Monday, November 29, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet sufferin_jukebox

Blipper since: February 5, 2009

"Top 40 music bores the shit outta me."

Pete Dulin: What part of the world do you live in?

sufferin_jukebox: Live in Reno, Nevada, but grew up in greater Los Angeles (Orange County).

Dulin: Do you remember the first music you ever purchased? What was it? Format (record, tape, CD, mp3)? Why did you buy it?

sufferin_jukebox: First recorded music was a 45 rpm called "Don't Hang Up" by The Orlons. Wow, I'm old.

Dulin: What kind of music bores you?

sufferin_jukebox: Top 40 music bores the shit outta me.

Dulin: What music do you listen to when relaxing? With friends?

sufferin_jukebox: Relaxing music... Hmm, I can't pin that down to one genre.

Dulin: What is your most treasured possession or favorite memory? Tell us a little about it.

sufferin_jukebox: Recordings would probably be old 45s and LP collection and my saxophone. Favorites memories are Mexico with friends.

Dulin: Where do you learn about and hear new music?

sufferin_jukebox: Learn about new music from Blipmates and various music blogs.

Dulin: If you could blip one song that could reach everyone on the planet, what would you choose?

sufferin_jukebox: Wow. Just one. I really like the Avett Brothers right now. I guess “I And Love And You.”

Dulin: Pick a song by one of your favorite artists/bands. If you were a producer, then who would you pick to cover that song?

sufferin_jukebox: Avi Buffalo's “What's It In For” and Peter Gabriel covering it.

Dulin: What song or type of music makes you want to dance?

sufferin_jukebox: Dance music would have to be 70s punk rawk.

Dulin: What musician, singer, or band would you most like to meet? Why?

sufferin_jukebox: I'd like to meet Morrissey. I dunno why.

Dulin: What song or lyric do you wish you would have written? Why?

sufferin_jukebox: I wish I had written “Here Comes the Flood” by Peter Gabriel. Why? It’s very heartfelt. That song calls to me.

Dulin: Do you play any instruments? If not, what would you like to play?

sufferin_jukebox: I play saxophone and a bit of guitar.

Dulin: Name 5 songs that would be essential on a road trip mix.


Rolling Stones - All Down The Line
Death Cab For Cutie - 405
Lucinda Williams - Bus To Baton Rogue
Son Volt - World Waits For You
R.E.M. - So. Central Rain

Dulin: What musician, singer, or band would you most like to meet? Why?

sufferin_jukebox: Like to meet Jagger/Richards. no explanation needed.

Dulin: Share an example of well-designed album cover art or a music video that appeals to you and explain why.

sufferin_jukebox: I like “Sticky Fingers” by The Rolling Stones.. way ahead of its time and designed by Andy Warhol.

Dulin: What are your favorite things to do when not listening to music?

sufferin_jukebox: I enjoy playing golf and torturing my family.

Dulin: Do you prefer to focus on only songs by an artist that appeal to you or do you give the whole recording time to grow on you?

sufferin_jukebox: Depends on the artist..Some groups or artists I like through and through.. Other have to grow on me.

Dulin: Any other thoughts to share?

sufferin_jukebox: I have to say, Blip has been an amazing format to allow all of us to express ourselves musically and I have really met some wonderful people here.

Pete Dulin is the co-publisher and editor of and writes freelance for magazines, websites, and newspapers. Always looking for the next great song, he can be found in the Blip Nation at He unleashes profound non sequiturs at and publishes creative work at

1 comment:

  1. I'd have to agree with him on 'I And Love And You'. Great tune.