Thursday, May 14, 2009
Artists in My Book / *Alex Battles* Interview
Alex Battles is about good energy. He's also a big supporter of books.
Transplanted from Ohio, the multi-talented performer also produces many popular musical venues in the New York City area; including the Johnny Cash Birthday Bash and the Brooklyn Country Music Festival. I saw him with Banjorama at the 5th Annual Brooklyn Winter Hoedown last March at Superfine. That’s when I asked for an interview and he agreed.
Q: If you had a mermaid name what would it be?
AB: Gary Ukulele!
Q: How do your music ventures connect the NYC arts communities?
AB: We just had an artist Martin Sartryb, do a beautiful mural for the
Cash Bash. I would like to do more things like that.
Q: Do you march in the Mermaid Parade?
AB: No, but I once videotaped a mermaid wedding! :D
Q: What does Coney Island represent for you?
AB: The Cyclone.
Q: What are you currently working on?
AB: Making a record.
Photo Credits: Katie Kovach
Image * Alex Battles in MERMAIDS ON PARADE GP Putnam's Son