Muziktology’s Proust Questionnaire #6 Coastlands

 

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

 

Jordan – Making a living doing something i am passionate about.

Dan – Creating is about as close as it gets. We all have ups and downs and I’m not sure a perfect happiness exists. Sometimes the creation process is rough, but because of that, the feeling is indescribable when you find a sound that gets everyone’s blood pumping.

Jason – Finding a medium between relaxing and heavily pursuing the things i have a passion for.

Chad – Feeling a sense of meaning and enjoyment in my creative and professional life. Also, being able to recognize all of the wonderful things life has thrown my way.

 

What is your most marked characteristic?

 

Jordan – Tenacity and resilience.

Dan – Being objective

Jason – Being tall

Chad – Passion and intensity

 

What do you consider your greatest achievement? What is your greatest fear?

 

Jordan – My greatest achievement is definitely taking part in creating our newest album “to be found” My greatest fear is losing passion.

Dan – Getting in my car with no plan and driving across the US. I hit the reset button on my life and found a new life in Portland, OR and Coastlands. My greatest fear is the Chupacabra.

Jason – Achievement: Quitting my day job and doing music full time. Fear: Unhinging my jaw and having it stuck open for a few hours(which recently just happened)

Chad – Achievement: Giving up drugs and alcohol 12 years ago, I haven’t touched them since. Fear: Losing sight of what matters most to me.

 

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

 

Jordan – Hugh Glass

Dan – Sun Tzu

Jason – Abraham Lincoln

Chad – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

 

Which living person do you most admire?

 

Jordan – Ben Weinman

Dan – Kerry Mccoy

Jason – Aaron Marsh

Chad – My mother, Carolyn Rush

 

Who are your heroes in real life?

 

Jordan – My siblings, Emily and Jesse

Dan – My brother

Jason – My dad because he’s stronger than he knows.

Chad – Jonas Renkse and Paul Masvidal

 

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

 

Jordan – Self-doubt

Dan – Overthinking

Jason – Anxiety

Chad – Procrastination

 

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

 

Jordan – Pretentiousness

Dan – Histrionics

Jason – Stubbornness

Chad – Manipulation

 

What is your favorite journey?

 

Jordan – I spent a considerable amount of time in yellowstone, it was a real life coming-of-age experience.

Dan – Coming to Portland, OR from Upstate NY.

Jason – When i moved from Oregon to Texas.

Chad – Attending a meditation retreat in Castle Rock Washington

 

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

 

Jordan – Technicality

Dan – Purity – We’re all broken in some way.

Jason – Benevolence

Chad – Righteousness

 

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

 

Jordan – “it’s all good”

Dan – “Nice!”

Jason – “Ugh”

Chad – “no worries”

 

What is your greatest regret?

 

Jordan – Not taking piano lessons when I was very young.

Dan – Not practicing more when I was younger

Jason – I don’t have a lot of regret. At least yet. In my past there has been ideal situations and less ideal situations.

Chad – Giving up drumming for 5 years during my 20’s.

 

What is your current state of mind?

 

Jordan – Enthusiastic

Dan – Content

Jason – On the lower end of stable

Chad – Equanimous

 

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

 

Jordan – That we would be closer, geographically

Dan – See Jordan’s answer

Jason – I would want us to be more honest with each other

Chad – That my sister’s and I would make more of an effort to support one another

 

What is your most treasured possession?

 

Jordan – A necklace my father gave me

Dan – My black and gold Fender Telecaster. It’s been with me through everything.

Jason – A Boss BR532 Digital recorder. Its the first piece of equipment i ever bought and got my into recording and creating music when i was very young.

Chad – That’s easy, my drum set

 

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

 

Jordan – Living in a world of lies

Dan – Not chasing my dreams.

Jason – Giving up the things you care about

Chad – To be full of hatred

 

Where would you like to live?

 

Jordan – Russia

Dan – I’m not really sure. Portland is still new to me, so I’m still dealing with that.

Jason – In the woods with a porch

Chad – Philadelphia, PA

 

What is your favorite occupation?

 

Jordan – Delivering Pizza. Everyone loves the pizza guy

Dan – Instrument repair

Jason – Astronaut

Chad – Drug and Alcohol councelor

 

What is the quality you most like in a man?

 

Jordan – Valor

Dan – Loyalty

Jason – Levelheadedness

Chad – Integrity

 

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

 

Jordan – Confidence

Dan – No Comment

Jason – Sadness

Chad – Vulnerability

 

What are your favorite names?

 

Jordan – Squall, Rinoa, Laguna, Seifer, Selphie, Zell, Irvine

Dan – Unkis

Jason – Broomhilda

Chad – Rosetta, Jakob, and Mogwai

 

What is your motto?

 

Jordan – “no brakes”

Dan – “K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Stupid”

Jason – “Don’t be stupid and “ it’s fine”

Chad – “It’s all about the big picture”

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