The Makers

Pastor McPurvis

Role: Music Maker

Location: Florida, USA


Based out of South Florida, Pastor McPurvis is the founder and director of the Our Lady of Perpetual Obsolescence Vinyl Rescue Mission and Orphanage, a safe haven for forgotten and downtrodden record albums. In his free time he is known to play the tuba and electric bass, and occasionally compose an odd song or two. He has appeared on compilations put out by Comfort Stand Recordings, Oddio Overplay, and Wood Records. Rumor has it that he may have a day job where he gets to select and purchase all of the DVDs, Music CDs, and Audiobooks for a large library system somewhere in Florida, but this has not been confirmed.


1. Some Favorite Childhood Music

When I was three years old, my mother wanted me to give up using a baby bottle to drink from. I asked her, "If I give up my bottle, will you get me a record player and some records?" One of the records she got me was Tubby the Tuba. I don't know if that had an influence, but I did wind up studying the tuba in college. I also liked the live polka music that was played at family weddings. Other favorites included the Monkees, the Beatles, Devo, and anything that we were playing in band class.

2. Favorite Childhood Games

I was never (and still am not) into sports, but I did play soccer for a couple of seasons. I did enjoy going fishing in the ponds and streams near my house as I grew up.

3. Favorite School Subjects

Music, Science, Math, and Industrial Arts (Wood and Metal Shop)

4. Some Favorite Places from Youth

When I was five, the alley next to my house had an awesome echo. I would spend hours yelling down the alley and hearing my voice bounce back to me. Goofing around at the kid's table with my cousins at my Grandparent's house on Thanksgiving is another favorite memory.

5. Childhood Heroes

(no answer)

6. Dream Super Powers

like to be able to breath underwater. I know I could scuba dive, but that seems like too much work and too much stuff to wear. I also wish I could make foods that are bad for you nutritious and calorie free without changing their taste.