Hi everyone... My name is Austin Lewis. I'm 21 years old and am a student at California State University Long Beach.
I've been a Joe Satriani fan since the mid-1990s. I've seen Satch in concert 10 times (it will be 12 times after this tour's concerts in Anaheim and Ventura).
I joined satriani.com in 2000 and have been a part of the Talk To Joe community ever since. Over the years I've become friends with other Satch fans worldwide, and I talk to many of them on a regular basis outside of the site. Also, I was involved with the first Talk To Joe CD--I wrote the liner notes and helped with some other things related to the project.
I am very familiar with all aspects of Joe's musical career (his solo career, teaching, playing in The Squares, touring with Mick Jagger and Deep Purple, etc.). I know what he has talked about in past interviews, so I would be sure to ask questions that are new. Also, I will gladly accept questions from satriani.com members worldwide and ask them during the interview.
I would ask Joe a variety of questions in addition to the ones I have submitted here. Specifically, I would ask about some of the side projects he has been involved with (both individual guest appearances such as with Jordan Rudess, and more "band"-related things such as Planet Us). Also, I would ask a few questions about his teaching...but instead of focusing on what he taught students such as Steve Vai and Kirk Hammett, I would ask about what he learned while teaching them.
Thank you for considering me for the Talk To Joe / 2005 Webcast interview contest.
Submitted 2005-03-12 15:19:06