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This week’s guest is musician/professional doodler, Emma Ruth Rundle.
I first met Emma in May of 2010 when her, and her fellow Red Sparowes band mates, played the Blue Lamp in Sacramento. Then we spent a few hours together in LA the summer of 2011. You can hear our chat about her role in the making of The Nocturnes’ beautiful album, Aokigahara. We’ve kept in touch over the years, and this latest conversation got pretty serious but worthwhile time spent.
Emma Ruth Rundle on the Interwebs:
Facebook | Official Blog
Photo © Andrew Clinco
Dave Clifford has been a major supporter of FLAB Magazine and a willing interview subject. He’s never turned us down. Here he is providing his answers to our weekly drummer Q&A. His answers are probably the most thoughtful of any of the subjects who’ve answered the questionnaire so far. So here you go.
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This week’s guest is drummer Aaron Perez. Aaron is one of those dudes that’s plays in a lot of different bands at the same time. Well, not exactly at the same time, but he splits his time and skills between three different bands around Austin, Texas. Currently he’s promoting a new release from the experimental band, BOYFRNDZ.
We talk drums, drumming and spreading one’s self too thin (or not thin enough?).
Aaron Perez on the Interwebs:
BOYFRNDZ | East Cameron Folkcore | Bridge Farmers
Photo © Lobo Sucio Creative
FLABmag: When and why did you start playing drums?
Lindsey Elias: I started playing percussion when I was 10 in middle school band, but really wanted to play a full kit. So my parents got me my first drum set for Christmas that year! I just really felt a connection to rhythm and wanted to play rock music with my friends because it seemed really fun.
FLABmag: What, if anything, transpired to keep you playing all these years?
Lindsey Elias: Playing with other people has really kept me going. Having other people relying on me gives me a sense of purpose, and having to rely on others really makes my band feel more like a family unit. Great friends and awesome fucking music has been the key to keeping it fun and interesting enough for me to continue to learn more. Plus, kitties help inspire me from time to time, they’re so cute and cuddly and they just makes me want to hit the shit out of my drums!
FLABmag: What was your first kit and how did you pay for it?
Lindsey Elias: My first kit was a blue Peace rock kit my parents got for me, but the first kit I purchased is my current kit, a DW collectors series vertical grain Koa kit. It’s sexy. I worked the whole first year out of high school at a coffee shack and saved my cash money only to find this beautiful kit stacked up at the guitar center… I didn’t buy it right away cause it was a huge chunk of change, but I let it steep in all it’s glory, only to buy it the next week because my guitarist Shane Thomas convinced me if I didn’t buy it I’d wish I would have. I have no regrets…