White Arrows

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Name: Henry

Nickname: Henrí

Sign: TAURUS

Favorite:

Food. Chicken 

Season. FALL 

Cartoon. The Point  


Q1. Are you superstitious?

A1. VERY (VERY VERY) i have to say certain things 3 times

Q2. Best show you’ve ever been too?

A2. Michael Jackson when I was 4 years old. I lost my parents, and I smoked mad weed.

Q3. What have you said you would never do, but have ended up doing?

A3. Oh so many things. Smoke cigarettes. drink booze. do drugs.

Q4. Bathroom read?

A4. Got my laptop. Vice magazine.

Q5. Most Embarrassing Moment?

A5. Standing on my parents living room table getting down w a girl wearing only sunglasses when my mom walked in.

Q6. Do you have a phobia? Or what is your most irrational fear?

A6.

Q7. Do you have any food allergies?

A7. lactose

Q8. What’s your vice?

A8. i got my poison, and im sticking to it.

Q9. When are you most creative morning, mid day, or evening?

A9. not mornings.

Q10. You were slipped a radioactive roofie by an evil scientist and now have mutated, what’s your superpower?

A10. waka flocka FLAME

Roll down the windows and turn up the stereo, White Arrows is on the (radio). Well not really, but their catchy indie pop sound has my vintage boots tapping and my thrift store skirt twirling. If we still had indie 103.1 I wouldn’t be surprised to hear them put on the rotation. But I guess I’ll have to rely on college radio stations instead. One can’t deny that the their sound is vaguely familiar but it’s far from being un-original. Creating their distinctive style with fun songs and sing a long lyrics I would put them on every road trip *mix tape. Speaking of road trip, White Arrows will be playing Silverlake in Pomona tomorrow ($12 @ the door), so put on the ipod/mixtape and sit on the 10E, the crazy girl dancing in her car next to you…chances are that’s me!

Listen to more of White Arrows on their Myspace page.

Silverlake in Pomona 12/10 @6pm $12

*yes i use the term mix tape so much better than playlist or mix cd, true the tracks are not going on a cassette tape and will be put on a ipod playlist or cd but still….

The Pity Party

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Name: Julie Edwards

Nickname: Heisenflei

Sign: Libra

Favorite:

Fruit: Avocado

Book: Post Office, Bukowsky

Place: White Sands, New Mexico

Q1. Most wild and crazy thing you have done thus far in your life?

A1. And this is your business because…

Q2. Whats the most interesting thing you found lying on the street/sidewalk/ground/random place? A2. A wet t-shirt with “fuck it” scrawled across the front in sharpee

Q3. How many car accidents have you been in?

A3. 6

Q4. Do you have a phobia?

A4. economic slavery, spiders

Q5. If you could morph into any animal what would it be?

A5. a housecat

Q6. What was your childhood ambition?

A6. notoriety

Q7. Have you ever been in a food fight?

A7. no

Q8. If you had to give up one of your 5 senses, which one would you abandon??

A8. sight, don’t need it

Q9. What do you wish was invented?

A9. The Morchant Timeline

Q10. Do you have a childhood memento you keep with you always?

A10.  Animal.

Name: Marc

Nickname: M

Sign: Cancer

Favorite:

Fruit: Green apple

Book: Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)

Place: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Q1. Most wild and crazy thing you have done thus far in your life?

A1. I rode my bike at night with the Wolf Pack Hustle years ago.  Less than 2 blocks into the ride, I rode straight into a pothole and was launched over the handlebars of my bicycle.  I ended up with two pins in my pinky and six stiches in my face.  It was awesome.

Q2. Whats the most interesting thing you found lying on the street/sidewalk/ground/random place?

A2. $20. I was 10 years old. My two older brothers and I were walking home from school in the San Fernando Valley, and I caught sight of it. They took it from me and insisted that we buy baseball cards with it. I didn’t get to use any of the money for myself.

Q3. How many car accidents have you been in?

A3. At least 10. I have a knack for hitting inanimate objects (dumpsters, parked vehicles, etc.)

Q4. Do you have a phobia?

A4.  Acrophobia (irrational fear of heights). The older I get, the more intense the fear.

Q5. If you could morph into any animal what would it be?

A5.  A cat.

Q6. What was your childhood ambition?

A6. Decline to answer.

Q7. Have you ever been in a food fight?

A7. Yes, in 3rd grade. I was suspended from Hebrew Day School for one day.

Q8. If you had to give up one of your 5 senses, which one would you abandon?

A8. Smell. As a male, I already suffer from a bad sense of smell. I can’t miss what I’ve never really had.

Q9. What do you wish was invented?

