Band Interview

10 Questions Interview - Oil Boom by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are enlivened to have the spirit of Oil Boom on the Ouija board today. 

Oil Boom's exquisite Red Metal is available for sale, new album out in October. In closing, Oil Boom would like everyone to please remember to have your pets spayed or neutered. --LB

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@2014 Oil Boom Video directed and edited by Sara Mosier Producer/Art Director: Erin Nicole Parisi 1st AD: Alondra Castro Special Thanks: Kinetigraf Entertainment 'Röckenröül' from Oil Boom's 2014 album, Red Metal

1) With which creatures do you share quarters?

OB: Two dogs I think.

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

OB: Kang and Kodos. Is there even a debate here?

3) What can't you live without?

OB: Season 3 of Coach on DVD

4) Ultimate Morning-After Food?

OB: Beets, highly underrated

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

OB: Truck nutz

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

OB: Build a bridge just like the Judds did

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

OB: Cabbage Man, a short lived Marvel also-ran that gained his camouflaging powers after eating a piece of radioactive cabbage

Cabbage Man irl

Cabbage Man irl

8. Underdog you Root for most?

OB: Any musician with a day job

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

OB: Eric Burdon

10) Most important individual with the initials MJ? Why?

OB: Magic Johnson without question. All jokes aside, he is my hero.

@2014 Oil Boom Video directed and edited by Sara Mosier - "The Sneak Tip" from Oil Boom's 10/28/14 album, Red Metal

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about the word writer person:

Lyle Brooks sometimes exists as The Flashbulb (IG:@flashbulbtx). Among a plethora of other cool things & happenings, Lyle has fetched water for John Cale, made copies for Morton Subotnick and once lit Jim Jarmusch's cigarette out in front of a Merzbow show. He has eaten Mexican food with Fungi Girls and Italian food with Yells at Eels and documented them both. Tho his vision comes and goes, we are pleased to report his ears are in working order

10 Questions Interview - Jacob Furr by Lyle Brooks

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are honored to have Singer-Songwriter and Synthesizer aficionado, Jacob Furr join us today. 

Last year's brilliant Sierra Madre is available for sale online for 5$ as well as 2014's breathtaking debut, Trails & Traces. --LB

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Photo Courtesy of Jacob Furr

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Furr

1) With which creatures do you share quarters?

JF: Sadie, my princess pup.

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?  

JF: Ted Nugent.

3) What can't you live without?

JF: New Balance tennis shoes and air conditioning.

4) Ultimate Morning-After Food?

JF: Waffles.

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

JF: My car.

Jacob Furr performing the single, Falling Stars from his full-length record Trails & Traces. Download the song and find more at: jacobfurr.bandcamp.com

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

JF: Door. Bridges are a lot of work I've heard. Ain't nobody got time for that.

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

JF: I'm a batman man myself man.

8. Underdog you Root for most?

JF: The '96 Texas Rangers

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

JF: Dog. Definitely a dog. Who has a better life than dogs?

10) Most important individual with the initials MJ?

JF: Mike Judge.

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Furr

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Furr

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about the word writer person:

Lyle Brooks sometimes exists as The Flashbulb (IG:@flashbulbtx). Among a plethora of other cool things & happenings, Lyle has fetched water for John Cale, made copies for Morton Subotnick and once lit Jim Jarmusch's cigarette out in front of a Merzbow show. He has eaten Mexican food with Fungi Girls and Italian food with Yells at Eels and documented them both. Tho his vision comes and goes, we are pleased to report his ears are in working order

Drummer's Circle: Valenti "Funk" Thomas Talks Solo Record, His Love For Drums & Piano by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

We here at FWN are honored to have Valenti "Funk" Thomas join us today.

One of the Metroplex's most talented drummers (The Effinays, Ronnie Heart) slides into a pair of composer/producer shoes for his newly remastered LP Valenti, due out June 7th via Thomas' own record label Clear Zebra.

