Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Untitled Interview #159 – Hopscotch Edition: Starring Shelley Burgon (Family Dynamics)

If there’s one thing I love, it’s going to a new festival for the first time. And this weekend yours truly shall be heading down to Raleigh for some serious festival goodness in the form of Hopscotch. With a varied, all sorts of awesome lineup, I have no doubt this weekend will be a hot diggity dog dandy. I tracked down some of the most interesting out-of-town prospects playing Hopscotch this year to get their collective take on the joy of fests.

Family Dynamics
is another New York band that ventured down to Raleigh for the Hopscotching this weekend. Formed from the ashes of Stars Like Fleas, Family Dynamics is a part of the Hometapes festivities this weekend. Newly-formed, I'm all aflutter to see what Family Dynamics has up its collective sleeve for the future. Continue on for Shelley Burgon's festival insights.


Fuzzy Logic:
How are you getting to Hopscotch: plane, train, or automobile?

Shelley Burgon:
Dodge minivan.


FL:
Inevitably, you will forget to pack:

SB:
I don't usually forget anything, I usually overpack.


FL: How many shows will you be playing?
SB:
Three. We're doing a videotaping Friday 9/9 at Marsh Woodwinds with a 5:00 taping time, the 2:00pm set at Hometapes Friend Island @ Tir Na Nog, then our showcase @ Five Star at 9:30 on Saturday night.

FL:
Band you're most looking forward to seeing at the festival?
SB: Swans, Rhys Chatham.

FL:
What's the first thing you plan on doing upon arrival in Raleigh?
SB:
Walking around in the sunshine.

FL:
What was the first festival you ever attended, either as a musician or member of the general public?
SB: Lollapalooza, as a member of the general public. As a musician, some jazz festival in Santa Cruz.

FL:
Favorite thing about festivals?
SB: Lots of friends...food...new friends.

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