In the Spotlight - Season 3 - Ep. 1 with Chris Ballew - A Powered By Rock Podcast Short

Hey there, it’s Isaac from Powered By Rock here to bring Chris Ballew into the spotlight for a few minutes, and make them sweat with some on-the-spot questions.

Welcome, guys. Are you ready to be put in the spotlight?

1 - For those who don’t know, you had a pretty successful 19-album run as a children’s song performer known as Caspar Babypants. I always thought it would be cool if The Presidents had like a kids show where your songs were animated and stories were built around them. Have you ever considered actually doing a children’s television show?

2 - You covered the song “Cleveland Rocks” for the theme song for The Drew Carey show. Looking back, that show had a really stacked cast of funny people. Did you ever watch the show, and if so, who was your favorite character or actor from the show?

  • I am personally a fan of Dietrich Bader (aka Oswald) in anything and Ryan Stiles (aka Lewis) is also a legend

3 - What were some of your favorite bands from back in the 90’s?

4 - It seems from what you have mentioned in interviews in the past, that you have never really enjoyed touring, but I remember you played a show for MTV at Mount Rushmore for President’s Day in 1996. Other than it being South Dakota in February, I always thought that was super rad. What was your favorite gig that you ever played?

5 - You are a self-described minimalist who has a lot of spirituality through the teachings of Ram Dass. What do you make of humans place in the cosmos - why are we all here?

I want to thank Chris Ballew for stepping In the Spotlight and answering these hot seat questions.

Make sure to go to the show notes below this episode for links to the music and watch our full podcast interview as well!

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