Marco Benevento: But uh, anyway…
Mike: Alright so our next two sections are more quick type of answers.
Mike: Quick questions, quick answers, so you know, you just spit what’s going on off the top of your head.
Mike: So this is called the Side Note Section, you know, you can see what we mean once we post the interview.
MB: Hold on. (Talks to daughter) I can put you on speakerphone hold on. Okay, what’s the question?
Mike: Okay, what was your favorite cartoon show growing up?
MB: Uh, Inspector Gadget.
Mike: Inspector Gadget, awesome. Did that have a profound influence on your music?
MB: (Laughs) Yes!
Colin: What about comic books? Did you have any favorites?
MB: I never owned one comic book but I love Spiderman. He’s my favorite superhero.
Mike: You read any good books lately?
Mike: Can you share?
Mike: Yo Gaba Gaba? (Laughs)
MB: (Talks to daughter)
MB: Sorry we’re painting our apartment I’m a little high.
Mike: That’s fine, me too.
MB: From the paint.
Mike: Of course.
Colin: Alright, if you were trapped on a tropical island and could only bring three items, what would you bring?
MB: Um…Ruby(his daughter), My wife, and some avocados.
Colin: (Laughs) Good answer.
Mike: Alright. We’re going to go onto a section called The Last…
MB: The what?
Mike: It’s called The Last.
Colin: You’ll see what we mean when we ask the questions.
Mike: Alright so the first question is: Last person you played music with?
MB: Oh, the last. Last person I played music with was.. What’s today, Thursday?
MB: Today’s Friday?
MB: Last person I played music with was my wife.
Colin: Nice. What’s the last website you visited?
Mike: That’s tight.
MB: This guy was telling me about him today, I did another interview today, and he was like this guy sounds like you. He was like he lives in the UK and he just plays analog keyboards and anyway. I was like, “Oh cool, parallel universe.” (Laughs)
MB: He’s from the UK, yeah.
Mike: Right on. When’s the last time you woke up and did not know where you were?
MB: (Laughs)The last Duo tour.
Mike: The last Duo tour? (Laughs)
MB: I don’t know, one of those Duo tours like in 2006. I woke up in North Carolina and I was like, “Oh, I’m in Vermont, right?” We just did a gig in Vermont and then I was like, “Oh, I’m in North Carolina.” (Laughs)
Colin: Shit. (Laughs) When was the last time you were confused?
MB: Ummm, this afternoon!
Mike: When’s the last time you felt patriotic?
MB: (Laughs) What was that day, Tuesday(Inauguration day)?
Colin: Good day. Last time you envied someone.
MB: Last time I envied someone? Uhhhh, uhhhh, uhhhh, two days ago. (Laughs)
Mike: What is the last song you played? Whether it was one of your songs or a song you listened to.
MB: Oh ummmm, it was a song. I have these series of things I make called “Toy Parties.” So it was a toy party. I’m up to maybe toy party 13 now.
Mike: Very cool. What is the last thing that changed your life?
MB: The Simpsons.
Colin: Last time you were star struck?
MB: Jam Cruise.
Mike: And we’re down to the last section. It’s called 5 Top Fives.
MB: Uh huh.
Mike: Okay what is your top 5 covers to play live?
Colin: Sweet. Top 5 people in the media. If you have a top 5.
MB: Stephen Colbert. Is he in the media?
Mike: Yeah he counts.
MB: Who count’s as media I guess its sort of big thing right?
MB: I don’t know, that’s all I got.
Mike: Respectfully pass. Alright. Top 5 venues you’ve played in.
Mike: Right on
Colin: Nice. Top 5 places you’ve traveled to.
Mike: All of Italy?
Mike: That’s fair. Alright and last question coming in. Top 5 things to do before a show.
MB: Have a whiskey, and um…hold hands, and smile.
Mike: Awesome. Alright Marco, thank you very much for helping us out we appreciate it. We appreciate your time.
Colin: It’s been a pleasure.
MB: No problem.