Inquiring Minds

30 Seconds with Vertigo Blue

Using the magic typing box, we hurled 1's and 0's through the ether towards local electronica master Mike Naus, better known as Vertigo Blue, to see what we could learn from him in 30 seconds.

Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world?

Mike Naus: I can't think of one because from my perspective, a worst song or best song depends on a person's own liking, but if I found one, I bet it would be one without synthesizers in it!

RO: What is the best lyric in the world?

MN: For me, there are too many great songs out there, I really can't coin one song as having the best lyric or lyrics. On the other side, if it had something to do with synthesizers, it could be placed at the top of the list!

RO: Someone throws a beer bottle at you onstage. What do you do?

MN: With concern for my synthesizers getting damaged, I would announce that if anything else gets thrown up onstage, my performance would be over for the night.

RO: Without worrying about space, time or the laws of physics, what would be the ultimate gig to play?

MN: A performance with Duran Duran at the Grammy Awards with my synthesizers. Why? Because of my respect for all three.

RO: What would you buy with a million dollars?

MN: Synthesizers.

RO: What would you buy with your last dollar?

MN: A newspaper to find a job to buy synthesizers.

RO: If you could canonize another musician, who would it be and of what would they be the patron saint?

MN: Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran for starting my interest in synthesizers!

RO: What will be written on the plaque beneath the giant statue future generations erect in your honor?

MN: A synthesizer-obsessed man who never gave up on his dream.

Vertigo Blue plays with Morgue City Friday, May 25, at Dean's Credit Clothing, 316 Main. There will be synthesizers.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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