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Here is our Jan. Q&A session w/ Mark Watrous! I am sure most of you are familiar w/ mark from his stints w/ both The Raconteurs, and (currently) w/ Brendan Benson. But alas, there is much more to this talented guy, so read on and toss some questions his way. As per usual we'll accept questions for Mark for 2 weeks, then the entire Q&A will be posted here. I love the idea of a small gift for the winner of the best question as chosen by Mark, so whomever wins will receive a something in the mail (surprise!) from both Mark and myself.

Mark grew up in Eastern Washington State playing violin, piano, guitar and drums. He helped to form the band Loudermilk (guitar/keys) in 1995 and made two LPs and one EP over the span of 8 years (American Recordings/Dreamworks Records). He also helped to form Gosling (guitar/keys) in 2003 and over 4 years released one EP and one LP (The Control Group/V2 Records). Mark relocated to NYC in 2007 after the the breakup of Gosling and since then has toured/worked with:

Craig Wedren (guitar/keys),Paul Chesne (guitar),Shudder To Think (guitar),Jeremy Fisher (bass/keys),The Raconteurs (keys), Harper Simon (keys), and Brendan Benson (guitar/keys).

As well as playing with other musicians Mark has released a few bits of solo material, one on the "Destroy All Humans! 2" soundtrack (The Greenhornes are also featured on that one) and a split 7" EP on Hidden Pony Records with Canadian singer/songwriter Hannah Georgas. He has plans to release a full-length later this year if his touring schedule with Brendan permits.

When not working on music projects, Mark also directs music videos, and does graphic design work. He recently returned from Mexico where he and his wife Jaime, were married on New Years Day.

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GREAT questions so far everyone, keep em coming! :)
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Is this Q&A sanctioned by the Moderators? I thought they normally make the initial post in the thread and only they can view the questions submitted.
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matt ~ i am moderating this Q&A so it will be me who approves the submitted questions this go-around. ian asked me to do the Q&A this month.

no worries, i have no other mod powers :lol:
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3quid wrote:Is this Q&A sanctioned by the Moderators? I thought they normally make the initial post in the thread and only they can view the questions submitted.
yup! who do you think created the forum for the Q&A? :)

We felt that since Nicole has a relationship with Mark, he would probably feel more comfortable dealing directly with her. May as well make her do everything, saves us work! (Plus I'm out of town without much time at all... I've been working 10 hour days, yes, even the weekend.)
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higherlimits wrote:May as well make her do everything, saves us work!
:lol: thanks.
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I am starting an unsanctioned Q&A with Matthew Kuborn. It will be really interesting, i promise.
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mkuborn wrote:I am starting an unsanctioned Q&A with Matthew Kuborn. It will be really interesting, i promise.
This Q&A is sanctioned.....
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higherlimits wrote:
mkuborn wrote:I am starting an unsanctioned Q&A with Matthew Kuborn. It will be really interesting, i promise.
This Q&A is sanctioned.....
:lol: do people really think i went all rebel & just like started my own Q&A thread? lol ~ that's hilarious.
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harvestgirl wrote::lol: do people really think i went all rebel & just like started my own Q&A thread? lol ~ that's hilarious.
Nicole hijacked White Swirl!!! She has her own personal agenda & is trying to get us to follow HER favorite people! Flee from her influence, or next thing you know we'll all be watching Twilight and professing our love for Edward!
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KaseyLS wrote:
harvestgirl wrote::lol: do people really think i went all rebel & just like started my own Q&A thread? lol ~ that's hilarious.
Nicole hijacked White Swirl!!! She has her own personal agenda & is trying to get us to follow HER favorite people! Flee from her influence, or next thing you know we'll all be watching Twilight and professing our love for Edward!

:lol: :lol: :lol: you know me too well! ;)

GREAT questions so far everyone! i hope a few of you still plan to submit a Q or 2 *ahem* YES i am talking to you! ;)

thanks :)
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any more questions?

i am heading to florida feb 3rd & mark is back touring, so i'd love to wrap this up a bit early (and before i leave) & at least get the questions off to him so he has time to go over them & respond.

any of you mod type fellas have anything to ask? PM me if so.

thanks everyone :)
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TOMORROW 5pm est is the last day to submit questions for mark.

i talked to him today & he picked out a sweet surprise for his choice of best/fav. question!

thanks for participating everyone!!!
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thanks for the questions everyone! i am sending these to mark this eve & will get his responses posted here asap.

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