12 Questions: Night
of the Living Daylights
By Megan O'Toole
The Living Daylights
took some time away from rockin' out to respond to our 12 Questions. Corey
Windover (guitars/vocals), Dan Ainsworth (bass) and P.J. Sparks (percussion)
each had some thoughts to contribute.
1) How did you get started in the music biz?
P.J.: Dan and I used to live around the corner from each
other in Sarnia, so we started playing music together for something to
do back in high school. We couldn't drive or anything, so we'd just walk
over to someone's house and jam.
2) Who would you compare your sound to?
Corey: When we ask people who we sound like, it's difficult
to get a solid response. We incorporate styles of funk and rock to create
our own unique sound.
3) What do you like the most about the music scene?
Dan: The fact that people will go to the bar solely for
the purpose of watching our band is very satisfying.
Corey: I enjoy the opportunity of expression through
music, and it's an amazing feeling to see people singing along at our
4) Is it your eventual goal to be signed to a major label?
P.J.: Our goal is to have fun and be the best we can
be. A record deal would be cool for something to try, I think.
5) What is your current favourite book?
all I have been reading is textbooks.
P.J.: Ghost Rider by Neil Peart.
Dan: Beach Boy by Ardashir Vakil.
6) What do you think about the recent hype surrounding "garage
P.J.: I predict the hype will die down just like it did
for the last few "big things" in rock 'n' roll. Techno was massive
for awhile, but it died down and settled into a place alongside all the
other forms of rock. I think that'll eventually happen with "garage
7) What is in your CD player right now?
Corey: 311 Grassroots, The Beatles Rubber
Soul, Phish Round Room
P.J.: Matthew Good Avalanche, Linkin Park
Meteora, Rush Signals
Dan: Jamiroquai Travelling Without Moving, The
Living Daylights The Royal Sampler
8) Why should people go to your live show?
P.J.: I think our show offers a little something for
everybody, without blowing the person's eardrums out. We play rock music
with an up-tempo sound, but we try not to drown things out in a wash of
guitars or wailing vocals.
9) Has your music ever scared the living daylights out of people?
(Insert groan here.)
Corey: Come on out on Thursday and we'll do our best!
10) What's your take on reality television?
Dan: It's about as popular as rugburn.
Corey: It's fixed.
11) Do you believe in using music to convey political messages?
P.J.: If that is what a musician wants to do with his
four minutes of radio time, then that is what he or she should do. If
a person's views on something like politics are so strong that they want
to share them, then what better way to get their thoughts out there?
12) Any last words for London readers?
Corey: Come out on Thursday trust the Daylights,
it is well worth it!
The Living Daylights will hit The Spoke Thursday night with Seconds
to Go and Brontothesauras. Admission is free.