Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Standing Hawthorn's Paul Schulte
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:05:24
Amy Sciarretto invited Standing Hawthorn rocker Paul Schulte into the ring for a Take Aim chat. It's the holiday season so we were happy to host him. We didn't make any gingerbread cookies, though.
If you were not doing music, you would be...
A counselor to the entitlement generation. A motivational speaker if you will. A fill in for people that don't have proper parenting. There's too many young people out there that don't understand what hard work is. Or what it takes to be successful. Or what it means to stand by your word. I would use mental and physical discipline to "knock some sense" in to them.
Any non-musical skills or hobbies or talents?
Juggling, pole vaulting, roller-skating, bird watching… the basics.
Can you share a writing or recording story behind "Roaming Lions?" Something that we'd only know because you told us? Put us there, in the moment!
I wrote that song on a plane going to Spain with a photographer friend of mine. I watched the movie Control on my laptop. I never really knew the story of Ian Curtis and Joy Division and it kind of hit me. Roaming Lions represents the band as a pride of lions moving through Cheshire in their dark long coats. The lyric "fits on pavement, medicated" was a last minute add from Chris and seemed to sum up the whole thing. That plane ride was the scariest I've ever been on. My friend actually turned to me and said, "Paul, I just want to let you know its been a pleasure working with you" - he was serious.
Do the same with another song on Living Without Lies?
We lost all of the original tracks to Scarecrow and just had a reference mix that Chris had done. We listened to it and realized that there wasn't really anything we could do to maker it better. It sounded perfect as is.
Twitter-size your bio: 140 words or characters (your choice) of EVERYTHING we need to know.
Standing Hawthorn has always been a traditional four-piece rock and roll band influenced by the great traditional rock acts that have come before them. They are inspired and influenced by music new and old and that is reflected in their records and how diverse their sound is.
Are you digging Standing Hawthorn just from Paul's answers? We are! But then again, we liked the tunes already.