Nick Anthony


The world wants to know something about me? Ok I guess. I'm kind of a loser. I uhhh... make music sometimes. I dunno. There's not really a whole lot to say.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Uhh, I guess music's like an escape? Like, I've got autism spectrum disorder (ASD) so the world around me is really overwhelming. Like the sounds you hear walking down the sidewalk or shopping through the mall is like, something you can probably handle. But I can't. I can't block out these noises and sounds n stuff. It puts me on edge. So I'll cope by putting on noise-isolating ear buds and playing wall-of-sound style music to drown it all out. It's comforting.

What is your music dream?

I guess for someone to say to someone "You know that Jay Masochist guy?" and for there to be about a 15% chance that person will say "Oh hell yeah here's the aux".

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I'd make people stop bein mean n stuff to each other. Like, ya don't gotta like someone, but you can still be nice to them.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Peter, Paul and Mary - Puff the Magic Dragon. I will defend that song until the day I die and say it is 100% NOT about weed. Screw you, ya gosh-darn teenagers. No, I will not smoke with you. Shut up. Go away, and don't tell me this song's about weed ever again or else I'll fart at you. And trust me, if there's anything I'm good at, it's farting.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... well that kinda changes a lot. I've always liked big, wall-of-sound, noisy stuff. A lot of it sounds like it's almost in mono but not quite. I guess it started with The Beach Boys, who were my favorite for a while, but now I'm more of a Dinosaur Jr./"doomy" shoegaze kinda guy.

What inspires you to make music?

I suck at everything else.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Slack off, don't go to school, stay up late, develop bad habits, and turn all that negative energy and depression into something that gives you hope. Then, when nobody actually gives a hoot about it, go cry more.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

If they like it, I feel friggin' fantastic. If not I wanna go cry.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Uhhhhhhhhhhhh audiences gotta be aware of just how little cash we make. Give us your money. We need to buy things.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think it's cool n I want you guys to help me make money.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not being as good of a guitarist as I make myself out to be.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I mean, I do, I go to shows n stuff, but... My scene's... tsk.... sssssssssssssssyep...

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Know how to use social media and the Internet to your advantage, you scrubs. You're stuck in the pre-Internet age. Also, don't be like me. Actually promote yer music and don't sit around like a lazy bum.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Jay Masochist, for sure. Everyone else SUCKS! (not really)