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members present:
Jeff Snow
Nathan Jezek

conducted on:
March 2002

by: Natalie Kuchik
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shout-out to PZO


PZO: What is your favorite song of all time and why do you like it so much?
Jeff: <Starts laughing> Wow, you can’t break it down into a decade?
Nathan: My favorite song of all time is The Beatles “A Day in the Life” the last song on "Sgt. Pepper’s". The reason why is not because it is the best song of all time, but because that is the first tape I ever owned, and it was the best song on the tape. It creates something special inside me to listen to that song. It’s an emotional attachment.
Jeff: I’m going to take “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses, and again it’s the same thing Nate said. It’s not that it’s my favorite song, it’s the first song on my favorite album of all time, which is "Appetite Of Destruction", and so I’ll go with that.

PZO: How do you cope with frustration?
Jeff: While when you are a drummer it’s pretty easy, you just kind of hit stuff pretty hard every night. <Starts laughing>
It’s kind of the only way to do it.

PZO: How important are first impressions to you and why?
Jeff: I think in this business they are extremely important, because most of the time that’s all you get. We are in a different town, a different city every single day. Sometimes the only impressions we get are first impressions. Most of the people you meet are cool, but if you run into somebody who is having a bad day, you don’t ever get to see the other side to that person. Especially in this business you always walk away whatever your first impression is that is how you know that person from then on. Kind of the unfortunate nature of it, but that’s day to day.

PZO: Have you ever reached a point where you thought it's all or nothing, now or never? What did you do?
Nathan: That’s right now.
Jeff: Yeah that’s pretty much where we’re at.
Nathan: We quit all our jobs, and quit school, and we’re on the road and hopefully we can make a living out of this.

PZO: To you what is the strongest emotion and why?
Nathan: The strongest emotion would be an honest and authentic emotion. Whether it be fear, anger, happiness. The strongest emotion is whatever is honest at that moment.

PZO: What do you need the most while you are on the road?
Jeff: What do you need the most?
PZO: Yeah
Nathan: Outside of money? <everyone laughs>
Jeff: Your friends.
Nathan: Yeah, you need the comrade of the guys your with. Your being out for an extended amount of tie, and you are going to have your bad days, your going to need the comrade of the guys you are with, whoever you are with.

PZO: What's the worst sacrifice you've ever had to make?
Nathan: Probably for me it was to quit school, because I was an honor student and 20 credits short of graduating college.
Jeff: I did the same thing.

PZO: What three words describe you best?
Nathan: The band or individual?
PZO: You, individual
Jeff: Can we do the band?
PZO: You want to do the band?
Jeff and Nathan: Yeah
PZO: O.k. you can do the band.
Jeff: That’s easier, Rock and Roll. <Laughs>
PZO: So and describes you?
Jeff: Hey fair enough.
Nathan: That’s fine <Everyone laughs>

PZO: What's the most comforting thing to do when you are upset or feeling down?
Jeff: Playing, it’s cool to be on tour because you get to do it ever night. No matter how bad the day is, or how bad the show the other night was, we get to do it again. On this tour we get 25 minutes, and it’s the greatest 25 minutes imaginable.

PZO: What's the greatest love song you have ever heard?
Nathan: Greatest love song.
Jeff: You should give us some warnings on these questions so we can give you a good answer. <everyone laughs>
Nathan: It’s gong to have to be a Beatles song. Ummm, the song that comes to mind is maybe, ”Eight Days a Week” kind of a poppy song, it kind of sums up the certain feeling of love.
Jeff: I have a Led Zeppelin song in my head, but I can’t think of the title of it.
Nathan: “Whole lotta Love”?
Jeff: No, no, the words go like, “I want to tell you about the girl I love, she looks so fine, I want to tell her she’s the only one I’ll ever want to know, maybe one day she will be all mine.” Oh well that’s a good song though, I just can’t think of the title.

PZO: What do you like most about going out on the road?
Jeff: 25 minutes. Being onstage.
Nathan: That’s what we live for.
Jeff: That’s why we do it, the rest of it is kind of tuff sometimes. You have the drives, especially in these past couple of days the weather, the snow and the ice it can be depressing at times. Especially when you are from South Florida and I know the sun shines there. It’s all worth it to be onstage, and look out and see a couple of smiling faces; it totally makes it worth wild. And to see the kids that come up to the merch booth after, it totally makes our night.

PZO: What is one of your favorite lines in one of your songs?
Nathan: Well I think one of the songs that kind of sums up our attitude towards music, our attitude towards life in general is kind of like “nothing better to do”. It’s kind of about seizing opportunities to its full enjoyment. The whole song kind of sums up our attitude towards music, and life. I don’t want to choose one line, but that whole song is my favorite.
Jeff: I’ll choose a line. There’s a song called, “bar attendant “ on the album and John sings a line, it’s part of the chorus. “If I knew her favorite song, I would play it on the jukebox all night long.” It’s a cool line, and the way he says it, it defiantly stands out on the album I think, and live.

PZO: What is an Olympic sport you would like to try?
Nathan: Figure skating <Everyone starts laughing>
PZO: Are you serious? Or is that the first sport you thought of?
Nathan: No, I like watching it, it’s fun.
Jeff: I’ll go with pole vaulting.

PZO: If you could see any band perform any song live what would it be?
Nathan: I’d say The Rolling Stones, “Can’t you Hear Me Knocking”
Jeff: Led Zeppelin, “Rock and Roll”

PZO: What is something you have always wanted to do but have not done yet?
Nathan: I want to travel Europe; maybe I can do it through music.
Jeff: Tour other countries.

PZO: What is your favorite song to perform and why?
Nathan: It is usually the first one, whatever it is because it is the one that makes the first impression, it’s the first thing that hits your ear.
Jeff: Which on this tour is called “Hold On Nothing” it’s kind of a straight kick in the teeth.

PZO: What do you do before you go onstage to play?
Nathan: Not much just kind of sit around.
Jeff: Drink some beer.
Nathan: Yeah just kind of look around. <Everyone laughs> (a lot of empty beer cans around on the tables)

PZO: What is one song or artist you find yourself singing when no one is around?
Nathan: While on tour unfortunately you are never by yourself.
Jeff: Yeah
Nathan: I enjoy that new N*Sync song, Justin Timberlake sings.
PZO: “Girlfriend”?
Jeff: I don’t know.
PZO: Or “Gone”?
Jeff: "Gone" yeah.
Nathan: I’m a sucker for any glam rock, anything from the 80’s, Poison, Bon Jovie, Spinderella, any of those bands which some people are criticizing.

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