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THE POWER OF POP TOP TEN

RICK HROMADKA - MAPLE MARS 

1. Why play music?

It's in my blood. Besides, I'm no good at painting.

2. Who are your influences?

The Beatles, The Who, Pistol Pete Maravich, Elton John, Lee Hazelwood, my dad, 
Brian Wilson, Pink Floyd, Todd Rundgren, James Bond, Carol King, Paul Westerberg, 
Jack Kerouac, Miles Davis, The Carpenters, and The Zombies

3. What is success?

Success is achieving the goals you worked the hardest for. 

4. Why should people buy your CDs?

Because they're made with tenderness and love. They also rock! 
I try to stick with what's in me and be honest in my writing. And
that's all anyone could hope for. And I need the money.

5. Who do you love?

My family, my dog, Julie Christy, Peter Sellers, and Elvis.

6. What do you hope to achieve with the new CD?

Superstardom! World Peace. And a few new fans would be nice. 

7. Why did the label release your CD?

They dug it. Ray from Kool Kat Musik called to say he loved the album and 
wanted it out on his label. I believe he thought it would give his label a
boost. The jury still out on that one...

8. Who comes to your gigs?

Ordinary people like you and me. Not kids, but grown ups who want to be kids. 

9. What is your favorite album?

Pet Sounds or Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Revolver doesn't suck either!

10. How did you get here?

I arrived by rocket ship from the planet Mars where I was involved with the 
import and export of maple syrup, of course!

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