Small Talk: DAN EDMONDS

Who are you and what do you do:
My name is Dan Edmonds. I play music with my friends in a rock and roll band called Harlan Pepper.

Current obsessions:
“Good old Boys” by Randy Newman. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Also just learning about recording with this old tascam machine that my friend Sean Pearson gave to me .

A song or a record that will always put you in a good mood, without fail:
I Found A Reason – The Velvet Underground

Tell us about an album or artist you think is really under-appreciated, and why they are deserving of more praise:
Micheal Hurley. His songs are so imaginative and he does all his own album artwork. One of the coolest cats on earth.

Most played track on your iTunes:
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band

Most cherished musical object:
My Gibson es 125

Proudest moment:
Listening back to a song you recorded can be a wonderful feeling. Probably listening back to our song Gimme Love in the studio is my proudest moment.

Most vulnerable moment:
Hard to say!

If you could score a film for anyone, who would it be any why:
The Coen Brothers, because their films are so well done, and the accompanying music is always top-notch.

Your favourite use of a song in a film:
Ooh La La by The Faces, at the end of Rushmore. The best!

Favourite venue to play in and why:
The Horshoe Tavern, it’s remained cool and the history in that place is amazing.

Dream venue to play in and why:
The Fillmore in San Fransisco, although I’m not sure if it still exists.

First band t-shirt you ever purchased from a merch table:
My parents wouldn’t let me go to Warped Tour as a young punk, but Marlon still brought me back a shirt from the fest. Warped Tour ’06

Band you’d leave your bandmates for:
The Band of course!

Album you want to expose your kin to whilst in the womb:
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra

If for some reason you lost the ability to make and play music, what would fill that gap:
I think I would be pretty happy making artwork and posters, and helping other people make things!

What was your last dream about:
Wish I could remember!

Watch Harlan Pepper’s latest Southern Souls session here – http://southernsouls.ca/harlan-pepper-allison