Blues Skies For Black Hearts: It has to do with wavelengths of light and refraction. Let's not get into it.
Who are you?
I'm Pat Kearns. I sing and play rhythm guitar with Blue Skies For Black Hearts. I also write the songs.
Who are you wearing?
White framed Ray Ban eyeglasses, a multi-hued blue striped Ben Sherman dress shirt, black Levi's, and cuban heeled boots.
Favorite Joan Jett and the Blackhearts song?
I was really into the I Love Rock and Roll record when I was a little kid. But the song I'm most partial to is their cover of Tommy James' "Crimson and Clover."
Why is Paul Collins so cool?
Well, in just a few words - The Nerves, The Beat, and he's still making incredible records - King of Powerpop. If you don't know Paul's music, you're missing out on a great thing in life.
Where did Siouxsie go?
She's sitting beside me.
Favorite Big Star song?
Whoah...that's an overwhelming question...so many great songs....for the moment, let's go with "When My Baby's Beside Me." [ed. note: Kid Sentiment, who is also playing the Power-Pop-a-Licious Fest - rescheduled dates TBA - gave the same answer to this question].
How true is Portlandia?
From downtown to East 82nd Avenue, it can be pretty accurate. I do a fake radio show at a restaurant a couple of times a month. They wanted a DJ, but instead we gave them an Alan Freed style show. I have made up station IDs and I sing on prerecorded bits so it sounds like the American Top 40 singers. We also have an invisible announcer named G-Man. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have come in to have dinner a few times during the show. That feels like a Portlandia moment to me.
Who’s the best kisser in the band?
I have only kissed two of the other four guys. I'll get back to you.
Why is the sky blue?
It has to do with wavelengths of light and refraction. Let's not get into it.
What is your message for the kids?
God bless, peace, tranquility and good will to all. Be good to each other.
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