Artist Interview: “Teach Me How To Love” by Arnold Mitchem

Q: You’ve had some pretty notable credits like writing for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. Tell us about that experience.

ARNOLD MITCHEM: I wrote 3 songs that were in the Buffy series with my friend Paul Trudeau he pays keys with Billy Idol now. When we wrote them Buffy was just another show but its had a lot of staying power and still get paid for those songs.




Q: You’ve also released a lot of music over the years, what is your favorite song that you have written?

ARNOLD: I like Dance the Night Away thats one of my fav’s to play live and some new ones coming on my next LP.

Q: What’s an average day like for you?

ARNOLD: Last night I played a show today I get ready for a show on Friday answer emails sign some contracts and some time practicing new songs.




Q: Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?

ARNOLD: Performance anxiety ya especially when I was younger but this days I kind of welcome it keeps me on my toes. When you get in the moment and your performing I just lose myself in the show especially when you have a good audience. 

Q: Tell me about your favorite performance venues.

ARNOLD: I like festivals and the best one I’ve played are High Sierra in Quincy Calif. and Harmony in Santa Rosa, they treat the artists great and have great music fans.




Q: What is coming up next for you?

ARNOLD: I’m pretty open I signed some deals with networks for some of my songs for the Fall TV season I’m plying dates with my band around Northern Calif. and writing for my next record. P.S. this was not a question but my favorite Artist I played with was Jeff Buckley we had a band together with Danny Carey of Tool and John Humphrey called Wild Blue Yonder, It was a great band. 


Interviewed by Stephanie Pankewich





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