Daily Discovery: MODOC, “Runnin”

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ARTIST: MODOC

SONG:  “Runnin”

HOMETOWN: Muncie, IN

CURRENT LOCATION: Nashville, TN

AMBITIONS: To play rock and roll music for a living.

TURN-OFFS:  Boy Bands

TURN-ONS: Girl Bands

DREAM GIG: Madison Square Garden

FAVORITE LYRIC: Well, the good ol’ days may not return/And the rocks might melt and the sea  may burn- Tom Petty/ Jeff Lynne “Learning to Fly”

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Eric Hurt, Zavitson Music Group

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Ten Years Gone”- Led Zeppelin

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Matt Cameron, Jeff Ament.

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 6/23/06 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Rained- poured, thunder and lightning- TP was unstoppable. Electricity went out twice- they just kept playing. Beautiful. We lost our shoes in sink holes and puddles and kept dancin in the rain.

I WROTE THIS SONG:  … while messing around with an enormous amount of reverb. The initial riff had a huge sound so we just kinda knew we all liked it and ran with it while all in the room together. It kind of had that emotional tug to it musically so it was natural to follow suite lyrically. This song didn’t take long at all and is one of our favorites to play live.

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