An Interview with a Vampire. I mean an interview with Anthony Martin. Ex KDUR DJ and now working at 4 Corners Broadcasting. So he might know a thing or two about music. Let’s dive into his brain.
Who was your first musical love? My first musical love was CAKE, yes that’s right. I was very little at the time and looking back it more seems like a dream, a nostalgic drug but my mom would tell me this stories of me shaking my butt to “Short Skirt, Long Jacket” in the car. I still to this day love CAKE and it will always bring me back to my childhood and repeating every line to “The Distance”.
Biggie or 2Pac? Biggie, I know 2pac had more albums and probably more in the public eye but for the short time we had Biggie, it was great. I will always go back once and awhile and listen to Notorious.
What is your opinion of the Beatles? The Beatles are truly the first rock and roll band and it honestly pisses my off that people hate The Beatles, yet love Arcade Fire, I believe without The Beatles their would be no Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Pink Floyd etc. Regardless if you hate The Beatles, rock music owes them everything. Only The Beatles can seemingly change their sound from each pervious album and grow in popularity, I could go on for days about this. Theirs The Beatles and everyone else.
When do you usually listen to music? The morning, afternoon, night and every time all day long
What song is your guilty pleasure? Hmm this is a hard one, because I wouldn’t be caught died with any of my guilty pleasure songs on my iPod but one that comes to mind is “Put Your Records On” by Corinne Bailey Rae, its basically for girls but I still love it.
What artist is your guilty pleasure? I’ll do you one better, my guilty pleasure artist, is an entire genre. I LOVE Christmas music. Most people nowadays hate in all its forms and I love it during the entire month of December.
What is your favorite instrument? Most of the bands I love are traditional rock instruments but I would have to say my favorite instrument is a piano and more specifically, the electric piano like Ray Charles. I get chills when I hear it.
Favorite lyrics in any song? It’s a tie between Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life” “I’ve been up and down and over and, out and I know one thing, Each time I find myself flat on my face, I pick myself up and get back in the race” and The Strokes “Someday” “I say the right things but act the wrong way, I like it right here but I cannot stay, I watch the TV; forget what I’m told, Well, I am too young, and they are too old.”
Dream concert? The Strokes, I have never seen them live and I would do anything to do so. The last time they came to Denver I was 12 and didn’t really know whom they are.
What music type is underrated? Acid Jazz, the modern twist on classic jazz should definitely become popular.
What is the last physical album you bought? I bought the self-titled first album by G. Love and Special Sauce
The last digital album? I bought Julian Casablanca’s and The Voidz album Tryanny and last digital single I bought was Only One by Kanye West
What could you listen to for 24 hours straight? The Stokes, Is This It?
What popular band do you hate, and why? I hate Ed Sheeran (A Whiny Ginger Bitch that hasn’t said anything John Mayer hasn’t already said a hundred times) , Goo Goo Dolls (More whiny bitches, the lead singer looks like a doll, no pun intended and never thought music that plain would become poplaur), and One Direction ( 5 guys who don’t play instruments or write their music is considered good? There is nothing about music going on)
What was the best album of 2014? Alt-J, This Is All Yours
Thoughts on Kanye? The man is a god amongst men, I people hate him and is attitude “God” persona but you can’t deny his musical success and ability.
If any group could get back together who would you want it to be? I would like to see The Libertines get back together or The White Stripes
If you had to listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be? Damn, one fucking song forever? I guess That’s Life by Frank Sinatra
If you could live in any musical era what would it be? I would like to be the age I am now but in 2001, I know this sounds weird but If I had been able to be old enough to enjoy the rise of all my favorite bands and see them live still as kids I would absolutely love that.
Favorite band or artist of all time? The Strokes, enough said.