The following is a mini interview of generic questions that we posed to all bands that wanted to answer:
Ferris Wheel - (Mike Moschetto - drums)[myspace]
1. How did you get your band name?
God, there was literally a list of hundreds of names we'd devised. Ferris Wheel was the cutest.
2. How did this band get started?
Josh and Justine started writing songs together, brought me in to play drums and we slowly started adding members to realize our cockamamie scheme (we're at 7, seeking an 8th).
3. What bands are you influenced by?
The National, Grizzly Bear, Wilco, The Zombies, Anathallo, Fleet Foxes, CSNY, Creedence
4. If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would it be and why?
Fly Upright Kite, because they deserve to tour and go really far. Copeland, so we could steal the show. Lydia, because they rule (and because of Mindy <333).
5. If you were a furry, what animal would you be? Why that animal?
Our bassist is kind of grizzly...is this a serious question?
6. Why should people listen to your band?
Because we're going to be the next big thing, so if you start now, you can be ahead of the curve.
7. If you were chosen to be in Guitar Hero/Rock Band, what song would you want in the game? How hard do you think it would be to five-star on expert?
Probably "Paper Cranes," because it's the most interesting for full band. It would probably be one of the easier ones, though.
8. If you won a Grammy, who would you thank?
The Recording Academy for rigging the Grammys in our favor. Apple for putting "Paper Cranes" in the iPod commercial that launched us to fame.
9. If you could change something about the music industry, what would it be?
I just hope the record companies find a way to profit from digital sales. 360 deals are okay, but not everyone will agree to it.
10. Memorable tour experience?
We've only played one show...so far.
11. What does AP.net mean to you?
Gossip site for bands I've never heard of (we aspire to maybe be one of those bands, except ideally people will have heard of us).
12. What is your favorite song to play?
"The Big Dance," though we've been rockin' this Zombies cover lately and it's pretty adorable.
13. What is your vacation spot of choice?
I'm not sure...Justine would know. Her family goes all sorts of crazy places. She spent a week in Turkey over the summer.
14. What music reminds you of your childhood?
Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Load-era Metallica.
15. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Why?
Mind control (we'd be famous already).
16. Do you feel that your band has "made it"?
Hahaha. No. Feel free to give us a hand with that, though.
17. What is something that most fans don't know about you?
18. What's your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving. The glutton's holiday.
19. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Write/record music. Josh and I are really into engineering and mixing.
20. What kind of hidden talents do you have?
Frankly, a lot of people don't even know that we are a band and play music together. Does that count as hidden?