A9.  A “waste black hole,” to put all the trash of the world in so that it can no longer pollute the earth.

Q10. Do you have a childhood memento you keep with you always?

A10. A picture of my bandmate from when we were 12 years old. It’s adorable and prominently displayed on the refrigerator.

I have a tendency to talk about things I know nothing about. Take The Pity Party for example, their music has a late 90’s Lower East Side sound to them. But if you asked me to compare it to another 90’s group I can’t name one, all I can say is I think “Love Lies” could have fit in perfectly on the tv show Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s soundtrack  (which is my favorite show of all time – I love that soundtrack, so that’s quite a compliment). And I’ve never been to NY’s Lower East Side, but I know a bit about it and there is a basement bar quality to the hypnotic voice of singer Julie Edwards. It seems lately the LA music scene seems to be saturated with a vintage beach/ surf sound, so it’s refreshing to be torn from this “California” sound and hear something a bit more grity.

Listen to more of The Pity Party here

Big Whup – RIP

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-This band disbanded-

DD= Drew Denny (vocals, keys, guitar)
JE= Jenna Eyrich (bass, vocals)
GG= Geoff Geis (vocals, guitar)
MG= Morgan Gerstmar (viola, violin, saw, vocals)
RV= Rand Voorhies (drums, vocals)

1. Who was your first celebrity crush?
JE
: Scott Baio. Love me some Chachi.
RV: Remember that crappy Married with Children knockoff called ‘Unhappily Ever After’? I think I had a crush on the girl who played the equivalent of Christina Applegate’s character. I was 12- give me a break.
GG: MC Hammer.
DD: Dead even: Rainbow Brite/Strawberry Shortcake.
MG: Brian May.

2. Most awkward encounter with someone you were in to?
JE
: Most of my encounters with people I like are of the awkward kind. I thank the all-girls high school I was forced to attend for my social skillz.
MG: Boob slipped out.
GG: Hit her in the face.
RV: Trying to kiss this girl goodbye who was totally not into me. It’s a long story I guess, but believe me it was awkward.
DD: Got hit in the face.

3. Favorite childhood activity?
GG: Pickin’ boogers.
RV: Playing video games with my best friend and listening to “Motorcade of Generosity” by Cake.
MG: Pretending to be an animal (wolf, lion, griffin, dragon).
JE: I used to line up my My Little Ponies (I had about 30 of them) in a straight, single file line and move each one forward about an inch one at a time. I used to walk them all throughout the house like this. It would keep me busy for hours!
DD: Eating/horseback riding.

4. Biggest Pet Peeve?
DD: Misogyny, Manifest Destiny and smacking.
GG: Douglas screams loudly for food, every morning.
JE: Heavy doors
RV: When someone asks that kind of question to which it’s not possible to answer both politely and intelligently. My favorite example is when someone asked this guy Charles Babbage “Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into your machine the wrong figures, will the right answers come out?” Mr. Babbage’s only answer was “I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.”
MG: Small eyes.

5. What TV show would you want to be on? And why?
DD: 30 Rock! Tina Fey is my hero.
RV: Law and Order SVU. Mostly I just want to hang out with/be Stabler.
MG: Who Wants to be a Millionaire, duh.
JE: Weeds. I don’t really do or sell drugs, but I think it would be neat to be a drug lord.
GG: Some game show, because I like prizes.

6. Do you have a phobia? If not, what fear of yours is down right close to a phobia?
MG: Triskaidekaphobia. *
JE: I’m afraid of spiders. Mostly I’m afraid of that movie that’s about being afraid of spiders.
GG: My fears aren’t particularly phobic in nature.
RV: Spiders. Definitely spiders.
DD: Gang rape.

7. Coffee Bean or Starbucks? How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?
JE: I prefer a homemade coffee. Or a McCafe beverage. I drink about 4 cups of coffee a day.
RV: Starbucks, just because I don’t even know where a Coffee Bean is. Actually, we have this awesome espresso machine in my lab that grinds and brews a really really good cup of coffee when you hit a button, and then cleans itself. When we first got it I was drinking around 24 oz of espresso a day, but I’ve cut down a lot.
GG: Teddy Roosevelt drank a gallon of coffee every day.
DD: My kitchen- BOOYA. Since the kidney stones, I’ve switched to tea.
MG: Coffee Bean but I always go to Starbucks when I have money. As many cups as needed.

8. When do you feel most creative?
RV: Those few seconds right before I fall asleep.
JE: Mornings and evenings. Afternoons totally zap my creativity.
DD: Just before waking/while in the shower/post-masturbation.
MG: When I’m in a creative mood
GG: It really varies.

