December 30, 2012

13 Questions: Jim Smith of TEEEL

It was through my good buddies over at Trick or Treat Radio that I discovered Jim Smith - a New Jersey-based electronic musician who records music under the name TEEEL and owns his own record label, Synth Records. I can say without any hyperbole whatsoever that his latest album UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS is one of my favorite and most listened-to albums of 2012 and one that I highly recommend everyone check out if you're into synth-heavy electronic music with a little bit of guitars and horror movie references thrown in. You can check out Jim at the links below, and buy his music while you're at it!
1. Who are you and where are you from?
Jim Smith from Planet Earth

2. Where might people know you from?
My music project, TEEEL

3. When it comes to what you do, who or what are your major influences?
Synthesizers, Horror Movies, Electronic music, Jack Daniel's Whiskey, Fortune Cookie fortunes, Darth Vader, Back to the Future, fast cars

4. What four peoples' faces would you put on your own personal Mt. Rushmore?
Bruce Lee, Bob Moog, Darth Vader, Alex DeLarge

5. What's the last album you bought?
Deftones - Koi No Yokan

6. What are the last movies you saw in theaters and on DVD/Blu-Ray?
Theatre - Dark Night Rises
Blu-Ray - Blade Runner 30th Anniversary

7. What's the last podcast you listened to?
The Cryptocast Episode 16

8. What's the last video game you played?
Midway Arcade Classics on the iPad

9. What's the last book you read?
Factory Records - The Complete Graphic Album

10. What are your favorite sports teams?
NY Rangers

11. What cartoon or comic book character can you relate to the most?
Batman - I spend time in my cave, love my car, and obsessed with gadgets and electronics

12. Create a playlist of ten songs that give people an idea of your musical taste.
Depeche Mode - Stripped
New Order - Regret
Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire
Deftones - Entombed
Yuksek - On a Train
Mitch Murder - Montage
FM Attack - Memorex
Joy Division - Shadowplay
Grum - Cybernetic
Tesla Boy - Neon Love

13. If you could spend the day at an amusement park with one person from the entertainment industry, who would it be and why?
Jack Black, I think he would be fun to hang out, get drunk and joke around.


1 comment:

  1. Death Rattler brings the awesome once again with 13 Questions with the talented Jim Smith. Keep up the great work, my friend!