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”