Interview: Red City Radio, Luxor (Köln)1. März 2015
Ryan – Guitar
Garrett – Guitar/Vocals
Dallas – Drums
Jonathan – Bass
Lest We Forget: You’ve been touring through Germany since one week. What do you think are the biggest differences between your hometown and the cities in Germany?
Garrett: They’ve got little cars. In our hometown everybody has very big cars. Trucks…
Dallas: That’s a hard question to answer, because we don’t get to see as much of the cities as we would like to because we have to work..
And there’s no Mexican food here.
Jojo: That’s an interesting thing. The biggest differences are mostly the food.
We’ve got some salsa with hot chips yesterday and I think it was mostly ketchup.
Lest We Forget: On your website, you describe yourself as wearwolfes and that you have proof for that… Now we want to know!
Jojo: Let’s put it this way, we’ve one day off on this tour and it happens to fall on a fullmoon.
Lest We Forget: In the future, you’ll be touring a lot. What do you miss the most when you’re on tour?
Ryan: My bed… my animals…
Garrett: I think the answer for everyone here, except for Jojo, would be girlfriends and pets.
Jojo: I think sometimes you miss the regular routine of home. I’d describe touring as a kind of disease. When you are on the road you miss things from home, but when you’re at home you miss being on the road.
Dallas: Don’t start a band, it’s a miserable life. Your mom is always mad at you, your girlfriend is always mad at you, your animals are all mad at you.
Lest We Forget: They’ll never talk to you again..
Dallas: My cat always hides behind my house when I come back from touring for about a day.
Lest We Forget: What was the craziest thing happened on your stage?
Garrett: I’ve thrown up multiple times during guitar solos.
Dallas: When Paul was still in the band, he sat on my drums because he was too drunk
Jojo: We’ve had marriage proposals on stage.
Dallas: And she’d married somebody else.
Lest We Forget: If you would be asked to write a soundtrack for a movie, which film would you choose to write for?
Ryan: Back to the future.
Lest We Forget: And how would it sound?
Garrett: It would be like the Speed soundtrack.
Dallas: Actually we discussed to start a band that only does 80’s music. But that we write our own original music.
Lest We Forget: What’s your best break up line?
Ryan: It’s not me, it’s you. Sorry
Garrett: My break-up line is: Please, No!
Lest We Forget: I’m sorry for your girlfriends. I hope you’ll never break up with them.
HAVE YOU EVER…
…Wrote a whole song in just one day
Garrett: Yes. The song is coming out on our new record.
Dallas: And when we’re on tour, we write some stupid songs in just one day. But they’re not songs that we actually use.
Garrett: It normally takes longer to write a song.
Lest We Forget: How long does it normally take?
Jojo: One week to five years.
…Played drunk on stage
Garrett: There’ve been four times that I’ve played completely sober.
Jojo: Yeah, I had one sober show this tour.
We’ve played a show in Oklahoma City once, in a place called Boozapalooza where we intentionally get drunk.
Dallas: Yeah, we’ve competed with another band and we had breathalyzers there to see how drunk we all are. The idea for both of the bands was to get really really drunk and then play the show. And whoever was better won.
Jojo: I think nobody really won.
Dallas: The crowd definitely lost. But we ended up winning.
Lest We Forget: And drunk
…thrown a TV outside of a window
Garrett: Yes. I was at a party and someone threw a TV out of a window. And than somebody threw it back in. Some random stranger saw this fucking TV and threw it back in. That was fun.
Dallas: I think I was at that party too.
Jojo: I threw a couch off a balcony once.
…mixed so bad you puked
Garrett: 99 bananas and orange juice. I was 14 years old and it was new years day.
Dallas: I recently was at a wedding and went to the bartender, it was a nearly 80 year old man, and ordered a dirty Shirley for my girlfriend. It’s a very girly drink with cranberry juice and vodka. He said yeah, like he knew what he was doing. Then he got gin, ginger ale and some kind of whiskey, mixed all of it and gave it to me. It was awful.
Lest We Forget: But if you ordered it for your girlfriend, why did you drank it?
Jojo: He was committed to that.
Dallas: It was like a point of pride, it felt like the bartender was challenging me.