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What was the one artist from your hometown that inspired you to make music?
From L.A.-via-Vancouver punk band whitelung's Question Dot GIF interview with totalvibration: 
"I had a weird crush on his voice, but now knowing him, I don’t have that anymore. Love him! But no sexual crush." — Mish Way on Pink Mountaintops’ Stephen McBean 
"That record, Tied Down, was the first record on vinyl I ever bought for myself. It’s one of the few hardcore bands that’s stayed with me.” — Hether Fortune, who grew up in Detroit, on Negative Approach 
"I messaged [Jesse Taylor] on MySpace when I was 16 and asked if he could sneak me into this show at the Columbia. That’s where I met Ann-Marie and Mish for the first time." — Kenneth William on Channels 3x4 
"I can’t think of any one band in Vancouver that inspired me [band laughs]." — Ann-Marie Vassiliou
GIF: adamkissick for NPR 

And here’s a little more from the White Lung intie since the original NPR Music post only featured one quote. Ann-Marie fidgeted for a moment and then provided the lulz. 

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What was the one artist from your hometown that inspired you to make music?

From L.A.-via-Vancouver punk band whitelung's Question Dot GIF interview with totalvibration

"I had a weird crush on his voice, but now knowing him, I don’t have that anymore. Love him! But no sexual crush." — Mish Way on Pink Mountaintops’ Stephen McBean 

"That record, Tied Down, was the first record on vinyl I ever bought for myself. It’s one of the few hardcore bands that’s stayed with me.” — Hether Fortune, who grew up in Detroit, on Negative Approach 

"I messaged [Jesse Taylor] on MySpace when I was 16 and asked if he could sneak me into this show at the Columbia. That’s where I met Ann-Marie and Mish for the first time." — Kenneth William on Channels 3x4 

"I can’t think of any one band in Vancouver that inspired me [band laughs]." — Ann-Marie Vassiliou

GIF: adamkissick for NPR 

And here’s a little more from the White Lung intie since the original NPR Music post only featured one quote. Ann-Marie fidgeted for a moment and then provided the lulz. 

Even at 10 p.m., it was a hot, sweaty mess. Bachelorette brigades and frat boys mixed with Hopscotch Music Festival crowds on the streets of downtown Raleigh. After a brief photo shoot for a Question Dot GIF feature on nprmusic, Obnox’s Lamont Thomas and I jaywalked across the street to his van, fired up the A/C and has this brief chat about the Cleveland punk scene.

He gives serious credit to Pere Ubu, The Pagans, Rocket from the Tombs — “If you’re listening to punk in America and don’t know who these people are, then you’re f——’ up,” he says — but Thomas could just as easily slot himself in there as a member of Bassholes, Puffy Areolas, and This Moment In Black History. 

Afterward, we chilled in the van, talked about Payne’s BBQ in Memphis (I was wearing a t-shirt) while he played me a bunch of unreleased Obnox material. Anyway, just wanted to share this audio because Lamont’s a trip. 

Photo: adamkissick for NPR

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NPR Music master Lars Gotrich sups from his beastly mug at the morning meeting. He says he found these buffalo “sitting, not roaming, on a ‘free’ table not too long after I started working at NPR 8 years ago.” P.S. Among Lars’ posts at totalvibration are excellent breakfast pics, complete with an assortment of mugs.

Well, your Tumblr host FINALLY made it to the Mugs of NPR. Revenge represent! —Lars

SCUM. COLLAPSE. ERADICATION. 

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NPR Music master Lars Gotrich sups from his beastly mug at the morning meeting. He says he found these buffalo “sitting, not roaming, on a ‘free’ table not too long after I started working at NPR 8 years ago.” P.S. Among Lars’ posts at totalvibration are excellent breakfast pics, complete with an assortment of mugs.

Well, your Tumblr host FINALLY made it to the Mugs of NPR. Revenge represent! —Lars

SCUM. COLLAPSE. ERADICATION.