Wheres your favorite getaway place?
Theo: Like when were on the road touring, I guess it would be home
because thats sort of a getaway from everything. You know? In a
way...cause sometimes you go on tour for so long that home is like...
Tom: I lock myself in my apartment for a couple of days when I get home.
Theo: Yeah, I just lounge. If youre on the road for a couple of
months straight and then you come home, it just feels like its a
different place. You have to get used to it, everything looks kind of
different than from what you remember. You kind of have to sink back into
it. Cause out on the road youre always moving and its
always like youre going here, youre going there, youre
doing this, youre doing that. Then when you get home everything
stops; its kind of weird. Perfect timing dude...
Are your families supportive of your career, or do they wish youd
find a more secure career?
Theo: Yes and no, I guess. In the beginning they didnt like the
music thing at all; they didnt care for it. But I guess they see
my drive, my motivation, over the years and...
Tom: Once they see you on TV and hear you on the radio and stuff and in
the newspapers, they get all excited. But my mom was like, go to university,
you promised you were gonna go to the university. I mean, I would love
to, but I love doing this.
Theo: In Canada its totally different cause they have like
8 of our videos that they play on Much Music, which is a sort of way cooler
MTV thing. They play more independent acts and stuff. But anyway, we have
videos and people know us more so we get played on the radio in Canada.
Our parents see, like Tom said, that we get played on the radio and were
on TV so it makes them more excited and more proud. I guess they think
theres some sort of an achievement or something going on there.
Tom: Theyre more behind it than we are! Were like, ugh, Im
not gonna go on tour anymore. Then theyre like <pretends to
get slapped by a parent>, youre gonna go on tour!
What kind of cars do you drive?
Craig: I drive my skateboard.
Theo: I drive the jackshit. The car called the jackshit. Have you heard
Theo: Its the only vehicle we have; like, none of us have a vehicle
except for maybe Gabe, right? Gabe and his wife.
Craig: Hes the drummer and hes rich. His wife has a car.
Theo: Actually, my girlfriend has a car too, so I guess...but its
not really mine. But um, yeah, we just drive the GOB van around cause
thats pretty much our hotel. Our home, our hotel, and residence
is our van. Thats our form of transportation usually.
What are the things you like best that your fans can do for you?
Theo: Uhh, I dont know if we can tell you...
Theo: You know, some fans are so cool that they bring us presents. Thats
kind of cool; they give us little gifts. I guess cause we make em
laugh and cry. And we give em wedgies.
Whats the stupidest thing youve ever done or said to anyone?
Theo: Um, everything. We do everything stupid...well, I should speak for
myself. I do everything stupid. I dont know. There are so many things,
maybe Tom can explain em...
Tom: I dunno, Im not gonna pick on you, I know Ive done a
million stupid things.
Theo: Well, for the last tour I left the trailer door open and we drove
down the highway with the trailer door...that was pretty stupid.
Theo: And the trailer door was down, its like a ramp/door, it looks
like you could drive up it with a motorcycle and into it. So were
driving on the highway and its down and like, about a minute and
a half into us driving on the highway this guy pulls up beside us and
hes pointing. But you know what? Out of a fucking miracle, nothing
was like, the van was really packed, but nothing fell out! And it had
these rubber stoppers on it, on the bottom of the door, so that it didnt
make sparks, but it wore down the rubber stoppers. So yeah, that was pretty
stupid. But I guess, you know what? Our manager, tour manager that is,
Mike Dinger, he probably takes the cake for doing stupid things.
Tom: He does stupid things.
Craig: Like everybody looks like an angel compared to him, since hes
Tom: He lost my credit card. He lost my brand new card...
Theo: I know, we were gonna like buy a car for each of us since theres
no limit on it. So we were just later on gonna say that it got stolen.
No, Im just kidding. Um, but yea, it wasnt even a week old.
It was like, 4 or 5 days old, the card, and he lost it already. He loses
everything. You know what, if he was having sex with a girl, or he was
married, and he was trying to have a baby, he would probably lose his
semen too. <pretending to be Mike> Oohh, whered I put
Tom: Hed lose his erection.
If you were a spokesperson for a product, which company would you pick?
Craig: Toilet paper.
Theo: I dunno, I like a lot of things I dont know what to pick.
Tom: Maybe Gibson Guitars.
Theo: Yamaha! Just joking...
Tom: Its fucking cold in here.
Theo: I know.
Tom: Ill tell you that much.
PZO: Yeah, Im kinda freezing right about now.
