Interview (2005) : My name is: Patrick Clark. Describe yourself in 5 words: Happy, impatient, content, calm, and busy. My current job is: Member of Surviving August and then I make money by working at Starbucks. My hometown: Norman, OK. My current album or project is: Surviving August (self titled). Former bands: Ember Days, North by South. My guitar influences growing up were: Derek Webb, Bebo Norman and Tim Reynolds. The guitars I use are: Fender Strats and Martin for acoustic. The st...
Interview (2005) :
My name is: Patrick Clark.
Describe yourself in 5 words: Happy, impatient, content, calm, and busy.
My current job is: Member of Surviving August and then I make money by working at Starbucks.
My hometown: Norman, OK.
My current album or project is: Surviving August (self titled).
Former bands: Ember Days, North by South.
My guitar influences growing up were: Derek Webb, Bebo Norman and Tim Reynolds.
The guitars I use are: Fender Strats and Martin for acoustic.
The strings and tunings I use are: Boomers and Martins, standard tuning.
My current rig setup consists of: '72 Vox AC-30, Fulldrive pedal and American Strat with double humbuckers.
The greatest invention for guitars is: The capo.
My favorite Surviving August song is: "Reach to me".
My Career highlight thus far is: Playing with Switchfoot, and acting like a little girl when I met them. All I could say was "i love you guys"!!!!
My most embarrassing moment on stage: Singing a song about my wife and missing almost every note, it was rough!!!
Other than my guitar, the one piece of my gear that I cannot live without is: my Boss tuner.
The first song I ever mastered on guitar: "April Showers" by Caedmons Call.
My first guitar was: Simon and Patrick acoustic.
If I am only sure of one thing in life, It's: I found my soul mate.
My Greatest fear is: Losing my wife.
The one ritual I always perform prior to going onstage is: Praying with the band.
Favorite quote: "it's not just a hat rack".
The exact moment I knew I would pursue a career in music was: My first guitar lesson 5 years ago.
The one thing most fans don't know About me is: I played college basketball.
The best advice I could give beginning guitarists: I know your fingers hurt but PRACTICE.
The CD(s) I'm listening to right now: Switchfoot, Copeland, The Graham Colton Band, Delirious.
My 3 all-time favorite albums: Switchfoot "Beautiful letdown", Matchbox Twenty "Someone like you" and DC Talk "Jesus Freak", I know I know, nothing very interesting!
I'm a sucker for: Chick fil A.
Who was one of your favorite artists that you jammed with onstage? Still waiting for that moment
My best gig was: this past Friday night in Dallas.
If I could meet any ONE person living or Dead, he/she would: Jesus Christ.
My favorite junk food: Sour Cream and Onion Lays.
My biggest pet peeve: Having dry hands and watching people hold tissue, sounds weird but it freaks me out.
The word or catch phrase I say way too often is: UNREAL.
The hardest part of my job: Being patient with this weird business.
The first thing I do when I come home from touring is: what is touring?
I knew I hit the "big time": Dave from Extreme Guitars told me that he wanted to work with us!
My Favorite Website is: Any band website, I am a little anal about checking up on everybody.
The worst job I ever had: Working on rent houses.
Right after this interview I'm going to: Take a nap .
I couldn't imagine being on the road without: _my wife.
If I wasn't doing the musician thing, I could really see myself working as: A&R for a major label.
My favorite movie ever: Rounders or Almost Famous, toss up.
My mission in life: Be able to support a family with music.
My greatest obsession: Songwriting.
My first band was: CrossSection.
My next major step is: Write with Rob Thomas.
The greatest contribution guitars have brought into my life is: a career.
The coolest toy I had growing up was: Nintendo, many wasted hours on that thing.
The one musician I would love to work with that I have not yet had the chance would be: Rob Thomas.
If I could have three wishes, they would be: I like John's answer from "Five for Fighting": three more wishes. three more wishes, and three more wishes.
When it's all said and done, I want the world to remember me for: Making a difference in people's lives. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.