9. What do you wish you were better at?
JE: Mind control
DD: Sleeping! Not taking things personally? Gamelan.
MG: Pretty much everything I do…
RV: Following my gut. I tend to weigh my options too much.
GG: Interviews.

10. Did you have your wisdom teeth pulled?
GG: The drugs they gave me were far worse than the surgery itself.
DD: They did not give me ANY laughing gas. They broke all 4 of my wisdom teeth in my jaw before they pulled them out in bloody bits. They would not let me keep them.
MG: Yep!
RV: Yeah, all 6 of them. I know, I’m the missing link.
JE: Yes. And I liked it.

*Triskaidekaphobia= fear of the number 13
I’m one of the newer fans to this grand band Big Whup.
Now you can be a fan of Big Whup too!

Say Hi – Ringo Star to the Rescue

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Name: Eric
Nickname: The Guy
Sign: Virgo.

Favorite:
Ice Cream: Rocky Road.
Book: Infinite Jest.
Color: Black.

Q1. What animal trait do you wish to possess? 
A1. Flight.

Q2. What superhero would be your sidekick? What villain would you go after first?
A2.   Ringo Starr.Beat Detective.

Q3. Bathroom read?
A3. Tape-Op.

Q4. Where and When in time would you go? 
A4. Here and Now.

Q5. Most Embarrassing Moment? 
A5. Most of ’em.

Q6. Best compliment ever received?
A6. I hate compliments.

Q7. What do you admire in a person? 
A7. A paunch.

Q8. When do you feel most creative? 
A8. Coffee.

Q9. What 80’s movie would you live in for a day? Who would you be? 
A9. Ghostbusters. A Ghostbuster.

Q10. Biggest Pet Peeve? 
A10. People who use cellphones at rock shows.

Authentic. The music that makes up Say Hi is authentic. It possess a genuine honesty that’s simple and comforting, like hot chocolate with little marshmallows. And I’m afraid to use the word simple as I do not want to insult the music for it has grown and developed over the past 7 years in a beautiful organic way. But I find there is such poignancy in simplicity. With Say Hi I feel there is no flashy gimmick or a care if a song will be radio worthy. You don’t hear marketing coming through his albums, you hear an honest musician, that loves his music. One step away from being acoustic, Say Hi is music with out all the junk.

Please visit Say Hi website and myspace page for more music.

Also add his FB page

He responds to every post and comment a fan leaves, now tell me that’s not a genuine person!

HEALTH

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Name: Jacob Duzsik
Nickname: Handsome Jake
Sign: Cancer

Favorite
Food: Burritos
Book: The Plague: Albert Camus.
Season: Summer

Q1. What is the best show (music) you have ever been too?
A1. Pearl Jam in 1991. I don’t even like them but it was one of the first shows I ever went to. My dad took me.

Q2. If you could live in any time period or be anyone dead or alive?
A2. who would you be or where would you go? The Idea of being someone else is pretty terrifying philosophically speaking.

Q3. What is something you hate doing, but must do anyways?
A3. Getting gas. Fucking hate it.

Q4. If you had to give up one of your 5 senses, which one would you abandon?
A4. Taste.

Q5. Most rewarding moment of your life thus far?
A5. The birth of my first daughter…hypothetically

Q6. If you owned a parrot, what would you teach it to say?
A6. I would not own a parrot.

Q7. How old were you the first time you got drunk? How was the experience?
A7. !2 years old, new years eve. I puked all over the ground outside my house and tried to clean it with the hose, but it just froze into pools, like giant puke ice cubes. My mom found them in the morning and was  furious. It was awesome

Q8. Biggest Pet Peeve?
A8. I have too many to pick a favorite but for right now I’ll go with people who walk around whistling. Can’t fucking stand it.

Q9. What was your childhood ambition?
A9.To be a movie cop. Not to be a real peace officer or an actor, but just a fictional badass.

Q10. Is there any toy you really wanted as a kid but was never given? Did you ever buy it for yourself when you got older?
A10. Remember those footballs or soccer balls that had monster faces on them? Well I really wanted one, and for some reason my mom flatly refused. Never did figure out why.

Those nights out that feel like a dream, where the people are beautiful and life seems surreal. Everything was intangibly exciting. In the moment you wonder if your awake or asleep, closing your eyes to open them up and see that this place, this wonderland, is real. When I listen to HEALTH this is the feeling I am filled with. Their music would be the soundtrack to that night’s movie. It’s haunting, and yet so present. I’ve yet to have the delight of seeing HEALTH live but I could only imagine how hypnotizing the performance would become.

please listen to more HEALTH. They are currently touring with Crystal Castles in the UK and other various parts of Europe! Jealous.

HEALTH “DIE SLOW” from Lovepump United on Vimeo.

