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Q&A – Father

1: Analog or Digital?
People have done all kinds of great things with both.

2: What time did you wake up today?

3: Last thing you read?
Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem

4: Whats your first memory?
It’s not clear, probably being aware of wearing pajamas, but my early days didn’t seem chronological.

5: Tea Or Coffee?
Both. I tried yerba mate for the first time recently and it was good, especially on a cold sunny day at the beach.

6: Last thing you cooked?

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
I’d like to know who my distant relatives were, so I’d be reborn 1,000 years ago in their village.

8: What inspires you?
The big picture.

9: Last record you played?
Biggie – Life After Death

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?
Hammered Dulcimer. Easily the most fun and satisfying instrument I’ve tried learning.

11: Last movie you saw?
The Warriors.

12: Who do you love?
I’m not a lover.

13: Do you have any pets?

14: Are you useful?

15: Biggest fear?
Whatever it is once it happens it probably won’t be that bad.

16: What do you value the most?
I feel pretty lucky and I value being able to lead a healthy, independent life.

17: Famous last words?
Time to die.

Pennsylvania bred, current San Francisco resident Father’s debut tape will be out this month.

  1. Jefre on June 4th, 2011

    Best ever Famous last words!!

  2. Ryan on June 7th, 2011

    Totally agree about yerba mate on a cold sunny day at the beach. Damn. That sounds delicious. Can’t wait to hear more from this tape.

  3. jeremy on October 28th, 2012

    mike – it’s jeremy from the quad synth odyssey / golden retriever show at rob’s house last week. just realizing you have a record out here – listening / loving.

    i’m putting together a quarterly publication that i’d like to include you in.

    there’s some slim chance you’ll access this 1.5 year old thread…
    if you do – email me at!
    or maybe i’ll try to get a hold of you through rob.

  4. mike on September 30th, 2015

    Any chance on a reprint / reissue?