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|2. Raindrops||Fight From Above||la kids||Rock||3:55|
Fight From Above
Tell us about your first concert experience:
Miner: Growing up in Maui, I didn’t have a lot of big-name acts come through. So when No Doubt came to play, it seemed the entire island showed up to see them. It was general admission in a large green field, and by the time they got on stage, a giant mosh pit of hundreds of kids was in full force. No one stopped moving for the entire set, and I was hooked on live music for the rest of my life.
If you couldn’t be a musician, what would you be doing instead?
I’d love to be a photojournalist. It combines my love of travel, photography, social awareness, and adrenaline. All members of the band are talented in other areas: Krook currently directs and edits music videos when not playing with the band, and both Zack and Dave are screenwriters. Music is what brings us together.
If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Just one?? Let’s say: Brian Wilson, Thom Yorke, Jeff Tweedy, Elliott Smith, Conor Oberst, Bob Dylan and Freddie Mercury all jamming in John Lennon’s L.A. beach house during his lost weekend. Or maybe just run the streets with Banksy.
If you became President, what is the first action you would take?
With apologies to Mayer Hawthorne (I’m co-opting his answer here), pot would be legalized. After that decree, we would get down to solving the other, more important problems facing this country – assuming anyone could still focus.
What social cause is closest to your heart?
Currently, universal health care has been taking the majority of our attention. Although America has historically been a leader in so many other areas, healthcare in this country has been so backwards for so long… it’s truly embarrassing. At some point we have to make the decision whether we collectively care more about corporations or people.
What does the right to vote mean to you?
It is the most essential part of a functioning democracy. The only problem is that those who have the right to vote do not exercise it nearly enough. Get informed and GO VOTE!