Category Archives: Q+A

with Water Tower

Who or what inspires you?

Humans and their perseverance

Why do you love Radio Venice?

Because y’all are so excited about music!

Favorite song right now?

The Old Chisholm Trail

Favorite album right now?

Tales of a Tenacious Tenderfoot by Tyler Heath

Latest hobby you picked up?

Speed reading

Last thing you read?

Epistemology

Best breakup song?

Time To Break Up by blink-182

Best makeout song?

Loomer by My Bloody Valentine

Favorite quarantine activity?

Learning internet marketing

Favorite comfort food?

Pizza

Favorite instrument …

Fiddle

Water Tower

with The Hobo’s Gold

Who or what inspires you?

Travel, meeting people with curiosity, humor, honesty, and a good story

Why do you love Radio Venice?

Radio Venice is a beacon of love and connectivity, a continuity, a chaos, a comfort zone, and it’s all because of the music!

Favorite song right now?

The one I am writing right now

Favorite album right now?

Bravo – Suzy Williams

Latest hobby you picked up?

Video editing

Last thing you read?

A Joseph Campbell Companion

Best breakup song?

Holding My Own – The Darkness

Best makeout song?

Maggot Brain – Funkadelic

Favorite quarantine activity?

Getting out in our vintage camper, Birdy

Favorite comfort food?

Dark chocolate with sea salt

Favorite instrument …

I play guitar but my voice is my instrument

… and does it have a name?

yes but it’s ineffable

The Hobo’s Gold

with The Bird Lords

Who or what inspires you?

Unabashed expressions of joy and love, generosity, connection, and sharing

Why do you love Radio Venice?

The unabashed expressions of joy and love, generosity, connection, and sharing

Favorite song right now?

The one that makes me think of you

Favorite album right now?

Bravo – Suzy Williams

Latest hobby you picked up?

Filling out Q+A’s

Last thing you read?

Fudgy Bear, behind the Fudge- An Expose

Best breakup song?

Anything by the OutofControl-atron

Best makeout song?

Hi Five

Favorite quarantine activity?

making out to breakup songs

Favorite comfort food?

Radio Venison

Favorite instrument …

My voice!

… and does it have a name?

Lisa? LOL

The Bird Lords

with Nicole Brophy

Who or what inspires you?

Artistic expression, authenticity and honesty. I’m intrigued by the stories behind people’s lives that make them who they are. Losing myself in the moment while playing music onstage and road tripping in my trusty van on the open road while listening to music is my happy place.

Why do you love Radio Venice?

I think it is pretty wild we can all play live music on opposite ends of the world and share it on Radio Venice in these Covid times where playing live shows is so rare! I’m so grateful for the opportunity and the continued support of live musicians by Radio Venice 🙂

Favorite song right now?

“Mine Forever” by Lord Huron

Favorite album right now?

“KG” by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Latest hobby you picked up?

Gardening and indoor plants have always been an obsession of mine

Last thing you read?

“Untamed” by Glennon Doyle

Best breakup song?

“Blue Moon” by The Cowboy Junkies

Best makeout song?

“Summer Madness” by Khruangbin

Favorite quarantine activity?

Overthinking haha … so probably watching a series on Netflix

Favorite comfort food?

Pasta … ice cream and chocolate 😜

Favorite instrument …

My Fender Jaguar guitar

… and does it have a name?

Jag for short!

Nicole Brophy

with Desi Ramone

Who or what inspires you?

Making a difference in a young person’s night out with my music and performance.

Why do you love Radio Venice?

Radio Venice is local with local acts that shoots out across the globe broadcasting high above Venice Boardwalk. It gives artists young and old a chance to be seen and heard. It’s a tough biz and RV makes it a friendlier.

Favorite song right now?

Funny you ask, my favorite song right now is my latest single coming out this Fall called Radio Venice. Recorded right in the Radio Venice studio!

Favorite album right now?

Paul Collins’ Beat “The Kids Are The Same” 1982

Latest hobby you picked up?

Trampoline!

Last thing you read?

“Last Train To Memphis” by Peter Guralnick

Best breakup song?

“One For My Baby (and One More for The Road)” by Old Blue Eyes (aka Frank Sinatra)

Best makeout song?

Anything by Los Panchos

Favorite quarantine activity?

Video/film editing

Favorite comfort food?

Crunchy Peanut Butter w/ Raspberry Jam on fresh wheat bread

Favorite instrument …

Drums

… and does it have a name?

Radio King and Ludwig

Desi Ramone

with Jeremy Parker

Who or what inspires you?

I get inspired when you get that “Sizzle” feeling when a melody dances on top of music or a harmony gives you chills. That is the drug of sound that I’ve chased since I first experienced it.

Why do you love Radio Venice?

They have brought in so many independent artists who you would never hear of or get to listen to. Plus they embrace the diversity and spirit that we all love in Venice.

Favorite song right now?

Superwoman by Stevie Wonder

Favorite album right now?

RTJ4. The new Run The Jewels album is the truth!

Latest hobby you picked up?

Wake Surfing. I’m living in PA and there’s no waves here so I started surfing behind a boat.

Last thing you read?

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Best breakup song?

Please Please Please by James Brown

Best makeout song?

Here in Your Bedroom by Goldfinger

Favorite quarantine activity?

I built a miniramp in my backyard so I could skate it during quarantine.

Favorite comfort food?

Sushi

Favorite instrument …

My 73 Martin D18. It was my father’s (who passed) guitar that he used every Sunday to lead worship at church. It’s not very pretty and falling apart but I love how it sounds.

… and does it have a name?

It’s the only guitar I have without a name, probably because it was my Dad’s before me so it didn’t feel like it was mine to name. I don’t even know if the guitar is a “She”.

Jeremy Parker

with Black Tar Roses

Who or what inspires you?

My past, present and future

Why do you love Radio Venice?

Because of its accessibility

Favorite song right now?

Sleaford Mods – Tweet, tweet, tweet

Favorite album right now?

The Dead Brothers – Black Moose

Latest hobby you picked up?

Sound engineering

Last thing you read?

The Descent of Man

Best breakup song?

Don’t break my heart – UB40

Favorite quarantine activity?

Songwriting

Favorite comfort food?

Ben Jerry’s Cherry Garcia

Favorite instrument …

Guitar

… and does it have a name?

No but it’s played so much the mat finish is now gloss

Black Tar Roses