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