Todd Russell - Questions
1. Where were you born and when did you
Beatles on Ed Sullivan
2. Musically who or what inspired you
to play and who do you admire as a musician?
John Denver, Led Zeppelin, Steve Howe
3. Do you have any
formal training??? If so, where did you study and who have you
Ph.D. in Music Theory, University of
4. How did you arrive at your current
Just was drawn to it as a
5. When you write/play what are you
trying to do or say with your music?
Just provide an
interesting lick or chord sequence. Usually they are only
interesting to me.
6. What other interests outside of
music do you have or had?
Swimming, Division III
All-American in Swimming - 200 breaststroke and 400 IM, Johns
7. What do you consider your greatest
Arriving at a more positive attitude at
age about 44. Coincides with finally finding a good
and meeting my wife.
8. What are your musical
Write some music that people will listen to and
record for at least the next 200 years.
9. Any words of advice to anyone, about
Don't take crap from anyone.
10. If you could have lunch with three people,
living or dead who would they be? Why?
Me, myself and I. I prefer
eating lunch by myself.
11. If you were stranded on a deserted island
what 5 albums would you take with you?
Close to the Edge
Luis De Victoria madrigals and masses
John Dowland lute pieces.
12. If you could play another instrument what
would it be? Why?
Trumpet - like guitar, trumpet can fit in just
about any style of music.
Rapid fire questions, one word or short
13. What is your favorite
song? And You and I
14. Favorite singer? Jon
Anderson, Alison Krauss
15. Favorite drummer?
Favorite keyboardist? Bach
17. Favorite guitarist?
If you were to have any superpower
what would it be? Fly
19. Favorite food?
20. Favorite drink? Diet
Favorite TV Show? Breaking Bad
actor/actress? Anthony Hopkins
23. Favorite color?
Favorite car? Honda Odyssey
25. Favorite place to
vacation? Anyplace except Hell
26. Motivational phase that you
love? Why I
oughta . . . !!!