David Nauroth


I deleted this section on October 11th, 2020 because I didn't care for what I had written. Stay tuned for an update.






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

Music creation is a pursuit devoted to the manipulation of the sensibilities and emotions of others. It is an exercise in the wielding of power. It asks for nothing, and gives the same.

What is your music dream?

To write a song that is as bad as, and as good as, "Louie, Louie."

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

I would allow dogs to rule the cosmos, and EVERYONE knows why.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"Fountain of Sorrow" by Jackson Browne.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Jeff Beck - Aretha Franklin - The musicians who performed the music for the cartoons of the 1940's and the 1950's

What inspires you to make music?

I do not believe in inspiration. I believe in WORK.

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

Any distinct message that I would espouse would be found within a particular song. I don't adhere to any overall philosophy.

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

Ecstatic and embarrassed at the same time.

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

The reality is chaotic. Almost everything about the business could be improved, but it won't be.

What do you think of Drooble?

As a longtime member, my opinion is that Drooble is a fantastic idea that has been poorly administrated.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Where do I start? Lack of respect for what we do, unless we're successful. Egocentric and unreliable musicians. Poor, sporadic income. Industry dishonesty.

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

I support local venues with my patronage and I offer advice and emotional reinforcement to developing musicians. I attend local open mics. I only buy from local music stores unless there is no other option.

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

Perseverence - Patience - Organizational skills - The unmitigated gall to self-promote.

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

I don't know of any that people have never heard of.