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I got the interview tonight in Dallas, they were very gracious and answered all my questions and lots of yours too! There were a couple I didn't ask for time constraints, and some I did ask but separate from the filmed interview. To answer those:


New piece(s) of gear that you're using?

Ian said he's still trying to get the most out of the current gear.


What's Ian's sense of humour like now that hes a dad?

He said he needs some more time before he can answer that question (more time as a dad).


im curious to know how many gigs of recording files this album generated.

John guessed 100 TB! However Dave said they had a 2TB hard drive, and they didn't quite fill it up, so he estimated 1.5 TB. 


I also got some background info on the guys before the interview. And asked about their favorite band. Ian took a long time on that one, so I said it could also be a band he likes right now or one that he thinks is influential on him.


Ian: Born 8/31/70 in Pittsburgh, grew up in Johnstown PA. Studied history and political science in college. Took piano lessons as a kid, played guitar, bass, and drums as a teenager. Favorite band: Dawn of Midi


John: Born 8/2/68 in Baltimore, grew up in Pittsburgh and Florida. Was an orchestral percussion major in college (but didn't finish). Took a year off and never went back to school after going to NYC to play music. Favorite band: Rush


Dave: Born 9/2/76 in Worcester, MA and grew up there. Studied graphic design in college. Became a musician in 1997. Favorite band: Golden


Also, John was very interested in my Hi/Lo harpsichord transcription! I showed him the sheet music (he is the only one who reads music), and he asked for a copy so he can try to play through some of it. 


Now, from talking to Dave after the show, I won't repeat what all he said in off the record but it is very clear to me that Ty did not leave the band amicably contrary to what the official statement said. There are a lot of sour grapes between them unfortunately. One of my questions for the interview had been if they listen to any of his solo work but during the interview I decided to leave that one out and I'm glad I did, because obviously he left the band on bad terms.



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