Normally, we publish our questionnaires for musicians on our main blog. But anyone who knows Seattle rock music knows that Joshua, the dynamic and dangerously good-looking front man of First Thought, was there at the beginning of what's known now as 'The Grunge Scene.' Some people think that the less hard rock bands from that era got pushed aside for bands like Alice in Chains. And while that might be true for some, if anything Joshua was protected by the higher-ups of the management teams known almost as well as the bands they have managed. I can't blame them for not wanting him to hang out with the likes of Kurt Cobain and, well, even me! But for First Thought's career as a band, perhaps the overprotectiveness went too far; nevertheless, Joshua is well known as one of Seattle's best and well-seasoned singers, and will always be a big part of the city's music history.
~Some classic solo music of Joshua's can be heard in the links at the bottom of the blog, and he has a brand new CD coming out soon as well! In playing it for a friend, he commented, "I always loved that Middle Eastern feeling some of his songs have...." I have to agree, and say I hope the new music still has that dark-exotic feeling to it that's become part of his style...not many guys can pull that off and when it's done well it's really beautiful.