I got to talk to Nick Heck, also known as Dandelion Hands. He had quite a few interesting things to say.
- First off, who are you and what genre of music do you make?
Hey, I’m Nick Heck. I think I make bedroom music.
2.If you had to describe your music with a color, what would it be?
http://i64.tinypic.com/29psy1u.png One of those colors.
3. What’s the biggest struggle you have when it comes to creating?
My biggest struggle is transforming my ideas into reality. As I’m drifting off to sleep I’ll hear some really good bedroom music in my head that I wind up losing because I’m too comfy in bed.
4. If you could play any show in the world, what would it be?
I don’t know if this counts, but I’d love to get a spot on Yo Gabba Gabba.
5. What do you consider your biggest musical success?
I was recently contacted by a private dance college that choreographed a dance to at least one of my songs. I’m going to go out and see the performance in March. That’s a pretty crazy thing that I never in a million years thought would happen.
6. What inspired you to start making music?
I had a dream where I was a baby duck and I learned how to fly from a really mean toad so I had to write a song about it.
7. If you could hear any person living or dead sing to you, who would it be?
I want Bill Murray to sing “In the Still of the Night” to me from the foot of my bed as I fall asleep.
8. Who, aside from any band or musician, is your biggest influence?
Kintaro Oe and Space Dandy are my true inspirations. Also Haruhara Haruko and He-man. and Yasumi Matsuno (who follows me on instagram).
9. What’s your favorite book?
Probably Don Quixote, but I’m not really sure on that one.
10. What do you like to do other than music?
Right now I’m working on a video game. It’s pretty fun. I’m doing the majority of the work, but I’m going to have guest voice acting and musical appearances. Other than that I like to hang out with my cat and get drunk to the food network.
11. Who is your favorite musical artist?
The Unicorns, Nujabes, Johnny Hartman, Yasunori Mitsuda, Nobuo Uematsu, Hitoshi Sakimoto, and Michiru Oshima.
12. What’s one piece of advice you have for young musicians?
If you want to make music, just make it. Even if you think you’re bad or that the things you make are bad, just keep doing it. Eventually, you’re going to be making some cool stuff and people will already be there ready to listen to it.
13. Lastly, what’s your lucky number?
I think it’s probably 16. It’s a good number.
You can check out Dandelion Hands on iTunes and Spotify, and follow Nick on Instagram at @notnickheck.