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All you can eat sushi?
Man. I would kill for all you can eat sushi.
it was one of the most awkward things I've ever done. Overdid it a bit on the old Dutch courage beforehand.
This is a much better idea.
and it went so well I haven't interviewed one since. Got a passable article out of it but I cringed all the way through listening to the dictaphone recording, hearing myself stutter and slur at those poor, unsuspecting kids was horrible.
I saw a couple of them at a Les Savy Fav gig a few weeks later and ran a mile.
Ha. Yeah. I'm super shit at interviewing; I've done three in two years, just cuz it takes me that long to get over the shame and listen to the recording. Who were you writing for?
which is now pretty much defunct. I still do a bit of reviewing when I get chance but I really don't fancy interviewing any time soon.
It wasn't all bad though, I got into a gig they were playing with Meet Me in St Louis for nowt. Only thing was, there couldn't have been more than about 15 people there and I was really hammered, so I swaggered and swayed around by myself, struggling to make sense of what was going on. It was just a really sad day to be honest.
Hahah. This is the most tragically funny thing I've read all day. I'm not sure if I'm actually allowed to laugh but, alas, it's too late.
I just did reviews though. Interviews are awful.
Hi there! I've just read that you've done a few interviews in your time. I'm just trying to recruit (well, poach off DiS) writers for my site - article writers, reviewers, anything you like. It's:
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For anyone confused at the above, instead of pmming this to everyone I've just written it out for people to look at. WHOOP.
...not to employ the insane ex-marine dude for next year's BSM tournament. He was a little worrying at times.
this man talks sense.
if they'd considered making bobble head rolo tomassi figures as merch.
it would work better on video
I want to know this.
This will confirm my love for them if they are Sheffield Wednesday fans. Even just one of them.
Please ask this. It's important.
....at least ed supports wednesday.
ask if they feel more affiliated to the hardcore scene or the 'indie' scene (horrible tag i know, but i mean basically people who only like 'acceptable' heavy stuff like the blood brothers etc.)
Surely the default answer is that all bands hate all scenes. It bugs me a little, so few bands are willing to affiliate. It's like, as soon as you're in a band you're above all that.
Meh. Maybe they will answer that question and I'll be wrong again (which would be good). I'm just bored of Portishead saying they're not trip hop and Klaxons saying they're not nu rave. Heh.
I don't think you could ever label Portishead 'trip hop' these days.
Oh, no, I was gonna put that caveat in but my posts are always too long as it is. I do agree with you there. However they always claimed to not be trip hop even though they were pretty much the template for it; they were de facto trip hop.
i understand exactly what you mean.
but what i mean is when you're a band of their size (always on the road, promoting etc) you're gonna be around alot of other bands alot of the time. There aren't alot of bands who both the NME and Metal Hammer love, and could tour with hxc bands like Throats AND 'indie' IWACS. Basically which 'scene' do they feel more comfortable with, and less like 'pretenders' in.
apologies for the monologue.
No, no, it's a fair question. I hope he asks it and I hope they answer.
and im glad people are picking up the fact that they are jumping between the two musical worlds (eg metal hammer/nme as u said).
i think the band are as happy playing with good indie bands as they are with good hardcore bands - its a good approach. they all listen to indie and hardcore, so why not if they can get away with it? its also a moot point - but they largely look kinda like an indie band(ish) which i guess for the more image driven nme reader etc makes them more open to giving rolos a chance than if they all wore black and had long hair or whatever.
LET'S JUST ASK ALEX
ill shut up now!
but then i'm sure if they dressed like one night only MH would hate them.
And i'm sure both scenes have cunts in who look down on them for dabbling in the other. etc.
just depends in what sense you mean it.
i think rolo tomassi are sort of part of that middle ground, along with a lot of stuff on BSM and Holy Roar (although to a lesser extent) in that they have elements that appeal to both types of music fan. Good question though.
what you're saying has always been an intention of holy roar - to try and not be pigeonholed into one 'scene' or style or whatever. I mean i like bloc party/MGMT as much as i like cannibal corpse and gorgoroth. TRUTH.
its a shame open mindedness is considered an anomally - i think rolos should (rightly) be bale to play with whoever/whatever (within reason), so in effect its almost a shame that your question has to exist (but its still a good question).
Others that spring to mind are bands like MMISL, and i think this kind of thing is often great.
Its just interesting to see where they place themselves.
if he wants his pillow back.
He left it at mine about a year ago.
to hear about their songwriting process. does someone come up with a full idea for all the directions the song will take then it's built upon? or does someone come up with a riff and they just jam it out?
which dinosaur would you be and why?
which would you be?
tell them to stop being hype, go back to college. study and then grow up and leave decent bands in San Diego to do their thing.
spazz art core screamo is utter boring.
"tell them to stop being hype"
who needs to grow up?
As I keep on hearing bits of Acoustic Ladyland and Fulborn Teversham in some of their stuff and wondered if I'm just hearing things..... again.....
i bet they fucking love that.
that they're not actualy playing underage festival. . .
1.) who is the sexiest interviewer you have encountered?
2.) why is it me?
Put the camera in another.
Interview and race simultaneously.
espesh if it's raining