Francis Scott







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

It's hypnotic and always fun to make sounds. Playing music with other people is second or third to sex in terms of things I like to do with people.

What is your music dream?

... groupies... I feel like that's not to much to ask. Is it? Shit, I hope not.

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

Carbon taxes.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Big Balls by AC/DC. I first heard the song when I was 10, and I was just blown away by how clever the lyrics were, the vocals, the guitars, how whimsical and juvenile and punk it felt...

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, The Rolling Stones and AC/DC. I'm a big classic rock fan. I'm *classically trained* harhar. I like a lot of other stuff, but I think most of what I like is uh.. "vanilla." Everything I like is some branch on the tree of the Beatles.

What inspires you to make music?

The most inspiring thing for me in any art form is defiance. I've got ADHD pretty bad and it's hard for me to sustain effort for long periods without stimulants. On some level, the frustration of being constantly distracted or unable to focus comes out as defiance - I'll mock something, I'll make some crazy sounds, I'll show off that someone is dumb and I am smart, I'll bother people. For example, I was inspired to write the song "Put Your Dick in Me Jesus" because I was trying to make up a guitar part for a Christian Rock song. I got frustrated on some level and found a way to amuse myself and voila! My best work.

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

To push boundaries. I think. Maybe. I dunno, it probably changes song to song. I really want people to be amused before death. I think that's my goal.

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

Really scared, maybe even shaking at first, but after I get comfortable it's such a high. And then when you're in the groove the people watching are just spellbound... Oh, that's such a nice feeling.

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

I have no idea.

What do you think of Drooble?

I probably won't use it unless someone I know starts using it a lot.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

No one takes risks, especially the people at local gigs. If I have to play I'm Yours I'm playing b2s and b5s on every chord and singing as off as possible. At the same time, the people who do their own thing are so derivative and forgettable. They're like the people who do covers and try to sound exactly like the record. I am not interested in making music that people will never talk about.

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

I run into them sometimes and ask them questions (we all love an excuse for a fan interview, don't we?) and try to steal all their ideas and knowledge. I think this makes them feel special, so it's kind of.. support?

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

I have no idea. I just want to make good music and it should take care of that on its own.

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

KING CRIMSON. I want to believe they're not obscure but every time I gush about them no one knows who I'm talking about.