How to Improve a Band Audition - Conrad Doucette

In Chapter 14 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, musician and Takka Takka drummer Conrad Doucette answers "How Has Auditioning New Band Members Taught You to Be a More Effective Interviewer?"  Doucette learns to lower prejudices and stay open-minded through the process.  The process must meet two needs - finding someone that individually and also collectively fits into the band chemistry.  He notes how establishing a sense of trust helps facilitate the auditioning and interviewing process.  Doucette is the drummer for the Brooklyn-based band Takka Takka.  He also performs with The National, Okkervil River, and Alina Simone.  When not performing, Doucette works as a copywriter, blogger, and digital media producer.  He has worked at Blender, Fuse TV, and  Doucette earned his BA in History from the University of Michigan.