mike_sandwich.jpgThe 4-1-1.

Occupation/Day job.

Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I grew up in Palo Alto, CA. and then Albany, NY.

One for You.
If music is food for the soul, then what kind of nourishment do fans
get at a Mike Sandwich gig?

An escape from the realities that appear in everyday NYC life. At a show, we exhibit the freedom to shake your body which in turn shakes up the soul. In NYC, we are constantly aware of confinement, small apartments, subway cars, our music breaks through the walls and renovates the spirit.

What is the best improvement to New York City in the last year?
The resurrection of Fritz Koenig's sculpture in Battery Park. The sphere represents world peace and was the only surviving artwork from the WTC. It’s ability to survive slightly scarred and now find a new home within the city is a testament to what has forged our city since the beginning. This is a metaphor and reminds us of what makes New Yorkers strong as people.

How many takeout menus would you guess that you have in your apartment?
Just one and it’s for Coleman’s Bar and Grill. The only remaining speak-easy bistro of NYC.

Have you been naughty or nice?
It depends on who you ask. I think the current poles are 70% Naughty to 30% Nice which sounds about right to me.

Other than world peace, what do you want for Christmas?
I would like another free concert by U2. I was there in DUMBO and it was killer. Other than that I guess if someone could squeeze a new president under my channukkah bush that would be great. Thanks in advance to whoever accomplishes that... Wait, I'm not Jewish. Alright, just squeeze him into my stocking.

What's the best thing about Queens that every Manhattanite should know?
Well, according to the realtor’s propaganda in all of the ad’s, it’s the "Best Kept Secret in NYC". My question is, who’s been keeping the most populated borough a "secret"?

What's the best place in New York for semi-public sex?
Undoubtedly, the Socrates Sculpture Garden at dusk. Where else within the city limits can your screams of passion go unheard by anyone else.

Now that it's getting cold, what (or who) do you do to stay warm?
Jumping Jacks. I haven’t decided whether or not if it’s an activity or a person, yet.

If you could revoke a famous New Yorker's citizenship, who would it be?
Jimmy Fallon. He came to our show on Halloween at Siberia and kept asking for the mic in between songs. Doesn’t he get enough stage time? I’ve decided that we’re taking him off of our email list.

Mike Sandwich is currently in the recording studio dreaming big. The giant will wake from its hibernation on January 22nd.