One on One: Retro Man
I want to bring Erik in a little to RLU and since I can’t get him to sit down to actually write something I thought I’d interview him. Maybe I’ll open it up for you guys to ask him questions next time.
If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Ummm…if I were a superhero. Retro Man. My superpower would be to make people see the error of their ways, reflect on it and learn from it. I know it’s esoteric but that’s what I would choose. If that had happened in my life it would have made things a lot easier.
If you could choose one other career to have (other than being a luthier) what would it be? (cost doesn’t matter)
Chef — fine chef — world class chef. That would be very satisfying. Everyone has to eat, people would seek me out for my food.
If there were a song to be played everytime you walked in the room what would it be?
What was that song on Will & Grace? That gay one? (I answer: “Waiting For Tonight?” by JLo) (Erik starts singing it in falsetto) No I’m just kidding. (Sings again) Actually maybe that’s a good choice.
If you could trade places with a celebrity (actor/musician/artist) who would it be and why?
I think Sting has had a pretty good life [I mention how good he looks for his age and all the sex he has] It’s Sting! You don’t think I know that? He’s a bass player, he’s a singer, he’s an actor, he’s a successful musician for all different types, he’s well liked, respected, rich and he’s got the whole thing going.
Today is your last day on the earth. I’m not saying you are being executed but you do get to pick your meal. What is it?
You know what’s sad? I’d probably pick some kind of pizza. Lobster Alfredo and pizza. Antonio’s from Amherst.