Bushwhack's Progressive Scholar: JAMIE VAN DYCK!
Today's Elevenses Throws Eleven Quick Questions At 'Bushwhack's Progressive Scholar' Jamie van Dyck!
Jamie van Dyck is a Yale student and the guitarist for Connecticut’s instrumental progressive rockers Bushwhack. Their acclaimed self-titled debut album is widely available and they describe themselves as ‘An orchestra getting into a knife fight over who's out of tune’.
Considering that I’m not usually awake yet, probably my drool.
Fastball – “All The Pain Money Can Buy”… I was in 4th grade. Solid album.
I don’t know, but I like David Gilmour of Pink Floyd’s style the best.
Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree. You will hear this man’s name from me again before this survey comes to a close I’m sure.
Sitting in my dorm and thinking about guitar-related questions that I don’t usually consider.
I saw the Great American Rampage Tour with Bieler Bros bands Nonpoint, Skindred, Ankla, and my personal favorites of the bunch, Karnivool.
Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust) – Lead Vocals
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) – Guitars, Backup Vox, Songwriter
Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) – Guitars, Backup Vox, Songwriter
John Myung (Dream Theater) - Bass
Christian Lorenz (Rammstein) - Keyboards
Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) - Drums
Hmmmm…7? 6 electrics and 1 acoustic, though 2 of those electrics are guitars I don’t really play anymore but keep for sentimental reasons. They’re all “my precious” at various moments, but my favorite to write songs on would probably be my Schecter C-1 Classic.
Well my favorite album of 2007 is “Fear Of A Blank Planet” by Porcupine Tree so that would be the most recent absolutely tremendous album. I’d say Hurt’s “Vol. II” is pretty great and I just got that a couple of weeks ago.
Not really, though it can be harder to focus with the bright lights shining in my face than it is in our drummer’s living room...