What’s up people, it has been SUCH a long time since the last post here on Full Volume, but I have a great post for you today. The wonderful Jasper PR was kind enough to answer some music related questions for me and for you guys to read, along with a sweet playlist that you’re all going to LOVE. I have also answered some questions about myself so keep you’re eyes peeled on the Jasper PR website and socials to see that!
Check out what was said:
What are some of your earliest memories of music?
I have to say watching my dad play in his band. He could play any instrument and loved listening to music. He was big on Bob Dylan and The Beatles. They would do matinee shows that my mom would take my sister and me to and we would watch them play. My mom also made his suits; she is an exceptional tailor and put together these ridiculous three-piece suits for him; even down to making her own buttons. They would play and we would dance with the band playing and get all the attention.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would you choose and why?
I think that is an impossible question to answer as I am always listening to new music and regularly listen to favourites depending on my mood. I can say the one song I wake up to, every morning in my head, is My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) – Neil Young. It is a lovely tune that makes me think of all the fun I had as a kid, and who doesn’t love a bit of harmonica?
What are some of your favourite platforms for discovering new music?
Since leaving the record store, it has been quite a challenge finding new music. I started with Bandcamp and Soundcloud; now I would consider twitter one of my favourite influencers when it comes to new music. If I get a follow from a music related account, I try to check it out and usually find something new to listen to – whether it be a new song, podcast or compilation. I find a lot of music from music related blogs. I trust people’s tastes will align with mine so I can often be found scouring the internet for new music to put in my earholes.
Is there any music that you feel like you have a special connection with, maybe a special moment in your life or a memory of good times?
I would definitely say the 80’s are big for me. It could be a rock album or a new wave release – it holds the biggest storage of good times in my memory bank. Probably too many to be honest, but it is too late to change that now. Weezer’s ‘Teal’ album really knocked it out for me personally; I thought they picked some mighty tunes and I could listen to that album every day and not be bored. Each one of those songs carries a gentle reminder of some of my best and strangest days and nights.
Do you remember your first ever gig, and if so who did you see?
To be fair it would really be watching my dad. If we are looking for bands that others might know of that is a tough one. My grandparents belonged to one of the art centres in the area who regularly had live shows/concerts. I think Donny Osmond was my first. I am completely dating myself and I do not care. I loved Donny Osmond. After the show, my grandmother went side stage to get his autograph with me and I still have it. I think that was the only time I was ever speechless.
What have been your top 5 gigs?
- Eels – one of the best live bands you can see. Any show is a great show!
- Pearl Jam – first Canada date at the Town Pump in Vancouver ‘91.
- Afghan Whigs – Lee’s Palace ‘94 and they blew me away. I have been a fan ever since.
- Type O Negative & Life of Agony
- Clash of the Ttitans Tour ’91 – Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Anthrax & Slayer
What are your musical guilty pleasures?
I have to say it is house music and anything that falls under that category. I know that is an expansive category, which includes; for me, anything drum & bass, electronic, disco, and soul inspired. I listen to house mixes on Mixcloud every morning. Sometimes they are slow mixes and sometimes they are total raves. I love it all, and I am always blown away at how people can put all this together to be one complete and cohesive song. I also love to dance so there is that as well.
If you were to have your own band;
What would your band name be?
Nasty Weather Girls
What instrument would you play?
Definitely drums. Hoping to take some lessons this year so you never know.
Where is the location of your first gig?
It would have to be California. One of my all-time favourite places to visit and the weather is always awesome. And my best friend lives there J
What is the name of your debut single?
Bangers Not Hangers
If you could choose any two artists that you would love to see collab one day, who would you choose?
Hmmmm, that’s a great question. I’m not really big on collabs but if I was going to put two of my faves together it would have to be MeMe Detroit & Eels.
Thanks you so much to Jasper PR for answering these questions, check out their socials and website below and be sure to check out our collaboration playlist!