The Pop Punk Dad FAQ
Q: Do you really have a kid?
A: Yes. A daughter.
Q: Does your daughter like the music you listen to?
A: It varies from band to band, mostly she listens to "Mommy music" because "Daddy music is poopie."
Q: Are you in a band?
A: Off and on. Primarily I write more songs than play shows anymore though.
Q: Is The Pop Punk Dad your job?
A: Yes and No. I want to make it my full-time gig but for now, I work a normal job as well.
Q: What do you do? (Job)
A: I work at an in-home care company for the elderly and disabled.
Q: How did you get your blog/site started?
A: About 2 years ago I started a blog that wasn't gaining a lot of traffic. Bands started pouring in out of every direction once I changed my niche'.
Q: Where can I buy TPPD Merch?
Q: Can you review/feature/interview my band?
Q: Can I mail you something?
A: SURE! Click HERE for my mailing address!
Q: When will the next YouTube video be up?
A: Honestly, it's kind of sporadic at this point, however, I will continue to maintain 2-3 videos a week on the channel.
Q: What pop-punk bands do you like?
A: The list is just way too many, honestly. Top 5 will probably always be:
Blink-182, MxPx, Green Day, The Used & Fall Out Boy.
However, newer stuff is probably Modern Baseball, Neck Deep, The Story So Far, Knuckle Puck.
Q: What instruments do you play?
A: I'm a player of many, and a master of none. Keyboards, bass guitar, guitar, banjo, saxophone, harmonica. Primarily bass guitar and keyboards though.
Q: How do you pick the bands for TPPD site/blog/YouTube channel?
A: Whenever I receive an e-mail from a band, their name goes on a list of other bands that have messaged me. I try to feature bands in the order they've messaged me starting with the latest backdate. YouTube varies from show to show. Also depends on editing.
Q: What do you use to host your blog?
Q: What is your film set-up like?
A: I have a mount for my iPhone 7+ which is on a tripod. For sound, I have a RODE mini with a dead cat on it the plugs directly into my phone via dongle with the RODE app for mic settings.
With 1 on 1 interviews, I use 2 LAV mics sent to a splitter that plugs into the dongle with the same RODE app for mic settings. Simple. Effective. Cheap.
Q: What are your social media names?
A: Everything is @thepoppunkdad