Fang Island

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FANG ISLAND:
chris georges- guitar.
jason bartell- guitar.
michael jacober- bass.
nicholas andrew sadler- guitar.

Name: chris georges
Nickname: crust crustopherson
Sign: Aries

Favorite:
Color. Seafoam green
Food. Tacos y burritos
Magazine. Mojo, 60s-70s rollingstone, creem

Q1.What have you said you would never do, but have ended up doing?
A1.I was straight edge in highschool

Q2. What animal is your spirit guide?
A2. Chester Cheetah

Q3. What’s your vice?
A3. Windmill strums

Q4. If you could live in a movie for a day, which movie would it be? Would you be yourself or another character?
A4. “The Kids Are Alright. ” I would be myself in the crowd at every show.

Q5. If your art was an ice cream flavor which one would it be?
A5. It would be every flavor on a sugar cone. It would taste like sweet, sweet infinity

Q6. Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?
A6. The Ultimate Warrior

Q7. Personal Quote?
A7. “Mein fraulein likes to party all the time”

Q8. Do you believe in horoscopes and zodiac signs?
A8. No way

Q9. Do you drink coffee? If so how many cups a day?
A9. Yes way. As much as it takes.

Q10. Best show you have ever been too?
Q10. Black dice and sonic youth opening up for lightning bolt. That or Meatloaf at Mohegan sun.

Name: Jason Bartell (guitarist/singer)
Nickname: Bread
Sign: Me Up

Favorite:
Color: Aqua red
Food: Mom’s white chili
Magazine: That one Spin where Radiohead had their faces photoshopped

Q1. What have you said you would never do, but have ended up doing?
A1. Be mistaken for Nic Cage

Q2. What animal is your spirit guide?
A2. KFC Double Down Sandwich

Q3. What’s your vice?
A3. (See spirit animal)

Q4. If you could live in a movie for a day, which movie would it be? Would you be yourself or another character?
A4. I’d be the cameraman on the set of Holy Mountain

Q5. If your art was an ice cream flavor which one would it be?
A5. Extra Spicy

Q6. Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?
A6. Yes, all the future members of Fang Island

Q7. Personal Quote?
A7. “Does people still say ‘stoked?'”

Q8. Do you believe in horoscopes and zodiac signs?
A8. Sometimes?

Q9. Do you drink coffee? If so how many cups a day?
A9. I eat 5 bowls of coffee ice cream a day. It equals about one cup.

Q10. Best show you have ever been too?
A10. Rhys Chatham’s 10 guitar orchestra, performed in an abandoned silo.

Name: Mike
Nickname: Jonathan Davis
Sign: scorpion man

Favorite:
Color: Money Green
Food: Candied Quarter
Magazine: Fortune

Q1. What have you said you would never do, but have ended up doing?
A1. Said, “I love you.”

Q2. What animal is your spirit guide?
A2. Falcor de Never Ending Story

Q3. What’s your vice?
A3. Homework

Q 4. If you could live in a movie for a day, which movie would it be? Would you be yourself or another character?
A4. The maestro of The Pied Piper

Q5. If your art was an ice cream flavor which one would it be?
A5. Rum Craison

Q6. Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?
A6. Oh, thats what those were….

Q7. Personal Quote?
A7. “the soup is gentle”

Q8. Do you believe in horoscopes and zodiac signs?
A8. Oui

Q9. Do you drink coffee? If so how many cups a day?
A9. Never.

Q10. Best show you have ever been too?
A10. American Gladiators (’92)

Name: nick andrew sadler
Nickname: nickiiii
Sign: libra

Favorite:
Color. chrome (is that a color?),
Food. eggs
Magazine. popular science magazine.

Q1. What have you said you would never do, but have ended up doing?
A1. cry

Q2. What animal is your spirit guide?
A2. cat

Q3. What’s your vice?
A3. coffee

Q4. If you could live in a movie for a day, which movie would it be? Would you be yourself or another character?
A4. pennies from heaven, myself.

Q5. If your art was an ice cream flavor which one would it be?
A5. brie.

Q6. Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?
A6. no, but i honestly believed at one point that other people were not real and i couldnt decide whether or not what i was experiencing around me was some pre-programmed act, like a play.

Q7. Personal Quote?
A7. “sorry, my phone got turned off”

Q8. Do you believe in horoscopes and zodiac signs?
A8. yeah.

Q9. Do you drink coffee? If so how many cups a day?
A9. my french press is blown out and my teeth arent as white. my best ideas seem to happen when my cheeks are buzzing and my eyes are burning.

Q10. Best show you have ever been too?
A10. oops tour, philli. with lightning bolt, arab on radar, the locust, pink n brown, orthrelm, etc etc etc.