You can pre-order your copy of Valenti today on Amazon.

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Image courtesy of Valenti - Photo Credit: Dennis Webb Jr. 

Image courtesy of Valenti - Photo Credit: Dennis Webb Jr. 

1.      Okay, first off, how in the world do you manage to pull off keys and drums simultaneously? I’m barely capable of halfway yelling backup vocals while drumming much less what you’re able to achieve on your new record Valenti. Is it just a matter of practice, or, without giving away secrets of the trade, what techniques have you developed to make this possible?

V: I grew up playing drums first and then picked up the piano thanks to there being an upright piano at my grandmother’s house.  When I play just they keys, I find myself playing all the bass notes/lines with my left hand and playing chords with my right hand.  When I play them both simultaneously, I have the keyboard set up to my right and play chords and solos which leaves my left hand free for hi-hat and snare work.  I enjoy doing them both at the same time, and it’s a neat party trick (lol).  On my album, I tracked drums, keys and bass guitar (and some rhythm guitar on “More Light”) separately and save the simultaneous drumming and keyboard playing for live shows.

2.    Do you play drums barefoot or with shoes on? If with shoes, what are your "go-to" drumming shoes brand-wise or genre-wise (skate shoes, combat boots, flip-flops, etc.)  

V: That all depends on which band I have a show with.  When I’m playing with The Effinays, I like to wear my Pumas (any one of my many pairs, they all feel like comfy ankle socks).  When I’m jamming with Ronnie Heart, I’m usually suited up and wearing some nice, comfortable dress shoes.    

3.    Double kick pedal ever or nah? 

V: I’m a fan of the single kick pedal.  BUT, I do love seeing a drummer who is very skilled at the double kick/bass perform.

4.      I’ve seen you do your thing as part of The Effinays, how long have you been doing that? I ask because I actually played on a bill with The Effinays back around ’09 in Denton when Bowling For Soup’s Chris Burney was hosting a fucked up version of American Idol. I can’t remember if you were part of the lineup at the time but y’all def. won that competition!

V: Ah neat!  That may have been right before I came aboard.  I joined the band roughly around 2010.  I initially came on as a fill in drummer and that transitioned to a permanent role.  I knew of The Effinays and had numerous conversations with the bass player, Pan Blanco (we use to chat about UFO’s and religion a lot…true story lol) before I joined the band.  I was in a band called People’s Army during The Effinays early years and it seemed that we were always doing shows together.

5.      Speaking of The Effinays, in the advance copy of Valenti we spotted Joe “Big Spook” Martinez in the album credits. How was that experience different for both of you in terms of the songwriting/recording process? What I mean to say is, was it different from producing Effinay songs given this is your personal project or was the process familiar given your strong rapport with Martinez?  

V: Both songs featuring Big Spook (Joe Martinez) are definitely “Effinays material”.  The process was pretty much the same.  Big Spook usually writes the lyrics while the band comes up with the music portion of a song.  I wrote the lyrics for “More Light”, while the “Party Fiesta” lyrics were written by him.  Fun Fact: Joe came to the studio with his composition book ready to record the lyrics he had written for “Party Fiesta”.  They were good lyrics, BUT not what I was looking for or what I was accustomed to coming from him.  With that being said, I then asked him to freestyle the whole thing. And BOOM!  There you have what you hear on “Party Fiesta”.

Album Cover Art for  Valenti  courtesy of Valenti - Art By: iamshaun.com

Album Cover Art for Valenti courtesy of Valenti - Art By: iamshaun.com

6.    Favorite brand of drumsticks? 

V: I always enjoy a nice, fresh pair of Vic Firth’s, Peter Erskine’s (ball).

7.      On the album I love that right out of the gate you pay homage to your hometown by titling the lead track “Irving/Bear Creek, Texas.” I grew up a hop & skip away in Euless, so I know the area well. How has growing up there influenced your music today?

