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Kelly Gately

September 6, 2011

Kelly Gately is a force of nature. He’s the life of the party – a fast talking, hilarious happening.
When Kelly aka Gator isn’t running the show over at Dante’s in Portland, Oregon, he’s playing music and making movies. Music is something he’s been doing for a very long time. From Fireballs of Freedom to, his current band, Leaders, Gately has been involved in underground music and has been a cornerstone to the Rocky Mountain Northwest music scene.

Gately and his wife, Erica Washburn Gately, are keeping the rock ‘n roll dream alive by starting their own record label, Powerblaster Records.

If you’ve never drunk red wine and talked fingerless gloves with Kelly Gately, you’re missing out. But 12 Questions is here to give you a little insight into the world of Gator.

1. What is your hometown?

Jamestown, North Dakota

2. With what fictional character do you most identify?

Quincy MD

3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.

Mickey Dolenz

4. What work of art speaks to your soul?

Anything by Rick James

5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?

Wiring “Step by Step”

6. What song or album is currently in heavy rotation on your iPod?

Lubricated Goat “Plays the Devils Music”

7. What’s the last movie that made you cry?

The Incredible Journey

8.  Cat person or dog person?

Cat, but I like big dogs too

9. What is more important, truth or kindness?

Kindly telling the truth

10.    How do you define sin?

Acts of thoughtless cruelty

11.    How do you define virtue?

Honesty and compassion. I’m a known humanitarian. I love the reward of helping people…

12.   Design your headstone: What does it say? What does it look like?

I’m getting cremated…so i guess a bunch of air with ashes floating in it:)

PowerBlaster Records 

One Comment leave one →
  1. Aaron H. permalink
    March 17, 2013 07:57

    The Fireballs were the greatest live band…Kelly and the rest of the band were always cool as fuck to me even though I was one messed up person in those days. I am forever grateful for crossing paths with good people like him.

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