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