Q: Who is web master/main contact for this site?
A: This web site is owned and maintained by Rob Ross (that would be me).
Q: Who owns Synchronic Entertainment? Are you part of another company? Who does your distribution?
A: I am the sole proprietor. While it would be nice to have greater financial backing other than my own (and that's minimal, at best), I would prefer to stay this course for the time being. I have viable distribution networks (i.e. The Orchard, CD Baby, etc.). and this has helped move considerable units for The Punch Line's CD.
RECENT QUESTIONS (Spring 2013):
Q: Have you recorded any new material?
A: Not as much or as quickly as I would have liked, I hate to admit. What I have done to this point I do feel good about, though.
Q: Which album are you working on?
A: The Next Sometime Soon is the focus. But... I do have a more-band oriented project in mind.
Q: Can you tell us?
A: Yes, it would be under the moniker of Beat City Confidential.
Q: Who is in this band?
A: I can't say yet until it's a solid go. But it's looking hopeful!
Q: What are you listening to these days?
A: There isn't one particular band, although I've found myself going back to my childhood and listening to a lot of the rock music I grew up with - and favored - in the '70's.
Q: If you could play alongside anyone, who would it be?
A: Since I'm a realist, I'll tell you who I'd love to work with--Frank Giannini and Richard Barone, two of the ex-Bongos. Nick Celeste, who has a remarkable voice and a warm acoustic guitar touch. Tom Shad, who amongst many other things, played bass in Dumptruck.
Q: Do you still have any contact with the other members of The Punch Line?
A: No, unfortunately. The last one I was in touch with was Chris Collins, the drummer, but that was maybe two years ago.
Q: Do you think there will ever be a Punch Line reunion?
A: I don't know. I doubt any of the others would be interested. But if you had everyone on board, I'd do it.
Q: Do you have a favorite Punch Line or Rob Ross solo song?
A: I think probably "Train Of Thought" is my overall Punch Line-era favorite. Since my solo album isn't done yet, I haven't got one - but there are several songs that I do like.
Q: What's next besides recording?
A: I continue my writing for Popdose and Rock NYC Live & Recorded. My plate's full with that - interviews; articles; album, book and film reviews. I love it - it's been one of the most artistically rewarding things I've ever done. I will also be making a guest appearance at the request of a well-known musician and joining him on stage. It will be at his upcoming show on Staten Island; it's an honor and a thrill to do this.
Q: This is very exciting! Can you tell us who?
A: No - at least not until the date is confirmed. But I will, I promise!