01 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
This interview taken from the muzic.net.nz newsletter:
The Boxcar Guitars are an indie Alternative Country band based in Auckland. This week we've asked two members of the band, Ben (guitar, vocals) and Kari (drums), our standard newletter interview questions. Their answers are below:
1) Who are your favourite New Zealand musicians/bands?
Ben: The Rainy Days, The Rock n Roll Machine, Shaft, Those Are My Tops, go see them if you haven't.
Kari: My pesonal favorite band is Bressa Creeting Cake, I saw Chirs Knox play recently and he put on a great show so I'll put him in there too.
2) Who would you most like to support live?
Ben: Al Jolson, I don't know, all my dream supports would be dead. If I had a time machine? How about Elvis or Ernest at the Grande ol Opry.
Kari: Neil Young or Bob Dylan.
3) What is the strangest thing that has happened to you while playing on tour?
Ben: An old school friend was gropeing his girl up near the stage and another girl joined in and popper her tata's outta
Kari: Half way through a tour, I burst my eardrum on a flight from Christchurch, it was so painful, and i had to play two gigs with half a set of earmuffs on to protect it.
4) Where do you see the Boxcar Guitars in 5 years?
Ben: Married with kids
Kari: Well hopefully touring overseas to support our third album, and owning our own recording equipment.
5) What advice would you give other budding musicians/bands?
Ben: I can't, it's never the same - what works for me but if I went back in time I'd tell myself to avoid progressive rock, it was a bad turn.
Kari: I think a lot of musicians don't listen to the other musicains in their band enough so learing to listen is my biggest advice, and save the primadonna attitude for when you are actually rich and famous, not when you just wish you were.