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CHECKONETWO MUSICIAN SURVEY: JON RICE September 9, 2008

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NAME: Jon Rice

BAND(S) YOU ARE IN: Smoke Up Johnny

PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS? DO TELL: Drums

DESCRIBE YOUR MUSICAL STYLE: Loud, fast at times, rarely slow

HOW’D YOU GET STARTED PLAYING MUSIC? Justin Fernandez from Tel Aviv played guitar and we wanted to start a band. i was either going to play bass or drums. drums was what i decided i wanted to play.

FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN BESIDES YOURSELF (AND WHY): maybe Matt Quin. he has a completely different style than i do. i dig it.

WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKET RIGHT NOW? phone, smokes

YOUR FAVORITE VENUE IN LITTLE ROCK (AND WHY)? White Water Tavern. its a comfortable place to play. it’s our home field.

TELL ME ABOUT THE FIRST “REAL” CONCERT YOU EVER ATTENDED. I think it was the smashing pumpkins at Barton. 1996?

HOW ABOUT THE FIRST SHOW YOU EVER DID YOURSELF? I can’t for the life of me remember my first show. there probably werent many people there. Im sure it was full of mistakes.

BEST SOURCE FOR MUSICAL INFO? (MAG, WEBSITE, ETC) word of mouth yo.

WHAT DOES THIS TOWN NEED? the lottery

YOUR THREE FAVORITE ALBUMS, ALL-TIME:
Queen – A Night At The Opera
Pixies – Doolittle
Elvis Costello – This Years Model

RE YOUR MUSIC: DOES YOUR MOM LIKE IT OR NOT? Doubtful. well im sure she doesn’t. she probably doesn’t mind it though.

FUNNIEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED AT ONE OF YOUR SHOWS: we don’t play games.

AS A KID, WHAT’D YOU WANT TO GROW UP TO BE? fireman, rockstar, rich.

MUSICAL/LIFE ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO MY 13 YEAR OLD GUITAR FIEND SON? if you can’t play guitar, play the drums.

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1. dirty sean - September 9, 2008

so jon’s first real concert was smashing pumpkins as well huh? and he wanted to be a fireman too huh? STOP COPYING ME!! jk, and i knew a lot of people would choose white water as their favorite venue, but dang EVERYONE chose it


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