Monday, November 9, 2009

Pheaturing Wil Farr From Paper And Sand


Hey there, welcome to a Monday entry of the Peverett Phile. Before I start I have to show you something. Let me say my wife is amazing, okay? I am not kissing up, it's just true. This past Saturday was Logan's 10th birthday party and the theme this year was the Transformers. My wife is a big fan of the TV show "Ace of Cakes" and is very good at it herself. Take a look at this Transformer symbol cake she made from scratch all by herself.

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Today's guest is the lead singer and guitar player for the New York band Paper and Sand. That is, I think he is. I read that the band broke up. Anyway, their new album "Thick As Thieves" is available right now on iTunes. Please welcome to the Phile... Wil Farr.

Me: Hello, Wil, welcome to the Phile. So, what's this I hear that your band just broke up?

Wil: Hello and thank you! Yes it is true, the band broke up due to creative differences on our direction in music making.

Me: Anyway, how are you, sir?

Wil: Great! Working on a new project entitled: "Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!"

Me: I downloaded the album "Thick As Thieves" from iTunes. That's your second release after "Foot In the Door", am I right? I have to download that one as well.

Wil: "Wolf at My Door". That's our first effort and thank you so much for supporting independent music by downloading "Thick As Thieves"! That album was our labor of love!

Me: I like your music, Wil. How long had the band been together?

Wil: We were together for a total of 4-5 years. Our most recent lineup was together for about a year!

Me: Are you all friends, you and the other guys in the band?

Wil: I love all the other boys that were in the group equally as musicians and as people. It was my honor and privilege to play with such a talented roster of dudes! We still get together for drinks and such either together or one on one!

Me: Go ahead and tell the readers who your band mates are... or were.

Wil: Our most recent lineup was myself, Jonathan Jetter, Kyle Houser, Dan Wintersteen. Before that Adam Christgau and Jeff Ratner were in place of Dan and Kyle.

Me: Now, the band is based in New York. Are you originally from there? What part of New York are you from?

Wil: The band was based in NY. I am from Montgomery, AL.

Me: I was raised in Port Jefferson, Long Island. Ever been out there?

Wil: I've been to Northport... that's where my lady is from...

Me: Okay, let's talk about the band name. Paper and Sand. Where did that name come about?

Wil: That's a long story that is very boring and not very interesting. Sorry......

Me: I was looking at the bands you are friends with or know about and noticed Kiss Kiss was one of them. I am supposed to interview a member of that band soon I think. They're not breaking up, are they?

Wil: I lived with Josh (singer) for a year at college and am good friends with him. I also respect his music (and him) immensely. Jonathan also played with them for a brief period of time. As far as I know they are going quite strong!

Me: What's this I hear the band has a song in the "Top Gun" video game? It isn't a version of that Berlin song, is it?

Wil: We only submitted our own original songs to the soundtrack. They added their own silly little music. We were very grateful for the opportunity to be featured on such an explosion filled game!

Me: Okay, Wil, what's next for you? I wish you a lot of luck with whatever band you end up in, or on your solo career. Is there anything you want to plug?

Wil: I'm starting a new group called "Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!" Check out some rough cuts at: It's pretty different from PAS but hopefully just as good!

Me: Take care and you are welcome back when your next project comes out.

Wil: Thanks!


That's it for another entry of the Phile. The next entry will be posted next Tuesday. Sorry about all the changes in the days, but I have to work this thing around my work and family schedule. Thanks to Wil Farr for taking time out to do this interview and also to Wikipedia, and you the readers. Next Tuesday on the Phile it's Stig Jøraholmen from the Norway band Peter & The Penguins. So, until then, spread the word, not the turd. Bye, love you, bye.

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