Q: Where did you grow up? A: On the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii Q: When did you start playing guitar? A: I started playing when I was 14. Q: What was the first song you learned on the guitar? A: I learned two at the same time: "One" by Metallica and "Father and Son" by Cat Stevens. Q: What did you do before you put out Brushfire Fairytales? A: I made surf films. Q: What are some of your favorite Surf Movies? A: The Seedling, Litmus, Filthy Habbits, Blazing Boards, Bunyip Dreaming, Green Iguana, and Endless Summer. Q: Who are some of your (musical) influences? A: I dig Nick Drake, The Beatles, Hendrix, Tribe Called Quest, Dylan, Ben Harper, Radio Head, G. Love and Special Sauce, Otis Redding, Neil Young, Marley, Kurosawa, Tom Curren and so on. Q: List the 5 cds you're listening to now? A: any of the Trojan dub compilations, "Night Nurse" - Gregory Isaacs, "Yoshimi..." - Flamming Lips, "Giant Step" - Taj Mahal, and Mason Jennings.