I met Abraham in Oakland a while ago. He drums for one of my favorite bands, Bridez, and does lots of other cool things.
Natasha Stagg: What are you up to lately?
Abraham Pedroza: Trying to get food stamps. I showed up to the interview and became very nauseous and had to leave.
NS: What else do you do?
AP: I’ve been trying to take photos lately.
NS: Where are your favorite places to play?
AP: I like playing BART stations. I used to be in this punk band that would set up a generator at 24th and Mission. The best people would stop and watch us (tweekers, hookers, freaks etc.). Crackheads would ask for our autographs.
NS: What do you think about drummer jokes?
AP: I think they are irrelevant. They don’t really ring true anymore. They are this kind of sub category of dad jokes or something. Jokes don’t really offend me. Here’s a joke:
Q: Why didn’t the lifeguard save the hippie?
A: He was too far out man.
NS: Are you still wanting to move?
AP: Yes, very much so. I’m thinking about LA. I’ve been here for like five years, SF feels way too small now.
NS: What are you reading?
AP: This collection of essays by Alan Watts called This Is It. Also reading my friends comics.