PZO: As a band, what are your best qualities?
Zach: Staying together. Not letting little bullshit get in the way of
our music. That's probably our best quality I think.
PZO: What is a decision you hope you never have to make?
Zach: Yeah. I never want to choose, okay amputate or don't amputate. That
would be a horrible decision, you know? How do you say, "Go ahead,
take a limb", you know?
PZO: Yeah. How about as a band?
Zach: As a band? Probably the worst decision we could make as a band is
kicking somebody out. I don't think we'll ever have to make that decision.
PZO: The radio station KNDD 107.7 called you guys "douche for
the soul", what do you think of that?
Zach: Douche for the soul? I guess we're douche bags.
Zach: If we're going to douche something, it might as well be the soul,
PZO: What's the best lesson you've learned from past experiences in
Zach: That I'm always right. Honestly, like everyone is trying to tell
you how to run your band. All the people in the music business are fucking
accountants not musicians. So you have to realize at the end of the day
that what you do is right because you do it. Otherwise you wouldn't be
PZO: What do you have in your pockets right now?
Zach: Nothing. My wallet I think. <checks> Nah, I don't even
have that. I put it away.
PZO_Camera_Friend: No condoms?
Zach: Not even those, man. I can't even afford to have sex.
PZO: What's the best insult you've heard or used?
Zach: Telling somebody who's not fat, that they're fat. They hate that.
Zach: Yeah, it's fucked up, right? You'd be surprised how fast it shuts
people up though; especially if they're not fat. They're like, "What?!?!"
PZO: What's something mean you'd like to do to somebody, but never
had the guts to do?
Zach: I never want to be mean for the sake of being mean. I don't like
that. I don't like mean people.
PZO: No, like pranks.
Zach: OH. Pranks. Oh gosh. We're all about pranks. Never put shit in somebody's
trunk. That's something I've never done. If you start that war it will
never end. It's like a nuclear war. Nobody wants to be the first one to
push that button 'cause you know you're going to get it so much worse.
PZO: What is one thing you would not do no matter how much money you
Zach: Kill an innocent person. That's one thing. There's a lot of things
I wouldn't do for money. Do heroin, what?
PZO_Friend: Vote Ralph Nader.
Zach: I like Nader. He's the best candidate. I hope he runs again.
PZO: Is their a band that you wish would just call it quits?
Zach: Yeah, but I'm not going to talk shit about bands. That's something
I don't do.
PZO: Like bands that have been around for too long?
Zach: Yeah, or if they're just in it for the money. Even if they have
a huge fan base or whatever there's still bands who need to stop. I'm
not going to say it. I mean I'm sure we suck too. No matter who you are
or what band you're in or how cool people think you are there's somebody
out there who hates your guts. I don't talk shit, I'd rather tell it to
their fucking face, you know?
PZO: What band would you like to see back together?
Zach: The Pixies.
Zach: Wouldn't that be great? <to the camera> The Pixies-get
PZO: What's your favorite curse word?
Zach: Actually, we're on to this new thing about curse words. Like gosh
darn. It's so much more funnier than god damn. Or shoot. Shoot! The ones
that house wives say are funny. Shoot! Darn!
PZO: or just lame ones like G-D It!
Zach: <laughs> G-D It! Those are great. I'm gonna use those
from now on. I'm not even going to cuss anymore.
PZO: If you were a groupie what band would you follow?
Zach: U2. I'd follow them. New bands let me think. If I was a groupie
I'd follow Christiansen 'cause I think they're amazing and they're all
really good looking. As a groupie what would you base it on sex appeal
or musicianship? Sex appeal?
Zach: There's lots of sexy bands out there. Yeah, probably Christiansen.
PZO: If given the opportunity, who would you kidnap for a day?
Zach: George Bush. Sit him in a chair, show him pictures of victims in
Iraq that he bombed. That'd be one person.
PZO: What do you think about actors turned politicians?
Zach: That's a good question. Arnold Schwarzenegger. I feel bad for Californians.
<Arnold accent> I'm the Governor! Do what I say!
Zach: He's a piece of shit, dude.
<discussion about The Terminator show at Universal Studios and rides
overall at Universal Studios goes on>
PZO: What's the worst advice you've ever received?
Zach: Have a backup plan.
Zach: That's fucking bullshit. Go to college? For somebody like me, that's
stupid. Worst advice, but I took it. Waste of time.
PZO: Where did you go?
Zach: Seattle Community College. I was just trying to get my normal credits
out of the way before I could even go anywhere, so it would have been
like two years of taking bullshit that doesn't make you a good musician,
four more years of taking bullshit that doesn't make you a good musician.
The only thing that makes you a good musician is drive.
PZO: If you could pass a law, what would it be?
Zach: Legalize marijuana. I don't even smoke marijuana. It's about fucking
time. There would be a lot of crime that would be completely wiped out
if you were to regimen a lot of drugs. But before that I would say you
must get a lot of the drug offenders out of jail. If you fucking sold
drugs get out of jail. As long as you didn't hurt anyone or kill anyone
get out of jail. I'd pass that law.
PZO: What's the most misunderstood song lyric in one of your songs?
Zach: There's this lyric in "Shatterday" where we said "These
mescaline memories are morose"
And people have thought we said "masculine Mexicans". They had
no idea what I was talking about.
PZO: What question(s) are you tired of being asked in interviews?
Zach: Probably where we're from. It's really important to people I guess.
To me it doesn't make any difference, it's where you're going.
PZO: It's on your website too.
Zach: Yeah! It's like why do I even have to tell you? I don't mind telling
you, but why the fuck do I have to?
PZO: You should start making up places.
Zach: I know! We're from Zanadoo. We're from Valhalla.
PZO: Then get offended when they don't know where it is.
Zach: Valhalla?<shocked face> It's only the capital of fucking