If Explosions in the Sky had a fun unjaded totally upbeat and excited for life younger sibling, it would be Fang Island. Fang Island, mostly instrumental but instead of being melodic, is more a series of intense guitar riffs and epic rock progressions. And the vocals, instead of haunting and lingering behind the music, it’s more like the almost audible bar chant of a local pub rocking out to the jukebox. On their website they say that their intention “was to make music for people that like music”. Well boys, mission accomplished. Every song dripping in joy and pure love for the music they are creating, how can a person that loves music not love Fang Island.

please visit Fang Island’s myspace page to hear more music…
(currently on tour with Matt & Kim and then off to another tour with Coheed & Cambria…isn’t this band just awesome!!)

Pelican – Trevor de Brauw

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Name: Trevor de Brauw
Nickname: “Snake”
Sign: Cancer

Favorite:
Fruit. – Plum
Number. – 666
Gadget smartphone

Q1.Most wild and crazy thing you have done thus far in your life?
A1.My wife and I moved out to a house in rural NC. It was a zany time living in a tiny town where no one would speak to us. The house was in a state of utter disrepair and we did all the maintenance ourselves since we couldn’t afford to hire anyone. I remember the bathroom floor was so waterlogged that I had to tear it out down to the joists and rebuild the fentire subfloor. If you don’t know what that means you should hope not to find out.

Q2. Whats the most interesting thing you found lying on the street/sidewalk/ground/random place?
A2. I dumpstered a copier once, but it didn’t work. Man, the three weeks when I had a broken copier in my apartment was a glorious period in my life.

Q3. How many car accidents have you been in?
A3. Hm, two when I was a teenager, but nothing since then, luckily. Fuck car accidents.

Q4. Do you have a phobia?
A4. no comment

Q5. If you could morph into any animal what would it be?
A5. I would like to be a panda bear. Motherfuckers are cute AND fierce.

Q6. Most annoying interview question of all time!?
A6. If you could be any celebrities’ genitalia whose would you be?

Q7. Have you ever been in a food fight?
A7.No, but there was a food fight backstage at one of our shows that I did not participate in and I don’t hesitate to point the finger at Torche, the folks responsible for it. Such a waste. Tell those guys to fucking relax already.

Q8. Have you ever done a physical challenge, like drink an entire gallon of milk in an hour?
A8. I used to think about becoming a champion eater since I was able to put a lot of food away back in my twenties. Then I saw footage of actual eating contests and was so grossed out that I no longer wanted to participate. I can drink a shit ton of coffee, though.

Q9. Do you YouTube surf? Best video found?
A9. I still watch VHS tapes. I really like that Dire Straits video about MTV, though. Self-referential shit really gets my goat.

Q10. Do you have a childhood memento you keep with you always?
A10. Well, I have kept my complete lack of tact and overarching sense of irrational teenage rage intact, so sort of?

The first time I heard Pelican I was in Bakersfield for a Circa Survive concert. Opening for Circa, they went on stage and began playing these beautiful masterpieces of instrumental harmony and complex chord progressions (Trevor probably moves his fingers around a guitar faster than I can type). There was no one up to the mic, no band member to single out as a leader. Only 4 very talented musicians working together to create true artistic genius. If Mozart owned an electric guitar and Beethoven played the drums, together they would create something a little similar to the epicness that is Pelican.

please visit Pelican’s myspace page for more music

The Bears of Blue River

Name: Gavin

Nickname: Wavin Gilkinson/ Garth Gilkinson

Sign: Aquarius

Favorite:

Time of day

Cookie- My Mother’s chocolate chip cookies

Juice- Passion Fruit Juice

Q1. What is the best show (music) you have ever been to?

A1. Hard question. I suppose it’s an off beat answer but I saw Jens Lekman play back in ’06 or ’07 and I was extremely impressed with his live show. He had a 6-7 piece, all female band backing him for that tour. He broke a string during a song and without hesitation sang an acapella song while he changed it. The second he was done, they seamlessly started right into the next tune. I’m always impressed with bands who put on flawless shows like My Morning Jacket just to name one. My first show I ever went to was The Beach Boys with my parents. I got on stage and danced because my cousin was too afraid to go alone. That may take the cake. hah.

NO WAIT. Everything, NOW! Album release show like five years back. Most amazing band ever.

Check them out.

Q2. If you could live in any time period or be anyone dead or alive, who would you be or where would you go?

A2. Any one of The Beatles.

Q3. What is something you hate doing, but must do anyways?

A3. It’s a love/hate relationship but I truly wish that I could be a bit more removed from business aspects of the music industry. It has always been more feasible for us thus far to keep as much in house as possible other than licensing and such. I feel that in many ways though it alters your goals for why you’re making music as with most careers.

