August 14, 2012
“What I Do For My Lunch Hour.
Often in the TV world i’ll be asked to make full blown demos that will never see the light of day. Their sole purpose is to be a guide for those behind the scenes (director, producer, cameramen, management and handlers) of course because we are “The Roots” its a casual 3 second quip “we’ll just make me a demo of it….” but often I’m like ”COTDAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!! ANOTHER WASTED LUNCH HOUR!!!!!!!” (this pretty much happens like 50% of the time to artists that we back up on the show that have “well MY band”-itis.its like we have to pre-audition in order to prove what we knew all along; “we do your song better than you ever will,” lol.
and then sometimes a dream gig comes…in the form of this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
What you are listening to was a quickie lunch break demo i had to put together for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame staff (basically the heads of Rolling Stone) and the Beastie Boys and the gazillion prospects of guests who were approached to be part of the performance.” – questlove