The Teen Beat Interview with Patrick Fitzsimons

The following questions were culled from vintage Teen Beat interviews, circa mid-1980s. Xpress poses them to local music stars.

Mountain Xpress: How did you get into music?
Patrick Fitzsimons: A better question might be: How did music get into me? No idea….

Q: If you weren’t a musician, what would you want to be?
A: Hmmmmmmm, an acupuncturist!

Q: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
A: This bad tooth that I’ve to get extracted next week.

Q: Tell us about your car.
A: I don’t have a car at the minute.

Q: Are you going to play a show in Tulsa?
A: Where exactly IS Tulsa?

Q: Who do you consider to be very cool?
A: Wolverine.

Q: Do you have a crush on anyone?
A: Yeah, a Swedish hairdresser.

Q: What was the most perfect gift you ever received?
A: The woman behind the desk at a convenience store took one look at us and said, “Have whatever you want”, after a near-death experience in the mountains at the western tip of NC.

Q: What was the nicest thing you’ve ever done for your mom on Mother’s Day?
A: Learned to play “Marble Halls.”

Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: Photography, wasting endless hours on the computer …

Q: Describe your perfect day.
A: Sex in the morning, swimming in the ocean, sex in the evening.

Q: What’s something you refuse to eat?
A: Tar.

Q: If you had to choose one word to describe your life, what would that word be?
A: Circuitous.

Q: Do you have any messages for all your loyal fans?
A: Check out some new recordings at Project Mojo Bag.

—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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