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Live Interview July 29 at 8:40 pm ET: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2015/07/30/episode-246-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax-1
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by Jacqueline Jax host A.V.A Live Radio
It all started with ….
the band programs in elementary school. We were both drummers that now play other instruments. Keep music education going!
Wherever You Are…
You would think that the first song you write is about a personal relationship or struggle. Instead, Jake comes to me after a failed relationship and says “Write me a song, and make it sad.” That night we wrote our first song, (Wherever You Are) wrote lyrics on the first thing in reach, a paper plate, recorded it with multiple instruments, and then the next hour was Jake laying on the pool table listening to the song on repeat, saying “Dude this is just what I need.”
The music scene around us isn’t that great. There used to be one live music venue that I remember going to, but it closed, probably because everyone came in through the back where the bands entered, and there wasn’t anyone checking entry.
One thing that has always been an RTP thing is penny boarding. For years, whenever we get “music-ed (muse-icked) out” we go on a ride down one of the best neighborhood hills, drafting off one another to see who makes it up highest on the last final slope
Oh my goodness. I hate how Facebook filters everything you post. I feel like it used to be if you had 400 fans, you would reach at least like 300. Now you can have 2,000 fans and maybe reach 20. I remember people coming up to me and saying “I never heard about your show” and I’d think “Really? We posted it on Facebook a couple times.” Other than that, social media’s been a good way of communicating. Instagram and Twitter I think are slightly more successful fan-wise and connection-wise, but if you want to pay a bunch of money to boost posts on Facebook, then sure, I guess it would be a great way to reach fans.
5 minutes alone with..
Jamie Cullum. 5 minutes to hear anything about that guy’s life. He’s inspired me to incorporate jazz into popular styles of music, and try to get peoples ears more used to the amazing sounds that the style has to offer. As far as Jake goes, I know he’s always loved Incubus, so probably Brandon Boyd.
A lot times when we’re writing we barely ever start with what other people want to hear. We have a lot of weird ideas, and some will be in strange time signatures like 2 bars of 7/8 and a bar of 4/4, but they become singable if you let the music come naturally.
Only recently we’ve been thinking about what it takes to get a single on the radio, so we do have one song written and in the process of being polished that we are scheduling time to record at MilkBoy Studio in Philadelphia. Hopefully that can get us a little further in the game.
We’re always finding new ways to multitask…
Jake just bought a chromatic midi keyboard to play with his feet while he plays guitar and I play drums and sing for live shows. Future ideas include looping, and having me use a sample pad next to the drum set so I can play chords or a melody while drumming and singing and have jake solo and play bass. It’s a process. We love to mix as many different genres into our music, especially ones that you wouldn’t expect an alternative rock duo to play.
I’m Not afraid of anything. .
Let the worst come. We’re ready to jump through any hoop and break through any walls we can.
finding a sustainable method of reaching a healthy and rewarding lifestyle. Success is always in reach. It’s not a destination, but a means of being completely present, so it’s here right now if you decide to find it.