I had a great time interviewing Anthony Diaz. I had a music class with Anthony last year but we never had a chance to talk or interview each other. It was really cool getting to chat with him and we actually found something that we had in common and potentially will be working on a project together.
Anthony is a junior at CSULB. His major is Computer Science. Anthony chose his major only because the major he originally wanted became discontinued and he had to pick something that was close to his original plan. He originally wanted to major in Audio Engineering and focus on producing albums and creating his own music. But that particular major is not offered anymore so he went with Computer Science and is taking music courses and basically making up his own major to get enough credits for when he plans to go to grad school.
Anthony’s dream job is to be a Musician. Not a super well known top 40 musician but also not an indie one where no one knows who he is. He wants the internet attention but without the negative feedback of it. As we were chatting I found out that Anthony is in a band called Plastic Castle. Its a psychedelic band, which has a bad stereotype for being very heavily into drugs. He said that the cool thing about psychedelic music is there’s a lot of improvisation and also a lot of room to do whatever you want. You can mix in any sort of genre into psychedelic and it will still be psychedelic.
As we swapped interviews I told him that I’m really into tapping and its my favorite style of dance. Than it dawned on me that I love to improv and jam with musicians and since he said that their band does a lot of improvisation I thought it would be a perfect fit. I offered it up to him if he ever wanted to jam sometime and he took it a step further to saying that he could record my taps and I could be on the track. He also has the capability to distort the taps and he could change the sound of my taps. I got pretty excited by that and hope that we can eventually collaborate on a music project together.
CHECK OUT ANTHONY’S BLOG!! ALSO CHECK HIM OUT PLAYING BASS FOR PLASTIC CASTLE!! GO LIKE PLANET CASTLE’S FACEBOOK PAGE!!
PLASTIC CASTLE’S NEXT SHOW IS NOVEMBER 8TH!!