Blipper since: July 13, 2009
Dulin: If you were the new owner of Blip.FM, what would you like to say to the Blip.FM community? How would you improve Blip.FM?
cuezaireekaa: Well, the first thing i would like to say is, "Thank you DJs for making Blip.FM such a beneficial site for sharing/finding new music and classic favorites between like-minded individuals."
To improve I would incorporate a private messaging system just in case you wanna say something to a DJ without the whole community seeing. Also I would let the user design/theme their page with maybe an uploaded image for the background to make it a little more personal. (Yeah and do away with those pesky bedroom covers).
Dulin: When you're feeling sad or depressed, do you have a "go to" song or artist to help cope?
cuezaireekaa: Indeed i do... Any song by Okay or Hey Joe by the late and great Sparklehorse. ~~<3
Dulin: If you could be a guest artist on tour with any band/artist, then who would you tour with? What instrument would you play?
cuezaireekaa: That would be a toss up between They Might Be Giants and I'd play the giant stick John bangs on the stage. (Forgot what they call it.) Or, the Flaming Lips and I'd share screaming duties with Wayne on the megaphone.
Dulin: Fill in the blank - I would rather blip music on Blip.FM than...
cuezaireekaa: ...sleeping obviously.
Dulin: How does music, whether playing/listening on Blip.FM or elsewhere, affect your behavior, reflect your mood, or express your personality from day to day?
cuezaireekaa: It sometimes is what I turn to to make my mood better. Just the diversity that gets played from my favorite DJs helps. I love being able to go a few pages back and finding a song that is just what the doctor ordered, or jumping on someone's page and realizing they are feeling just like me.
Dulin: If you could blip one song that could reach everyone on the planet, what would you choose?
cuezaireekaa: (toughie) I guess i would blip "Love Yer Brain" by the Flaming Lips. "Because a person has to have something, to keep them from going insane."
Dulin: If you were on a world tour as a Blip.FM DJ and ambassador, what three countries or cities would you visit first? What DJs would you like to meet?
cuezaireekaa: Italy - @mammara / Canada - so many to mention / England - @arth @creepygirl and @treakiepop because I could prop them all-day and they're HILARIOUS.
Dulin: What song or lyric do you wish you would have written? Why?
cuezaireekaa: I wish i had written "Boat of Car" by TMBG so I'd know what the hell it is about. ;)
Dulin: What is the earliest age that you can remember listening to music? What artists/bands did you like in your youth?
cuezaireekaa: That would be around ten. I had one friend that turned me on to the type of music I listen to today. His name is Billy Graves (where are you Billy?) ..he was an older kid but i wanted to be a skater just like him. He turned me on to Depeche Mode, The Cure, PiL, and a slew of others and to this day, I have still never met anyone personally who can stomach what i listen to. (save for a couple friends i have force-fed my tastes to)
Dulin: What song reminds you of being in love? Of being heartbroken?
cuezaireekaa: "Heartbroken Forever" by Tender Forever explains me to a tee.
Dulin: Think of another Blip.FM DJ. You don’t have to reveal who it is. What question would you most like to ask him or her?
cuezaireekaa: Probably one of my top favorite DJs @by_starla. I would ask her "Where do you find all that Gold?: She can blip no wrong. Or to someone I won't mention but ask, "Why so many name changes?"
Dulin: What is your most treasured possession or favorite memory? Tell us a little about it.
cuezaireekaa: My IPOD or phone w/headphones because it has replaced my walkman and discman. ;)
Dulin: What song or type of music inspires you to dance?
cuezaireekaa: I'm afraid to dance.
Dulin: Any other thoughts to share?
cuezaireekaa: I just want to say that what you are doin Pete, IS WONDERFUL and it gives us DJ's a chance to get to know each other a little better. Thank you for the interview and I'm not alone when i say "Lets get @rojdoj on here!"
Pete Dulin is the co-publisher and editor of www.presentmagazine.com and writes freelance for magazines, websites, and newspapers. He can be found in the Blip Nation at http://blip.fm/slipperydistortion. He can be reached at Twitter.com/petedulin, http://www.facebook.com/pete.dulin and www.petedulin.com.