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holiday Q and a, PART 5

Here we go with Part 5 of our Holiday Q and A Special with a whole new batch of musicians and artists.It is that time again, when you deck the halls, pull out the decorations, pour some Eggnog and sing Holiday songs. It is a time to get nostalgic and remember the past holidays.

How about others? What was their oddest gift? Favorite Holiday Food? or Whose family tradition is eating the Rib? Here you go, Part 5 of our Holiday Q & A Special where we asked various musician and artists the same questions.  In Part 5 we are pleased to feature the following:

  • Allison Teague Purifoy – Roses Unread, Singer
  • Jon Stephenson – Digital Summer, Guitarist
  • Dean Pizzazz  – Wayland, Bassist
  • Adrian Persen – NiteRain, Guitarist
  • Frank Karlsen – NiteRain, Bassist
  • Joel Hoekstra – Trans Siberian Orchestra, Guitarist
  • Tommy Girvin – Eddie Money Band, Guitarist & Mr. Tommy

 

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Allison

Allison Teague Purifoy 

Roses Unread, Singer

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

Oddest gift was a hat with hair in it!

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

My drummer’s girl friend Molly’s dip she makes is my favorite holiday food!

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

Every year my family gives PJs on Christmas Eve!

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

My favorite holiday song is O Holy night.

Do you have a specific memory of a certain ornament or holiday decoration?

We having a dancing Santa and that always reminds me of my grandparents because they loved it so much!

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Jon Stephenson

Jon Stephenson 

Digital Summer, Guitarist

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

. Hmm, that’s a tough question, but I’d probably have to say a 30 pack of Keystone Light! However, I thought it was an AMAZING gift.

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

. I love those sugar cookies with the green sprinkles that are shaped like Christmas trees!

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

My family usually does present opening on Christmas Eve, so we do that, then watch football on Christmas. I also go out Christmas night with a handful of my closest friends.

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

I LOVE A Christmas Story, Home Alone 1 & 2, Jingle All the Way, and Elf

Do you have a specific memory of a certain ornament or holiday decoration?

My mom used to put up a bunch of sports-oriented ornaments on the tree when we were kids. We had baseballs, footballs, basketballs, and some Atlanta Braves ornaments!

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Dean

Dean Pizzazz 

Wayland, Bassist

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

A dick sock.  Hand knitted.

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

My moms corn soufflé.  ( A delicious corn bread/cake type dish.  its fareeking awesome.

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

Hmmmm…Christmaseve with my family all my aunts uncles and nephews!(on my mothers side)

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

Favorite Holiday song: Happy Holidays (the Perry Como version) and movie would be Santa Clause Is coming to town and A Muppet Christmas Carol.

Do you have a specific memory of a certain ornament or holiday decoration?

And my favorite thing about Christmas involves decorations.  My parent house.  It always looks amazing during Christmas time.  Being home really feels like the Holidays:).  Merry Christmas!!

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Adrien

Adrien Persen

NiteRain, Guitarist

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

Last Christmas I received a guitar (BC Rich Mockingbird), it’s not directly “odd” but more shocking y’know, haha. Or it has to be the time I got a hip flask camouflaged in a bible.

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

Christmas Ribs, It’s just a classic that I never get tired of. Oh, and it tastes great with aquavit/akvait!

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

Every 2nd day of christmas we meet almost the whole family (uncles, aunts and cousins) to eat even more delicious food, drink, have a lot of laughs and just have a good time!

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

The Grinch is always a classic,  but to be honest I’m not quite sure which holiday movie that I would call my “favorite”. I kinda have a long list! Same with the songs!

Do you have a specific memory of a certain ornament or holiday decoration?

I have this miniature Fender Stratocaster that I’m always hanging in the tree. I’ve always loved guitars, and I didn’t think about using it as a holiday decoration, it was more of a joke. But my parents loved the idea, so they let me hang it in the tree!

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Frank

Frank Karlsen

NiteRain, Bassist

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

The oddest gift i ever got was a fishing hook.

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

The Rib steak, its insane! i think i can eat a kilo alone.

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

Eat the rib! haha

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

Scrooged with Bill Murray and the two first Die Hard Movies,

And my Xmas song is the Ramones – Merry Xmas (I dont wanna fight tonight)

Do you have a specific memory of a certain ornament or holiday decoration?

No, i cant that i can come up with now!

Merry xmas Everyone!

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Joel

Joel Hoekstra

TransSiberian Orchestra, Guitarist

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

Nothing really stands out off-hand.  We do get lots of “creative” gifts from the fans though.

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

Our keyboard players’ mom makes chocolate covered honey roasted peanuts for the band bus each year that are just devastatingly good.

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

My in-laws have a traditional secret Santa exchange and you have to ce up with a skit/presentation for that person as well.  It’s always a riot.

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

I love watching A Christmas Story and am a sucker for most carols…Silent Night might be my favorite.

Do you have a specific memory of a certain ornament or holiday decoration?

I’ve got one with a picture of my departed dog in it that almost gets a tear out of me every year.  What a softie, huh?  Lol!

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Tommy Girvin

Tommy Girvin

Eddie Money Band, Guitarist

Mr. Tommy & Mr. Tommy Mobile Music Bus

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

Divorce papers

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

Alcohol

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

Actually have a Christmas

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

Love Actually

Make sure to check out Tommy Girvin’s Christmas Album, “Christmas Time Is Here Again” which is available at www.mrtommypresents.com  Check out some songs from his Christmas album here:

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That is it for Part 5 of our Holiday Q & A Special.We wish you all the best for the Holiday Season!

~ Marisol, Rockin’ Ryan, Rachel, Steve, Larry, and Music Junkie Press!

In case you missed it, click here for Part 1

Holiday

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Click here for Part 2 

Holiday Q&A Part 2

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Click here for Part 3

Part3

Click here for Part 4

Holiday Q&A Part 4