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Welcome To Rockville: Ricky Miller From Red Sun Rising Interviews Andrew W.K.

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Ever have one of those moments you just never expect to happen but it did because you were in the right place at the right time? That happened to me over this past weekend. On Saturday, April 28th, I was working inside the media tent at Welcome To Rockville doing multiple interviews. I had just finished up my interview with Andrew W.K. and was packing up my gear when I noticed Ricky Miller from Red Sun Rising wanting to take a picture with Andrew W.K. Ricky is a huge fan of his music and wanted to grab that opportunity while Andrew was right there. I overheard some conversation going on to my left when Lynn (who helps work Production for some of the Danny Wimmer Presents festivals) said, “Bernard can film it.” This caught me off guard as I turned and asked what I was filming. I believe the idea came from Eddie Levy at Fearless Records for Ricky to interview Andrew W.K. All of the appropriate parties were down for it and they asked me to film the interview since I’ve been filming interviews for myself throughout the weekend.

Andrew W.K. was finishing up some interviews and I went to talk to Ricky right before his interview. He was needless to say excited and anxious about getting to interview Andrew W.K. I offered some advice on how I do my own interviews and was confident Ricky was going to nail it. Andrew is a very charismatic person and I knew he’d have no issues in getting Andrew W.K. to talk to him. When both parties were ready I gave them the signal to go and started recording.

Here below is the final product. Huge thank you to Eddie at Fearless Records and his team for putting together a polished video package. I hope everyone enjoys this as much as I did recording it!