Making the switch from rocking out on stage to creating films is something Patrick Dean “McQueen” Bostrom had always kept on the back burner, but now the heat is on! The man playing lead guitar for local garage punk faves Throw Rag is also a producer for the Credit Card Productions short film “The Tab,” and that is just the start of what promises to be many more years of entertaining the masses. The common ground not only lies in his artistic creativity, but also the ability to tell a good story. Bostrom performs with Throw Rag Saturday at Alex's Bar's 10 Year Anniversary Show.
OC Weekly (Ali Lerman): So, how did you and the band actually meet?
Patrick Dean Bostrom: I joined Throw Rag in late 1994. We met in an Internet bathhouse. Oh wait, that was before the Internet. I just realized that we are in our fifteenth year. I'll have to go out buy a Quinciñera dress.
When is the next time we can see Throw Rag, with you hopefully wearing that dress?
We are playing Alex's Bar's 10 year anniversary show “extravaganza” in Long Beach this Saturday. It's with our buddies from Texas, the Riverboat Gamblers and that stoogy stooge Mike Watt. If I could rate this show on a scale from 1 and 10, I'd give it a 19.
When did you realize you wanted to make the switch from music to film?
Well, I can't really say I realized anything. I just love telling stories so it's always been a part of me in some form or another. I love hearing stories and the creative process of crafting stories. It takes many forms and I've been drawn to it since I was a kid. Escaping into a different world like music or film is something that is essential for me. There was no switch though. Sometimes you have to put some aspects of your life on hold and accept the ones that are waiting.