Random Questions is an opportunity to learn a little bit more about members of your community. Each person draws five random questions out of 50 from a bag and he/she will answer these questions for your entertainment. With suggestions for random interviews and more questions, e-mail Matthew Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week it’s duo Dillan Witherow and Abby Mae Latson, the driving force behind the band Witherow, a folk, Americana outfit out of Port Angeles with roots in Sequim. Their band plays a free show at the Sequim Library’s Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, behind the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave. They released “Standing on Shoulders” nearly a year ago but continue to tour and plan to work on a single next. Read more about them at www.facebook.com/witherowband and www.witherowmusic.com.
Question 18: What is the first song that comes to mind when I finish this sentence?
Witherow: “Oops, I did it again” by Britney Spears or Selena Gomez’s “Come and Get It” because Emblem3 was on my mind so those came up for some reason.
Question 24: If you could meet anyone from the past, who would it be?
Witherow: Thomas Jefferson. He had a quote that you can’t be both ignorant and free. I have a deep and profound respect for people who work for our American liberties like my sister who is a campaign manager in King County.
Question 30: What’s the latest news story that stands out to you?
Witherow: That Amber Alert that went out recently. It’s heartbreaking to me that humans have the capacity to do that. Sobering that it happens in the world and me makes me really angry and that’s an understatement.
Question 36: If you could shape shift, who would you become?
Witherow: An elf to infiltrate Santa’s workshop.
Bonus answer: Abby Mae Latson: A leprechaun and finally find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Question 42: What’s your earliest or best memory of Sequim?
Witherow: I remember going to the Dungeness Spit with my grandma. My grandparents lived by there and I remember walking out to the lighthouse.
ABBY MAE LATSON
Question 4: What’s your favorite movie? Why?
Latson: “Everything Is Illuminated” is such an incredible movie. It’s quirky at first but surprised me at first for its depth that they achieve and the direction it goes. The whole premise is so complex and they explain it to you.
Question 12: What is your earliest memory?
Latson: When I was 4 or 5, I was trying to catch a baby bird with my sister at my great-grandparents house on Freshwater Bay Road (in Port Angeles) and we caught it. The mother bird was trying to distract us pretending it had a broken wing. We still caught (the baby) but let it go right away.
Question 16: What is your favorite Sequim event?
Latson: The lavender events. I avoid parades, so I prefer to go to the Lavender Festival and Farm Faire. I like to see what people have been working on with art and I get to see people I know. It’s not as fast-paced as the Irrigation Festival for me.
Question 17: How dare you?!!
Latson: That’s awesome. It’s so vague.
Question 32: Batman or Superman?
Latson: One of our friends was just debating this. Superman would win. He’s not from this planet unless Batman had Kryptonite, but even then how would he get it? Lots of people say Batman, but Superman is the perfect man. It makes logical sense. It makes more sense to put Superman against Thor and Batman against Iron Man.