Wednesday, May 11, 2011

An Interview with David Caldwell, Part 3

By Jim Teacher

JT: Favorite MPS show? Tell it.

DC: Oh man....there have been a lot of memorable shows for a lot of different reasons. shows that we totally rocked, and shows that totally sucked! We had them all!

All the shows down in bucks county were awesome....the first rock and roll basement show we played in bensalem is one that sticks out - was our first show down there, and we met some great folks who just wanted to rock. The shows at sacred grounds were also pretty amazing....again, met some really nice people and were always well-received.

Shows at maxwells in hoboken were also excellent...we always ate for free, and the food was good...and we actually got paid well to play. We opened for some awesome bands at maxwells, and I'll always be grateful for those spots.

I would have to say, though, that the show that I will always remember was down in philly...not sure when it was exactly, I'm not really good with remembering dates....we were invited to play this basement show by some friends, and the place was totally packed. I remember playing through the set, and it was hot as balls down there! we played hard, and folks were dancing and having a great time. then, out of nowhere, I look up from behind the drum set, and who comes down the basement stairs.....NAKED GUY! dude just comes running in completely nude and starts dancing his bare ass off, and then a few minutes later, he was gone! I was like, "holy shit....naked guy!"

....have to say that that's probably the show I remember the most...completely random and absolutely awesome.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

An Interview with David Caldwell, Part 2

By Jim Teacher

JT: What else have you been up to lately, musical and otherwise?

DC: Haven't been up to much musically, to be honest. I played for a friend's band, Vida Meets the Van, for a little bit and helped them record an album before they moved out to the west coast. Other than that, I've picked up my acoustic guitar here and there to play a little. I haven't played drums in a really long time, aside from playing once or twice with the MPS crew. Both time and space restraints and my recent back troubles prohibit me from having the drums and playing lately. Kind of sucks, but at the same time, I think I'm OK with it. I was just thinking the other day to start an acoustic 80's cover band, and play Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", Kenny Loggin's "I'm Free" from the Footloose soundtrack, and also "Cherokee" by Europe. If anyone has other requests, let me know.

I actually just got into listening to music again recently, since my lovely wife got me an IPOD for X-mas this past season. I know what you're thinking....and yes, I was also one of the last hold-out's to get myself a cell phone, and I have only owned my own computer for about a year and change....again, thanks to the mrs.! What can I say? ,,,I'm a bit slow. Getting back to the point, the concept of "shuffle" has blown my's really given me the opportunity to re-introduce myself to music and fall in love with it again. It's like the best radio station ever without any dumb commercials and dj's.

I've been pretty busy with other things aside from music lately. I graduated with my MA in Counseling in 2008 after spending four lovely years working and going to school....that was fun. I'm working now as a therapist...I like what I do most days. As per the above-mentioned gift-giver, I got married in April 2009 to a wonderfully insane girl who makes my face hurt with laughter and smiles, and creates butterflies still in my belly when my phone rings and it's her...she's really something special - and I mean that exactly the way it sounds!

Someone awesome once said "Life is gay, and I'm a homophobic" much as I love that single lyric, I can't say I can relate to it much these days. Life is good, and I'm happy.