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BMI @ SXSW: 9 Questions with THE KINGSTON SPRINGS

Posted in News on March 15, 2011

The Kingston Springs will play BMI’s SXSW St. Patrick’s Day showcase on Thursday, March 17 at 10:30 p.m. at The Ghost Room. The band answered BMI’s rapid-fire round of questions about songwriting, heroes, and SXSW anticipation.

What’s the name of the first song you ever wrote?
“On the Otherside”

 If you could only name one favorite songwriter, who would that be?
A Young Dylan McCartney

What’s the one thing you can’t go to Austin without?
Our thumbs

Who do you most want to hear at SXSW?
The Smith Westerns

What’s your favorite venue to play?
Nashville’s own Mercy Lounge

What YouTube clip best represents you?
Chimpanzee riding on a Segway

Name five songs you wish you’d written…
1) “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35” (Bob Dylan)
2) “Have a Cigar” (Pink Floyd)
3) “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen)
4) “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (Rolling Stones)
5) “Crazy Bitch” (Buck Cherry)

If you had to compose only one Tweet of advice for bands trekking to SXSW, what would it be?
Remember the Alamo