We’ve recently had a chance to sit down with The Aquabats! band members individually and ask them some questions about themselves after 20 years of being together in a segment we call…
Our first edition of this segment comes to us in the form of three personal questions for the blindingly fast drummer extraordinaire Ricky Fitness!
1) We all know why they call you Fitness, but why do they call you Ricky?
The name ”Ricky” actually means ”runner of the earth” In Chontal which
is an ancient Mayan language. JK
I think they call me Ricky cause it rhymes with so many wonderful words like…
Sticky, Tricky, Mickey, Picky, Vicki, Quickie
I better stop or we will be here for days.
2) A la Stomp, or even Stomp the Yard 2, what other percussion
instruments would you adopt should there ever be a drum shortage?
Well if there were ever a drum shortage I think I would take it back to
my roots and play on 5 gallon buckets, pot’s and pans.
Maybe throw in a cardboard box for a bass drum.
You can play drums on anything really.
3) What villains, if any, have made it harder to drum on stage?
Well there hasn’t been any REAL issues with the villains. They know better than to mess with ” runner of the earth”.
However, those pesky beach balls are impossible to dodge while playing drums I mean those things come in extra hot and they always seem to catch me off guard.
Look out! Attack of the killer beach balls!!!!! Ahhhhhh!!!!!!
Thanks Ricky! Look forward to our next interview segment, and let us know what questions you’d like answered!
Woah. This is really cool.