5.5 Questions With Joseph Eid
Joseph Eid released his debut full studio album Human in late 2013. Recently, he visited JWS and brought along a Christmas song for everyone. While here, Joseph answered 5.5 Questions and we found what food he’d eat off the floor. No worries Joseph…so would we.
When you’re onstage, what’s different about you from the every day you?
Not much…seriously, it’s like I’m in my living room.
What or who inspires you to write/perform music?
Not to make this sound too esoteric, but there is this energy, this core motivator which is always there for me, I can’t explain it. Call it The Source of all. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJlecH-LEns[/youtube] I just wake up and know I want to and have to write music and play music and tell the story of life the way I see it. I don’t have a name for it but I am grateful to have it. Just life force.
Tell us about the first time you heard yourself on radio.
When I was day dreaming in high school…it was wonderful, i saw it all. my friends all screaming “dude, you’re on the radio!!! it felt very real so it’s now a real memory
What’s been your most memorable performance ever?
New York City last December for me. I did a CD Release show for my album, Human, in Soho. I grew up in New York so a lot of friends from my past and people I hadn’t seen for a long time, all my family, and a lot of new friends came out to it. Played with a full band of incredible musicians. Perfect night; there was a storm but more than 100 people came out. I loved it.
What’s your favorite kind of sandwich and what would you wash it down with?
Not really into sandwiches BUT if I wanted it, it would be a pulled BBQ Chicken sandwich (like the one I had down south once) and I would wash it down with a nice rich local craft beer.
What one piece of food would you absolutely eat…even if you accidentally dropped it on the floor?
A chocolate bar.
What one song never ever leaves your music player’s playlist?
So hard…there’s so many. but one that always makes a comeback and I end up playing over and over again every now and then is Everyman by Jackson Browne. Something about that song for me. And I love singing it at the top of my lungs in the car. I love his early stuff.