[Interview Number 40]
This time, we get to know Motion Sickness. His track "Bounce" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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Okay, let’s get into the Ten questions for Motion Sickness!
𝟭. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗯𝘆? Hey guys, I am originally from the Philippines but because of my nursing career, I migrated here in New Zealand. I have several hobbies including playing basketball and gaming but one that stands out among the rest is my love for music, whether it be listening, writing lyrics, playing drums or making electronic beats.
𝟮. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰/𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻? Well, music comes a long way for me. It started when I was around 6 or 7 years old when my father introduced me to videoke/karaoke. At that time, I learned to sing Bee Gees songs as well as the medley tracks of Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Platters and Matt Monro just to name a few. We would record it on cassette tapes and my father would be proud of me playing the tape to his friends and I thought to myself, I might have a good career in singing (haha) but that was not the case. When I was around 8 years old, I went to my cousins' place, there I experience a different kind of music as my cousin was into rock/grunge/metal music like Pantera, Metallica and Nirvana. I also touched a guitar for the very first time and played the intro of All Apologies by Nirvana. These events left a mark in me and opened the gates of music in my life.
𝟯. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀?
There are several of them, but my biggest influence I should say is Bee Gees since they were the very first band I got exposed to as a kid singing to their songs (thanks to my father). When I became a teenager though and got into a band, things changed dramatically as I became heavily influenced by heavy/nu metal bands. I came across bands like Korn and Deftones and I always watch their live concerts and music videos and incorporate them in my music through drumming, take note there was no YouTube at that time so I was buying cd's here and there to watch the concerts and it was somewhat costly :( By the way I am a self taught drummer so I watch a lot of concerts, that was the way I learned how to play the drums and it was David of Korn that I got influence from the most (drumming). I thought he was one of best who ever touched those drumsticks.
𝟰. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰? I was in my teenage years with a group of friends. We always go to local rock concerts, watch American rock bands on tv and listen to really some loud, screaming songs all day almost everyday. My mate decided that instead of just watching and listening all the time, why don't we play music ourselves and do cover acts of the artists that we look up to. All of us didn't have any musical background neither did any of us went to music school but we have the guts to teach ourselves because of our passion and love for music, and that was the beginning of our band. Since we were all in high school, we don't really have the funds to buy the music instruments that we need, so to start off, each of us (there were 6 or 7 of us) contributed around $1 each day and by the 3rd month we have bought our first electric guitar and amplifier (wohoo) and we continued that practice until we had ourselves a full set of instruments. We taught ourselves to play and obviously I was thrown into the deep end of being the "drummer" and the rest is history.
𝟱. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆? I am not really planning on making it big (though that would be awesome), because I have a family now, 1 wife only 1 and 4 kids so it will be extremely difficult "timewise" to be so focused on a music career. I still make music here and there for the love of it because it is my passion and for me I am contented with it, just to share and express myself.
𝟲. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲? You know when I was younger and in a band, I always wanted to be on a big hit rock/metal band and play in a Woodstock event. Remember Woodstock guys? Yes that's what I am talking about. That was one of my biggest dreams. And by the way Woodstock '99 was the best among the rest in my opinion.
𝟳. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴? There are a lot of songs that I like. Actually I have a lot to choose from but I have to go back to my roots to the time when I was introduced to music and one song that sticks out is "Don't Forget To Remember" by Bee Gees. I consider it as my all time favorite song because it was one of my fathers' favorite song and he sings it all the time. This month will be his 10th year death anniversary, that song will always and forever be in my heart and will always remind me of him.
𝟴. 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁? Ok here comes the most embarrassing one. Actually this was the very last gig and the very last time I was involved in a band before migrating here in New Zealand. We were playing in a pub and on our very first track one of my drumsticks broke and I didn't have any extra. We still have several songs to play and as they say, the show must go on. I played basically with one working and one broken drumstick on the whole set! And I know I didn't play it perfectly because my attention was on that broken stick for the whole night. I knew I had a lot of off key and what's more embarrassing was my girlfriend who is my wife now was watching and it was the very first time she saw me playing live and it was a mess... lucky she didn't break up with me haha.
𝟵. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?
My proudest accomplishment was not of any awards or prizes that we won, though special mention to
the times where we won battle of the bands. It came when we played in our school event when I was in college. You know, my father, when I started to get involve
d in a band was against it, he believed that I don't have any future with it and better yet to just focus on my education. That was hard without the support of your parents, every time we play on a gig, I get downplayed or criticized. But you know, that special moment came when we were playing at a school event in college, I saw my father in the audience for the very first time and by the end of the show he told me how proud he was of me. That moment, I won't exchange it with any money or any award, that recognition from my father alone is a lot and it meant the world to me.
𝟭𝟬. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲?
If given a chance, I would love to make music alongside Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn of Linkin Park. I think I can learn a lot from Mr. Hahn especially when it comes to DJing. Mike is one of my favorite singers/rappers/artist of all time. I love how he performs. I would love to make electronic music for him and he could be the one giving it life through is voice. Chester was the face of Linkin Park but I think Mike is the soul of Linkin Park. Collaborating with them would be great.
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