Tell us about what you have been up to in the last two years.

Besides riding motorcycles, which has been a passion of mine, I’ve been doing home upgrades and working on new songs.

Tell us about what happened after the band gig. We noticed that you decided to pursue more in your work career? What was the decision behind that? 

After the band split from management due to disagreement, I decided to focused on career work.

We noticed that you’re extremely involved in the deaf community such as being involved in DCARA and DeafHope, what made you decide to give back to the community?

DCARA gave me opportunities to grow professionally and to explore how I can help support deaf organizations.  Since my mother was a victim of domestic violence, I feel the need to donate my time, money, and support for the last 8 years.

Is the Beethoven Nightmare band still together? If so, what’s the latest project are you working on?

Yes, after all the changes with management and performers, we are still going strong.  The latest project we’ve been into is taking us to a whole new level with new songs and new acts which will be revealed soon.

Will a new album be coming out? If so, will it be on iTunes?

A new album is in the works, however, it has been a slow process since we work long distance. However it is our hope that it will be on iTunes soon.

We heard through the grapevine that you have a profound love for motorcycles. Can you tell us the story behind that? 

With pleasure, I started riding minibikes at 14 yrs old. One day, I spotted a Harley cruising by with that potato sound, I fell in love with motorcycles and been riding them for the longest time.

And now the infamous Silent Interview!

At what point did realize that you wanted to do music for the rest of your life? 

After I saw the Beatles LIVE in 1966 with my brother, I got hooked up guitars ever since.

What is your best performance that you’re proud of so far? 

The best show I remember when we toured in France four years ago and the crowd went wild.   We gave our best performance ever that was so entertaining and it was awesome seeing our fans smile and enjoy the show with us.

If you could give a young musician/ actor advice based on your experiences so far, what would you recommend that he/she should do? 

Learning how to play six stringed guitar isn’t easy, so my advice would be that you need to be patient and be consistent with lessons and eventually, the music will grow within you.

What is the most craziest fan moment you/or your band have ever experienced? 

There were several but one comes to mind is the Deaf Way II show we did and the fans kept touching me whenever I’m near the front of the stage.  Great moments.

What are your future plans?

As retirement is just around, with my work career.  I’m planning to move to Clovis to be with my fiancée whom I plan to marry next year.  Once retired, I’ll have more time to do gigs and build motorcycles as you would figure.

 

Completely Silly Random Questions:

If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be? SUPERMAN, who else.

If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time? Travel the world!

You have the choice to live with a gorilla who knows sign language or a dog who sings lullabies, which do you choose? Gorilla in a heartbeat because communication is the key!

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?  Super speed.

If you were a car, what kind would you be?  Corvette bar none.

My favorite part: The questionnaire concept was originated by French television personality Bernard Pivot on his show Apostrophes, after the Proust Questionnaire.

The ten questions Lipton asks are:

  1. What is your favorite word?  Relax
  2. What is your least favorite word? Hate
  3. What turns you on? Humor
  4. What turns you off? Hypocrites
  5. What sound or noise do you love? Harley Davidson’s tailpipe
  6. What sound or noise do you hate? Nail scratching on chalkboard.
  7. What is your favorite curse word? Damn
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?  Magician
  9. What profession would you not like to do? Security guard
  10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? “Welcome home, rocker and meet the rest.”

 

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