ELCiD - while on hiatus from Speeding Motorcycle

rock & roll is too old to die young

future punk, electro grunge, noise pop of the coachella valley, banned from the local clubs for attempting to raise the bar too high. ready to hit the road & let the good times roll.

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

Music is purpose that helps makes sense of the world.

What is your music dream?

To have people listening to & enjoying my music!

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

Have LOVE make the world go around, not money!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Norwegian Wood -- endlessly listening to my mother's Beatles records always wondering why did he burn her furniture? Of course, now we know the song was written after they met Bob Dylan & Norwegian Wood is/was code. So yes, isn't it good, Norwegian Wood :-)

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Clash, Social Distortion, The Jesus & Mary Chain, David Bowie, Nirvana.

What inspires you to make music?

Everything & anything. It's my greatest passion and interest. I could spend 24 hours a day making music. Although, that might be a bit too much...maybe?

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

that everyone has a part to play in the world because we are all inter-connected. with commitment, desire & hard work anything can happen. and that it's fun to dance to!

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

happy yet nervous ;-)

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

Today's reality is a cyber-fantasy, over digitized & mediocre. Anything outside the lines disappears from view. Rating music by if it has a good beat & can make you shake your hips would be a big improvement. Rather than how many followers on which influencer platform and/or who you have been collabing with.

What do you think of Drooble?

much needed return to basics, yet in a digital form. A community based on what the music is & how it makes you feel instead of music that all sounds mostly the same only differentiated by branding & influence.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

How an artist can be over-shadowed by performers who are better at promotion, networking & accounting.

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

Yes, as much of a scene as there is here, which is not much. There is a real lack of youth culture in the Valley. therefore, it is more of a country-club popularity-contest scene rather than a musical meritocracy, ie. the same eight people in five different bands & one of them works at the local paper, the other at the radio station, another as a promoter, and so on... So going to shows but mostly micro-festivals where there are bands from out of town & then staying in touch online. Connecting with other scenes around the world & being a part of that also yet in a local way.

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

shamelessness along with a good haircut, face tattoos, toned-body, fashion endorsement, name-producer, and an acting career. just kidding. about the career part :-)

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

the bad housekeeping, primrods, zip guns, terror of tiny town, pretty excellent, full metal fonzies.