Who is your favorite superhero and why?
Batman. Just a man. But very motivated, with a lot of time on his hands. I identify with that.
Why is music so important to you?
Without it there would be no "me"! From a young age music has been an identity, a pacifier, a culture, a gateway to my family and friends.
Other than playing music, what is another really fun thing you like to do together?
Jacob and I love to hang out. We even sometimes go on vacations together. And I think when you count up all the hours, he's far and away the person I spend the most time with. So we do enjoy each others company. We've enjoy a good hike! Exercise is a good way to hang out for us.
Our listeners heard your song ‘Costume Party’ on our most recent podcast episode. What is your favorite costume you've ever worn?
That's tough. We wear a lot of costumes... I once did a 500 mile bike ride with my wife to raise money for AIDS research. Every day she dressed up as Wonder Woman, and I dressed up as "Man Man", a sort of Prefontaine-esqe 70's olympiad. "Man Man" had no special powers. Again, just a man. But with wings on my helmet, and a nifty gold medal! That was fun!
How can our listeners find more of your music and more of what you do?
Why it's all there at http://www.thepopups.com. Groovy educational, musical, puppet-tastical, animatronic, videos! As well as gig listings, albums, and more! Come check us out!