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Who Am I ?


April 2011

1: Who am I?

A mystery dispatcher and truth seeker.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I’m a singer/songwriter and guitarist. I perform and record with my band under the name ‘bartholomew’. I maintain a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn where I’m currently recording a new bartholomew EP. I also produce and mix other NYC artists, fill-in on guitar, drums or bass for some bands and write songs for i81, a Tennessee based producer team.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

Big Bang -> Rhode Island -> NYC-> ? -> Big Bang part II; repeat.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

The family, friends, and characters in my world.

5: What book is your bible? (as in: what is your favorite book?

Shakey by Jimmy McDonough, Neil Young’s biography. My edition’s cover is shredded by now, my old notes are in the margins, etc. Great reference manual.

6: What are some things you love?  And some things you hate?

I love trains, bagels, AM radio, owner-run punk venues, analog machines, and old parlor guitars… I hate Nickleback records.

7: What is your raison d’être?

To roar!

8: What is your favorite color?

I can’t identify it by name. It’s somewhere between gold and red. It is as unique as any exact moment in time, as real as black is real. It appears in the sky during sunsets over the Atlantic ocean, it is one of the wild colors.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Tie between Obama and Magneto.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

Pretty much whichever DIY venue the Bushwick Potion Collective scene is at (AKA Potion Cafe, Jungle, Bushwick Music Studios, The G, Good Friend Electric, The Bright House, The Cloud…) wherever the caravan parks for a minute. Or the soccer field on Sundays…

11: What turns you on?

Brazilian singers with an old soul.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the
one asking?

Are you exploring the possibilities of entering the NBA draft or running for President of The United States of America?

Bill Bartholomew is a singer/songwriter, musician and producer based in Brooklyn, NY.


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Overseen by Jillian Mercado

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Jonathan Hoeg / Courtesy of Bill Bartholomew

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Bill Bartholomew in Jungle, February, 2011, Photography by Jonathan Hoeg / Courtesy of Bill Bartholomew

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