/style/form/genre/etc of music. Furthermore, he is an incredibly busy guy. I honestly have no idea how he has the time to do all the work he does. He is a work-a-holic and I respect and thank him for all the work he does.
That about sums it up.
Anyways, thats all the questions for now. Keep em comming though! I will get to all of them as soon as possible!
1. Have we ever met? (I have a bad memory, I apologise)
2. Did you do bad things to my Ghostbusters cap when you wore it this year?
3. What is your favourite Bill Murray film?
4. Have you been to England?
5. If you could be anywhere doing anything right now, where would you be and what would you be doing?
"The first time I heard the new single off the Bravery album, I actually cried, and I do not even remember the name of that damn song. It reminded me of this girl I am in love with." - kroqken
A movie is being made about your life. What's the title, who plays the role of you and what songs are on the soundtrack?
Nickelback. Or are they just big in Canada? Still, it boggles my mind. Celine Dion... but that is obvious. I must say though, you Americans love her MUCH more than us Canadians. This is just off the top of my head, I am sure I will think of some later. As for acts who should be bigger... I really hope Holy Fuck make it big. Considering their name and the type of music they play, I doubt they will become much bigger than they are, but goddammit they deserve it! Also, its nice to see Japandroids making a name for themselves. I saw them last year open up for A Place To Bury Strangers and they really impress me. I had no idea who they were before the show. Its always nice to see some hometown boys make it big.
Damn... I thought I would have time to answer more questions before headed for work. Sorry folk! More when I get home. But damn... some of these questions are getting hard. I will need time to think.
So what's your favourite Bryan Adams song?
Why do you think a band is plural?
Real question: What's the closest you've ever come to dying?
Rage, why do they say "eh" in Canadia?
Rage Patton, recommend some things to do in Vancouver on a random Saturday. I'm excited to drive up from Seattle for a weekend this summer. I've never been there. Where do the cool people hang out?
Also I really like your haircut and shave.
Rage is really bad at this.
Not his content. Shut up.
So, Rage, my love... what is your animal spirit guide?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Do you believe in magic? and if so, have you ever revived a dying fairy with your faith?
If I could have any job? Paul Tollet's. Well, I don't want to take away Paul Tollet's job, I just want to have a job just like his...
The Tragically Hip
Crash Test Dummies (They're Canadian?!?)
The Guess Who.
2. Yes, but I told Brandon I would not tell.
3. I feel inclined to answer Ghostbusters, but I have a feeling that is only because I was just talking about your hat. Groundhog Day.
4. No, but I will be in August though.
5. Easter Island. Trying climb one of the giant statues.
What To Do With Your Life
I narrowed it down to four people: Orlando Bloom, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves and Steve Carell. A lot of people tell me I look like Orlando Bloom, but Im not sure if I would want him to play me in a movie. Brad Pitt is one of my favorite actors, and I am sure he could play me just fine... but it would just be weird. I have also been told I look like the Bill and Ted era Keanu Reeves, but I don't think he would do a good job playing me in a movie at all. So, I guess I will choose Steve Carell. He doesn't look like and he is a lot shorter than me, but I think he could capture the awkwardness and the spirit of me quite well. Answer: Steve Carell. (Runner up: Orlando Bloom)
Gorillaz - 19-2000 (Opening credits)
The Beach Boys - Surfin' U.S.A.
The Barenaked Ladies - It's All Been Done
Rage Against The Machine - Testify
Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
Andrew W.K. - She Is Beautiful
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
The Mars Volta - Cygnus... Vismund Cygnus
Faith No More - From Out Of Nowhere
AC/DC - Thunderstruck
Bob Marley - One Love
Modest Mouse - Cowboy Dan
Gogol Bordello - Not A Crime
Joe Strummer - Midnight Jam
The Specials - Too Much, Too Young
Mr. Bungle - None Of Them Knew They Were Robots
Joe Strummer - Redemption Song
This is not simply just a list of my favorite songs. Far from it even. These songs are in somewhat of a relative order and they are put in that order for specific reasons. It is a very unfocused soundtrack, yes, but I think these songs suit a soundtrack of my life just perfectly.
Real answer: Well, I have two: First, I have had 5 concussions in my life. The first two almost killed me, but I don't really remember them or what it felt like. The first one was when I was 3 or 4, and I ran into a glass table and cracked my head open. Another one was a few years later, I don't remember what happened, but I was hospitalized. I got 3 more minor concussions after that. No big deal. Second, on a road trip to California with my family. We were driving over the Grape Vine and a truck nearly ran us off the side of the mountain. I was 12 or 13 and on the side of the car that would have gone over the edge first. For a couple second, I thought it was the end of my life. That was a very weird and scary feeling.
Also, I want to add Death From Above 1979 to that list. I want them to get back together and take over the world. I know they have the ability too.
Keep em comming!
Ska -- 1st wave, 2nd wave or 3rd wave? Choose only one.