Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Five Questions With... Zebra
How did the stage name Zebra come about?
Zebra has been my nickname longer than my real name. Everybody knows me by Zebra. Name was given to me by one of my sisters named Margie. Can you believe there are four us girls? My poor dad!
Sex drugs and rock and roll are listed as your influences... I see the sexual connotation in your style, but what is/was your drug of choice, and who would you say is your main influence as a bass player?
Yeah, sex has kinda been the whole being of all the bands I've been in. The music was somewhat humorous and I didn't take it too seriously. Rock n Roll is in my blood and for the drugs... My main influence in playing bass is Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and of course Lee Joseph, my ex and head cheese of the Dionysus Empire. He can play bass like nobody's business.
Is there any chance that Hot Damn! will tour again, and if so will you be coming through Iowa?
As for Hot Damn! touring again... it's bound to happen. So look out Iowa your ass is next!
(Bonus Question): What is the last book you read?
Last Book I read...usually I read two at a time is "Azucar!" bio on Cuban singer Celia Cruz by Eduardo Marceles and "Spear of Destiny" almost done with it by Trevor Ravenscroft.
Thank you Zebra... The Bigfoot Diaries sincerely appreciates your candid participation with this interview. We really do hope to see you on the road soon!
*UPDATE: Upon completion of this post I got a message from Zebra who made a clarification: Hey man! That was way cool of you! Thank you! The only thing I saw that is not happening anymore is the Sleazeaholics. Hot Damn! is the only band I'm still in. You have a cool thing going on! Great Job!!!!