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Matt Gold

May 1, 2013

Matt Gold

Singer, songwriter, and photographer – Matt Gold‘s creative talents shine through in all that he does. His music career began when he was 18 years old. A self-taught pianist, Matt’s musical expertise comes not from a book or institution, but from countless hours in the studio and performing live throughout the Bloomington, Indiana area. Gold’s sound has evolved and grown with him over the years from his angrier early work, to a more coffee shop-friendly neo-folk style, culminating in the exquisite black and white video for “Void” – the longing comes pouring out of the screen, buoyed by Matt’s tender vocals. Matt’s latest collection, Drown Before You Swim, showcases an artist coming fully into his own. Give a listen to “Ordinary” while you read, and you’ll hear that he’s anything but.

1. What is your hometown?

Coshocton, Ohio

2. With what fictional character do you most identify?

Schroeder from Peanuts – He is always the serious musician, never letting reality distract him from his love of the piano.

3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.
I can’t think of anyone at the moment!

4. What work of art speaks to your soul?

” The Potato Eaters” by Van Gogh – I always loved this painting and found it’s dark imagery quite appealing. I love how Van Gogh portrayed the everyday struggles of the working class so beautifully.

5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?

Currently I am a big Augusten Burroughs fan and highly recommend anything by him.  His short stories are the best and quite humorous!

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

Swedish House Mafia, Until Now – they get me moving and make me want to dance everywhere I go!

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

Toy Story 3 – Disney movies always bring out my inner child and inner sap!

8.  Cat person or dog person?

Cat person

9. What is more important, truth or kindness?

Truth most definitely.  I can deal with someone being a jerk, lying however, I cannot stand.

10.    How do you define sin?

Sin to me is how you judge yourself based on actions you find questionable.

11.    How do you define virtue?

Virtue is something a person has that they don’t have to work at.  Something that comes naturally without hesitation.

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

It would be a simple black granite headstone with my name, birth and death dates and the quote ” Give me life, give me pain, give me myself again” from Tori Amos’s song ” Little Earthquakes”.

Bonus Question: Who would you like to see answer these questions?

Bil Browning of

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