Here's the thing about being a member of the 2009 Debutantes. There aren't many men on the scene over there (probably because they don't care to be referred to as "debutantes") but those who are, aside from being incredibly secure in their sexuality, are also super DUPER cool. SO...I'm very very happy to host Sammy Bohar, the star of the ineffable Jon Skovron's Struts & Frets, on Inside the Characters Studio!
More than anything, Sammy wants to play guitar in a famous indie rock band. The problem is that his front man is a jerk who can't sing, his bassist is a burn-out who can't remember the songs, and his drummer is just out to lunch. But Sammy needs this band because it's the only good thing he's got going. His father skipped out before he was born, his mother is an overworked therapist with a drinking problem, his grandfather is slowly losing his mind to Alzheimer's, and the girl of his dreams is dating his jerk lead singer.
Now that jerk lead singer has entered them in a Battle of the Bands contest to win free studio time and guaranteed radio play. Sammy has two weeks to get them to sound like a real band, or face public humiliation in front of the entire local indie music scene.
What is your favorite word?
Music. it's what I love.
What is your least favorite word?
Hobby. It's what you call music if you aren't good enough to be a real musician.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
When other people express passion for something.
What turns you off?
What is your favorite curse word?
Fuck. Can I say that? I don't want you to get in trouble or anything...go ahead and put something else in if you have to.
What sound or noise do you love?
What sound or noise do you hate?
The sound of Eddie Vedder's voice. Talk about a mega poser.
What profession would you like to attempt?
What profession would you not like to do?
Anything that has to do with math.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Do you know what would be really awesome? If he said something like, "Dude, I have all your albums! You rock!" How cool would that be?
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