Welcome to the BRD Original Series - 10 Ladies - 10 Questions!
Hey everyone! Do you like music? Of course you do! Perhaps you remember our last series entitled "10 Punks, 10 Questions." It was a great time and highlighted many of the great punk rock musicians in our province. The only problem was, much like the parties I hosted as a 20 year old, it was a total bro fest. Not that there's anything wrong with that but anyone who's been out to a show in Alberta can confirm that is only a small sliver of what this great scene has to offer. This new series will focus on 10 rad ladies in the Alberta music scene and I hope you find your new favourite artist over the next 2 weeks! So once again, I implore you to hop into your coziest of PJ pants, grab a Radler, and prepare to be entertained!
Happy Tuesday, everyone! Let's bring it back to Red Dogg! Today, you're getting 2 for the price of 1. We guess technically this series should be entitled 11 ladies, 10 questions but screw it! We do what we want around here! Red Deer's greatest Art Rock Power Poppers, The Pits Planet Earth, boast 2 rad ladies and neither would back down so here we are! You get to meet Rebecca Raabis and Jamie Jones today so we hope you enjoy!
BRUTAL REALITY DIGEST: Identify yourself, your band, and your weapon of choice.
REBECCA RAABIS: Singer/Guitar/Songwriter-other-half in The Pits Planet Earth. Weapon of choice would maybe be bow and arrows. I wish I could use one and be Legolas.
JAMIE JONES: Jamie Jones, The Pits Planet Earth, voice and keys
BRD: What is your favourite part about the city you live in?
RR: The musicians and artists here, and that we're so close to so many naturey things.
BRD: What’s the least favourite part about the city you live in?
RR: That we don't have a Red Lobster.
BRD: What is a movie quote you find yourself quoting the most?
RR: "Underneath the robe you find a man, underneath the man you find his....nucleus." and "Get that corn outta my face". Basically any line in Nacho Libre.
JJ: I use quotes all of the time but of course put on the spot I'm drawing a blank. Lol
BRD: What was the first song you learned how to play?
RR: My Grandpa taught me the chords to "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" , then the first full one while singing was Silver Springs by Fleetwood Mac?? I think?
JJ: The one that sticks out in my mind mainly is a song from the Little Mermaid 'Part of Your World'
BRD: If you could perform a duet with any musician in history, who would you choose?
RR: Michael Jackson. 100000000%.
BRD: What was the funnest show you ever played? (Good English, Josh)
RR: Probably our last Intergalactic Formal (year 3) at The Vat. Besides being super sick on the day of the show lol, every part is always so great. Preparing for the show is just as much fun too. Making decorations, making and putting up posters and such. Also seeing all the costumes people come up with is just the best!!
JJ: Our debut album release!
BRD: What was your most embarrassing moment on stage?
RR: Too many haha! Maybe the most memorable though was when I opened for Marianas Trench alone at the Centrium on Westerner Days when I was like 17. I was nervous as heck and my legs were shaking so bad while playing that I kicked my shoes off mid song (I was wearing heels.... I never wear heels) and then the mic was WAAAY too high to reach and it was just SO awkward. I guess people thought I did it on purpose - lesson is just roll with it!
JJ: I'm always awkward on stage and off so honestly every show. Haha
BRD: What is one cover song that you absolutely refuse to play?
RR: Wagonwheel. Yuck.
JJ: Cher - Believe.
BRD: What are you most excited for as we finish off 2020?
RR: I'm stoked for new music and live shows!! Crossing my fingers for us all that things keep rollin'!
JJ: I think as this year draw to an end, I am excited to move into a fresh year with renewed positivity!