I love to be very knowledgeable on all elements involved but I am very anxious to retire from doing all the booking and such.

I just want to make music.

Blah, that sounds so terribly “hippie-mentality” and makes me sound lazy but,.. I hope you don’t take it that way.

Q4. If you had to give up one of your 5 senses, which one would you abandon?

A4.Most likely my sense of smell. As a side effect of smoking I don’t have much of a sense of smell anymore already.

Q5. Most rewarding moment of your life thus far?

A5.Every time we pull away in our bus to go play a show.

Yes, there are definitely shows I’m more stoked to play than others but the moment that we depart, especially for a tour, I become enthralled with life. I suppose every amount of effort or hard work comes full circle in that moment and there is no where on Earth I would rather be.

Q6. If you owned a parrot, what would you teach it to say?

A6. This is the cheesiest answer ever but… “I love you.”

It is the one thing I wish my cat, Malachi, could say back to me.

Q7. How old were you the first time you got drunk? How was the experience?

A7. I was 18 years old and on my first tour I ever went on with my first “serious” band. We were playing at an art gallery in Brooklyn and they were serving wine during the event. I was under the impression that wine wasn’t as potent because my Mom always drank it as a kid and I seemed immune to noticing when it made her drunk.

I remember at the time feeling like it was the best show ever. I took my shoes off, rolled up my jean legs and got really into the show. I was high on life as well in the fact that I was fresh out of high school and doing exactly what I wanted.

Q8. Biggest Pet Peeve?

A8. Most people.

I also lose my mind if my living space isn’t tidy. I am a tad OCD about the subject.

Q9. What was your childhood ambition?

A9.I wanted to be a comedian/actor when I was really little. I used to get overly obsessed with characters from movies and dress like them for days. I definitely remember wearing jeans, a red t-shirt, and a brown leather jacket pretending that I was Arnold Schwarzenegger in last action hero. Jim Carrey was my favorite comedian as a small child.

I think my attempt at humor now only happens in between our songs at shows. It is a fun way for me to deal with the awkward down time and attempt to feel comfortable being in front of people. I just make them laugh at me instead of with me.

Q10. Is there any toy you really wanted as a kid but were never given? Did you ever buy it for yourself when you got older?

A10. I can’t think of anything specific.. I know I loved toy guns when I was a kid and kind of figured I would want one but now I am terrified of the thought of owning one.

Who knows though, someday I’ll probably own a surplus.
Name: Maggie

Nickname: Magnum/Margard/Magpie…..I could go on for days

Sign: Virgo

Favorite:

Time of day – this depends on the time of year. winter- definitely early in the morning if theyres snow on the ground. sun just coming up. walk outside. hot tea and a smoke. good deal. summer- sunset sunset sunset! grilling out. many beers.

Cookie- i think i could literally eat ten thousand oreos if i tried.

Juice- jungle juice! no. not really. apple? cranberry? pomegranate? who knows.

Q1. What is the best show (music) you have ever been to?

A1.Hard question!!!

Q2. If you could live in any time period or be anyone dead or alive, who would you be or where would you go?

A2.I think I would want to go to Ancient Rome. But only for like a week or two. Im not sure how long I would last.

Or I would want to be Ann Margaret or Doris Day or something. hmm.

Q3. What is something you hate doing, but must do anyways?

A3. Lots of things. Lots. of. things. 😦

Q4. If you had to give up one of your 5 senses, which one would you abandon?

A4. I like my five senses and would rather keep em all.

Q5. Most rewarding moment of your life thus far?

A5.TourTourTourTourTourTourTour.

Q6. If you owned a parrot, what would you teach it to say?

A6. Well, I hate birds. I would probably give it to my dad. He would probably teach it to be a smartass.

Q7. How old were you the first time you got drunk? How was the experience?

A7. I think it was probably the third day of my freshman year of college. There was a house full of upperclassman “hippies” that lived behind my dorm. They invited me and my roommate and a friend over one night and got us all wastey-faced. It was horribly embarrassing seeing as a said some stupid stupid things. Fun but embarrassing. 😀

Q8. Biggest Pet Peeve?

A8. Over half of the people that I work with. hah.

Q9. What was your childhood ambition?

A9. I wanted to be : Shania Twain’s back up singer, marine biologist, dolphin trainer, mermaid, a rain forest explorer/scientist, teacher, olympic swimmer, and I think I wanted to own a zoo at somepoint. hahaha.

Q10. Is there any toy you really wanted as a kid but were never given? Did you ever buy it for yourself when you got older?

