HOW DID YOUR NAME ORIGINATE?
I was a kid 16 or 17 yrs old on the mic at a club DiSalvios after having hitchhiked to Montreal and was asked by a Trinidadian artist I befriended nick named Dodge, what my mic name was. I had no answer. He looked me straight and said;
“I’m gonna call you Liquid, because you flow like water.” That stuck.
The Ltd came later on when I was told Liquid was to generic. I felt a limitation in this and heard an old reggae song that sang,
“Big men don’t cry! You never miss the water till the well runs dry...”
and in that, I thought of the world as we know it without water and found a strength in reflecting upon the reality of our most precious natural resource that is being depleted, vanishing. Liquid Ltd is a conscious thought of being aware of what matters and holding an appreciation for what many suffer from not having that so many take for granted.
WHERE WAS YOUR FIRST GIG AND HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE THERE?
My first serious gig was with Bran Van 3000. I’ll refer to that night. We were 12 on stage in the midst of the biggest bidding war from major labels and Drinking In LA was charting. We went outside of the city to a small dive bar under the alias of “Serious Kids” and it was our first time on stage all together before a crowd of maybe 12 older gents who were playing video lottery terminals. No one gave a Fak other than to say,
“Keep your day jobs kids!”
WHEN WAS YOUR LAST DAY OFF AND WHAT DID YOU DO WITH IT?
Well, it’s a pandemic so it’s been a long days night and I’ve been off my rocker in quarantine regime with very few options. I am trying to keep track of the time moreso than the day or date. I’ve aged like an old steak or somewhat less than fine wine in this confined place in time. I’m looking forward to never answering this question the same.
WHAT IS SOMETHING - APART FROM YOUR PHONE OR WALLET - THAT HAS TO BE IN YOUR VICINITY AT ALL TIMES?
My Claddagh and consciousness.
WHICH SONG BY ANOTHER ARTIST DO YOU WISH YOU'D WRITTEN?
Bob Marley’s song “Could You Be Loved.”
WHAT'S BEEN THE MOST SURREAL FAN MOMENT?
There’s many, from cars following the tour bus to ending up on the tour bus but the most surreal I would have to say is having fans tattoo themselves with our artwork in unseen locations.