Theo: Oh, I know. Id be a spokesperson for Cocksucker
socks. I bought these socks that have Cocksucker embroidered
on them. Maybe Ill wear them tonight.
Tom: I dont know why I fucking bought them.
Theo: We gotta wear them!
Theo: Yeah, I think Im gonna wear my Cocksucker socks
tonight. I also have these socks that say Slut too...
How much of an input do you have on your image?
Theo: I totally tell them what to do. I said Tom, grow your hair out longer.
Craig, look really cute. Gabe, act like a jerk.
Theo: Nah, we all just do our own thing. We dont have an image.
Tom: We sat down and had a meeting when we joined the band and said, look,
Theo, you have to be the goofy guy. And I have to be the quiet guy. Craig
has to be the cute guy. And Gabe has to be the asshole.
Craig: Fucking asshole...
PZO: Have you already started working on your next CD?
Theo: Yeah, we have. Weve done demos and stuff. We actually did
some demos for a record company, which we cant mention. Im
just joking, I dont know why I said that.
Do you have a date planned for its release?
Theo: Oh, no, we dont know anything.
Tom: We dont know anything.
Theo: We seriously dont know anything because we did some demos
for [record company]. I think theyre coming to see us play. A couple
of them saw us play live, and then I think a whole bunch more are coming
to see us play live. I hope. The whole schmeal deal...like the head honchos.
One of your fans on a message board wanted to know why you like walking
around with video cameras asking girls for weed?
Theo: Dude, I have no idea what...
Craig: We ask em for beers and stuff. Never weed!
Theo: When have we done that?
Tom: Usually we ask em for crack.
Theo: Yeah, we ask em for needles, but nothing hard.
Tom: We ask them for crack.
Craig: Bum crack.
Theo: I dont know where that came from, cause we dont
even smoke drugs. Actually, I guess our drummer smokes pot, but...
PZO: So it might have been him...?
Theo: But we never go around with a video camera and ask people for weed;
weve never done that.
Craig: It sounds like a pretty cool idea, though.
Have you ever done anything to each other while the other was sleeping
or passed out?
Theo: Weve done stuff to our crew. Draw like, moustaches with felt
pins and put warm bottles of piss and apple juice near them.
Tom: One morning I woke up with a sore butt.
Craig: A sore ass...
What bands or groups do you wish would just stop making music?
Theo: Man, I dont know. Where do I start?
Craig: The Donnas.
<Craig was being cute here...I happened to be wearing my Donnas
shirt that day>
Theo: I dont know, we can say...
Theo: N Sync, Backstreet Boys
Tom: No, not Britney, cause I like the videos.
Theo: Christina Aguilera.
Is writing songs something thats spontaneous?
Theo: No, its not at all. We just steal them. Nah, you gotta ask
Tom cause I havent written anything spontaneous lately.
Tom: I just listen to boy and girl bands backwards, and steal their songs.
Theyre actually better backwards.
Are there any questions that come up in every interview that youre
tired of being asked?
Theo: Um...youve covered them all.
PZO: Thank you.
Tom: People usually ask us where we got our name; you probably already
Theo: No, she didnt.
Tom: She didnt?
Theo: She has not asked.
Tom: Youre good
Theo: Yeah, shes already good.
Dinger, their road manager, walks in>
Theo: What do you want?! Were doing an interview, god dammit!!
Mike: Doors open at 7, but you guys arent on until 9.
Tom: Thats Mike.
PZO: Yeah, Ive already met him.
Tom: Thats the guy we were talking about.
Craig: Dinger! Dinger! Ding!
Do you have anything special planned for Christmas or New Years?
Theo: Im thinking about putting up a Christmas tree...
Tom: Im gonna put on a red suit, put pillows in my gut, buy presents
and deliver em to needy children around the world.
Craig: Im gonna put on a red suit, go down to the mall, and get
all those little kids to sit in my lap.
Theo: I think Im gonna dress Mike Dinger up as Rudolph the Red-Nosed
Reindeer and fuck him from behind.
Theo: Im just joking.
Tom: Dude, Im gonna fucking steal Christmas.
Are there any bands or people youd like to meet?
Tom: Id like to meet Dr. Dre.
Theo: Well, weve met a lot of the people that we like. Weve
met a lot of artists, with us being so cool and all, everyone wants to
hang out with us. I dont know, I cant think of any cause
weve met like...
Craig: Ray Charles, those kinds of guys.
Theo: I guess so...yeah, Ray Charles. Michael Jackson, how about that?
Craig: Aretha Franklin? Tina Turner?
Theo: I cant think of anyone else. Weve met like AC/DC, weve
met Eminem, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, weve met them all.
