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The rest of Tristan's interview with Hip Rock Magazine's Daniel Morrison: Daniel/HRM: Do you feel it’s hard to have an attractive look in the music business and keep a trustworthy relationship? Tristan Bugenis/Beryl Court: Not at all. I think that really comes down to individuals. Just because a pretty girl is talking to me, doesn’t mean I’m going to go home with her, or even have any interest in her. If I’m single it doesn’t mean I won’t either….just kidding. For me, if I’m in a “relationship” it will be for the right reasons, and shouldn’t even be an issue. Also, I think that if there’s no trust, it’s not a good relationship anyway. Daniel/HRM: What other types of artistic things do you do other than music? Tristan Bugenis/Beryl Court: I’m one hell of a doodler. I also do some acting here and there. I still dance on occasion when the right song and dance partner present themselves. Daniel/HRM: Is there anything else you’d like to add? Tristan Bugenis/Beryl Court: Nothing I can really think of. Although, I do want to thank you for taking the time to give our music a listen and want to share it with the world. It means a lot… Daniel/HRM: It’s been a pleasure. Thanks for being part of our Hip Rock Gallery. The woman love your look. And, in this day and age I suppose some guys do too, ha! Take care! Tristan Bugenis/Beryl Court: (laughs). Thank you! And I don’t see a problem with as many people liking me as possible; hopefully they’ll like my music, too. Daniel C. Morrison – Hip Rock Magazine
Tristan had an opportunity to chat with Hip Rock Magazine's Daniel Morrison. For the enlightening results, continue reading: THE INTERVIEW Daniel/HRM: Please introduce yourself and tell me if you drew a lot of rainbows or stick men when you were a kid. Tristan Bugenis: I remember drawing a lot of stick men, but I don’t recall drawing many rainbows. My grandmother is an artist so she had us drawing shapes with shadows and other color nuances at a relatively young age. I did a lot of swords and daggers dripping blood. Daniel/HRM: I guess by now you know I love those odd questions. But let’s get into image. You have a good look, easily enough. How important do you believe a “look” is in the music business? Tristan Bugenis/Beryl Court: Thank you. I believe “look” is very important in the music business. I wish it wasn’t, but I think that’s the reality of it. A lot of people will get written off just because they don’t “look” a certain way. It isn’t always the “model” or “good” look that the music marketers are demanding. Sometimes that cliché look seems to be the expectation – long hair and ink for rock bands, cowboy hats with short cuts for country, spikes and fluorescent colors for punk and then over-bling (or over-blung?) look for rappers … I just hope I don’t run into that in the future. I would rather just present myself as is and let the music matter. Daniel/HRM: Is this something you have naturally or did you have to work real hard to have a healthy body? Tristan Bugenis/Beryl Court: I’ve never had to work real hard to look the way I do. I have a very high metabolism so I can eat and eat and eat, but not gain any weight. According to people in the know, I never even had baby fat and was always above normal height and below normal weight. I have to work out some, but who doesn’t? I do like being athletic but that comes from years of playing sports and dance…I was always moving. Daniel/HRM: Did you ever feel persuaded to check out or avoid a song due to the appearance of the band, especially the lead singer? Tristan Bugenis/Beryl Court: I haven’t, but I couldn’t tell you what most of the bands I like look like anyway. I just listen to the music…sometimes I like it, and sometimes I don’t. I do have to admit when I see guys in bands we are playing with walk in wearing make-up, they have to work a little harder to impress me. Daniel/HRM: When it’s time for you to chill what is your normal wardrobe? Tristan Bugenis/Beryl Court: Shorts, t-shirt, maybe a hoodie or sweatpants. That’s when the athlete in me comes out and I just get as comfortable as I can. Daniel/HRM: Do you dress differently when not doing music? Tristan Bugenis/Beryl Court: No, not really. The only thing I do differently when on-stage is I try to wear shirts that don’t have a lot of writing on them. I’m not sure why though. Maybe from my film background where writing/logos are discouraged. Daniel/HRM: Nice. A film background? Too cool! Are you a single guy or do you have a squeeze that supports you and shares those tender moments with? Tristan Bugenis/Beryl Court: I’m currently single. I’m not anti-relationship though. It just doesn’t make sense to me to commit to someone unless it’s going to last a little while. Why deal with break-ups when I can have fun with whoever, whenever. Until I find a girl that I’m ok with giving up that freedom for, I’ll stay single. Daniel C. Morrison – Hip Rock Magazine
Our friend, the talented Thomas “Taco” Canto, has announced his departure from the band Beryl Court to follow other musical pursuits. We wish him all the best and continued success in his future endeavors,
Beryl Court was named by Hip Rock Magazine as the DAILY DENOMINATOR! Thanks for the honor. And check out this cool on-line publication...well worth your time... http://www.hiprockmagazine.com/
Just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for the recent support of "likes" and "fans" for driving Beryl Court from the obscurity of the 3-digits rankings to the respectable 40's. We especially want to thank the fans/musicians who take the time to listen to what we have put together and share their thoughts. We must say, it has been rewarding to have divergent "favorite" songs emerge because it reinforces one of the things we strive for...we want to play songs that sound good and don't necessarily fit into this mold or that genre...but songs people of differing tastes and preferences can hear and say, yeah, I like that one. And thanks to all the people making great music of their own. As long as music is playing somewhere, we all have something to share…
Well just getting our reverbnation page off the ground. Meeting with our mix/masterin master this week to hopefully come really close to getting out first CD done! It's an exciting time!