|The following is a mini interview of generic questions that we posed to all bands that wanted to answer:|
1. How did you get your band name?
Just kinda came to me one day. No story to it really.
2. How did this band get started?
I started The Zits in 2008 just on the fact that I wanted to create fun pop songs.
3. What bands are you influenced by?
Many. The Queers, Screeching Weasel, The Ramones, just to name a few.
4. If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?
My dream has always been to tour with The Queers. Big influence on my music.
5. Best food to eat on tour?
Five-layer burritos from Taco Bell.
6. Why should people listen to your band?
Because itís a unique approach. Everything is donation based, and The Zits are a one man band. Itís just me. And all I want to do is have fun and make the best music possible. Not many bands out there like that.
7. If you could be any athlete, which athlete would you switch places with?
I donít play sports, I play music.
8. If you won a Grammy, who would you thank?
9. If you could change something about the music industry, what would it be?
The business aspect. All bands and labels wouldnít be able to charge for their music and merchandise. It would all be donation based. It should be all about the music, not spending money on mansions and stupid shit.
10. Memorable tour experience?
One of my favorite musicians came to my first show and cheered me on.
11. What does AP.net mean to you?
12. What is your favorite song to play?
13. What is your vacation spot of choice?
14. What music reminds you of your childhood?
80ís pop music.
15. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Why?
Teleportation so I can get to the gigs faster.
16. Any pre-show superstitions or rituals?
17. What is something that most fans don't know about you?
Iím a full time graphic designer.
18. What is your assessment of the current state of radio? Do you think it's a place where your band could flourish?
Fuck radio. And, no.
19. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Um, write music and play guitar.
20. What kind of hidden talents do you have?
Music is my only talent.
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