Drake (MD): What did you do for a living before you got involved with music?
Tamar: well, i was a freelance photographer, then i worked at a stock photography agency and then I became an Art Buyer at an advertising agency. But those are jobs i held onto for a while, I of course, did do a bunch of strange jobs before during and after…Starbucks, Telemarketing, Dog Walking, Radio station news room person, camp counselor. And actually, currently I work at the School of Rock in Portland Oregon teaching vocals and keys!
Drake (MD): When you are writing songs, what is your favorite snack?
Tamar: beer or wine
Drake (MD): What is your favorite Disney cartoon/movie? Hint: Simba!!
Tamar: Jungle Book
Drake (MD): What kind of microphone do you record on?
Tamar: oh boy, a bunch…
Drake (MD): What is your greatest attribute?
Tamar: I am a very very determined person.
Drake (MD): If you had to pick one song to sing for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
Tamar: probably a Beatles song….maybe something off Abbey Road.
Drake (MD): How would you force the music industry to help independent artists?
Tamar: hmmmm…clubs should stop using companies that book these pay to play shows. those are complete and total shams and bands should NEVER pay to play.
Drake (MD): Name one city that you would like to live in.
Tamar: Los Angeles or New York!!!
Drake (MD): What’s your middle name? If you don’t have one what would you like it to be?
Tamar: weird middle name: Tzvia
Drake (MD): Give me one word that describes your music?
Drake (MD): If you could sit down and have dinner with 3 people dead or alive, who would it be?
Tamar: Pete Townshend, my grandfather I never met (he died in WW2), Paul McCartney
Drake (MD): Finish this sentence: Music Dealers is awesome because _____?
Tamar: it offers opportunities for song licensing/placement and doesn’t cost anything for the artist!
Drake (MD): If you could give me a nickname, what would it be?
Tamar: mr. ill
Drake (MD): Would you choose to be famous, or have a loyal fan base? You can’t choose both.
Tamar: loyal fan base
Drake (MD): This last question is for you to tell everyone, anything that has been on your mind. Have at it!!
Tamar: I have a daughter named Tuesday and she just turned five. And she is the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me! I can’t wait to see what she does with her life!