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Paperback Statue

Sound description

Long live the '80s.

RIYL

Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins

Inception

San Diego , 2004

Influences

Tom Petty, the Cure, Radiohead, the Police, the Clash, Smashing Pumpkins

Ex-Band Members

Nam Chi Vu:
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'We sold 200 tickets, and I'd say 150 of them were to hot chicks," says Dylan Paton, songwriter, guitarist, and front man for San Diego band Paperback Statue.

He's talking about their first live gig at 4th&B in November 2004.

"There were definitely a lot of women there that night, and afterward they came up and talked to us, wanted our CD, gave us feedback, and then there was my mom," he explains. "Yes, she was there too, partying in the crowd. She'd gotten out of the hospital for high blood pressure. She was taking heart medicine and didn't know she couldn't drink. After saying hello to everyone, my mom tried running up to me to give me a hug and say how proud she was of me and instead she passed out cold on the floor. I thought she was having a heart attack. I freaked out; we carried her outside and tried to stand her up. But she was out cold. I was so scared. I didn't want to wait for the ambulance so I got a cab to take us to the hospital. The cab driver ends up taking us to a closed ER. I was so pissed; I really thought something bad was going to happen. When we got there, she wakes up and throws up outside the cab. She ended up being fine. By the time I got back to the show to hand out CDs, the show was over and everyone was gone."

Classical/jazz bassist Nam Chi Vu co-created the act, but is no longer with Paperback Statue. She currently plays with Femme Fusion,and has also perfoirmed with Joey Pearson, Alfonso Espriella, Kamikaze Pilot, Veruca Salt, Femme Fusion, Erin Ashe, and Tripwrecked.

-- "Lists," 10-3-05

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