This is the second part of the interview I conducted with these really fine guys from DuroCast, Bryce Clemmer and Elliot Swan.
The first (where we talked about the company and its goals) can be read by clicking here.
MUSIC & YOU
When did you become interested in music? What was the first album or single you ever purchased?
BC: I have always been interested in music. Music is an essential piece of our society, and will always be. My first album ever purchased was Chumbawamba and my favorite song on it was Tubthumping. I listened to it everyday in the car to and from soccer practice as a kid. Great song!
ES: I’ve always loved music. I believe the first albums I ever owned were by a couple ska bands. I remember it was right at the time that CDs were becoming popular—funny to think that when I first started getting into music, we were right at a technological transformation in the way it would be enjoyed, and here I am launching a company right in the middle of another one.
Are you in a band yourself, or have you been in a band in the past? Is there a clip on YouTube or elsewhere we could watch?
BC: I never have, but have many friends that are in bands. My girlfriend actually currently plays the violin and has played in many concerts with the Salem Chamber Orchestra.
ES: I’ve never been in a band myself, though I’ll probably always be a little bitter I never became a rock star. I started playing piano when I was 10 or so, and I’ve recently started learning guitar.
Musical likes and dislikes? Favorite artists?
BC: I like all music. Music is art and it should be discovered and shared.
ES: Hmm, tough one. I like a lot of different things, though I’d say my favorite artists are probably the Goo Goo Dolls and The Killers.
If you had to name the song that moves you the most, what would it be? Can you pinpoint the reason why?
BC: I don’t have one song that moves me the most, but one would be by Explosions in the Sky titled: Your hand in mine. Every time I hear it, it reminds me of the countless memories of playing high school football.
Is there a song that – to you – captures the spirit of your startup and what you have set out to do? What would it be?
ES: Another tough one. I honestly don’t know, though I will say that the sound waves in our logo are actually loosely based off those of a real song I found at the top of the iTunes charts one day.