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Musician Dad Interview with Andy Wilson of Alien Sex Fiend
May 2012

Name: Andy Wilson aka Ratfink
Bands: Alien Sex Fiend, UFX, Vince Ripper and the Rodent Show
Websites: www.vinceripperandtherodentshow.com

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

Andy – About 10.

QRD – What are a few highlights of your musical career?

Andy – Touring the world & meeting Alice Cooper.

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

Andy – 21.

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

Andy – Being happy.

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

Andy – Being more happy.

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

Andy – No. Well, maybe a little.

QRD – Have you had problems with the lack of steady money from a musical career providing the security you feel necessary in your household?

Andy – No.

QRD – Given the limitations having a family has on being a touring musician, would you have toured more earlier in life if you’d known?

Andy – No.

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

Andy – No.

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

Andy – Erm both!!!

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?

Andy – Mix it all together… neither gets in the way.

QRD – What do your kids think of your music?

Andy – Love it!!!

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

Andy – Erm, yes, of course.

QRD – Any words of advice to young people?

Andy – Listen to real music, not machines.…