Monday, April 29, 2013

If I Dropped By… with Louis Epstein of HITS

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you decided to be random and drop by a musician’s home? No?  Well, I have.  So, I posed my, "If I Dropped By..." question to HITS frontman, Louis Epstein.  This is what I learned about my host when I paid a hypothetical visit to his home.

Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): ... and brought a friend who didn't know your music, what song of yours would you play for them and why?

Louis Epstein (LE): I'd casually play well-known songs from bands like The Talking Heads and Talk Talk and Tom Waits who just talks sometimes, while I slipped in a HITS song here and there, so when it stood out, they'd say, "Wait. Who's this?" I could say, "What this? Oh weird this is actually MY band. Why? Do you like it?"

(QNYC): ... what song or album would you feel I needed to hear before I left?

(LE): A whole album before you left?! Geez I said you could stop by LaNita, but I've got shit to do today! You potheads lose track of time so easily. (Sorry, I don't know why I said that. For all I know you keep track of time better than I do.) Alright, maybe I'd play you a few Breakbot songs. Those guys are cool! (Editor’s note: damn dude, your stash is safe…paranoid much? Your liquor on the other hand…)

(QNYC): ... would you proudly display the cheesy music in your collection or hide it with your valuables?

(LE): Hide it with my porn- I mean my PORT-able... CD player... Yeah, I'm still using that... Big deal.

(QNYC): … dancing barefoot in the rain, skinny dipping or making snow angels?

(LE): I like riding bikes in the rain. And drinking in pools. Those count?

(QNYC): … herbivore or carnivore?

(LE): Damn it, is this another sneaky pot question?! Well I'm a vegetarian, but I'm not in anyone's face about it.

(QNYC): ... what's one thing you must have in your refrigerator at all times?

(LE): Insulin. My cat has diabetes. (Yeah, I'm a great guy for taking such care of my cat, right?... Her catnip won't work on you, leave it alone.)

(QNYC): Thank you for having me over.  Au revior and Hollywood air kisses.