What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is the activity which allows me to feel most alive.

What is your music dream?

I'd like to keep improving on my instrument and songwriting abilities. I would feel good to bounce all over the guitar like a jazz pianist can on the keys.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I'd restore our belief in truth and ability to engage in civil discourse.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Stuff by The Carpenters.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I listen to a lot of stuff most persons would consider downright bad. Rather than perfection I listen for brilliant moments. That said, when it comes to heavy music, I like YOB and Voivod. As for more gentle music, I really like early St. Vincent and all Land of Talk. I listen to a lot of classical music, especially modern Russian composers.

What inspires you to make music?

I enjoy getting lost in the composition process, beginning with no ideas at all. I just jump into the writing process and usually end up somewhere I never imagined going.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Also push your boundaries.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I get pretty nervous playing live, but that usually passes and I become the confident persons I most times am not. Playing living is a very wild and physical experiences for me. When I finish a show I am usually drained emotionally and physically.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Too many people spend too much time trying to become famous by sounding like someone who is already famous. It makes for a lot of monotony, and competition of the worst sort.

What do you think of Drooble?

I haven't used it long enough to know yet.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

I'm frustrated by my own limitation, and I very frustrated at how hard it is to get people to leave their house anymore.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I got to as many local shows as is humanly possible. If I can be at a friend's show, I will be at a friend's show. I try never to miss anything.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Have as many friends as possible.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

The Ditch and The Delta, Red Bennies.