A10. I have no idea. I know I was never allowed to have silly putty….or anything with glitter. Due to it getting in the carpet and such. I dont much care for silly putty anymore, but I do love me some glitter and sparkle.

Daytrotter is one of my favorite sites to find the best and most genuine musicians out there. It’s sometimes hard for me to break from my LA indie bubble, even though I know there is amazing music being made across this nation. The Bears of Blue River music is the kind of sunny days, and fresh strawberry jam; picnics in the park and good solid friends. The next time you want to smile, play The Bears of Blue River

please visit The Bears of Blue River myspace page  more music and info.

Sleeping At Last – Music to Fall In Love To!

Name: Ryan O’Neal
Nickname: mostly “ry” but sometimes “ryno”…
Sign: Cancer

Favorite:
Time of day: late morning
Season: spring
Body of Water: pacific ocean

Q1. Have you ever stolen anything? What was the first thing you ever stole?
A1.RYAN: hmmm.. i don’t think i’ve ever stolen anything… but when i was a kid, i had a pretty big obsession with finding loose change under cash registers, etc… not really stealing, but definitely wasn’t money that originally belonged to me!

Q2. What sound is like nails on a chalkboard to you, but isn’t nails on a chalkboard?
A2. RYAN: loud, sloppy chewing

Q3.Are you a good baker or cook?
A3 RYAN: nope. not that i’m aware of… but i’d like to be!
Q4. Most exciting thing you found on the sidewalk/ in the street/ someplace random?
A4 RYAN: when i was little (and obsessed with finding money and treasure) i found a gold ring with diamonds in it, while snorkeling in hawaii. i still have it… i felt like i had won the lottery… but also sad for the person that lost it.

Q5.What inspires you?
A5. RYAN: movies… nature… relationships… stories… watching people passionately pursue their creativity.
Q6. Did you eat sticks of butter as a child?
A6. RYAN: no, but i ate a lunch “meat” spread called “sandwich spread” which was made out of what seemed like the leftovers of hotdogs… gross. but i loved it! probably worse for you than a stick of butter.


Q7. What was your childhood ambition?

A7. RYAN: to be the youngest cartoonist to have my own cartoon in the funny pages of a newspaper. never happened… sometimes dreams just do work out…

Q8. Have you ever been in a physical fight?
A8. RYAN: not a successful one. and not a serious one… a couple rounds of pushing matches… or running away matches, but no serious fist fighting.

Q9. If you owned a giraffe and a hippo, what would you name them?
A9. RYAN: a giraffe (my favorite animal) i’d name “ted” and a hippo i’d name “chumbawamba”

Q10. Best summer vacation memory?

A10. RYAN: i’ve got too many to choose, but disney world and hawaii will always hold my favorite vacation memories!
Name:Dan Perdue
Nickname: In high school some people called me DDP but that’s just my initials
Sign: Virgo

Favorite: 
Time of day. Dusk,
Season. Spring,
Body of Water. Lake Superior

Q1. Have you ever stolen anything? What was the first thing you ever stole?
A1. DAN: I stole a sharks tooth from my 1st grade classroom. There was a whole jar of them. I brought it back because I felt bad.

Q2. What sound is like nails on a chalkboard to you, but isn’t nails on a chalkboard?
Q2. DAN: Alarm Clocks.

Q3.Are you a good baker or cook?
A3. DAN: I don’t do either very often, but I don’t think I’m very good when I do.

Q4. Most exciting thing you found on the sidewalk/ in the street/ someplace random?
A4. DAN: I found my first bass guitar in my Grandma’s basement.

Q5.What inspires you?
A5. DAN: Nature.

Q6. Did you eat sticks of butter as a child?
A6 DAN: Not that I can remember.

Q7. What was your childhood ambition?
A7. DAN: I remember wanting to do special effects for movies. There was a tv show called “Movie Magic” that I thought was the coolest.

Q8. Have you ever been in a physical fight?
A8. DAN: It wasn’t much of one but I got into a little scuffle in second grade I think.

Q9. If you owned a giraffe and a hippo, what would you name them?
A9. DAN: Ringo and Steve.

Q10. Best summer vacation memory?
A10 DAN: Backpacking in Isle Royale National Park with my future wife.

I only recently started listening to Sleeping at Last as they were brought to my attention on my Last.fm. There last album Storyboards, which I have been listening to on repeat, is a romantic inspired melodic folk. For me it’s the music you hear before the first kiss or while holding hands. Simple delights. Not to say there aren’t the melodies filled with loss or longing, but I like to stay positive. Please check out more of Sleeping at Last on their myspace page and website

Sleep Out – A Bunch of Romeos

I was searching Daytrotter for new bands to interview and after a slew of whatever bands or bands that were to hoity toity to invite, I came across Sleep Out. A great down to earth and genuine band with genuine tunes, I played only ten seconds of the first song Daytrotter posted and knew this was the next band. And I was right! Thank you Sleep Out.

