Nine Questions with Charlie Scott

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Name: Charlie Scott

Birthplace: Flushing, New York

Currently residing: Whitestone, New York

Musical past and present in one rambling run-on sentence: grew up with 2 deaf parents who didn’t want to judge music so they let me pick anything I wanted, I blindly chose a rap album and proceeded to write poetry all my life fused with dirty rap lyrics, I picked up a bad drug habit and it ran on for 4 years until I was kicked out of my home, went to rehab, wrote an inspirational, musical good-bye letter to drugs, and when I came home I continued to write positive, reflective music that relieves issues and thoughts that rent space in my head.

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1. Who are some of your favourite composers, musicians and bands from the past and present? Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Jadakiss, Tim McGraw, Mike Buble’, Eminem, J. Cole, Macklemore.

2. Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?

Yes! Ordinary People by John Legend gives me chills every single time!

3. How would you describe your perfect day?

Wake up on my own time, take as long of a shower as I would like, find a check in the mail, eat Italian food all day long, watch a New York Ranger hockey game, and enjoy a nice cup of coffee.

4. What would your friends say they appreciate the most about you?

My honesty, If you look bad, sound bad, say something arrogant or have a misconception, I will not let it slide, I will not let my friends look bad.

5. What is your most valued material possession?

My Rosary Beads given to me by my Grandfather.

6. Who were you, or would you be nervous to meet?

The president of Iran. In Iran.

7. If you could blink your eyes and be in a favourite place right now, where would that place be?

At Madison Square Garden watching a hockey game.

8. Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?

Yes, I would ultimately like to open a rehab facility in New York that I can run, I help addicts and alcoholics regularly, but I want to be able to reach them on a larger scale, I don’t approve of the way many treatment centers across the United States operate.

9. Where would you like to find yourself in ten years?

Working just as hard as I do today, my mind always races, and I go insane when I’m standing still, literally and metaphorically. I don’t look forward to retirement, and I hope that I am never forced to.

 

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