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When he's not golfing or skiing Scott Porad is making sure that you have something to keep you entertained

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Cheezburger Network's Scott Porad On The Posies, Floyd, and Giving the Dead His Rent

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When he's not golfing or skiing Scott Porad is making sure that you have something to keep you entertained while you're at work. As the CTO of Seattle's Cheezburger Network, Porad is on the front lines of keeping sights like Fail Blog and I Can Has Cheezburger? lookin' sharp. He recently took a minute to tell us a little about himself by filling out our Reverb Questionnaire.

Reverb Questionnaire is a list of (mostly) static questions we pose to folks outside the music industry. The questions are all answered via email. Previous participants include Michael Chabon, Michele Norris, and Janeane Garofolo.

What music have you been listening to today? Did you like it?

Massive Attack. Yes, although the thing that always weirds me out about that band is that their name feels incongruent with their music. I expect something really aggressive, but it's so chill.

What's your preferred method for listening to music (iPod, car, home stereo,

etc.)?

Live and in person!

When was the last time you heard "Stairway to Heaven"? Did you turn it off?

I don't recall exactly, but I know I recall hearing it within in the last 3 months. Heck no...Led Zepplin is awesome!

Do you play an instrument?

Yes, guitar.

Do you still listen to anything you were listening to in high school?

Yes, absolutely.

What was the first band/artist you saw in concert? Would you see them again?

R.E.M. My immediate answer was "yes, I would see them again". But, I now recall that I saw them a few years ago at Sasquatch and they were disappointing, so it breaks my heart to say this, but "no".

What was the last band/artist you saw in concert?

Interestingly, The Posies at The Crocodile about two weeks ago. I've only seen them one other time...when I was in high school at the Moore Theater...for the release of their Dear 23 album. Apparently they were warming up to go into the studio again, and my friend Adam invited me to go see them. (Side note: of their new songs, those where Ken Stringfellow plays the piano are excellent; the others were sort of ordinary.)

When you sing karaoke, what's your go-to number? And how do you know when you've succeeded?

I am one of those dorks who is afraid to sing karaoke.

How do you feel about ABBA?

ABBA stirs wonderful memories. When I was in the third grade my friend Danny Thomas and I would go into his parents' basement and turn up ABBA to 11. Danny's mom would shout down the stairs, "Turn that off...you're gonna knock the house down," and we would laugh hysterically because the image of knocking the house down seemed so funny. Then, we'd do it again and laugh all over.

What is the last song you want to hear before you die?

Just thinking of that...to only hear one song again...brought a tear to my eye. That being said, "Great Gig in the Sky" by Pink Floyd seems appropriate.

Please share a favorite musical moment/story from your past.

Once, in college, I used rent money my dad gave me to go see the Grateful Dead in Las Vegas. It was splendid! And, I hit a jackpot for $750, so everything worked out in the end.

 
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