V: Being raised in Irving/Bear Creek, TX didn’t really influence me musically, but since day one, the community and my former classmates (LOVE you guys!) have always been a big supporter of me and my musical endeavors.  So, every chance I get, I want to mention Irving and/or Bear Creek, TX as a “thank you” for all of their support.

8.    List your three favorite drummers (not necessarily which ones you think are the best, but the ones you like the most, that have influenced your music the most).

V: I grew up listening to Dave Weckl and Dennis Chambers.  I then got off into some John Blackwell (Prince).  There are also several great Dallas drummers that make me want to go home and practice as soon as I get done listening to them.

9.      How old were you when you first started playing music? Did you start on drums or perhaps another instrument? Drums still #1 in your heart or have keys and other elements crept up your rankings?     

V: I was around five when I started to play drums alongside my mother whom was the church pianist.  The drums will always be my 1st love, and then I would put piano at #2 and then bass guitar at #3.  Production and making beats would be a close #1.25 to the drums.  My love for music was before then though.  I can’t remember the exact age, but I recall when I was real young (car seat age), a day when I didn’t want to leave the car until the song I was listening to was done.  If my memory serves me correctly, I vaguely remember that song being either “Good Times Bad Times” – Led Zeppelin or “Heavy” – The Beatles.  I sometimes get mistaken for an athlete, but I’ve always been a self-proclaimed band nerd and enjoy all things music (art related).

10.    Are you one of those drummers that never have a drum key handy or one of those kind that have like three of them on your keychain? Somewhere in-between?

V: In my younger years, I’ll admit I was that under prepared drummer who maybe had a drum key with him.  Now that I’m (supposedly lol) older and wiser, I tend to think like a boy scout and make sure that I’m prepared for any musical situation or equipment mishap.

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about the word writer person:

Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”

 

Fortress Festival Survival Guide: Come With Us If You Want To Live by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Image courtesy of Fortress Festival

Image courtesy of Fortress Festival

HAPPY FORTRESS FESTIVAL WEEK!

Pardon our celebratory ALL CAPS intro but we are super-hyped about Fortress Festival this weekend!

And while being super-hyped is all well and good, super-hyped does not equate to being super-prepared.

But don't worry y'all, we got you.

Hellbent on producing the most epic music festival survival guide ever, the crew and I locked ourselves away in the FWN lab* for over two weeks!

Unfortunately for you, this is not the most epic music festival guide ever; this is just a tribute. Hat tip to Tenacious D for the zinger!

DISCLAIMER: So it didn't take two weeks and this "lab" looks more like my Mom's basement. However.. we had nothing to live on save for warm champagne and canned ham; sacrifices people, sacrifices. Like seriously, two of our interns died making the following guide, so we really really really hope you enjoy it! Truly! 

Wait. What's that? You still don't have tickets? No prob, limited tix still available right here!

Enough of all that, let's get to the guide!

LINEUP/SET TIMES

Image courtesy Fortress Festival -  Hey you. Yes, you! This is your cue to save this image to your smart phone

Image courtesy Fortress Festival - Hey you. Yes, you! This is your cue to save this image to your smart phone

This lineup is crazy good. I mean...

Run The Jewels in the 817? Are you kidding me???

Peter freakin' Hook, he of Joy Division & New Order???

Slowdive touring in support of a new record due out May 5th?

Purity RingStranger Things composers S U R V I V E?

Add in all the stellar local talent set to perform this weekend in the Ft. Worth Cultural District and holy Toledo Batman, we got ourselves a music festival!

ICYMI Episode IV: We recently featured a music video from every single Fortress Festival performer.

Here's a opportunity to familiarize yourself with the lineup in music video format:

Music Videos for Every Fortress Festival Performer Pt. I 

Music Videos for Every Fortress Festival Performer Pt. II

ICYMI Episode V: Check out our Fortress Festival artist interviews !!

1. Peter Hook

2. Sudie

3. Ronnie Heart

SUPER BONUS: Gee, idk, Fortress Festival curated this killer Spotify playlist!

