Imagine you are introducing yourself to a room full of children. How would you explain who you are and what you do?
Hi folks, I’m George and I’m Yuria from PINKY DOODLE POODLE and we are from Japan. George plays the guitar and composes all the songs. Yuria sings and plays the bass guitar and writes all lyrics. We play rock music.
What do you think about plagiarism in music?
We think plagiarism in music is not good thing, we believe that people should not plagiarize other’s songs, phrases and ideas by intention. What counts is how you love music.
Is music driven by emotion or emotion driven by music?
We consider both are possible, they both can happen at the same time.
Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye. Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Our inspiration comes from the sound of 60’s and 70’s music and the sound we produce with our own musical gears. These sounds always inspire us.
How did you come to meet Robby Takac ( Goo Goo Dolls )? How educative has it been working with him?
Suddenly one day, we got a mail from Robby and that’s how started it all. He knew our music on youtube. So far we have already recorded three albums with him in his studio. He is always kind and basically lets us have our own way. He gave us some tips and ideas about the sound and phrases and they were extremely meaningful to us. The experience of working with Robby is a privilege for us.
You guys have performed in U.S.A, Europe, and many parts of the world. How different is the Japanese music scene than the rest of the world?
Now in Japan, pop music and girl-group music (called “idol”) are very popular and rock music is not as popular. We think that the situation is similar in the rest of the countries, but there is a good rock music scene.
Music for music’s sake or Music for life’s sake?
We’d like to say “Music for life’s sake”.
How do you want your fans to remember you and your music after having listened to you?
You might not be able to grasp the meanings of our lyrics since most of the songs are written in Japanese. But all the lyrics have positive message. We will be glad if you can feel our groove and enjoy our music. If there are any chance then please come to our gigs.
What insights do you have for aspiring musicians?
Listening to good music with good audio equipment. Practice hard and jam with other musicians.
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