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Twilight Dementia

Interviewed by Gary Hill
Interview with Twilight Dementia From 2008

This interview is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2008  Volume 4 at

Editor's Note: This interview was conducted via email  and several of the answers the group wanted credited to both of them. We normally don't do this but I am honoring their wishes.


Who is in your ultimate super group?

Twilight Dementia - Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham      


What are your main musical influences?

John Krauss - Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix

Jennifer Mendiola  - Bob Dylan, Lunascape, Portishead, Pink Floyd      


What's the last album you bought that you're enjoying?

John Krauss -  Mark Knopfler – Kill To Get Crimson;

Jennifer Mendiola  - Tom Waits – Bone Machine      

Twilight Dementia - We are both enjoying these albums

MSJ: What is your guilty pleasure band?
Twilight Dementia - Glenn Miller Orchestra --- but it’s not really a guilty pleasure if you don’t feel guilty listening to it     
MSJ: What was the first album you ever bought?           

John Krauss -  The White Album –- The Beatles          

Jennifer Mendiola  - Thriller --- Michael Jackson      


What about the first concert you ever attended?

John Krauss -  Peter Frampton

Jennifer Mendiola  - Gary Valenciano (Filipino singer)      


What's your favorite artist and album?

 Twilight Dementia - So many …             All the Led Zeppelin albums             All the Bob Dylan albums             All the Rolling Stones albums             All the Jimi Hendrix albums             All the Beatles albums             All the Lunascape albums             All the Portishead albums             All the Pink Floyd albums             All the Mark Knopfler albums     

MSJ: If you could create your own fantasy music festival, who would the top 6 headliners be?

Twilight Dementia - Led Zeppelin Jimi Hendrix The Rolling Stones Jeff Beck, Duke Ellington,  Beethoven    


Have you read any great books lately?

John Krauss -  Moby Dick

Jennifer Mendiola  - Tom Waits, the Early Years


Have you ever illegally downloaded music?

Twilight Dementia - Sure, when file sharing began and you couldn’t legally download music.   But not anymore.      


What has been your biggest Spinal Tap moment?

John Krauss -  While doing a gig, the drummer did a drum roll, which caused the mounted tom drum to fly off the kit, onto the stage, and roll into the audience.

The major labels have said that illegal downloading is at the heart of the problems they have with lower sales, would you agree?

Twilight Dementia - Not necessarily.   Devoted fans will always be willing to support their favorite bands by buying their music --- sometimes, even multiple copies of their records.


 In a related question, how do you feel about fans recording and trading live shows?

Twilight Dementia - We have no problem with that.   If it gets other people wanting to see a live show, that’s great.   The more exposure in any form of media, the better …

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