Goodnight Lullaby - 04.03.12
The following is a mini interview of generic questions that we posed to all bands that wanted to answer:
1. How did you get your band name?
It's quite funny actually. My baby sister loves listening to nursery rhymes, and one day as she fell asleep 'Goodnight my little lullaby' was searing through the cassette in the car. Then it just dawned on me that Goodnight+Lullaby is quite soothing and relaxing; it's perfect.
2. How did this band get started?
I would have to honestly thank Dave Melillo (Ex-Cute Is What We Aim For) for really giving me that 'jump' start. I met Dave in a show at Hofstra University a couple years back. We had a quick talk via e-mail and he was ready to produce an album for me. One thing led to another and I got into contact with Andrew Goldstein (Ex-The Friday Night Boys). Ironically, I ended up working with Andrew only, which I'm very pleased with. In the end, though, I am truly blessed to have met each of them.
3. What bands are you influenced by?
Panic! At The Disco, All Time Low, Green Day, etc.
4. If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would it be and why?
Green Day, no doubt. The reason I started listening to rock music was because of those three dudes. Billie Joe Armstrong is truly a role model above role models. One of the most talented writers in my eyes.
5. Best food to eat on tour?
Tacos all day, everyday. Need I say more?
6. Why should people listen to your band?
If you like attractive men who sing in a very high pitch, then you'll fall in love. However, if you like screaming and breakdowns, you might or might not want to kill me.
7. If you could be any athlete, which athlete would you switch places with?
Charles Barkley. Simply because of the way he says 'Turrible'
8. If you won a Grammy, who would you thank?
Everyone in the entire universe, to infinity and beyond. Oh and mom.
9. If you could change something about the music industry, what would it be?
10. Memorable tour experience?
Probably playing in front of a whole audience of hipsters at NYU. Pretty insane when half the crowd is wearing fedoras.
11. What does AP.net mean to you?
Capital A and P, plus a dot. and a net. So you know we can toss the A and P around between the net in a weird hybrid of tennis.
12. What is your favorite song to play?
Still to this day 'Memory' There's just something about sitting on a stool alone, all sweaty from the first portion of the set while playing entirely acoustic and belting your vocals out in emotional stanzas. Those kind of songs always make the crowd think and sway back and forth. It's just a beautiful scenery.
13. What is your vacation spot of choice?
Anywhere that has the beach or ocean. Nothing like relaxing upon layers and layers of sand while the sunlight beams down upon you.
14. What music reminds you of your childhood?
You know, I actually didn't listen to any 'bands' when I was a young lad. It was mostly just video game music. One day I was at Hyrule Field in Ocarina of Time and I said to myself 'Hey that tune is pretty catchy!'
15. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Why?
I would have to say 'super speed' so I'd never be late again! Especially for a date.
16. Any pre-show superstitions or rituals?
I constantly tell myself not to suck.
17. What is something that most fans don't know about you?
18. What is your assessment of the current state of radio? Do you think it's a place where your band could flourish?
Yes and no. I believe radio is just another media to make us their 'product' If it isn't glossy enough with all the bells and whistles, the song is indeemable. However, if the song is fruitful to the ears of the masses, it's deemable. In that sense the radio in my eyes is yin/yang. Meaning the radio itself isn't bad, but the people who have transformed it into what it is today is the true essence of its corruption.
19. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I'm a huge fan of video games. RPGs primarily being my favorite, with anything Nintendo being second. Other than that, I workout a lot.
20. What kind of hidden talents do you have?
I can do a back flip.
Just started listening to this guy and I like it. My general description of it would be Owl City meets Friday Night Boys.
Also, question 9 is awesome.