(This interview was conducted 11/22/98 at Sprockets in Roswell, GA. It was my first interview and it's reflected. But it's still entertaining.)
Jason Robert McNew- bass.
Matthew Paul Palmerlee - drums
Brian Joseph Kindamo- vocals, guitar
Christopher Patrick Delaney- guitar, vocals
HB: how long have you guys been together?
Chris: alright but this is all strictly off the record.
Matt: over a year
Chris: a year and a half now
HB: and you’ve already done a tour. I remember seeing you had shows up north. How far up north did you get?
Brian: Philly was the furthest north but we drove to Boston.
Chris: To hang out with friends
Brian: Then we went westward. Where’s the furthest west we went?
Chris: Chicago which was most north too because we went to Michigan
Brian: but we didn’t get to play
Chris: too much Mexican food
Brian: we were in the twilight zone at that point anyway
Chris: we went through like a hundred millionth street to 31 street all ghetto streets
Jason: we saw real hookers with their pimps
Chris: and we saw people doing something in a car
Brian: so we pulled up right behind them
Chris: I had the headlights all on their rear view mirror
HB: So how’d it go?
Brian: It went well. We were gone for a whole month and played 11 dates so that was the only bad part.
Chris: yeah everything except for Matt’s colon blow
Brian: yeah he got sick so we had to come home early
Jason: the band we toured with though
Brian: was fuckin awesome
Unison: Mock Orange
Chris: surplus of cool
HB: don’t you have some dates with them soon?
Brian: yeah we’re trying to get a show somewhere around here on Jan 6th.
HB: where are they from?
Chris: Evansville, IN
HB: how’d you hook up with them?
Brian: We’re friends with the guys in Whippersnapper who are on Lobster records and they told us here you’d probably like this shit a lot and gave us the CD and it blew us away so Matt e-mailed them and said hey we want to go on tour blablabla here’s when we’re leaving and they said alright.
Jason: they actually joined us for half the tour, the first half we were doing it alone, and I mean it wasn’t the best a tour could’ve been but it was pretty good for our first one
Brian: for going out and not knowing what the fuck you’re doing
HB: that’s awesome
Chris: much thanks to everyone who gave us a place to stay, something to eat, and lots of rum
Jason: we made a lot of friends
HB: I’ve seen that you guys are on the Nothing Left #8 comp. How’d you pull that off since they’re some pretty well known bands on there?
Chris: about $150 and some quickness
Brian: we kinda know the guy from old bands and on-line
Matt: he e-mailed us with the info and we did it
HB: what other bands have you been in?
Brian: Matt, Jason, and I were in 47 Ronin
Matt: 2 shows in Atlanta and total probably 5
(A discussion trying to remember a bunch of old bands and where they played ensues)
Brian: I don’t know its weird we’ve all been in bands together but we’ve never been in bands all together. Like its always been 3 of us, 2, or 1 of us
Matt: yeah I was in a band by myself
HB: How did you guys get hooked up with Hot Water Music? Since you play with them whenever they’re fairly close by.
Brian: I ended up meeting Chuck a long time ago in Gainesville when I lived there. And I was going to sing for them but they ended up getting Chris Wollard. Good job guys, good choice. But we stayed friends ever since
Chris: "fttturpppp" (on the record)
HB: So when is the 7" coming out now?
Matt: oh god! $50 is all we need. So buy more stuff. Buy the stuff you already own.
Chris: If I could bust out all my teeth and the tooth fairy was very generous we might be able to pull it off some time soon
Jason: basically we just need to save money
Brian: we’re really bad about money and none of us really have money for rent and other necessities
Chris: since we just came back from tour we need to catch up on that month we kinda missed
HB: How did you do that, just work your asses off and then go out?
Chris: no not really, I got an insurance claim on my car and was able to pay everything off and leave with like $40
Brian: I left with zero
HB: so how’d you pull that off?
Matt: our parents sent money
Brian: thanks mom thanks dad
Jason: from the shows we usually made enough to pay for gas and get something to eat
Brian: I’m all about the slurpies, but we helped each other out when someone came into money
Chris: Jason doesn’t have any toes because I was hungry (conversation about eating Jason’s toes ensues)
Brian: they almost got into a fight in Gainesville
Jason: it would have been a pulverization
Chris: he is the master of the DDT
Jason: I’m part ninja
Brian: Matt and I somehow kept our noses out of it and went to sleep and everything worked out the next day
HB: so how did you find being in a van with each other for a month? Were there many fights?
Chris: no that was the only one really, I mean there was name calling and stuff but 5 minutes later we’d all be laughing about a fart or something stupid together
Brian: that was definitely the worst, but the whole time was awesome
Chris: Boston ripped
Brian: it’d be nice to actually play there one day
HB: so when do you plan on going out again?
Matt: one day
Brian: we’re going out in Jan with Mock Orange for like a week
Matt: and doing a split with them
Brian: we’re pretty hard up on everything right now, we need to write new songs, and stop playing all the same songs, but we never practice and we play tons of shows
Chris: we practice but its not enough time to get anything done, the one’s we know go alright but the others…
Jason: we have 2 songs now but you know how they’re just not quite ready
HB: I know 2 of you live in Athens, 1 in Atlanta, and 1 in Peachtree City. How the hell does that work?
Jason: I drive my golf cart up to practice.
Chris: but anyway, we’re trying to kinda go out on weekends if at all possible
Brian: but we’re not sure at this point until we write new stuff, we have 2 new songs and another one we might bring back, we just want to write and we never do it
Chris: we just want to get the stuff we have out and February 14th
Brian: One Day Savior Records is doing a love comp and we’re on it, split with Mock Orange and maybe one day a full length
HB: anything you guys want to add
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Since this interview the 7" is now out and they are planning a summer tour. Visit theHG site for more info.