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Lucky Boys Confusion Interview

This interview I recently had with Kaustubh of the Lucky Boys Confusion in an exchange of e-mails.

Question: Where did you come up with the name Lucky Boys Confusion?

Kaustubh: Well, It's kind of like explaining our lives in 3 words. It can apply to a lot of diffrent aspects of life, I guess. I mean suburban life basically. We may have been raised with real clean surroundings, but there's a lot of dirt in Suburbia. It's confusing, you know?

Question: What are some of your main music influences?

Kaustubh: I like almost everything and I have my critisicms about everything. But that's probably everyone's take on it. Some stuff that realy stirs me is: Nirvana, Michael Jackson, Prince, Jimmy Eat World, Method Man, No Knife, 311, Eminem and then some diffrent Indian stuff. But that's just me, I can't speak for the rest of the boys and I'm only 1/5 of the process.

Question: What do you think of the term "sell-out"?

Kaustubh: Whatever. I'm pretty broke. I should have graduated college by now and I should have a $50,000 job. Sellout...if that means we want a lot of people to hear our music and hopefully enjoy it, then it doesn't. It's funny...people's misconceptions, here let me tell you...the money isn't great. The oppertunities are. Read any music business book and it'll tell you what the artist gets.

Question: How did you all meet?

Kaustubh: We met about 4 years ago in a battle of the bands. It was mine and Ryan's band Farmboy and Joe's and Adam's band Spinning Jenny along with other local all-stars. We saw each other play and as Adam puts it, "we were eyeing each others talents for a while." When our respective bands broke up we (Adam and I) got together to write some songs, we asked Joe and Ryan to join and they were down. Jason was my best friend that I partied with once and a while, I called him up. We just hung out and jammed.

Question: What category would you put your music in?

Kaustubh:Fun. Our juice mixed with what we've heard and liked.

Question: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Kaustubh:I don't know.

Question: What advice would you give to someone starting a band?

Kaustubh:Work hard. Play harder. Feel what you're playing or else you're wasting your time. Be nice. And tell all the talkers to keep talking. I don't know that much yet, I hope this is just the kindergarden phase of my music education.

Question: When did your music first get airplay? What was it like?

Kaustubh:Weird. Cool. Then weird again. I was happy for the band and very gracious for the exposure.

Question: What was the first concert you went to?

Kaustubh:Indian? Amiitabh Bachan, it was cool, I was maby 5 years old in the second row singing along so loud my mother was embarrassed. English? House of Pain, Rage Against the Machine at the Vic in either 1991 or 1992. It was my freshman year. I wasn't allowed to listen to Western Music before that.

Question: Where do you think the music industry is headed?

Kaustubh: Hopefully back to an era when singles, driven by the radio invented norm of HIT, weren't the only thing that mattered. One way or another, the music will still be out there, no matter how it's peddled. That's all that matters with recorded music because there will always be the live performances, no one can ever take that away from you.

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