Interview with . . . Medusa’s Disco

 

 

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Photo Credit: Studio 28, LLC

 

Before SXSW, my friend at j9 of J and the 9s posted that Medusa’s Disco was going to be playing at the festival. Since j9 and I love a lot of the same bands, there was a good chance that I would like Medusa’s Disco.

Who couldn’t love a band with such a great name? If they had t-shirts, I would buy them all.

Regardless of the awesome name, they definitely captured my attention. I need to be constantly entertained.

The band members -Wynton Huddle, Hunter Root, Alex Aument and Anthony Procopio- are available 24/7 in order to satisfy your eardrums. They can be found on different places on the Internet. You can play their YouTube videos on a continuously if you really want to do such a thing.

So if you’re curious about this progressive/psychedelic band from Pennsylvania, keep reading. Wynton Huddle answered my numerous questions in a timely fashion.

 

Q: Do you believe in ghosts?

Wynton: Funny enough I actually have a personal experience with some sort of entity, so yes I do! Growing up in Manheim, PA there was a curfew for anyone under the age of 18, so my friends and I would occasionally play a game we called ‘Ditch the Po-Po’. Basically, all you do is just go for walks late at night and hide from police cars whenever they drive by…thrilling I know…
So, one night when I was 14, we were walking by a restaurant next to a bridge with a creek when two cop cars pulled into the restaurant lot and shined their lights our way. We all laid on the ground and crawled into the creek to sneak away. When we started walking down the creek we noticed what appeared to be a little girl in a white dress standing in the middle of the creek staring back at us. Seeing how it was 2:30 AM I had my doubts that it was just any normal girl. I asked my friends if they saw her too and they both nodded. We ended up booking it out of there in a hurry. I found out 2 months later that an old woman backed her car off that bridge and drowned that previous winter. Coincidence?
Q: So my boyfriend says that I have Medusa’s hair when I’m angry. Does your hair ever do anything crazy like that?
W: When we’re out on the road sleeping on the occasional floor, that morning hair can indeed have quite the resemblance!
Q: Do you have an interest in mythology?
W: Through all the classes I took in school, the one that really reached out to me was my ancient history/mythology class. My teacher at the time was especially passionate about it and loved to watch our jaws drop with what the norm was hundreds and thousands of years ago. I’ve always wondered what the difference between religion and mythology was anyways? More believers? Well. Medusa’s Disco strives night and day to make Greek Mythology the standard again!

Q: Did you guys enjoy playing at SXSW? 

W: Absolutely. It was our second year in a row attending it and was even better than last year! With so many masses of people walking past so many venues, with so many bands playing, it is really the ultimate test of: does my music stand out? The results have been quite positive, having complete strangers stick around for your whole set and buy out your merch table, even checking out our other showcases over the next few days and bringing their friends. It’s always been a very reassuring and positive experience for us.

Q: Did you get to see the sites while in Austin?

W: Not too much this year, unfortunately. Last year we did some exploring though. Hunter had an infatuation with cacti, but after pulling some needles out of his butt he’s been less than eager.

Q: Where was your first show?

W: Medusa’s first show was the main stage of the Chameleon Club in Lancaster. A pretty solid first gig! Some bands take a long time until they can play that stage, but luckily I had an in from my previous band and we had a nice turnout. This was before we even had a bassist! There’s some footage of it floating around online:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FWPcJE05YI

Q: Do you still have day jobs?

W: We do indeed. It’s not an easy balancing act, but we will all do whatever we must to keep the ball rolling!

Q: If you had a time machine, where or when would you go?

W: I hope this doesn’t sound like a cop-out answer but right now is a pretty exciting time to be alive! It’s hard to say what the state of the world will be over these next few lifetimes but it seems like a crucial time for humanity. Luckily there’s still some time to work out the kinks, I think. Maybe not. Maybe someday higher life forms will check out our planet, dig up our bones and call US dinosaurs. Yeah..actually I want to take a time machine to then!

Q: What do you want people to know about Medusa’s Disco?
W: We don’t suck. You won’t hate us.

Q: If you were going to a protest, what would your sign say?

W: Investigate 311

 

 

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