5.5 Questions With Austin’s Claiming Neptune

Oct 8, 2015 by

Adam Barone, bassist for Austin band Claiming Neptune, stopped by TJWS and hung out in the chat room during the show. We had a chance to ask him questions which led to this 5.5 questions with the entire band. How cool is that?

Tell us about the first time you heard yourself on radio.

This actually happened last spring. We were all in different places and communicating by text…sort of doing a play-by-play of the moment. Basically were all flipping out because we thought it was so cool to be hearing somebody play our stuff besides us! It gave us confirmation that just maybe we were doing something cool. At this point, there are a few Internet radio stations out there playing our stuff now…along with you guys at www.thejustinwayneshow.com, and we really appreciate the support!

What non-instrumental sound or sounds do you love?

All of us are big fans of shows played by Mother Nature. We’ll get some killer thunderstorms here in Texas that just sound angry like they want to hurt you! We’ve also passed around this link to sounds that were recorded by the Voyager spacecraft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MmWeZHsQzs. A lot of people think because space is a vacuum, that there’s no sound. But that’s not actually true—sound does exist as electromagnetic vibrations in space. These sounds were picked up by special instruments on the NASA Voyager and Hawkeye space probes.

What’s the tenth most surprising thing no one knows about you?

Probably that Lisa has recently expressed a distaste for men wearing flip flops. It’s on her @thelisamariee Twitter feed. I think the exact way she put it was, “Boys in flip flops are just lazy…I don’t like feet, so naturally I don’t like ppl in flip flops..specifically men bc that’s kinda the sex I’m attracted to lol ‪#whatevs.” To which Adam (@adambarone), an avid flip flop wearer, replied, “‪@theelisamariee‪ You could say the same about girls that wear glasses when they have a perfectly good set of contacts, oh snap crackle pop!‬”

What is something you still want to learn from life?

All of us collectively want to learn what this life can become for us as a band. We’re all about “chopping that wood.” We’re all hard workers, and we want to work hard as a band, so that we can make our music the best it can possibly be for our fans…earn more fans…then we’ll see where that gets us.

What’s your favorite kind of sandwich and what would you wash it down with?

Adam and Derrick – peanut butter and jelly with ice cold milk
Robert – Simple plain ham sammich with a little lettuce and some green juice
Lisa – Chicken parm…like her idol Peyton Manning…and a Lone Star tallboy
Josh – Anything with meat and cheese that’s gluten free…sweet tea

What one song never ever leaves your music player’s playlist?

Adam – Sublime’s “April 26, 1992” from the 1994 Pulse album
Derrick – “Leif Erickson” by Interpol
Josh – “Hollow Moon” by awolnation
Robert – “Sunday Morning” by No Doubt
Lisa – “Stay” by Rihanna

Thanks Claiming Neptune!

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