Dashboard Confessional Is...
HOMETOWN: Boca Raton, FL
EQUIPMENT: I play Gibson guitars
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: I am influenced by all the music I was brought up listening to and all the music I discover now. My favorite bands are Jawbox, Jawbreaker, Knapsack, Elvis Costello, The Beach Boys, The Refused, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, The Beatles. They Might Be Giants...this list could go on for a long time!
WHAT I'M LISTENING TO NOW: Lately I have been listening to the new Hey Mercedes, the new Brand New, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliot, and The Stone Roses.
I LIKE: Homestar Runner
NOTE: Read books by John Irving
HOMETOWN: Milwaukee, WI
EQUIPMENT: Fender Bass, Ampeg Amplification I also dig Sans Amp bass drivers.
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: The Jesus and Mary Chain / "Darklands" meets Firehose / "Ragin full on" w/ a dash of Cheap Trick and 2 shakes Husker Du to make a sweet serving of Outlandos D'Amour.
WHAT I'M LISTENING TO NOW: Blur / Think Tank , Grandaddy / Sumday , Redd Kross / Third Eye , Warlocks / Phoenix Album , Ed Harcourt / From Every Sphere , Iron and Wine / The Creek Drank The Cradle , Ian McCulloch / Slideling , The Sea and Cake / One Bedroom , Cheap Trick / Dream Police , Echo & The Bunnymen / Ocean Rain , New Pornographers / Electric Version , Chapterhouse / Whirlpool , Die Kreuzen / Century Days , Tegan and Sara / If it Was You.
I LIKE: Hangin out, vegan meat, and Sophie Parker
NOTE Other Bands I've Played With: Cub Country, Versa, Promise Ring, Pele, Sandbox (aka Loomis), Alligator Gun.
HOMETOWN: Sugar Land, TX
EQUIPMENT: I play a yellow Telecaster and a brown one. I also have two Larivee acoustics that I love. They are Canadian. Sometimes I like to play the ukelele, too.
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: The Beatles, Jellyfish, XTC, and The Wizerds.
WHAT I'M LISTENING TO NOW: I love my new I-Pod. I didn't get the brand new one like all the other guys in the band, but it is great and it works for me. I like to put it on shuffle, so I can be surprised. These are the last ten songs that I listened to while typing this:
1. Cobwebs and Strange - The Who
2. Eleanor Rigby- The Beatles
3. Come Around - Rhett Miller
4. Girl Can't Help It – Journey
5. Vanishing Girl - The Dukes of Stratosphere
6. All This Time – Sting
7. Last Day of June - The Finn Brothers
8. Do You Realize?? - The Flaming Lips
9. I Want It Now - Willy Wonka Soundtrack
10.On the Radio - Cheap Trick
I LIKE: The Sifl and Olly Show. I think it was the best show MTV ever had (except for 'Remote Control'), but it got cancelled after two seasons. They sell, "Season Three: The Lost Episodes," DVD on the Sifl and Olly website. I'd recommend it. Its fun to watch and drink beer.
NOTE: Within the band and crew, we like to use the phrase, "good hang," to denote a positive situation or experience. It makes us smile. If you see one of us at a show or buying groceries, or whatever, don't be afraid to ask us if we are having a "good hang," because odds are we will grin say 'yes.'
HOMETOWN: Miami, FL
Gretsch Kit (satin walnut, for those wanting to color match J)
26 x 16 w / woofer (primary) or 22x18 w/ woofer
Rack Tom 12x6 (primary) or 10x6
Floor Tom 15x14 (primary) or 14x14
Snare 14x 6 1/2(Gretsch Maple)
Or 14x 6 1/2 Brass Ludwig
IBRALTAR Hardware-stands and pedals
22 inch pre aged K ride
22 inch K ride
Occasionally 20 inch Zildjian crash of doom
15 inch sweet hats (high-hat cymbals)
REMO Heads / model is Coated Ambassador
Vic Firth / Extreme 5 B wood tip
From the beginning of Dashboard to the Unplugged used RESURRECTION DRUMS. Shortly after the Unplugged Mike was endorsed by TRUTH DRUMS. During the Weezer tour Mike signed to GRETSCH DRUMS; he has played with them since and has no plans of playing any other drums.
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Anything that I'm listening to now is an inspiration and influence.
WHAT I'M LISTENING TO NOW: Anything "Ray Charles," Mars Volta, Willy Nelson, The Fire Theft, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5.
I LIKE: Jason Lederman and Chicken
--- from the official Dashboard Confessional website