Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:22:11
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Since we love Panic! At the Disco and their new album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, out October 8, and since we love Brendon Urie, we supersized the Take Aim column this week. He got more than five questions since he is special. It's our column and we'll amend it and expand it however and whenever we choose. Enjoy this chat about his bandmate Spencer Smith, who is recovering from addiction issues, about making beer and more!
We have to ask. Spencer -- how is he? What's the status?
He is doing well, actually. I am happy to report. I talked to him on his birthday. His girlfriend made a Lego cake, since that is one of his favorite things. He is doing well, though. He is going to continue doing well, I am sure. He is much happier and is much healthier now. He appreciates all your love and support. We've been getting quite a lot from fans.
Do we know when he will make a return?
Yeah, we'll see what happens. Our heads are held high and we will keep high hopes.
Twitter-size your bio -- your choice of 140 words or characters, if you want to get technical-- and tell us everything we need to know! GO!
One sentence? That's crazy! I love this. If it was my personal point of view, I'd say I grew up and was raised a rock star and then I joined a big band.
If you were not doing music, you would be...
Oh man! I love this question. I had plans, even when in the band...I almost didn't want to be in the band. I was going to go Arizona State and learn how to cut hair. I was going to be a cosmetologist. I'd work in a brewery and learn how to make beer.
What's your favorite beer?
My favorite is Pale Ale. It's hoppy, but not too hoppy. It's hard to find a balance. Another I found at our wedding which is Samuel Smith Pale Ale.
Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?
I have a lot of hobbies. I love acting. I love video games. I love motorcycles. Skateboarding. Surfing. I am a pretty active guy. My friend Jake Sinclair got me a Tour de France bike. Before this tour, I did 25-mile rides. He was kicking.
Another we have to ask -- what's your take on Lance Armstrong?
We want to see the craziest, most built dudes play the craziest sport! Maybe that should be a requirement! I want to see gladiators going against each other like Roman times.
Pick ONE song one your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?
There's a song on our album called 'Girl That You Love.' It wasn't originally called that. It sounded the same, the melodies were the same. I got back from a vacation with my wife, Spencer and his girlfriend. We spent two days in London and four days in Paris. It was a week of vacationing, having good time, good food. We got back and I was trying to learn French, and slowly getting it, then started to lose it and got mad at myself. I wanted to write a song in French. I was singing in French, which was "Marshmallow Heart," and everyone heard it as "Girl That You Love." I had the song mapped out... singing in French.
Then it became matching syllables to words in English. That's how it got built, from French to English, with different meaning, but matching syllables.
Finish this sentence: Panic! at the Disco is the artist that...
your girlfriend probably loves! That's good.
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