Jason Radford The Exclaim! Questionnaire

Jason Radford is the lead singer of L.A. band Onesidezero. Currently in limbo between record companies, they are working on a new album.

Current fixations:
Smoking, playing live in front of thousands of people.

Mind-altering work of art:
My favourite (I see something different every time I look at it) is The Scream.

Most memorable or inspirational gig and why?
Sept. 21, in NY. To see a large body of people acting as one.

What has been your career high and low?
Right now is our low; leaving your label feels like leaving your livelihood. The high would be the last nine months of touring. Amazing.

What should everyone shut up about?
Rock stars.

I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
Pro choice, the rain forest, cancer, AIDS, the cookoo bird.

What trait do you like and dislike most about yourself?
I like my new found love for people, I dislike my shyness.

What would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed, and have you?
Drug use. No not yet.

When I think of Canada I think:
Wo beautiful, and of courseĀ… what the *#@%!

What is your vital daily ritual?
Morning coffee and a smoke!

How do you spoil yourself?
I just bought a new car.

What was your most memorable day job?
Working as a camera operator for the film industry.

If I wasn't playing music I would be:
Directing music videos.

What is your greatest fear?
Heights, yet I find myself jumping off of balconies when we play.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
X-ray vision!

What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
Mental as well as physical attraction.

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
No, both stir up emotions, get some sort of "juice flowing."

Strangest brush with celebrity:
Opened up a door at a venue, and there staring back at me was Lou Diamond Philips.


Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?
Mozart. In'n'Out burger!

What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
My mother is one of the most supportive women I have ever met, she loves what I do, and would love whatever I chose.