Michael Farkas, lead singer from the Wiyos answered The Fox Questionnaire.
A song that saved your life?
There was not one song in particular. I remember when I first heard ‘Quadraphenia’ by The Who. I really connected to all the emotions that were contained in those songs, and how deeply they were stirring in me as well. I was fourteen, and listening was therapeutic.
You’re an instrument, what are you and who’s playing you?
A cello, some Italian waitress who is just getting off from work, and cannot wait to get home to play some Fugue by Bach.
You make music because…
I was born to.
Which song is stuck in your head right now?
I have a lot of Jackson 5 songs running thru my head. I may want to cover, ‘Sugar Daddy’.
What makes you mad, what calms you down?
People texting and driving.
Riding my bicycle has been a great stress reducer these days!
The most beautiful sound to your ears?
Standing outside in a rainstorm under a tin roof.
And the ugliest one?
The sound of screeching tyres.
You can ask anyone one question. What is it?
Why is it so difficult to remember oneself?
Your best live memory?
Lots and lots of them. Given that rain seems to be on my mind, there was a time when we were at a festival in Georgia, and there was this electric storm moving in. We were all under a tent and it was humid as hell. We had to unplug everything very quickly and get off the stage. The storm came down so fiercely that the tent began collapsing around the edges. Everyone (about 300 or so) moved in a really tight hot circle and the band played and played. Everyone had these huge smiles on their faces, and it felt so genuine and real and transformative.
The best advice you could give anyone?
Stop thinking about tomorrow.