The Teen Beat Interview with Christian Imes

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?
Christian Imes of Akamai Drone: I have always been a fan, and since I have played a piano since age four, playing music seemed more like the normal thing to do. I sometimes wonder why everyone isn’t doing it.

Q: If you weren’t a musician, what would you want to be?
A: I’d probably be a geneticist.

Q: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
A: I’d increase my patience with the “industry” and how things do and don’t work out.

Q: Tell us about your car.
A: I drive a VW Jetta Wolfsburg Edition.

Q: Are you going to play a show in Tulsa?
A: Not that I know of.

Q: Who do you consider to be very cool?
A: Steven Seibold

Q: Do you have a crush on anyone?
A: I wonder if you could classify it as such.

Q: What was the most perfect gift you ever received?
A: My first Strat.

Q: What was the nicest thing you’ve ever done for your mom on Mother’s Day?
A: I wrote her a song.

Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: Martial arts and snowboarding.

Q: Describe your perfect day.
A: Playing a show and nothing going wrong.

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

Q: If you had to choose one word to describe your life, what would that word be?
A: We’ll go with “interesting.”

Q: Do you have any messages for all your loyal fans?
A: I will never sell out or buy in, and will always make the best music I can make. Where ever i may be at in my life, it will always be me, it will always be true, and I appreciate you. We’ll see you soon.

—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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