February 15, 2007

An actual interview

Recently, we did fake interviews with artists alive or dead. Today I bring you an actual interview from a person who is a living breathing musician.

This interview is with El Barragas, who plays bass in a band called Addicion Musical. He hails from Anderson, Indiana and the type of music the band plays is musica nortena and musica tropical. (We'll be doing a spotlight on those types of music soon.)

How did you come up with your band name?

We did not want to choose a name that defined us to either the musica nortena genre or the musica tropical genre. We decided to chose a name that did not make a preference. We all love music very much and we are addicted to it. In the end, this addiction to music became Adiccion Musical.

How many songs did you guys play at your gig? How many of them were original?

We played about 35 songs at our gig. My brother and I have a couple of original songs, but did not play them until we get them copyrighted. So in the end, we did not play original songs. However, we intend to compose now that our band is solid.

How long have you been playing bass?

I have been playing for about 17 years and bajo sexto about 15 years. My brother has played bass and bajo sexto 18 years.

If there is one song that sums up your sound, what would it be?

For musica nortena the song would be "El Disgusto" first performed by Los Relampagos del Norte. For musica tropical it would be "El Catre."

If you could tour with anyone right now, who would it be?

Ramon Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte.

There have been, and currently are several great Mexican-American musicians, do you have a favorite?

Ramon Ayala would be my favorite.

Do you have a favorite musician from Indiana?
Unfortunately, no.

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