Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Mayday Parade's Jake Bundrick
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:33:40
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Jake Bundrick, the drummer/vocalist of Mayday Parade, is the latest musician to fall victim to a Take Aim rapid fire interview with the lovely and talented Amy Sciarretto. Yes, I believe in shameless self-promotion, which is why I just said that. Bundrick was game, and plays games. Read on to find out how and why! You'll also discover how awesome he and the band are, which is why they were chosen to be a part of the Take Aim elite.
If you were not in Mayday Parade, what would you do for a living and why?
I'd attempt to be a field goal kicker in college, arena-league, or for the NFL. In high school, I broke records (state and national) kicking 46 field goals in a 4-year career. I've still got it! Hahaha.
Do you have any non-music hobbies or skills? If so, elaborate!
The more I think about it, the more I realize I haven't really pursued anything outside of music! I recently started a jewelry/clothing company called 5683 Collective. I'm a fan of style regardless if I have any or not. I also play golf, but don't have my own set of clubs. I only play with my Dad and he lets me use his; clubs are expensive! I love the game but I'm gone so much that I would need to purchase two sets of clubs/shoes/bags/etc. because we tour so much and it's too expensive to fly it all. I'd need one for the bus and one for home. I'm good, but if I played every day I might be great.
Pick one song from your catalog and share a story or a moment. Put us there WITH you, whether you tell us how the band was taunted by ghosts during the mix, or drank 100 beers a day during tracking, or wrote the song over a three-year period.
We had this song on the last record that wasn't near finished at all. It was a song that was near and dear to me somehow, but I didn't know exactly what it was about yet. We were recording in Atlanta, and less than a year ago, my close friend's body was hit by a car in Atlanta. He died and it slowly drove me crazy. At that point, we needed a few more songs for the new record and I finally knew what to write about. One night, I went into the studio, locked myself away, and laid down drums, guitars, bass, and a scratch vocal. I constructed the song to present to Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (our producers) the following morning. The song made the record and it's called "Everything's an Illusion." I finally have closure now with something that's always hurt me deep inside.
What is one creature comfort you MUST bring on the road with you that's not digital/electronic. You can't say iPad/pod/phone, Blackberry or laptop! Something you don't plug in!
This is something new that's started on our last tour, but I bought these purple Halloween lights that I hung up in my bunk. I love them for some reason! I know you said to say something that you can't plug in, but it's not an iPhone or Mac.
Any crazy tour stories so far?
You know the 'Get Up' video we shot in Vegas (go here to view it)? That's real footage. That was a real party. We were really drunk and having a blast. The room was destroyed at a penny free cost. Lucky us! This just goes to show you that what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay in Vegas...it's spreads virally across the Internet.
See why we love Mayday Parade? Do you?