Paul Limb Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
A tad tricky as i tend to wander into odd musical territory mostly. I tend to tick the alternative box i suppose.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
Old git, been around, played in many bands over the years. I have always done solo songs also. My dad got an Akai 4000DS and you could Sound -on-sound to build up a track. Returned a couple of years ago to making music once again.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
Saw Schenker in 1974 ish, he was streaks ahead of the rock guitarists in terms of technique and melodic playing. Also a gigantic fan of all Jimi Hendrix’s work, definitely the best guitarist and excellent songwriter. So my style is a bit influenced as best i can by both.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
My dream would be to be able to carry on polluting the airwaves and internet streams with my music, and hopefully some will `get me` and possibly like what i do. A goal would be to find like minded individuals to play some of my and their music live.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
I write the songs. I usually get an image in my mind and then a riff sort of magically appears. Sometimes it’s spacey, boy falls out with girl type tune or about obscure things like Dreams, wierd science and that sort of oddness. I do all the photo’s, and the images, the videos (bit querky), and play everything.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
I let anyone anywhere play my songs on the internet, and contact people like yourself who tirelessly work on our behalf, so let me say a big thankyou !!
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
In this period of time, people expect their music for free, way way different from when i used to use my arts equipment grant at art school to buy an album (same amount). To me if someone listens and gives it a fair go, i’m happy, anything else is a bonus. Just love making music.
PD: What’s your outlook on the record industry today?
I think the days of mainstream radio is dying a death. Major labels have lost the plot. Seems most interesting stuff is made by passionate people who try to go alone, against a tide of corporate negativity. One example is Bill Nelson.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
1983 a Merman i shall be by Jimi Hendrix. Wonderful fresh ideas he came up with when he could spend time in his own studio. Simply magical.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
All girl vocalists voices seem like clones of each other. Radio 1 seems to provide music for 13 yaer old girls i heard it said, and it’s not too far from the truth. The rest is label music which could be made by an algorythim. The country is also full of venues obsessed with tribute acts. I blame the first i heard of Fred Zeppelin LOL. They are not interested in promoting new bands with new material.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
Being on this site… for one ( creep, i hear you say), no but honestly it IS a big thing even to be asked my opinion. I suppose the biggest thing is hearing my songs on the radio, it always makes me proud. (but i then hear things i could have added or taken away in the song/mix etc., but i know i am not alone in that).
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there?
As i am not yet in a positIon to play live or stream a band live if i had one, i just hope people will spot me amongst the internet multitude, and add me as a friend and listen on internet stations when i share them on facebook, fandalism, reverbnation/soundcloud/spotify and especially my odd youtube vids i do for the odd song. Hopefully some will actually pay to download them from Amazon, itunes, and i will at last be able to bring my gear up to the year 2012 ish, and get my poorly synth refurbished.
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