Collecting Pool


Collecting Pool is Dan D'Ambrosia : Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Computer Programming, Vocals







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


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

And I Love Her by The Beatles.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Too many to list, but I guess I'd have to say Pink Floyd, early Blue Oyster Cult, Radiohead, David Bowie and Peter Gabriel. Depeche Mode, Soul Coughing, Primus, Tool and Soundgarden are up there for the honorable mention. Look on my list of influences to see just a few of the artists that are important to me.

What inspires you to make music?

Life itself. The universe. Those who are special to me and those that I love. Everyday life experiences. The faults and failures of mankind. Relationships.

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

Open your eyes.

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

Never was comfortable.

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

Hmmm. That's a loaded question. I'm not sure there's many musicians that have a firm grip on reality, otherwise why become a musician. There's always room to improve. For anyone. Musicians are the best communicators on a mass level, the worst at a personal level.

What do you think of Drooble?

The more I use it, the more I love it. There's plenty to get from it. Some people love to say whats on their minds or discuss things that affect them. Or some folks love the services offered. Plenty of folks love to upload their music and showcase it. Other people like the charts, it's a fun way to gauge popularity within the site though personally, I don't really put too much into in it. Music is ultra subjective, not every musician has the same tastes. Finally, I love watching the site grow. I can tell there's a great deal of hard work involved and good decision making. DD 3/28/2019

What frustrates you most as a musician?

A few things. For one, the use of genres to define a writer. Kind of a what came first, the chicken or the egg thing. Instead of being a slave to genre's, why not do what's in your heart and make your own genre. Make the genre be your slave. Diversify. Be original. That is unless you wish to do covers, which there's nothing wrong with that.

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

Not as much as I used to.

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

The Sandman's Orchestra, Soundtrack Music