May 6 May 6 Mircea Omule Interviews, Music Facebook Omule : Which was your first reference when you started?First songs you learned to play? Mircea : I guess I started out playing guitar when I was 12, in a world without internet as it is today. I had to learn to play guitar in a small town, without any teachers by simply listening to songs and try to reproduce it. The first song was Staind - Outside. Omule : Five things you can’t live without. Mircea : I can’t live without my girlfriend, my guitars, my 2 cats, cigarettes and ginger beer.You must have ginger beer. Omule : What sports do you like? Mircea : I used to play ping pong and I still do to this day. Omule : What musicians would you like to see in a movie directed by Guy Ritchie ? Mircea : I’d pay big bucks to see Josh Homme and Trent Reznor in a block buster, busting some heads. Omule : Favourite band , favourite guitar players and favourite food. Mircea : Favorite band. I don’t know how to answer to that. It we were in 2002, I’d say Staind, in 2009, I’d say Alter Bridge, in 2011 it was Stone Sour. So I can’t give you an exact answer to that one. Currently I’m hooked on progressive metal and djent stuff, such as Northlane, Tesseract and some alternative trance rock from Australia, called Dead Letter Circus. As for my all-time favourite guitar player, that would be Mark Tremonti (ex-Creed, Alter Bridge). And burgers. I’m a sucker for burgers. Anywhere, anytime. Omule : What superpower would you like to have and why? Mircea : I don’t know if it can be called a superpower, more like wishful thinking. I’d like live solely off music :)) Playing gigs and recording music for a living. Omule : What are your current projects ? what is your dream project and where? Mircea : Well, I’ve recently left the 2 bands that I’ve been engaged in for the past 5 years, Aeon Blank and Sunet Fin and I currently play guitar in a band called Am Fost La Munte Si Mi-a Placut (translated: One Going To The Mountains and Enjoying Themselves). We’re going to release a new video soon and a new album at the end of the summer. Also, I’m recently working a personal project, consisting of a more progressive song writing style, which hopefully will see the light in a couple of months. I’m currently happy with these two. We’ll see in a year’s time if I feel the need for something else. Omule : What kind of creative patterns and routines do you have? Which is your biggest enemy for your daily process ? Mircea : Creative patterns. I don’t have a certain pattern. The song writing process for me is determined by the mood I’m in. I usually start noodling on my guitar and if it takes more than 10 minutes and I have something, I usually record it. My biggest enemy is time, actually. I know it’s a cliche but I would need like 10 more hours a day for what I usually plan on doing. Omule : Your favourite concerts so far and your favourite bands you didn’t manage to see live but you would love to. Mircea : Favourite concert so far would be Roger Waters - The Wall - Bucharest, August 2013. But I’m dying to see Dead Letter Circus next time they show up in Europe. Omule : All time favourite sneakers and albums. Mircea : All time favourite sneakers: Vans Authentic. All time favourite album: Stone Sour - Audio Secrecy. Omule : Goods and bads in your industry. Mircea : Goods: passionate people I work with, great support from the peers, a lot of festivals and venues to play. Bads: Sometimes, it’s hard to get people of out of their comfort zones and make them check out other music than they’re used to. Also, we need to teach them to support the artists by buying their music and merch. Hopefully, we’re gonna get there someday. Omule : Thanks man .