TRANSPORTATION 

Image via Fortress Festival Facebook page -  Catch a ride to Fortress Festival on bus.com

Image via Fortress Festival Facebook page - Catch a ride to Fortress Festival on bus.com

There are several paths that lead to Fortress Festival and while you must forge your own, here are a few suggestions:

1. Hitchhike - Ok, so we don't really recommend this because I'm 99.999% sure doing so exposes us to some sort of liability; but ya know, it's technically an option.  

2. A bike - Seriously, tons of great biking trails link up with the festival's grounds. Peep the Trinity Trails website here. Or check out Funky Town Pedicab if you'd rather pay someone else to do the pedaling.

MEGA BONUS ALERT: You don't even need to own a bike when you got the City of Fort Worth's B Cycle ride share program

3. A bus - Fortress Festival and Bus.com teamed up to provide festival goers with very reasonably priced options starting at $12. Why drive and play the parking game? 

4. A car - Pretty self-explanatory. A friend's, your own, your dad's, steal one (Wait, don't do that! See above-referenced mention of liability!!!), there's a Lyft station on-site, or perhaps save on gas via an irl Fred Flintstone car.    

5. Teleport - For superheroes only or idk, maybe that Sir Capt. Hot Topic Criss Angel dude.

FESTIVAL MAP

Image courtesy of Fortress Festival  - Cue #2: Save this image to your smart phone!

Image courtesy of Fortress Festival - Cue #2: Save this image to your smart phone!

OMGee! This is the best looking map since The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on SNES!

The beer mug icon immediately caught my attention. Hmm, not sure why???

Anywho, I'm personally going to hit up the merch booth and that Indigo Yoga space on the lawn near the Modern pond.

Food. Food. So much..............food! Yummyyyyy foooood!!! Don't worry, we get to the food vendors a little further down.

The positioning of the stages closed it down for me. Look at that Modern stage placement! Look at that Will Rogers open space!

Get stoked y'all!

Get STOKEDQQKCDDECDQEDQED!!!

SNES Zelda Map -  Me: You think they hold music festivals in Hyrule? You: I wish

SNES Zelda Map - Me: You think they hold music festivals in Hyrule? You: I wish

VENDORS

Image courtesy of Fortress Festival 

Image courtesy of Fortress Festival 

ATTN All Foodies - You'll be glad to hear that in addition to curating this amazing lineup of artists, the Fort Fest folks did some mighty impressive work with their food roster too.

Salsa Limón is a Fort Worth institution. Period. Nothing else to say here. 

Get your Medi food on with Shawarma Point or if you're like me, you'll be eyeballing dumplings from Cannon Chinese Kitchen

Immediately upon devouring said dumplings, you'll find me making a bee line to cool down with a couple Alchemy Pops.

*Cold Brew Coffee & Cream pop over here please!*   

But hold on a sec, check out the non-food vendors scheduled to be on-site.

The Daniel Daniel and I will be covering the event so I'm thinking we'll finally get our FWN family portrait taken in the Folsom Photo Bus.

Probably pick up some prints from Garageland or make some of our own at Pan Ector!  

While we're at it, gonna stop by Mama P's to pick up a new "tobacco pipe" for my uncle Jay .. snoogens.

Show Poster courtesy of Fortress Festival

Show Poster courtesy of Fortress Festival

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: HAVE FUN!

To be honest, you don't need this guide. You'll have fun no matter how you slice it.

But if our guide did indeed prove useful to you, it's comforting to know our interns did not die in vain:)

Stay hydrated y'all, look out for each other, and most importantly, have fun Fort Worthians!

Regretfully yours,

Xoxo,

FWN

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about the word writer person:

Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”

10 Questions Interview - How's My Driving by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are honored to have our friends from How's My Driving join us today.

