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Philippe Petit
Ryan Sollee
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Jamie Barnes
Daniel Prendiville
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Musician Dad Interview with Daniel Prendiville
May 2012
Daniel Prendiville
Name: Daniel Prendiville
Bands: Daniel Prendiville
Websites: reincheque.netdanielprendiville.bandcamp.com,

QRD – How old were you when you first realized you wanted to be a professional musician?

Daniel – About 10 years old. I started getting into glam rock around that time & the music seemed very magical to me. I really saw making music as a desirable activity.

QRD – At what age did you decide you wanted to become a father?

Daniel – Around 26 years of age. Had been married a few years & felt that the time was right to start a family at that stage.

QRD – What are some positive & negative impacts your family has had on your career?

Daniel – Family will always come first, no question, so I try to avoid the two areas coming into conflict.

QRD – What are some positive & negative impacts your career has had on your family?

Daniel – Other than time & money, no impacts at all really... ;-)

QRD – Have your children effected the music you make &/or listen to?

Daniel – I have kept the more extreme musical & lyrical ideas under wraps, which is probably no bad thing.…

QRD – Do you think being a father or a musician has a greater impact on your community?

Daniel – No impact at all.

QRD – Would you rather see your children eventually become a musician or parent?

Daniel – It’s unlikely that either of them will become musicians, but I would hope that they would both become parents when the time is right for them.

QRD – Both family & music seem like things that will take up as much of your time as you’re willing to put in.  How do you end up dividing your time?

Daniel – I’m pretty good at compartmentalizing my life, perhaps too good. But I’d like to think that I devote enough time to both aspects of my life.

QRD – What do your kids think of your music?

Daniel – I don’t play it to them & I doubt if they’ve ever heard it.

QRD – Do you think you could ever do a musical project with your kids?

Daniel – No.

QRD – Any words of advice to young people?

Daniel – “If you keep picking at that, you’ll make it worse...”