Interview: Lovesick Radio

Published on 12 September 2022 at 08:10

1: How did you decide on the name, “Lovesick Radio"?

David: We had a drummer at one time that was going through a break up. We were at rehearsal one day & he said everything he hears on the radio is sad. It’s almost like the radio is love sick. & we looked at each other & said I think we found the name. 

2: What inspires you to create?

David: Life, love, different cities, traveling. I feel I’m just an antenna & the music is already out there. I’m just trying to channel it to get it out. 

Troy: I would say not just life but actual experiences. I don’t leave a lot to the imagination. I'm not a guy that sits in a room with a group and says “hey lets write a song today” like it was made in a factory. For me I have to be inspired by the music and then tap into something I either lived through or am living through at the moment.

3: What advice would you give to someone who wants to be in a creative profession?

Troy: Simple…Don’t do it for any other reason but passion. If you are doing it for any other reason you may want to reevaluate.

4: Do you feel open minded about what you listen to? Do you like going out of your comfort zone?

David: I listen to everything. A good song is a good song. Doesn’t really matter to me what genre it’s in. 

Troy: Haha, this band is out of my comfort zone!…. which is the exact reason I wanted to be in it.  So open minded? Um yes…a lot of that. Sure I listen to everything, but we all have our comfort zone as to what we do as an artist and I feel the only way to grow is to open your mind.

5: What outlets do you find out about music from? (Record stores, magazines, samplers, etc.)

David: All the ones you mentioned but also Instagram or Twitter. I’m a music junkie so I always have my ears & eyes open for music. 

6: What is your favorite format to listen to music on? (CD, Vinyl, etc.)

David: All of them. I stream, buy CDs & vinyl. There is something about vinyl with the way it sounds & the packaging. 

Troy: Depends on my mood. If I'm having coffee def throw in a vinyl…If I'm in “discovery” mode, I dial up playlist in streaming. If I just want to listen as a fan and put in an album and hear it the way the artist intended…I say cd…its high quality. Sure vinyl adds a “texture” but not sure the artist always intended it to be there. I think a CD gets us the closest to sitting in a control room.

7: How do you feel the internet has impacted the music business?

Troy: Its like anything…both good and bad, and honestly I feel the pros and cons have been stated and restated so many times and I'm not sure I will bring any new enlightenment, but change is inevitable so you either adapt or get left behind.

8: Who was the first band/artist that became your favorite band?

David: Probably Aerosmith or Led Zeppelin. Their music just spoke to me & made me want to pick up a guitar & write songs. Still to this day they inspire me greatly. 

Troy: For me, if I’m being honest…Nirvana really turned my head. Simple yet catchy, with loud guitars and honestly was something I could learn to play. Being self taught I couldn’t play fancy solo’s but give me 3 power chords and some attitude and I'll get you a song. Nirvana showed me that was possible and led me down the path. After that I dove into both older and more current artists and just picked what I liked from all of them.

9: Do you have any hobbies outside of music?

David: Music is my life. It’s what I do or listen to if I want to escape. I also work out & enjoy movies. I'm pretty lame I guess. Haha

Troy: I love to travel and spend time with my family, watching sports and going to concerts. 

10: What was the inspiration for your song “Nothing Left To Lose”?

David: Musically it was written in Las Vegas. I find that Vegas has this energy that’s very inspiring to me. I don’t know what it is about the city but I’m always writing riffs or ideas when I’m there. 

Troy: “Nothing Left to lose” is me just being sarcastic and sticking a metaphorical middle finger to the doubters. We had just wrapped a music tv show “reality tv” thing in Vegas and just reading opinions of internet trolls got to me so I needed an outlet and the song was that outlet. 

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