(10 for 2013!) Quickfire Questions #39: Richard Thomas of Brother and Bones

By on Tuesday, 18th December 2012 at 1:00 pm

Richard Thomas and his Brother and Bones nabbed the top spot on the TGTF readers’ 10 for 2013 poll, so it only seems fitting that we gave Richard our Quickfire Questions. He kindly answered them; if you were wondering what soundtrack Richards was obsessed with, wonder no more! Read on…

What song is your earliest musical memory?
Sitting around with all my family at Christmas with everyone passing the guitar, playing old country songs and the Eagles and the Beatles. Good times

What was your favourite song as a child?
Haha…when I was really young I remember being obsessed with The Lion King soundtrack and used to love how epic and powerful the orchestra was. I used to get really into it and pretend I was the conductor listening to it in the car.

What song makes you laugh?
Anything by Olly Murs.

What song makes you cry?
Tracy Chapman – ‘The Promise’. And Ray Lamontagne – ‘Burn’. Uncompromised, raw honesty. Incredible stuff.

What song reminds you of the first time you fell in love? (It’s up to you if you want this to be sweet, naughty, etc.)
I think of the album ‘O’ by Damien Rice….suitably depressing. Maybe it’s the songwriter in me that’s drawn towards to melancholy side of ‘falling in love’…

What song makes you think of being upset / angry? (Example: maybe you heard it when you were angry with someone and it’s still with you, and/or something that calms you down when you’re upset, etc.)
Anything by Rage Against the Machine. ‘Your anger is a gift’ right?!

Which song (any song written in the last century) do you wish you’d written yourself?
It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – Bob Dylan. If you write something like that you know you’re in a different league and on a different planet.

Who is your favourite writer? (This can be a songwriter or ANY kind of writer.)
Dylan. Or Leonard Cohen. Genius.

If you hadn’t become a singer/musician/songwriter/etc., what job do you think you’d be doing right now?
I’ve never even thought about it….No idea…erm…a magician? Love card tricks…

If God said you were allowed to bring only one album with you to Heaven, which would it be and why? (Sorry, but double albums do not count.)
I’m pretty sure I’d be knocking on the wrong door….

Cheers Richard for answering our questions!

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1:09 pm
18th December 2012

RT @tgtf: New post: (10 for 2013!) Quickfire Questions #39: Richard Thomas of Brother and Bones: http://t.co/6DLmxKzy

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