QUINN

Q1.What is the most outrageous thing you have ever done to impress someone you were interested in?
A1. When I was 16 I tripped a girl in the study area at our high school and made her fall backwards over another friend who was kneeling down behind her. Probably the meanest thing I have ever done and it was just because I had a crush on her. I felt pretty terrible about it. We were friends at the time but I’m sure she kind of hated me for it. We lost track of each other after high school and college. Then we became friends again about 5 years ago and got married this summer – so I guess in the end, it was impressive.

Q2.Are you an optimist, pessimist or realist?
A2. Definitely an optimistic realist.

Q3.What’s your favorite Ology?
A3.Zoology / Ornithology / Apology

Q4.What kind of student were you in High School? What clique did you belong to?
A4.I hung out with the skater / punk clique. We all wanted to pretend like we were either in Fugazi or Blur at the time.

Q5.What horror film person/monster is most terrifying?
A5.The guy in the bear suit in The Shining

Q6. How do you party on a Saturday night?
A6. In a booth at the Long Room in Chicago.

Q7.If you could say Sorry to anyone who would you say Sorry too? What for?
A7. To my wife for tripping her back in the day. I think I already apologized for that though. One more time can’t hurt.

Q8.What do you hate/dislike doing but must do anyway?

A8.I hate running but do it anyway. Me and Pete (bass) play on a soccer team together and have a lot of fun doing that but I like soccer because there’s someone else to compete against. When I go running I’m competing against myself and am not to great at that. I just punched myself and told myself to try harder.

Q9.What word is fun to say?
A9. Edited.

Q10.What food do you hate?
A10. A tie between capers and mayonnaise. Everything else is all right by me.

EDDIE LO- KEYBOARD

Q1.What is the most outrageous thing you have ever done to impress someone you were interested in?
A1.In middle school, I ordered a gigantic party pizza to be delivered to this girl’s house – topping of an entire day of prank calls. You may be shocked to find out that she wasn’t impressed.

Q2.Are you an optimist, pessimist or realist?
A2. I’m am hopeful that everything doesn’t suck as much as I believe it does.

Q3.What’s your favorite Ology?
A3.Chemistry…uh, Chemistryology. The idea that human’s understanding of the physical world can be summarized by 103 different building blocks blows my mind….and when you consider that living organisms are basically carbon, hydrogen, sodium, calcium and magnesium makes it even more amazing.

Q4.What kind of student were you in High School? What clique did you belong to?

A4.I was the only Tuba player in the band and the Prom King. Feel free to do the math.

Q5.What horror film person/monster is most terrifying?
A5.Kevin Spacey in Seven…but that was before I saw the bobby derrin biopic.

Q6.How do you party on a Saturday night?
A6.This question was better asked ten years ago.

Q7.If you could say Sorry to anyone who would you say Sorry too? What for?

A7.Sorry I went down that slide and sent your Red pawn back to the Start box. I can’t control the Sorry! cards.

Q8.What do you hate/dislike doing but must do anyway?
A8.Shopping.Shopping. Shopping.

Q9.What word is fun to say?
A9.Dillweed.It never gets old.

Q10.What food do you hate?
A10. If it has dairy in it. I’ll probably hate it. Unless I love it enough to accept the allergic reaction.
PETE CROKE-BASS

Q1.What is the most outrageous thing you have ever done to impress someone you were interested in?
A1.i peed on a girl once in 6th grade (accidentally), but she was neither impressed or interested.

Q2.Are you an optimist, pessimist or realist?
A2.realist

Q3.What’s your favorite Ology?
A3.Vitalogy. j/k, but Ten really kicks ass, i don’t care what people say.

Q4.What kind of student were you in High School? What clique did you belong to?
A4.i was a jock who secretly wished to be in jazz band or orchestra. the punks at my high school fuckin’ sucked and kept me far away from anything i remotely felt was “punk rock”. i listened to a lot of Pantera.

Q5.What horror film person/monster is most terrifying?
A5.a tie between Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs and The Blair Witch.

Q6.How do you party on a Saturday night?
A6.Hard

Q7.If you could say Sorry to anyone who would you say Sorry too? What for?
A7.the millions of Americans who will still be without decent healthcare because our representatives don’t have the balls to fight for a public option.

Q8.What do you hate/dislike doing but must do anyway?
A8.quit smoking

Q9.What word is fun to say?
A9.wannadoashot?

Q10.What food do you hate?
A10.where do i start? cheese and tomatoes are at the top of my list.