Congratulations on Breaking Benjamin. Certified gold and still going strong.
Jason: Thank you. It’s always exciting to watch a band have success after they have worked incredibly hard for years. We’re close to platinum now which, in this day and age, is incredible for any act, especially a rock band.
Guns, sex, incarceration, violence, addiction and getting ready for prom… These are all very dramatic situations that plague our every day lives while living in the wealthy neighborhoods of California. Will Brenda break up with Dylan? Is Pacey going to die? These are the questions that ensure our summers wonâ€™t end soon enough, however for those that donâ€™t really care (and donâ€™t even know that Pacey isnâ€™t a character), The OC still manages to leave us with probably the most puzzling question of all- why are Abercrombie clones rocking out to a Matt Pond PA cover of a Neutral Milk Hotel song? Who is responsible for this apparent injustice and how can they be stopped?
Her name is Alexandra Patsavas, music supervisor for The OC.
My initial intention was to grill her. To do some serious investigative reporting and uncover the dark exploitative truth about indie rock being on The OC. However, and I am somewhat sad to report, itâ€™s all legit. Indie snobs, do not read on because as I was doing this interview not only did I learn that Ms. Patsavas is 100% on the real, but the cast and staff are as well. *sigh* Itâ€™s a dark day for elitism.
reprinted with permission by AJ at Altsounds.com
Can you give me a brief work history, pre-OC?
I used to be a college promoter and bring bands to campus. Then I was in Los Angeles working in the Film/TV department of BMI which is where I got started in the music supervision. In 1995 is when I officially started working with Roger Corman on Roswell and Boston Public.
How did you end up working on the OC?
I was working with the executive producer when he was working on Fastlane and he introduced me to Josh who created The OC.
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