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“guitar / bass / drums / dreams”

Honey is an Pittsburgh based rock trio who are steadily gaining a following based on their early releases and energetic live shows. discover yourself what the buzz is when they host thier annual Holiday blowout lovingly called ‘A Crustmas Miracle‘ this Friday at Brillobox with newcomers Jiant Eagle and Good Sport.

I want to thank Joe Praksti (Guitar/Vocals), Pat O’Toole (Bass), and Evan Meindl (Drums) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?

Joe Praksti: A terrific twofer from my favorite record store in my youth, Monroeville’s Target. Went in to buy American Idiot by Green Day and nabbed Demon Days by Gorillaz based on cover alone in one fell swoop. 2005 never looked so good.
Pat O’Toole: I think it was Make Believe by Weezer. Have to start somewhere. Evan Meindl: I actually believe it was Off the Deep End by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic.

  • Your last album bought?
  • Joe: I’ve been doing some Christmas shopping and got an unopened copy of Utopia’s self-titled for a friend – highly, highly, highly recommend “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” for the uninitiated. But for myself I recently purchased Wu-Tang Forever by, y’know, Wu-Tang Clan. Picked it up at this thrift store in Boston called Urban Renewals for 99 cents. Still haven’t gotten the chance to spin it, but it is apparently an enhanced CD that features an interactive tour through the “Wu Mansion” when inserted into any CD-ROM system! My disc drive is kaput though, unfortunately, so if any good Samaritan out there wants to spend an afternoon with me touring RZA’s movie collection and the rest of the Wu Cru’s closets, hit me up!

    Pat: Last one was Speed of Sound by Wings. “Silly Love Songs” is my JAM!

    Evan: The conformist that I am, I have become an online streaming advocate through Spotify. Sadly, I don’t remember the last physical record I bought. I’m a bad person.

    Favorite album of all time?

    Least favorite/most disappointing album?

    Joe: Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse by none other than the Chanteuse herself, Mimi. You know, with a title that good, you really got to deliver, and unfortunately she came off way short of the mark. Losing another golden standard to becoming another cog in the industry machine, trying to adapt with the times. A tear comes to mind. At least it wasn’t as bad as Rebel Heart by Madonna though. That album is truly trash.

    Thanks, fellas. This was one of my most enjoyable reads on the blog. Thanks for the picks and the ‘flourishes.’