May 1, 2013

P+M#12 Interview : The Ian Fays

Q1. Please Introduce Yourself.
Hello! My name is Lena Fay. I have been in the Ian Fays for the better part of my adult life and possibly for part of my childhood. I really enjoy the Nintendo I got for Christmas when I was ten and red wine.

Q2. How did you start this band?
I didn’t start this band. My sisters Sara and Lizz Fay did that. I was there though. The first ever Ian Fays gig was at a frozen yogurt shop in Arcata, CA. The Fays managed to get an eight-dollar Casio keyboard from a Grandma Nonnie yard sale deal but still lacked a keyboard stand. They played it on the floor.

Q3. Who is the artist from whom you were influenced?
That differs among band mates. I’d have to say David Bowie. I will now answer for my band mates. This is more honest than what they would have said anyway. Lizz: Eddie Money, Sara: Britney Spears, Samu: Eddie Vedder.

Q4. What are you just doing (release, live, recording, promo, study, work, vacance, etc..)?
We currently live in San Francisco and play out in the Bay area quite often. We have a mini NorCal tour coming up with our dear friend Johnny Render. The Ian Fays are signed to We were Never Being Boring out of Bolonga, Italy. We tour Europe once a year. And as far as work goes, we are all Special Education teachers.

Q5. What do you value most in music life?
The weird people you meet. People do not get involved in the music industry because they are normal. I have met so many weirdo club promoters and possibly schizophrenic sound guys. And after the gig is over, that’s a story to tell. You will just never think Offenbach, Germany the same way. I guess I need to thank these characters. Without them I never would remember where I have been. They make travel poignant.

Q6. What was the first tape, record or CD you bought for yourself and when?
The first CD I ever bought was Ace of Base’s The Sign in the early 1990’s. My mom took me to The Wherehouse, a chain store no longer operating that mainly rented videos. I was trying to decide if I wanted to rent “Don’t tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” for the 12th time when I saw it. For sale, a real CD, and it was Ace of Base. I used my own money on that type of greatness.

Q7. What is most favorite music now?
I still really like my Ace of Base CD.

Q8. What is the dream in the future?
Sometimes I dream I could go to the grocery store and not add up in my head how much money was in my cart. If I could dream anything, it would be to always have enough money for what’s in my cart. Even if I bought two packs of ginger tea. That’s a dream.

Q9. Please Message to readers.
Once we did an interview in Holland for a magazine aimed at teenage girls. They asked us to offer advise to young women reading their magazine. I’m sure they wanted something about fulfilling dreams and being creative. My sister bluntly said, “Just don’t put out”. I feel that may be the single best message I can reiterate to readers.

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  Q1 自己紹介をどうぞ。
はじめまして!Lena Fayです。大人になってからはほとんどずっとThe Ian Faysにいるわ。もしかしたら、子どもの時からかも。10歳のクリスマスにもらったニンテンドーのファミコンと赤ワインが大好き。

Q2 バンドを始めたきっかけは?

Q3 影響を受けたアーティストは?
メンバーによって違うけど、私はDavid Bowie。他のメンバーについても私が答えるね。それぞれ自分で答えるよりも正直な答えになりそうだし。LizzはEddie Money、SaraはBritney Spears、SamuはEddie Vedderかな。

Q4 今どんな活動をしてる?(リリース・ライブ・レコーディング・プロモーション・勉強・仕事・休暇など何でも)
今はサンフランシスコに住んでて、ベイエリアでよくライブをやってる。友人のJohnny Renderと一緒に北カリフォルニアだけのミニツアーも予定してるわ。イタリアのボローニャ発のWe Were Never Being Boringに参加してて、年に一度ヨーロッパでツアーをするの。仕事はみんな特殊教育の先生をしてるわ。

Q5 音楽をやっていて一番大切にしている事は?

Q6 最初に買ったテープ・CD・レコードは何だった?いくつの時?
はじめて買ったのはAce of Baseの『The Sign』。90年代の初めの頃。母がThe Wherehouseっていうレンタルビデオ屋さんに連れて行ってくれたの。今はもうないんだけどね。10回以上借りた『ドリーム・ガール/ママにはないしょの夏休み』って映画をまた借りようか悩んでる時に目にとまったの。本物のCDが売られてた。Ace of Baseのね。素晴らしい買い物だったから、自分のお金を使ったわ。

Q7 今一番ハマってる音楽は?
今でもそのAce of BaseのCDはお気に入り。

Q8 将来の夢は?

Q9 みんなにメッセージをお願いします。

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