Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Moon Taxi's Tyler Ritter
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:29:08
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Amy Sciarretto invited Moon Taxi drummer Tyler Ritter into the ring for a Take Aim because he has a great last name. He shares it with the late John aka Jack Tripper from Three's Company, a favorite sit com character. Then there's Kristen, the adorbs actress from Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, whose Bettie Page bangs we love, love, love. Don't forget Tyson, the singer of The All-American Rejects. And then there's our new BFF Tyler, who is happy to be getting married to the greatest person on Earth. How rad is that!
He is easily one of our favorite TA (not T+A, mind you) subjects and we love his music. Find out what song he hums every morning (you'll never guess) and all about the song "Mercury."
If you were not doing music, you would be…?
Indiana Jones. Chic college professor by day, warrior archeologist by night. Plus you get to wear that awesome fedora, carry a whip, and get called Junior by Sean Connery.
Any non-musical skills/talents/hobbies?
I was super active in sports as a kid. Baseball was my favorite, but I played football, basketball, and even soccer at one point. I just found all of my baseball gear from high school, and I'm looking forward to bringing a couple of gloves and balls on the road. We'll see if I can still catch though!
Can you share a writing or recording story behind "Mercury?"
"Mercury" is one of my favorite songs to play live, mainly because it's a pop song with a chorus in an odd meter. I can remember working out that groove for the first time with Wes and Trevor during a soundcheck at Crossroads, a club in Huntsville, AL. I kept thinking the whole time we were working on it that this song is going to have a lot of power to it, especially with that explosive 7/4 chorus. "Mercury" was the first song that set us in a new direction as a band.
What's the best thing about Nashville aka Music City?
Great clubs featuring a wide range of musical genres, lots and lots of cool and quirky little bars, and the food. Nashville has absolutely great food. I don't know if I could say there's a distinct Nashville dish, but we've got some absolutely fantastic restaurants that are unique to this city.
Twitter-sized bio time - 140 words on everything we need to know!
Excited soon to be husband of the greatest person on earth. Drummer, percussionist, closet bass player, out and about air guitar virtuoso. Proud Tolkien enthusiast, movie buff, zombie hunter, and all around geek. Trying to wear rose tinted glasses at all times. To that effect, I hum "Rosanna" by Toto every morning when I wake up.
Watch the video for "Mercury" here:
Watch the video for "Cabaret" below:
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