Hot new musician Graham Stookey stopped by the TWIST offices recently to tell us about his music, his hidden frisbee talent, and more! Read what he had to say and check out a video of him performing below!
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TWIST: So you have the four song EP on iTunes. When are you planning to release a full album? GRAHAM: As soon as possible. We're still looking for the right label. So I can't really give you a time, but I'd love to get an album out. TWIST: When did you start playing music? GRAHAM: I started playing piano when I was 7. And then I first started guitar when I was 13, and then I started in on the electric guitar and listened to the heavy metal for a long time in junior high. And then I got into acoustic guitar. TWIST: Does anyone help you write songs? GRAHAM: No, I've only written songs by myself in my basement. I'm looking forward to writing with people, but I haven't at this point. I have coined the term "The Basement of Lost Hours." That's where the magic happens, the Basement of Lost Hours. It's like a time warp happens and you've been down there for 8 hours and it feels like 2 hours. But that's where I write my music. TWIST: What inspires you when you're writing songs? GRAHAM: I write about just what I experience on a day-to-day basis. I write from personal experience, I write from what I see in the world, experiences with girls, of course, and anything else. Because you have to write from what you know, or else it's fake. TWIST: What other hobbies do you have besides guitar? GRAHAM: I play ultimate frisbee. I'm assistant captain on the frisbee team at school. I like hanging out with friends. I like reading books. I'm kind of a nerd, kind of a geek. I sit in my basement reading books all day. TWIST: Do you have a true confession? GRAHAM: Gosh, I could talk about a lot of weird things about myself. I can throw a frisbee with my toes. It's kind of this obscure talent. Girls really dig it. You put it between your big toe and your small toes, and then you kind of use your hamstring muscles and throw it behind yourself. TWIST: Awesome! Thanks for talking to us! GRAHAM: Thanks!