WHAT ABOUT BOB?

Full name: Bob Louis Schneider
Birthday: October 12, 1965
(!!)
Birth city: Ypsilanti, Michigan

Siblings: Sister, Amy (in Houston)

Instruments:
Guitar (Turner Renaissance Acoustic/Electric, Bourgouisse Guitar, 40's Epiphone Hollow Body)
Piano
Drums
Bass
Baritone Horns
Trumpet

Artistic Abilities:
Drawing
Painting
Flatbed Press See Bob's work here.

First album or song that made an impression on you:
ACDC's Highway To Hell

First instrument, if any:
Guitar

Did you take lessons?
Yes

First cover song you ever played:
"Row Row Row Your Boat"

Name of first song you wrote and what do you think of it now?
"Love Shoes" - love it

When were you signed?
2000

Location of first gig:
High School gym

Defining moment early in your career:
A talent show in High School

Career highlight so far:
The Tonite Show with Jay Leno

Top five personal influences:
Tom Waits, Paul Simon, The Beatles, my dad and Bill Hicks

Five favorite albums of all time:
Any five Tom Waits

Five favorite artists of all time:
Same as above

Five guilty pleasures:
Ice cream, Playstation 2, Autopsy, K-Swiss shoes and Diesel wear

What was the worst review you ever received and how did you react?
American Statesman -- loved it

What was the best review you ever received and how did you react?
CMJ -- loved it

What's your greatest obsession?
Music

Name one possession you'd never part with:
My guitar

What's the worst advice you ever received?
To sign my Admin. Deal with BOG Music

What's the riskiest thing you've ever done?
Tour the country in a rock group

What's your worst habit?
Chewing my fingernails

What's the last record you bought?
Pedro the Lion - Progress
I'm a terrible...Liar

What's your favorite line from a movie (or poem, song, political speech or mom/mum, if you're stumped)?
"They'll be no money involved but on your deathbed you'll receive total enlightenment" - Bill Murray in Caddyshack

If you were to run away with the circus, which act would you be: sideshow barker, clown, lion tamer, ringmaster, trapeze artist, juggler, fat lady or other?
Juggler

What's the last thing you ate?
Chopped salad

If you could repeal one law, what would it be?
All drug laws

Greatest invention of your lifetime
Personal computer

If you could have dinner with anyone from the past, who would it be? What would you eat?
Jesus -- pasta.

What band doesn't get its due credit?
Randy Newman

What did you want to be when you grew up?
An artist

If your music career ended today, what would you do?
Continue being an artist

What's your advice to aspiring musicians?
Don't do it if you have a choice

Where do you consider home?
Austin, Texas