Look below for a Q-and-A with the members of Bubbles Erotica, a local Morton Grove band.
Their new music video "Morton's Groove" features a variety of classic spots from around the village.
Q. Who are the members of Bubbles Erotica and what instrument do each of you play?
Brad: I, Bradley Springer play the drums and the piano, Colin Stone plays bass, Michael Hasso plays the guitar and back up vocals, and Philip Edward is the lead singer.
Q. How did you guys get started?
Mike: We all knew each other from high school. All of us went to Niles West in Skokie. Phil, Colin and I used to play in a band together for many years. After a while that band broke up and we all kind of did our own separate thing for a couple years. A good friend of mine was sharing a rehearsal room with Brad, and every now and then I would bring my guitar in and jam with him and it made me miss playing music. So I got my own rehearsal room and asked Brad if he'd like to play drums for a cover band that I wanted to start. After he said yes, Colin and Phil got on board and we played covers for a couple years but slowly transitioned into writing original songs. Now we have about a dozen originals.
Q. How do you think “Morton’s Groove” reflects the village of Morton Grove?
Phil: I forgot where I saw this, but Morton Grove was rated one of the best neighborhoods to raise your kids in. I definitely agree with that since I grew up here and I wouldn't have wanted to experience my childhood anywhere else. But at the same time, to me this video reflects the "wild side" of Morton Grove. I mean that in a very innocent way. Inevitably 75% of the video was shot during 4th of July weekend which I think is when Morton Grove is at it's "wildest".
Q. What is your philosophy on mullets?
Phil: Life is too short to not have one at least once. Plus, women love them.
Q. The music video for “Morton’s Groove” features a variety of local hot spots. Why did you choose the locations that you did?
Colin: Some of the locations are symbolic to Morton Grove, some are favorite places of ours and some are a show case of the residential areas of Morton Grove. For the most part, these locations were chosen because these are the places we frequent the most.
Brad: If we could put everything this great town has to offer in the video we would, unfortunately we only had a 2 and half minute time frame to work with.
Q. What is your favorite part about Morton Grove?
Mike: My bed.
Colin: Pequod's. It's one of the main reasons why I moved here.
Brad: Seven Brothers.
Phil: Morton Grove Days, and 4th of July.
Q. What is your least favorite part about Morton Grove?
Phil: Just kidding. We don't really have any least favorite parts of Morton Grove.
Q. In the event of a zombie apocalypse, where in town would you hide out?
Brad: Danny Koob's house.
Colin: St. Paul Woods.
Mike: Morton Grove water tower.
Phil: MGPD's holding cells.
Q. What kind of music do you listen to?
Brad: Everyone in the band has their own thing that they are into. Everything from classic rock to heavy metal, from hip hop to progressive rock.
Q. How would you sum up Bubbles Erotica in a single sentence?
Brad: A wild, colorful, rock and roll ride that you have to experience to believe.