how're you tonight?
Im SUPER and yourself?
OK a briefe history of your band...
Let's see.. we joined probably about 6 years ago
the guitarist (jonathan) and I were over at a friends
house playing guitar outside really loudly
I think someone outside heard us playing
came over and said there was a drummer (which
jonathan had known) a few streets over
we walked over there and asked him if he wanted to
jam.. and as they say the rest is history
we played very often with him,
getting together every few days (or weeks in some
cases) to jam and write new stuff,
we had friends throughout where we lived as well as
up and down the metro area who wanted us to play at their parties
clubs so we did on a number of occasions, we released "What resists, persists" our first, full
length cd of 14 songs and 60 minutes about two years ago
since then we've been playing a lot of clubs and bars
Who do you "Idolize"
Me personally.. I idolize (as a musician) 2 people,
Billy corgan from the Smashing pumpkins
he writes such epic, wonderfully complicated songs
about everything you could think of (and in a lot of cases things
the diversity of songs and emotions on his albums is
secondly I idolize Ben Folds
and especially Ben Folds five
they had such a great friendly energy on stage I tried
to emulate it everytime we got up to play the humor he intertwines into his songs is great, I
really dig him
What is you best/most memorable experiance in this band to
We played at the North Atlanta Trade Center in front of
about 2,000 people
we played for about an hour and a half and it was the
most exhilirating experience I've ever had in the band
and the worst would be?
We'd never had real roadies or a really really badass
soundsystem and 30 people working to make us sound good, and
one of our booking agents called us one day and
wanted us to play a show "for tv" he said,
it was to benefit a vietnam veterans organization and it
was going to be televised.
We're thinking "oh, this'll be great publicity and it'll
lot of fun"
well.. we show up and it's down by the railroad tracks
in one of the worst parts of town, it was held in a flea market (really rundown place) and
the vietnam veterans organization consisted of about 3 guys.Our booking agent also neglected to tell us that we were part of a "talent show" which was about
5 kids ranging in age from 3 years old to 9
all reading poetry, singing a patriotic song acapella,
playing a simple song on the piano
Do you laugh when you think back about it then we get up there with our entire soundsystem and
blow the roof off the place
they didn't know what to think
haha... Thats hilarious (sry)
ok... What is the hard thing at the end of your shoe laces
it's funny as hell now that we endured that and didn't
kill our agent.. but we were all pissed as hell then
the don't get it caught in a lawnmower, thing
hahaha.. good one
In one word describe each member of the band..
I don't think I'm really qualified to answer that
sure you r
Do you feel that you are taken seriously
most of the time
I have friends who make me feel like they don't care at
all about me
but musically and with the friends (like my bandmates)
that really matter, I'd have to say absolutely
thats a great thing..
there's nothing worse than getting no respect
If you got to package a world wide tour what other bands would
be on the bill?
I'd probably make a tour that was a total commercial
lemme think real quick
I suppose I could let you do that
I'd get the goo goo dolls to open for us
then have bryan adams to bore everyone
hahaha.. and it would work
then we could play and amaze the audience with our
mojo and singin' stylings of the 90's
but fun for us, definitely
thats all that matters... People know when the band WANTS
To be there
yep.. and if they don't, nobody wants to be there either
exactly... REMEMBER THAT
We will try
What is the biggest lie you ever told?
I'm not a big liar
when i told my parents that I had just been at a friends
house consoling her from her finding out she was pregnant, when in
fact I had been about an hour away at another friends house getting
drunk.. this was when I got home at 5 in the morning and had stolen
the car to go do these things
and my aliby wasn't pregnant
but not when my friend called me the next morning
really f'ing pissed at me for making up some crazy shit about her
that her parents found out about from mine
you told her...
WELL you should have known better to tell a lie you could get
crazy shit we do in our youth
yeah...and your how old?
I know that now
I'll be 21 in 2 months
Ill be 20 in 19 days
I can't wait until I'm 21
It reallly wont make much differance for me.. But just to say
21 Im excited too
i want my insurance to drop
and to be able to order wine with dinner
Um... why did you take a vacation from the band?
I was in a lot of debt from my car I had purchased a
few years previously..
I started working just about full time and got in to be
friends with some of the wrong people
they led me down some roads I wish I hadn'tve gone
but during this time I wasn't doing much with the band
it wasn't going in the direction i wanted it to and i
under a lot of stress from a lot of other people to "get my life on
and all that bsd
bsd = bs
haha.. ok.. But your back for good right?
I'm not going anywhere
what is your favorite song to cover?
molly's lips by nirvana is one of our crowds favorites..
I'd have to say my fav song to cover is "good" by better
I think i speak for the band when i say that
it's a blast
it's amazing how close you get to be with each other
after 6 years of being together
Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
you really know how people are going to react to new
cause they can only do 1 thing at once
I've never noticed that
I like silly questions...
What do you call male ballerinas?
apparently.. but that's what makes an interiview
chicks with dicks?
ok, maybe not
thats a good one.. I think Ill keep ity
be my guest
And what is your most imberassing moment on stage?
we played a club gig with a few bands we've known for
we played a kickass show until about 3/4 of the way
through it we get to one of the songs I wrote, last glimpse
I totally blanked on the beginning words to that song
for about 3 minutes
I just kept playing the beginning progression over and
over trying to think of them and they never came to me
everyone's looking at me like I'm an idiot
the bartender, the doorman.. the other bands we've
finally jonathan leans over and tells me the first line
and it was all cool
just total brainfart
if you think so..
sry.. But I do
also ur band lost a member?
was that hard on your band... Caring on...
it was one of the hardest things I've ever been through
and I'm sure the same is true for the rest of the guys
we're closer now than we had been in the past
Do you feel that your BAND is stronger?
a sortof mutual understanding of what we felt and
what we went through
because of the lack of a drummer we haven't been
playing as much as we would've liked to
it's hard to play without a rhythm section
so the band is weaker simply because of that
When do you think you will get another drummer?
but when we decide who will drum for us again we'll
be a MUCH stronger band i believe
we haven't seen anyone we've liked enough to take
or anyone we feel is a good match
when that person comes around we'll go for it
but it has to feel right
I understand.. that has to be rough
it's not easy
but life goes on
Ok well.. My last question of course has to be silly to leave
What should you do when you see an endangered animal that
is eating an endangered plant?
thats a bad on
eat both of them and noone will know
BUT you must belch loudly
else both of their lives would've been in vain
BUT you must belch loudly
else both of their lives would've been in vain