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Guster Interview

Throught phone conversations and e-mail exchanges,I was able to piece together this interview while learning one kep fact, it is very to get time to talk to any member of Guster when they have a schedule to keep .

Question: What is your opinion on touring?

Adam: I love touring. When I'm in one place for more than five days I go nuts!

Question: Who are your favorite musicians?

Adam: Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty, Radiohead, Mercury Rev, Donovan, The Cure, Travis, The Zombies, the Cars.

Question: How did you all meet?

Adam: The first day of school at Tufts University

Question: What is the craziest thing that you have ever done at a concert?

Adam: In Boston, this summer--we played at the Fleet Pavillion which is at the end of a peer jetting out into the harbor. We decided at the last minute to make out entrance rowing in from the harbor on a tiny rubber raft that barely held us above water.

Question: When you record an album, is it a fast or slow process?

Adam:It tends to be a slow process because we write songs together. We plan to lock ourselves in a room for several months after this tour to write the next album.

Question: Is it physically very tiring performing?

Adam:When a show goes well it's invigorating--when it doesn't it's tiring.

Question: What is your favorite place to play?

Adam:There was a club in Boston called the Paradise that's no longer open.

Question: What was Woodstock like?

Adam:One of my favorite weekends--of course I didn't have to pay $5 for a bottle of water and be exposed to 103 degree weather with no shelter...

Question: How do you come up with the set lists?

Adam:Brian, the Thundergod, writes them.

Question: Is it really busy on the road touring?

Adam:We'll plat 280 gigs by year end.

Question: What do you think you will be doing in 10 years?

Adam:I'll be married and having babies.

Question: What is it like playing in front of so many people who appreciate your music?

Adam:It's a rush--something I don't think I'll ever take for granted.

Question: Do you consider yourselves a "live band" ?

Adam:Did I mention we play almost 300 shows a year?

Question: When did you decide to be a musician?

Adam:I've been playing music since I was 7. I don't remember making a decision it was just always a part of my life.

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