Interviews w/ Michael T, Justine D, Ultragrrrl, & Paddy Boom
Michael T: Well, for starters, we try and book acts that we like and if we like them most likely our audience will too. It's a great position to be in to know you don't have to stick toa particular style of music because your "following" won't get it. Justine, books most of the acts and does a great job in doing so...she enjoys it too. I've booked a few and so has johnny. Johnny, just booked The New York Dolls which hands down is the most legendary band we've booked.
Ultragrrrl: I wont see royalties from my book for a while, so right now the DJing gigs are giving me extra scratch for the week so I can attempt to save money. I have a regular job (or two), and have just learned how to save money. No more cabs. I run a record label called Stolen Transmission and am a scout for Zomba Music Publishing... that's my income source at the moment.
Paddy Boom: I found the band through Craig's List. I had been playing for a very long time in New York City, and I was really at a crossroads. I was just going to give up on fucking music cause I had been playing for like 15 years at that point, been in a bunch of bands. And I know I'm a really good drummer, but there are tons of great musicians out here and I was just really worried about what the fuck I was gonna do. It was an era in my life when I was dating again and you know, being in a band is like being involved with a girlfriend because there's a lot of time, a lot of commitment. When you break up, it's like you're free, and when you break up with a band, it's like you're free, and I was very free. I was looking to sorta see what I was going to do with my art and I would look in the village voice website and the Craig's list website, sort of a daily routine and look for bands and sent a bunch of cd's and I heard a bunch of shit and nothing really sounded too good and then there was a link one day for Scissor Sisters and it said, "Electro dance rock band seeks drummer, record label interest, possible touring." So I clicked on it and their first few demos we're on it, and I liked it. You know, I found a great band, and-