As one of the best parts of Champaign-Urbana’s local music scene, Angie Heaton always manages to bring a smile to someone’s face, whether it’s from her music or from her fun answers to completely random questions. Make sure you don’t miss Angie and the Gentle Tamers’ CD release party for The Rumor Mill at the Cowboy Monkey on September 6, or her solo show as part of Pygmalion Music Festival on September 22 at CafÇ Paradiso.
buzz: What is your favorite part about the local Champaign-Urbana music scene?
Angie Heaton: Ryan Groff & SETH FEIN.
buzz: Which CD has been the most influential to you and your work?
AH: The CD that influenced me the most would have to be the very first Concrete Blonde CD, Concrete Blonde. But I am influenced by so many CDs, things, people … which can be a blessing and a curse!
buzz: If you could have any mythological being (dragon, unicorn, etc.) as a pet, what would it be and why?
AH: Funny you should ask … I’ve always wanted a pet pterodactyl – although not mythological, per se – it would be just as likely to obtain one as say, a unicorn … which would be my second choice.
buzz: If you had to be on either Road Rules, or The Real World, which would it be and why?
AH: Do I have to pick one of those two reality shows? Can’t I be on Pimp My Ride, or Celebrity Bull Riding on CMT? What is it about reality TV? I got rid of my cable a while back, so I haven’t seen RR or RW lately, but if I had to choose, I would say Road Rules … you get to travel – oh wait – I want to be on The Surreal Life …
buzz: Who do you think would win in a fight between Hulk Hogan and Mr. T, and why?
AH: Oh I pity the fool that asks me that question! Totally Mr. T – three words – THE A TEAM!