Quinlan Braiwick of Blue Coraline Loves Destroying Notes

Feb 12, 2015 by

Quinlan Braiwick of Blue Coraline didn’t make show for 5.5 questions so we communicated via e-mail. Here’s what he had to say:

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

Well, I haven’t made it to terrestrial radio yet but Blue Coraline has been featured on some awesome podcasts, including The Justin Wayne Show. The first time I heard the band on a widely available format I was shocked. For a little while I wasn’t sure I was going to hear the episode but when it finally came on I was really proud that we had created something other people wanted to share with the world.

What sound do you love?

You might not guess it from the most recent release but I love the sound of destroying notes. I use a lot of fuzz and distortion pedals with the full band, anything I can do to just really destroy the noise my guitar is making. To me there is nothing better than the feeling of relief after a really intense dissonance.

What’s been your most memorable performance ever?

For a little while, before I found everyone I’m playing with now, I was playing solo shows with just an acoustic guitar. While I was playing those shows I got the chance to share the stage with Vinnie Caruana from The Movielife/I Am The Avalanche. He was really awesome and supportive. Getting to share a drink and listen to tour stories from one of my favorite musicians after playing a show with him was definitely one of the coolest things this music has allowed me to do.

What is something you learned in the last month?

You know the Smell-o-Scope from Futurama? They have a real life one of those. I just learned that yesterday.

If your band was a novel, what would be the title and how would the story end?

It would probably have one of those of 50’s style titles that have an “or” in the name. Something like : “This Probably Wasn’t The Best Idea OR How We Came To Be Here This Evening” and it would end with a bunch of friends around a table at a bar sharing the ludicrous adventures they had that night before meeting up.

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

I just discovered the hot sauce called “Valentina” and I’ve been putting it on everything. I’m not kidding when I say everything I put it on tuna and dipped olives in it the other day. Right now my favorite sandwich is turkey and swiss doused in Valentina with a Diet Coke.

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

Does the “My Chemical Romance” discography count as one song? No? Probably “Famous Last Words” By My Chemical Romance.

Thanks, Quinlan!

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