The GoAround Holiday Interview


It's that time of year again. The "fall" the time of essence where it's back to school, summer is done and over with, and best of all.... the holiday fun-zone! Holiday's lined-up one after the other with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day - everyone who's anyone has gotten into the season including The GoAround guys! Find out what they had to say in this special holiday edition interview exposure!


1. What are you doing for the holidays?

Anthony: I think we're having a really traditional kind of Christmas. Just hanging out with friends and family really.

Alexander: We are celebrating at home with our immediate family and our grandparents. We have a 20 foot Christmas tree that we set up every year. That always gets a lot of attention from visitors.

2. This Halloween season I did what?

Anthony: This past Halloween we got $2 burritos at Chipotle for dressing up.

Alexander: I would do anything for a burrito, haha.

3. Did you dress up this year?

Anthony: I dressed up as a monster that I saw in a Chipotle ad, but I did an absolutely horrendous job creating the costume. I'm surprised they even gave me the discount. I wore a tablecloth and a couple of crappy paper horns.

Alexander: I dressed up as Animal from the Muppets. He's one of my favorite television characters ever.

4. What is your favorite Halloween candy or treat?

Anthony: A plain old Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar is enough to send me into a euphoric state of body and mind any day of the year but there is something extra special about unwrapping during or right after Halloween that makes the experience even more blissful.

Alexander: Rainbow nerds and milk duds are my favorite candies for sure. Always have been.

5. What are you thankful for?

Anthony: I am thankful for so much. I wouldn't be able to list them all here and I would feel bad shortening the list. I am basically thankful for everything in my life except wet socks. I hate wet socks.

Alexander: I am thankful for so much. Being able to make music with my brother and my best friends makes me one of the luckiest people in the world. And most of all I am thankful to have a support system made up of my family as well as the fun-ist and most energetic group of friends and fans I could ever have hoped to meet. As low as I am on the totem pole of the music industry at the moment, I already feel as if my dreams are coming true thanks to all of the wonderful people in my life.

6. Do you have a favorite dish for Thanksgiving or do you enjoy everything?

Anthony: I really enjoy everything but there's nothing quite like a nice, big, roasted turkey. The turkey's gotta be my favorite.

Alexander: My mom makes fruit dip that I could eat with a spoon for breakfast lunch and dinner every day of the year if she would let me, although I'm sure that would be detrimental to my health and my performance on (and off) stage.

7. Who's the one who eats the most when it comes to the holiday season?

Anthony: Everyone in my family eats a lot of food haha We tease my little sister though because she would always get a lot of candy that she wouldn't share with anyone. So seeing as we all eat a lot of food, but my sister eats the most candy on top of that, I suppose I'd have to say my little sister ends up eating the most edible goods.

Alexander: Probably me. Although I'm a relatively small guy, I can pack a meal like nobody's business. Haha. I eat like it's the competition on the holidays.

8. Do you or have you gone shopping on Black Friday, if so what did you find and buy?

Anthony: I am so guilty of using black Friday to buy stuff for myself and not even looking for things for anyone else as Christmas gifts haha! I like finding real good deals on CD's.

Alexander: I always go out with my neighbor Reed on Black Friday. It's a bit of a tradition. We don't really do our holiday shopping though; we just take advantage of the deals to get CD's that we like and musical equipment for the band. This year I got a KT Tunstall album and a Samson Meteor USB microphone.

9. When it comes to the holiday season does the band all get together or does everyone do their own thing?

Anthony: Well the band is just my brother and I and we live together so we typically end up in the same dining room on Thanksgiving haha

Alexander: We are inevitably already together for the holidays. Haha.

10. What is your favorite Christmas song to sing and why?

Anthony: “I'll Be Home for Christmas!” It's a classic and it's a lot of fun to sing! If you find the right version, it can even be kind of bluesy and I like that.

Alexander: I think that "Do You Hear What I Hear" is a pretty amazing song. I just really enjoy the poetic energy of the lyrics. I think it is a bit less typical than most Christmas songs. I also think that Josh Groban’s rendition of "The First Noel" is very intense and emotional, and I am a sucker for that kind of stuff.

11. One thing you really want for Christmas is what?

Anthony: Hmmmm…. I don't want a crocodile…. And no rhinoceroses… I think all I want for Christmas is a hippopotamus.

Alexander: I have expensive taste, haha. So I typically have to buy myself the things that I really want. Usually my siblings and I exchange CD's and concert DVD's, which is great because you can never have too much music, and physical copies will always be more fun to collect than Mp3's and digital crap.

12. Do you still believe in Santa Claus?

Anthony: When I was in second grade, my friend Kevin and I formed a club called the CIA, which stood for Claus Is Actual. We were basically lobbyists trying to keep Santa in the hearts of all Elementary School Aged citizens of America. Seeing as I have never resigned or been fired from my position as co-president of the CIA, I believe I still hold that title and to speak against Santa himself would be to betray everything I've ever worked for.

Alexander: I don't think so, but I always end up with a gift with his name on the label, so there's definitely an inkling of hope in my mind that he's out there.

13. What type of Christmas tree do you prefer white or green or your own version?

Anthony: Green tree, with a plethora of different colored decorations.

Alexander: I prefer a real evergreen. I love the look and the smell, just not the mess. We have a green artificial tree at my house that we keep in storage all year.

14. Are you a late or early Christmas shopper?

Anthony: VERY late. We have a tradition in my family where my brother, my uncle, my dad, and I all go shopping for all our gifts on December 23rd.

Alexander: Late. I'm not gonna lie, I'm always scrambling two days before Christmas to make sure that everyone's covered!

15. One thing you have to do on New Year's Eve?

Anthony: Plan all my "firsts" for the coming year.

Alexander: My friends and I always buy a few boxes of cheap fireworks and tie them together and light the boxes on fire. It's way more stupid and dangerous than lighting them individually like you're supposed to, but it's also way more fun. Sometimes we just start a bonfire and throw the whole boxes in there. Don't try this at home, kids. Haha.

16. Do you have any New Year's resolutions?

Anthony: This year I plan to win every Grammy in ever category, take a vacation to the moon, and spend less time watching cat videos on YouTube.

Alexander: I think New Years resolutions are a bit goofy. I think you should do your best at everything you do all of the time. I don't think people should ever have to wait until January first to decide to do what's best for themselves. I think that rather than creating a resolution for the New Year, it is far more uplifting to reflect upon the past year and to be proud of all of the things that you have accomplished and endured. I simply renew a promise to myself every year to maintain a positive attitude and to always take the steps necessary in order to be the best friend, brother, and musician that I can be.

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