From the 2008 LPQ Archive
Ahh, it seems like just yesterday the Hanson brothers (Isaac, Taylor and Zac) were discovered at SXSW. However, the boys have been busy over the last 10+ years, recording, touring, having kids, and doing philanthropic work with The Walk Tour. Of course, they’re also still really cute.
When I told some friends they did The LP Questionnaire and Pick Three I got beyond excited responses from gals (and guys, too, like Flatiron Management’s Jamie Sampson who saw them play at a US Open Tennis Event in ‘97) aged 24-37, which proves the power of the Hanson is still strong.
We’re pleased as punch that the brothers are headed down for this year’s fest. In addition to their show at Cedar Door on Saturday night, the lads are also performing as part of SXSW Live on Thursday evening at 8 pm. This show is free to the public, space permitting.
And without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, Isaac, Taylor and Zac answer some probing questions from yours truly…
The LP Questionnaire
Name: Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson
Isaac: Primal Hellfire
Taylor: Booty Peacemaker
Zac: Lord Mysterio
1. Pretend you’re 15. Name three songs you’d put on a mix tape for your girlfriend/boyfriend.
Isaac: 1995, Two Princes (Spin Doctors), She’s Got A Way (Billy Joel), Rip it Up (Little Richard)
Taylor: 1998, Flower (David Garza), Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (Paul Simon), Since You’ve Been Gone (Aretha Franklin)
Zac: 2000, Yellow (Coldplay), Writing to Reach You (Travis), Best I Ever Had (Vertical Horizon)
2. Which evil villain would make the best President?
Isaac: The Brain (Pinky and the Brain)
Taylor: Dr. Octopus (he can do eight things at a time)
Zac: Brack from Space Ghost Coast to Coast
3. What was your favorite cartoon as a child?
Isaac: Duck Tales
Zac: Tiny Toons
4. What superpower do you wish you had?
Isaac: The ability to morph into animals
Taylor: X-Ray Vision
Zac: Super Strength
5. What would the title of your autobiography be?
Isaac: Words Of Wisdom With A Foot In My Mouth
Taylor: It’s Been A Long Road
Zac: 1 Man 40,000 Gamer Points
Isaac: Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers. We’re looking forward to touring with these guys later this year, they’re really great musicians.
Taylor: David Garza: David is super talented musician with a very unique style. Anyone who does not know his music is missing out on something one of a kind.
Zac: Kaki King: I saw her last year at SXSW and she was really great. I’m looking forward to hearing more finger tapping instrumental guitar madness.
Thanks for spending some time with us here at the SXSW Music Blog. I know I’ve enjoyed it. It’s lunch time, so I bid you adieu for now. Email bunny rabbits to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out more LP Questionnaires here.
Bon apetit, lp