RESINE 8
BIG TIME  :  Is a professional video in your future?
JEFF  :  Our current video's are bootlegs.
KEVIN  :  If it was some sort of video, I don't think I would personally want it to be like anything you see on M TV.  That's way too commercial, and to me, that's like posing.  I don't care for that at all.  I would rather have it be like a Live shot of us, if they were going to show a video of us.  It would have to be so artistic or psychedelic, it would blow them away.  It would have to be complete creative and totally different.  Innovation in a way, that is a visual experience.  Instead of a guy standing on a corner with the same commercials with people crying.
ANDY  :  I just don't want it to be like a Michael Jackson.
CHRISTIAN  :  I think the whole M TV thing is just a big ball of cheese.
BIG TIME  :  Do you think M TV is trying to crash in with one culture, and bands like yourself are facing a standoff with them ?
KEVIN  :  I don't know what it is, or know what M TV has got in their minds.  I think they just want to make money.
CHRISTIAN  :  Actually, there's M2, which is a station for bands like us.  They just opened it up and their going to do it regionally.
KEVIN  :  I haven't seen it around here yet.  I'm afraid it's going to end up being like regular M TV, but just with Alternatives bands, and all the commercials.
CHRISTIAN  :  M TV  controls what type of music is popular at what times.  They'll get like 5 different bands that all sound the same, put them all on at the same time, and that's "Good music."  It's like some dude sitting in a chair saying, "Well I like the way that sounds, let's do that for 6 months."  Then they make money off them, then say, "Well now we'll do something else."  You know ?  More Rap music, then they do that for 6 months.  It keeps going back and forth, from Alternative to Rap, and it's pretty sad I think.
DARRIEN  :  Yea, it's hard to say, I don't really watch much TV.
BIG TIME  :  You mentioned earlier that you practiced the drums for 15 hours a week.  Do you think not watching M TV helps you focus more on your individual practice?
DARRIEN  :  Oh yea, sometimes it helps.  Most of the time you get " caught up, "  in it.  It's like another world, that's not a part of my own.  Then I start thinking like that other world, then things get confusing.  So, I just try to stay away from it.
BIG TIME  :  What do you think of the support that clubs give to original bands in this area?
KEVIN  :  I think It's ridiculous.
JEFF  :  I think it stinks.  I really think it stinks.  It's everything that everybody else wants to hear.  It's not new, they are afraid of new.  That's the way I look at it.
CHRISTIAN  :  Scott Folsom at the Cellar Door in Auburn was really good to us.  He gave us a chance when we first started.  He was patient with us and we have gotten a lot better, since we had been playing there.  It's like where we are now is like night and day.
JEFF  :  He gave us a chance, basically.  In the beginning, when we first started out, he gave us a chance to play there and we stunk for a long time.  I mean we were pretty good at the time, and after nobody showed up each consecutive Wednesday that we played, we had to step back and look at what we were doing.  Maybe write some new music, and change the sound.  Then we started playing again and just kept getting better and better.  We're pretty cool right now, but we could get better.
KEVIN  :  About the whole scene, I've noticed there are a lot of cover bands that play other people's music, and they make darn good money.  We struggle hard, doing our music, but hopefully, the trade off to that will be that someday, people will like our original music.
STACEY  :  Good point.  I really don't like Heavy, Heavy music.  Like real punk, death metal type of stuff.  The few times that I've been down there in Portland,  that's all I've heard.  I call it headache music myself.  I like stuff that flows.  I like stuff that is beautiful, and I don't think that stuff is beautiful.
CHRISTIAN  :  When I started playing a year ago, I only wanted to learn the technical aspect of playing keyboards.  I learned for 5-6 months the technical way.  Slowly, talking to everyone in the band, they taught me that playing more with a feeling is more important, and now I realize that playing technical is good, if you want to get really, really good.  I improved the most in this past year from learning to play by feeling and not just by technical stuff.  I like to be technical and play with feeling, but I think, if you have to choose between one or the other, feeling is more important.  This is because it will drive you to learn.  I understand a lot of theory, i just can't apply it real fast.  I would have to sit down and think for a minute, you know, flat whatever.  I understand all the technical stuff, how to build a chord, any way I want.  It's just applying it that's real hard, and thinking of it fast enough to apply it.  There's so many different combinations that it's scary.  (Laughs)
KEVIN  :  The majority of my learning has been playing along with albums and with three guys.  As we write it, we learn more things.  I might not know the name of the scale, I just know how it sounds and I play what I think sounds right.  Not necessary what is intellectually right.  I don't want to get so hung up on a pre-designated scale.  I would rather do something off the top of my head that is mine.  It's all theory then again it's just a theory of mine.  (Laughs)  A theory, is just a theory, it's just a hypothesis.  (Laughs)  It thinks it be.  (Laughs)  It's just what someone else thinks what it might be. (Laughs)
CHRISTIAN  :  I think if you're a studious person,which I'm not, music theory would help as a short cut to learning intricate things.

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