Five questions or more with Austin Moody: A poem
Q&A by Marvin Lee
Hey Austin, do you have any nicknames?
Just a couple
No, but can you give me just one nickname?
That’s it, JUST A COUPLE?
…let’s start off with cliche’ question No. 1:
When and why did you start playing music?
Well, my first cliche’ answer is gonna be
when I was 7 years old, my grandma Joan
signed me up for solo classical piano lessons
and that is when I really found music,
really really found it
Do you have a second cliche’ answer?
No, that’s gonna be that one for that answer
Would you mind explaining your work ethic when practicing and/or writing songs?
For the band, we get together every Sunday and Monday and every other Wednesday
and when we get together, we usually try to practice for three hours,
talk about upcoming shows, upcoming set lists.
We get to remix our own songs, take songs and play them in different styles
just to kinda keep practice fun and exciting if you will.
As a solo musician, I like to practice an hour a day by myself,
like technique, fingering, and picking
everything I can do to be a better guitar player.
What band would that be? the Maple Bars?
THAT would be the Maple Bars.
What are your fondest musical memories? Give me two.
my fondest musical memories … my first one would be
when I was about 14 years old.
My mom bought me a guitar for Christmas from Costco
and it was one of those crappy floor models
it was also the same time my brother gave me a MEMOREX.
One of the colorful MEMOREX cassette tapes.
One side had Snoop Dogg ‘The Doggfather’
but the other side had the Descendents ‘Somery,’
so kind of, this is, my two fondest memories
being that tape and that guitar
at the time that I got them because
I learned almost every song I possibly could
off of the Descendents ‘Somery’
with that guitar
and that …
man that was …
that was neat …
that was a neat item.
Let’s get a little off track here
What do think and feel about the color chartreuse?
Well, the first time I met Chartreuse
was in a dim-lit bar
with a gentleman named Jon Lane
and he asked if I cared for a shot
and I said of course
and little did I know
he ordered Chartreuse.
It was the most prettiest green,
just a beautiful green color
and I put that thing down
and instantly regretted it.
so to that question I should have answered:
So Austin, do you have any hecka sick sweet shows coming up this summer?
We totes have some tight gigs lined-up for this summer.
We will be headlining the Capital Street Dock Concert on Saturday with many local talents.
We will be working on and playing a benefit/fundraiser for the Schmidt Family Farm.
We will be playing Hot August Nights for their local talent showcase.
One last bonus question:
do you like climbing trees?
I prefer falling out of them.
Marvin Lee is a musician and aspiring poet who resides in Lewiston. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.