Craig: Sum 41.
Theo: Sum 41...ever heard of them?
<Tom goes to turn off the air condition>
Theo: The Vandals.
Craig: The Donnas.
Theo: Name any band and well tell you if weve met them.
PZO: Good Charlotte.
Theo: Their name sounds familiar to me...is it a bunch of girls?
PZO: <laughs> No, theyre guys.
Theo: Is it like a metal band?
PZO: No, theyre pop/punk.
Craig: Are they from Florida?
PZO: No, theyre from...
Craig: Charlotte, North Carolina?
PZO: <laughs> Theyre from D.C.
Theo: Ive seen a poster or something...is that a band that you like?
Theo: Ok, name another one cause we dont really know them.
Craig: Ok, we dont wanna play this game anymore...
Theo: Who the hell are these bands?! Are they just like, one-hit wonder
bands? Name another band...name more bands that you like, come on.
Tom: I got a Louisville Slugger, and there was the air conditioning machine,
and I just <pretends to beat the crap out of the A.C. machine>
Theo: Name those bands for Tom, see if hes heard of them.
PZO: Alright, Good Charlotte.
Theo: Have you heard of them?
Theo: What do they sound like?
Tom: Good Charlotte? They totally fucking ripped us off.
Theo: Name another band.
Tom: They totally ripped us off too.
<Nev decides to call at this point =) so she talks with Theo for
a while; meanwhile Dave from Sum 41 walks in and after introductions are
made he chills with us for a while>
Tom: But yeah, Ive heard good things about some of those bands,
but I havent listened to any of them.
<Theo and Nev finally stop talking>
Theo: Dude, she was fucking mean.
Theo: Nah, Im just kidding.
How have you changed as people and as a band since you first started out?
Theo: All of us have become better musicians and songwriters. Its
pretty much what happens with any band. Weve grown, even though
were immature, weve matured a little bit with the song writing
and stuff. I think the music speaks for itself.
PZO: So youve pretty much changed from each album to album?
Theo: Yeah, have you heard anything else besides that album?
PZO: No, Ive just heard this one.
Theo: The one before it is a lot heavier sounding.
Craig: Now were leaning more towards like... N Sync...
Theo: Yeah, were trying to lean towards the N Sync / Backstreet
Boys crowd cause we wanna get in good with them. Theyre the
future; theyre the kids that are gonna be running the country.
Whats been one of your weirder experiences since youve been
together as a band?
Tom: Sitting behind Alanis Morissette. We sat behind her at these Canadian
Theo: We did.
Tom: I was directly behind her and she kept farting; I was just like,
Theo: Theyre our Canadian awards, just like the Grammys, except
theyre called the Juno Awards, and we were nominated for Best New
Group, even though we were, at that time, we had been in the band for
6 years. Like Tom says, its about fucking time that they notice.
Tom: Yeah, when we won the award I went up there and I said: Best
New Band, huh? Where the fuck have you all been?! Weve been around
for 6 years, its about fucking time! Biatch!!
Do you have any favorite cities that you like to stop in?
Tom: I like New York.
Craig: <starts singing> I like New York in June, how about
Theo: New York is a rad city.
Tom: I like Chicago, too.
Theo: Chicago is cool. Los Angeles is cool.
Tom: And I like Austin, actually.
Craig: I like Boulder, CO.
Theo: Yeah, and Austin. Are there any oil fields out in Austin?
PZO: I dont know, I dont think so.
Theo: Are they all in Houston?
PZO: I have no idea.
Theo: You have no idea? Youre from Texas and you dont know?
Theo: You dont know your own states history?
PZO: <laughs> Sorry...
Craig: When we were in Dallas, like downtown, there was no one anywhere...
Tom: Its kind of like Jacksonville; once its like past 4 oclock
in the afternoon the city just fucking shuts down.
Theo: Shit, its like a ghost town.
<Theo starts imitating that little song they always play in country
westerns, right before a duel...you know which one Im talking about>
Theo: Then a fucking tumbleweed goes by.
Tom: But yeah, thats what Dallas was like.
Theo: It was like a Clint Eastwood movie.
Is there anything youd like to tell your fans?
Theo: I dont think we have any in Austin or in Texas.
Tom: Well, we might.
PZO: <laughs> Just fans in general.
Theo: Uhh, dont forget to take your vitamins and be healthy and
Craig: We love you baby!
Tom: Tell them to bring cookies to us while were on the road when
they come to our shows. And to take us out for dinner!
Theo: Oh, and if youre 50 years old you should go get your prostate