Party it up with HMD next weekend at Caves Lounge for a Bee-B-Q feast featuring fellow punks From Parts Unknown and The Dolly Llamas. Free BBQ & Beer !! (while supplies last). Full event details here.

SUPER TRIPLE BONUS NEWS: Yesterday on social media we spotted HMD cooking something up in Ben Napier's lab at Green Audio Productions. HMD guitarist Carson So confirmed with FWN that they are in fact currently laying down tracks with Sir Napier of FortWorthshire ... better keep those ears peeled Fort Worthians! 

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HMD slayin' Three Links - Photo Courtesy How's My Driving

HMD slayin' Three Links - Photo Courtesy How's My Driving

1. Dogs or Cats? Why?

Carson:  Dogs for sure.   You wouldn’t take a cat to the park…or could you?

Eric: Definitely dogs. I'm not down with stanky litter boxes--I'd
rather clean shit up outside...

DJ:  Dogs, because dogs

Tony:  Dogs, cats are pricks

2. Aliens. Do they exist?

Carson:  I’m sure in this universe, there’s another form of life out
there.   Killer Clowns for outer space was a documentary.

Eric: I've never had any close encounters but it's hard to make the
argument that they don't exist. They have to-right?

DJ:  Sure, have you seen our president?

Tony:  Tom Delonge tells us they do, when is he ever wrong?

3. Drug of choice? (None is not an option btw)

Carson:  Love is a drug

Eric: Again, very hard hitting questions. This one's tough. I don't
fancy myself an addict so I feel lucky that I'm able to stay content
with smoking herb daily and drinking beer whenever it's time to party.
That being said, the old school "H bomb" was pretty awesome!

DJ:  Netflix and gummie bears, any order

Tony:  Beer

4. Brown or white gravy? (Neither is not an option btw)

Carson:  I’ll take brown with my poutine

Eric: GuessI'll go white...but I'm probably only saying that because
I haven't sampled enough different brown.

DJ:  White, but I'm not racist.

Tony:  Brown, but only from KFC

5. Favorite weapon of mass destruction?

Carson:  Rick Astley

Eric:  I'll refer to question 3 and go "H bomb" here too. Plus the H
bomb generates that sweet mushroom cloud.

DJ:  The Trump

Tony:  The internet

New HMD logo making us thirsty - Image Courtesy of How's My Driving

New HMD logo making us thirsty - Image Courtesy of How's My Driving

6. Favorite marsupial?

Carson:  Wombat

Eric:  Gotta go kangaroo. They "kick" ass ;)

DJ:  I love me some french onion.

Tony:   Sugar Glider

7. Favorite Superhero?

Carson:  Wolverine

Eric:  The Amazing Spiderman

DJ:  Eric Gumm, yes he is my fucking hero

Tony:  Black Dynamite

8. Did Dez catch it?

Carson:  V.D.?

Eric:  Sigh...That catch, ruled not a catch (which it was), will
forever leave me wondering what could've been--I hate it for Romo way
more than Dez, another classic example of why ole Tones Romes' legacy
in Dallas will be tainted

DJ:  Damn right he did

Tony:  Dez who?

9. When you die, if you were given the choice to come back as any animal, which would you choose?

Carson:  Fire breathing dragon.  Animality!  TOASTY!!!!

Eric:  Man, definitely gotta go something like an eagle because flying
would be cool as hell. Or would it be just as cool to be a sponge...

DJ:  A Dire wolf.  GOT, bitches

Tony:  A human.

10. The best MJ is: Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Mike Jones, or Milla Jovovich?

Carson:  Milla J is what I say!

Eric:  Might have to go Jordan but it's close...I'm not so sure
Michael Jackson made is big of an impact on music as Jordan did
basketball. How can anyone possible know that.

DJ:  Milla is def my girl.

Tony:  Milla Jovovich

HMD recently opened for Guttermouth at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill

HMD recently opened for Guttermouth at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill

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about the word writer person:

Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska Press) and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”

10 Questions Interview - Jesse Gage by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are honored to have Jesse Gage join us today.

