Pet Spider






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

To me, music is a way to be honest. It is a way to let go. It gives me the proper mental space to process and release unneeded thoughts and energy back into the ether. It is spiritual alchemy, a sacred solo practice of some sort for myself.

What is your music dream?

I wish to own a 24-hour coffee shop/cafe/music venue. I would move my current recording studio into the back of the business so that artists who play the venue also have the option for both live and studio recordings. Financially operating primarily as a coffee shop and food business, the plan is for the income from the music work to be supplemental and never something to be relied upon.

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

I can, and I would start with myself.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Top 10 (No Particular Order) 1. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! by The Beatles 2. Sloop John B by The Beach Boys 3. Come Sail Away by Styx 4. My Adidas by Run DMC 5. Last Train To Clarksville by The Monkees 6. Happy Together by The Turtles 7. Heaven Is A Halfpipe by OPM 8. You Showed Me by the Byrds 9. Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash 10. Rockefeller Skank by Fatboy Slim

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I have taken great inspiration from the musical work and lives of Camille Saint-Saens, Mort Garson, Thom Feteke, Johann Johannsson, and John Cage.

What inspires you to make music?

My impending mortality and the frantic desire to leave something behind is my biggest motivator to create art.

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

I am not nearly important enough to think in such a way.

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

I always feel more nervous beforehand than once I've begun. As an introvert, I have never regretted the challenge. That being said, I always realize how much more I prefer creating new music alone in my studio than rehashing and performing older work.

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

The musicians' reality is that this is an incredible time to be alive and making noise. Technology has allowed new types of music to emerge and the internet has allowed those new types to flourish. Plus, this amazing technology never been more accessible to ordinary, penny-pinching musicians. It is incredibly exciting that anyone with $500 and some free time can break into audio production. The era of the DIY musician is fully actualized.

What do you think of Drooble?

I am trying to keep an open mind. I dislike social media but do enjoy sites where I can discover new music.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

As a musician, I am not frustrated.

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

I have substantial hearing loss so concerts are incredibly rare for me to attend. I suppopse I support local scene by purchasing instruments and studio equipment from local audio shops whenever able.

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

I could not care any less about audience. I am not the right person to ask. I suppose my advice is make the music that comes to you naturally, not that music the audience thinks they want to come to them.