This was a short, fun interview with Patrick from the band Limbeck. There’s some stuff about the new record that will be coming out next year, I can’t wait.
1) First, who’s answering this… and what do you contribute to Limbeck?
This is Patrick. I play guitar and sing in the limbeck band. I also drive the van sometimes… and on our new record I play a good amount of keys, and a whistle.
2) I know you guys tour a lot, is there any places you like to stop, anything you make sure and do while youÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢re out touring?
There might be too many places we really like to stop. IÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ll start with Tucson, Arizona. ThereÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s a hotel there called Hotel Congress which is where the gangster John Dillinger was captured. It also has a club we love to play, also two great bars, and an amazing restaurant. ItÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s the epitome of the southwest. We dig it.
Oklahoma JoeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s bbq in Kansas City, it’s the best bbq in the whole country, and it’s in a gas stationÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã‚¦ go figure.
As far as gas stations go… we love Quik Trips. TheyÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢re not everywhere, but they have the best selection of drinks and snacks ever. They have great milkshakes for 2 bucks… crushed ice… diet dr. pepper… and they have those kettle cooked Cape Cod chips. Did I mention their sodas are 59 cents?
We like cheesy tourist stops, too. We don’t do them all the time, but stuff likeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã‚¦
*Billy the kid’s grave site…
*Deepest hand-dug well in America… we dig that kind of stuff when we have the time. (no pun intended)
Oh, and we’re suckers for Mexican food. EVERYWHERE.
3) WhatÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s the new record going to be like? Musically and lyrically
I think it’s us spreading out a bit musically and lyrically. There are a few songs about places and people, but then there’s a song or two about dreams, a song about California’s weather. Musically, we had more time than we’ve ever had in the past, so we messed around with a few other fun instruments, and a lot of vocal stuff. Our last record was definitely pretty basic, but we got to explore different areas with this record. ItÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s the same, but different too.
4) Going along with question 3, is there any specific theme to the new record?
WeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢re going to call it “the bear”. We have a new drummer with us, Jon Phillip. HeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s from Milwaukee, and he’s a super great dude. After we got Jon, we’ve always wanted to call our band the Bears, because we kind of turned over a new leaf. The theme of this record is, turning over a new leaf. Does that make sense?
5) What is spinning in the CD player right? (or iPod)
Beach boys “friends”, ELO “out of the blue”, the new Ben Kweller, Fleetwood Mac “rumors”.
6) Also any up and coming bands you are liking?
I know they’re not up and coming, but we dig The Format. Also another Arizona band called Reuben’s Accomplice.
7) Random I know, but what does the song “Brand new orange” mean or refer to?
At the time Robb wrote the song, he was living in the city of Orange, in southern California. He was also working as a waiter. The song was about how working in the city was killing his thoughts about how much he loved the place.
ThereÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s a picture he took of the downtown which I think is in the artwork, on the postcard for the song. “Brand new orange” is the city of Orange that’s on the postcard, and where Robb would rather live.
8) Any last words, websites or things you’d like to promote?
We’re taking a few months off to get sorted out, and get a new player or two to go out on tour with us next year but when next year rolls around, we’re gonna be real busy.
Websites IÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢d like to promote would www.limbeck.net (that’s our website and it’s got some good stuff on it, as well as good links to good places.)
And www.petfinder.com because dogs and cats out there need nice homes.
See you around.
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