Much to our delight Gage released Saudade this past Friday, a Britt Robisheaux/Cloudland-produced EP slam-packed with four ducky Adam Goren-esque punk tracks.

Gage is already working on some new songs for ya, so keep your ears peeled!

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Photo Courtesy of Jesse Gage

Photo Courtesy of Jesse Gage

1. Dogs or Cats? Why?

JG: Dogs. I’m allergic to cats.

2. Aliens. Do they exist?

JG: For sure

3. Drug of choice? (None is not an option btw)

JG: Caffeine. I’m more of an uppers kind of guy.

4. Brown or white gravy? (Neither is not an option btw)

JG: White.

5. Favorite weapon of mass destruction?

JG: Those imaginary ones Iraq was hiding are pretty cool.

6. Favorite marsupial?

JG: Opossums. So misunderstood.

7. Favorite Superhero?

JG: Joaquin Murrieta

8. Did Dez catch it?

JG: For sure

9. When you die, if you were given the choice to come back as any animal, which would you choose?

JG: Bonobo. The ape. Not the musician.

10. The best MJ is: Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Mike Jones, or Milla Jovovich?

JG: Mike Joooooooneeess

Saudade  Album Cover via Jesse Gage's Bandcamp Page

Saudade Album Cover via Jesse Gage's Bandcamp Page

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about the word writer person:

Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska Press) and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”

10 Questions Interview - The Vatican Press by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are honored to have Fort Worth punk rawkers The Vatican Press join us today.

Be sure to catch TVP in Fort Worth early tonight for Happy Hour at Dreamy Life Records. Music starts at 7pm.

BONUS WEEKEND ROAD TRIP ALERT: The Press will be hitting I-35 tomorrow for a Waco gig at the Spin Connection w/ the likes of ATX's The Capitalist Kids. See below show poster for further details.

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Image via The Vatican Press' Facebook Page

Image via The Vatican Press' Facebook Page

1. Dogs or Cats? Why?

Eddie: I love them both. I love all animals.

Dwayne: Dogs, cats can be such b******.

Adam: Definitely dogs. Cats are assholes. Also, they walk around in litter boxes and jump on cabinets and tables. Fuck that.

2. Aliens. Do they exist?

Eddie: Aliens do exist... I have seen two UFos.. TX, AND CO

Dwayne: Yes, I am one ... from Uranus

Adam: Aliens definitely exist. I have proof...

3. Drug of choice? (None is not an option btw)

Eddie: My favorite is the same color as your Xmas tree.

Dwayne: Alcohol

Adam: Black tar heroin. I'm gonna catch that fucking dragon, he shit on my couch.

4. Brown or white gravy? (Neither is not an option btw)

Eddie: I love brown gravy... Especially on mashed potatoes!

Dwayne: White, I am only racist against gravys.

Adam: Really depends. White gravy for chicken fried steak, brown for baked chicken or turkey.

5. Favorite weapon of mass destruction? 

Eddie: The Plague is one of my faves..

Dwayne: Mustard gas, though ketchup gas would be fun.

Adam: My farts after eating brussel sprouts and poached eggs.

6. Favorite marsupial? 

Eddie: My favorite Marsupial is a Koala bear!! So cute and fluffy!

Dwayne: Platypus

Adam: The opossum! North America's only marsupial! They are critters that eat other critters!

7. Favorite Superhero?

Eddie: The Incredible Hulk!!!

Dwayne: Captain Caveman

Adam: Aquaman

8. Did Dez catch it?

Eddie: Replay???

Dwayne: Yes but the Packers still won so get over it.

Adam: YOU'RE GODDAMMNED RIGHT HE FUCKING CAUGHT IT ITS SO OBVIOUS HE CONTROLLED THE BALL AND THEN MADE A MOVE TO EXTEND TO THE GOAL LINE SUCH HORSESHIT

9. When you die, if you were given the choice to come back as any animal, which would you choose?

Eddie: I think I would like to be an owl if I had a choice in my afterlife.

