October 2019

Musician in Bathrooms featuring The Chiggers

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

Musicians: Roger Liptak, Peter Delgado, Jennifer Wittmer, Krash

What’s your sign?
Roger Liptak: Road Work Ahead
Peter Delgado: No Speed Limit
Jennifer Wittmer: Do Not Enter
Krash: Exit Only

Most underrated song that, in your opinion, should be a classic:
RL: “Icarus,” by Kansas
PD: “Heaven and Hell,” by Black Sabbath
JW: “Tennessee,” by Arrested Development
K: “Necromancer,” by Rush

Biggest compliment you’ve ever gotten from a fan?
RL: John Lee Hooker told me I “played a bad axe”
at a club in Berkeley, California in 1977.
PD: Not important
JW: “You belong on a larger stage.”
K: “You rock!”

What do you sing in the shower?
RL: Nothing
PD: I don’t sing. That’s why I play drums.
JW: MMMBop
K: “What’s New Pussycat?”

Favorite cereal?
RL: Does oatmeal count?
PD: I never eat it.
JW: Captain Crunch Berries, but only half a bowl
because it rips up the roof of my mouth.
K: Cocoa Puffs

What is your favorite piece to perform?
RL: “Misty Mountain Hop,” because many bands would
like to play Zeppelin but can’t because no one can sing it.
Jennifer’s ability to do aggressive male rock vocals
makes it possible.
PD: “Crazy Train”
JW: “Zombie,” by the Cranberries
K: “Frankenstein”

At what venue do you most like to perform?
RL: Island Rec Shelter Cove main stage
PD: Red Rocks
JW: Shelter Cove Towne Centre Park
K: Outside

Most requested song at shows?
RL: “Enter Sandman,” by Metallica
PD: “Free Bird”
JW: “Free Bird,” but we have never and will never play it.
K: “Free Bird”

First concert you attended?
RL: Steppenwolf in 1969
PD: Styx
JW: Neil Diamond
K: Rush

Favorite artist?
RL: In recent years, Tom Petty
PD: Steely Dan
JW: Eva Cassidy
K: Geddy Lee

Place you go to get away from it all?
RL: North Carolina mountains
PD: The mountains
JW: Beach
K: Puerto Rico

Do you tweet, gram or book? What’s your handle?
RL: I would rather have a colonoscopy than do any of these.
PD: No!
JW: Facebook, but only because I needed a profile page to create
a page for The Chiggers.
K: None of the above. I don’t believe in social media.

Finish this verse as if it were the hook of a song: “Sally went down to the bayou…
RL: …to find her missing virtue.”
PD: …looking for a home to return to.”
JW: Sweat her ass off and was stormed by mosquitoes,
so she quickly returned.”
K: …to fetch a pail of water.”

Who would star as you in the epic retelling of your life on film?
RL: Humphrey Bogart
PD: Kurt Russell
JW: Kate Hudson
K: Sam Kinison

First instrument you learned to play?
RL: Piano
PD: Trumpet
JW: Recorder
K: Garbage can lid

Song you were thrilled to finally master?
RL: “I’m Going Home,” by Alvin Lee & Ten Years After
PD: “Message in a Bottle”
JW: “A Day in the Life” by Jeff Beck
K: “Master of Reality”

What do you wish you knew more about?
RL: Constant curvature speaker array design
PD: Life
JW: Anything I don’t already know. Google and I are good friends.
K: Aliens

What animal do you most identify with?
RL: Panther
PD: Tiger
JW: Donkey: curious, not easily startled, eager,
hardworking, playful, and stubborn
K: Dawg

If you got super-famous and had to change your name, what would your new name be?
RL: Captain Serious
PD: David Michaels
JW: Awe$ome
K: Krash

What famous musician would you love to sing a duet with?
RL: Tom Petty
PD: None. Play drums with James Brown if he were still alive.
JW: Snoop Dogg
K: Taylor Swift

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