The Raven Age’s George Harris Once Jumped Off a Bridge, Never Tested Water Depth
'Off the Record' is a video series where we ask artists questions about anything with one exception: No questions about music. This is your chance to peer behind the music and into the daily lives these artists lead outside of their profession. Topics range from good eats (last meals, ice cream) to mischief (dumbest thing done in the name of fun, getting sent to the principal's office) to getting real (biggest fear, worst injury). Watch the full episode above.
The Raven Age guitarist George Harris and drummer Jai Patel are the latest guests to be featured on Off the Record. The two incessantly toss jokes back and forth and it's clear that their contagious sense of humor is the glue to the band.
When asked about what they're most afraid of, Patel explains he doesn't like being locked and unable to get out from a place. Harris, taking the edge off the paranoia, recalls a story from before he knew Patel, who was struggling with a lock in a bathroom stall. Fast forward a few years and he went from being trapped in a bathroom to opening for Iron Maiden all summer.
Now, this one is pretty embarrassing — but maybe still not as embarrassing as freaking out because you think you've locked yourself in the men's room. Sorry, Jai. Harris said he'd be Cookie Monster if he could be any Sesame Street character and explained how one time, while sleeping on the couch at his girlfriend's parents' house, he went searching for a snack in the dead of night. Then he dropped the jar and it smashed and woke everyone up. Now they won't let him forget it.
Moving on to the dumbest thing they've done for fun, it's Harris once again with a gripping tale. Embodying the very meaning of dumb, he once jumped off a bridge without ever testing how deep the water was. Spoiler alert: not that deep.
How'd it play out? Watch the full episode in the video at the top of the page and find out. And don't forget to follow The Raven Age on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Get their new album, Conspiracy, here.
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