Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Emerging Artist Interview: Taylor Allen

What was the first record/cassette/CD that you owned and how did it change you?
Weird Al Yankovic - Alapalooza It made me realize that music should never be taken too seriously. And that Hawaiian shirts and accordions are always funny. Always.

If you could pick any musician's brain over a beer, who would it be?
Tom Waits

What would the name of your band's biography be?
Acoustic Alcoholic

Which musician would you be most comfortable dating your mom?
I was going to say Huey Lewis, but the more I thought about his face, he reminds me of someone who would be really physically abusive to a woman. So...I guess Elton John.

Who are you musically influenced by that no one would ever guess by listening to your music?
Raffi.

If someone invested a million dollars into your band, how would you use the money?
Spend $998,000.00 at Bands on a Budget, and buy a $2,000 bag of weed.

What's the most memorable musicial moment of your life?
Once saw Elvis Costello (& the Imposters), Billy Joe Armstrong, Ben Gibbard, and Fiona Apple play 'You Really Got A Hold On Me' in Atlantic City. Goddamn awesome.

If you got a band tattoo, which band would it be?
Something involving Eagles, Machine Guns, and Penises.