Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Emerging Company Interview: BookSwim

Submitted by Eric Ginsbergy of BookSwim.com.  This evolutionary company uses a Netflix business model, substituting movies for books! For convenient home delivery and to keep up with being green, Bookswim.com is a great option for both frequent and occasional readers. 

  1. What was the first record/cassette/CD that you owned and how did it change you? Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA. I begged my mom for that album in 1986. She got it for me on a white cassette tape. It was the first time I felt like I owned music. I played the tape until it wore out. 
  2. If you could pick any musician's brain over a beer, who would it be? Paul McCartney. I have a lot of how's and why's to ask him.  
  3. Which musician would you be most comfortable dating your mom? Chuck Berry. He really knows how to treat a lady.  
  4. How would it feel to play with your favorite band? It would feel like the opposite of a herpes diagnosis. 
  5. Who are you musically influenced by that no one would ever guess by listening to your music? Buddy Holly 
  6. If someone invested a million dollars into your band, how would you use the money? I would wish for more wishes.
  7. How do you feel being on stage when the audience is having an amazing time? Like the time goes too fast. Try to live in the moment. 
  8. Which 5 songs would you cover if you had a cover band? Birdhouse in Your Soul, I Want You Back, Pump it Up, Radiation Vibe, Born to Run
  9. Name the place you'd most like to play a show, anywhere in the world. The roof of Abbey Road studio
  10. What's the most memorable musicial moment of your life? Kids screaming and rushing to the stage as the curtain went up at my camp's talent show. We were the last act and the only band. We were the older kids at camp, but we hadn't even played a note yet and already the audience loved us. I thought, "I can do this." 
  11. Tell us a situation where another band really helped you out. Radiation Kings. I was running a show at what used to be the Asbury Skate Park (remember that place?) with Skinnernox has the headliner. Unfortunately, the band broke up two weeks before the show. Radiations Kings were on the bill too, so they stepped up, learned all the songs and backed up King Django for whatvwas the last Skinnernox show. 
  12. What moment has made all of the hard work being a musician worth it? Opening for Peter Searcy at the Saint. It was my first show with my band, which I had put together specifically to be elligible to play that show.