Artist: The Accidentals
Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Latest Album: Bittersweet
Rejected Band Names: The Savage Kittens
Katie: Katie Arson is my heavy metal name. Someday we will have a psychedelic side project called the Acid Lentils (instead of Accidentals).
Michael: Big Michael, Scout Leader, Boy
What was the first record you ever bought with your own money?
Sav: Echoes, Silence, Patience, and Grace by the Foo Fighters and Illinois by Sufjan Stevens. I bought them together.
Katie: The soundtrack to the film Juno. I listened to it obsessively in middle school.
Michael: Seventh grade — Rocks by Aerosmith and Fly By Night by Rush
How many unread emails or texts currently fill your inbox?
Sav: I'm really OCD, so … none.
Michael: Zero, OCD like Sav.
If your life were a movie, which songs would be on the soundtrack?
Sav: 1. "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin … the Fantasia animation pretty much sums up my life. 2. "Mr. Blue Sky" by ELO. Who can resist such a happy song? 3. "Bicycle" by Queen: "I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride it where I like." Sums it up.
Katie: Everything on the Juno soundtrack. (I am obsessed.)
Michael: Anything by Sufjan Stevens and the National, with a pinch of Animal Collective.
What brand of jeans do you wear?
Sav: Brands. Ugh. Whatever fits and doesn't have holes in it.
Katie: Flying Monkey (dig the name).
What's your go-to karaoke tune?
Sav: When I was six years old, I performed "Paved Paradise" for my school talent show to a karaoke track. That's all I got.
Katie: Any song from any Disney movie ever.
Michael: "Don’t Stop Me Now" by Queen or "Just Like Heaven" by the Cure
If you were a liquor, what would you be?
Sav: I’m not a drinker, so I have absolutely no idea. I would guess the strong bitter kind that you have to have an acquired taste for. 😉
Katie: I don't drink, so to confidently answer, I took a quiz on quizrocket.com. RESULT: Rum — "You are sweet and friendly and sociable, but you have a laid back vibe. You are best enjoyed in a relaxed state of mind."
Michael: Fireball Whiskey = red hair.
Poehler or Schumer?
Sav: Amy Poehler slays it in Parks and Recreation. I'm pretty sure she's my spirit animal.
Katie: Tina Fey is my favorite, so naturally, Amy Poehler.
Michael: Poehler all the way.
Chocolate or vanilla?
Sav: I was actually born without a sense of smell or taste, so it's all the same to me.
Michael: Vanilla, for sure. Chocolate is everywhere, and a good vanilla flavor is hard to come by these days.
Blues or bluegrass?
Katie: Greensky Bluegrass
Michael: Billy Strings — Punch Brothers — Bluegrass