Tuesday, January 09, 2007

2006 Year End Survey | Bob Carlton of The Sixfifteens

I don't think I'd be out of line by saying that Bob Carlton is the key of the Saratoga Springs indie rock scene. He spent nearly a decade in the well-toured pop-punk outfit Dryer and then moved on with ex-Dryer drummer Joel Lilly to found the expansive indie pop-rock outfit The Sixfifteens. With The Sixfifteens on hiatus, Bob recently started a booking agency, Deskjet Booking, and continues to play solo shows in and around upstate NY. This is what he had to say about '06:

1) What was your favorite song of 2006?

That would have to be White Collar Boy by Belle and Sebastian. Though the entire record was a dissapointment to me, I really enjoyed that track.

2) What was your favorite album of 2006?

Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain by Sparklehorse was an amazing record and a huge surprise. I love records that require spending time with and this one needed some serious time. But after several listening it became my favorite record of the year.

3) What was your favorite concert of 2006?

Deerhoof at Skidmore College. I haven't seen a show like that in years. It was just amazing how they took the stage and owned it. The band just floored it and plowed through song after song and then closed with a My Bloody Valentine cover. Sadly I can't remember what the song was, but I do remember yelling "Oh fuck...they are playing My Bloody Valentine".

4) What was your favorite thing about 2006?

2006 was a huge huge disaster for me on many different levels but the one huge bright spot was the birth of my daughter. She is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me and is the only thing that makes 2006 worth talking about.

5) What are your best wishes for 2007?

I just want to wish everyone a healthy and safe 2007.

The Sixfifteens - Montreal.mp3
Belle and Sebastian - White Collar Boy.mp3



Brad said...

Bob Carlton! Add him to the list of people we have in common, although I haven't seen him in years. Great to see his responses up here, and to learn of the Sixfifteens... I'd totally lost track of his music-makings in recent years.

(and if you're reading, hey Bob! It's former Burlingtonian Brad S. Hope you're well.)

Anonymous said...

Forget the indie rock scene. Bob is the key to everything.

Flatlander said...

Brad, it's jds that knows Bob from the Saratoga area. But via jds, chalk it up to another odd connection.