Could you introduce yourself?
Luke Paquin. Guitar player for Tashaki Miyaki Paige Stark, Singer/Drumer Tashaki Miyaki
What's the story behind the name?
Luke: It comes from the Japanese director Takashi Miike. Our singer Paige mispronounced it one drunken night and we thought it would make a great band.
What’s your life philosophy? How do you try to apply that to your work?
Luke: Not sure we have a specific philosophy, but we definitely have specific tastes and strong opinions. Maybe its what we do not apply to our work that makes our sound. Paige: Keep moving, keep trying new things.
Could you tell us what you think makes you stand apart in the music industry?
Luke: I'd like to think we have our own distinct style, but I don't listen to many current acts so maybe I'm wrong, haha. Paige: You would have to ask the music industry.
How would you describe your music style? Do you feel like it reflects you?
Luke: Rock n Roll. I hope it reflects us. We wrote the songs.
What are a few tips for other artists that might be reading this?
Luke: Have a rich dad Paige: Be self sufficient
What was it like working with James Franco on your newest music video, "Girls On T.V."?
Luke: He did a great job with it. He's a pro. we just kind of let him do what he wanted.
If you had to choose any music album that captures the emotion of your work, what would it be and why?
Luke: The Dream by Tashaki Miyaki! In stores, April 7, haha. Paige: I wouldn't dare guess the emotion of my work. I can say that in my spare time I listen to a lot of Harry Belafonte. It soothes the sting of Trump.
What's one thing that has to do with music that others might not know about you?
Luke: I'm a sucker for 80's hair metal. Paige: I love Prince and 90's Hip Hop
Do you have any rituals you do before you start your creative process for a new project, to get your mind and energy in the right place?
Luke: nothing specific. but there's usually tacos involved. Paige: Sleep, coffee, and undisturbed concentration which usually means lots of alone time.
What’s a typical day for you?
Luke: Wake up. Play guitar. Rinse. Repeat. Paige: Wake up. Coffee. Walk dogs. Practice. Hike. Meals somewhere in there. Read or Netflix until I fall asleep.
Coffee or tea?
Luke: Can i say both? Paige: Both
What are some of your goals for 2017?
Luke: to get this album out and write a new one.
What makes you happy?
Luke: Norm Macdonald. Paige: My dogs
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