Dwayne: Dragonfly

Adam: Great White Shark. Seals look DELICIOUS.

10. The best MJ is: Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Mike Jones, or Milla Jovovich?

Eddie: Mary Jane is the best MJ.

Dwayne: My cousin Marcus Johnson.

Adam: She's a bad Mamma Jamma by Carl Carlton. If I need to explain this to you we can't be friends. Google it.

Image via The Vatican Press' Facebook Page

Image via The Vatican Press' Facebook Page

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about the word writer person:

Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska Press) and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”

10 Questions Interview - The Phantom Sensation by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are honored to have Jessica Marie & 'Broke String' Burnett of Fort Worth's The Phantom Sensation join us today.

Be sure to catch them live at Deep Ellum Arts Festival the weekend of April 7th-9th! The arts festival is free to attend, full event details here.

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Image via TPS' Facebook Page -Photo Credit: Trendkill

Image via TPS' Facebook Page -Photo Credit: Trendkill

1. Dogs or Cats? Why?

Broke String: Dogs because I can only afford one pet

Jessica: both! I have had both cats and dogs that left a lasting paw print on my heart. <3

2. Aliens. Do they exist?

Broke String: of course

Jessica: I want to believe

3. Drug of choice? (None is not an option btw)

Broke String: coffee

Jessica: netflix and a bag of potato chips...kettle cooked jalapeño to be exact

4. Brown or white gravy? (Neither is not an option btw)

Broke String: MMM..gravy

Jessica: White gravy there is no other option.

5. Favorite weapon of mass destruction?

Broke String: Death Star

Jessica: Demogorgon

6. Favorite marsupial?

Broke String: wombat, duh

Jessica: Opossum all the way. They walked with the dinos!

7. Favorite Superhero?

Broke String: Batman of course

Jessica: The Toxic Avenger

8. Did Dez catch it?

Broke String: IDC

Jessica: doh!

9. When you die, if you were given the choice to come back as any animal, which would you choose?

Broke String: definitely the wombat

Jessica: Bat

10. The best MJ is: Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Mike Jones, or Milla Jovovich?

Broke String: Michael Jackson hands down

Jessica: MJ one reason...Thriller

Image via Deep Ellum Arts Festival Facebook Page

Image via Deep Ellum Arts Festival Facebook Page

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about the word writer person:

Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska Press) and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”

Special Fortress Festival Edition of 10 Questions Interview w/ Sudie by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are honored to have Sudie join us today.

In addition to our traditional '10 Questions,' Sudie talks to FWN about the upcoming Fortress Festival.

For more info on Fortress Festival, click here.

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Image via Sudie's Facebook Page

Image via Sudie's Facebook Page

1. On a scale of 1 to "Holy Bat Toast Batman!"- how excited are you to be a part of this lineup?

Sudie: HOLY MUTHA F&*$#@% BAT TOAST BATMAN AND ROBIN 

2. Speaking of, which act(s) from the lineup are you most looking forward to performing along side? Have any of them influenced your music?

Sudie: More than anything it's incredible to be alongside some of my favorite local acts like Sam Lao, Ronnie, Blue and the rest of my friends. But I've been a huge fan of  S U R V I V E ever since I discovered them on The Guest soundtrack. I couldn't believe I hadn't heard of them before that but I'm in love with their sound.  

3. You and fellow Fortress Festival performer Ronnie Heart have shared the stage numerous times on bills around Dallas/Fort Worth; what does it mean to you to now share the stage with him and acts like Run The Jewels & Purity Ring? Have you two commiserated at all since the lineup announcement? Or have you considered making guest appearances for each other's sets?

Sudie: TOP SECRET 

*Click here for our Fortress Festival interview with Ronnie Heart !!

Image via FortressFestival.com

Image via FortressFestival.com

 Traditional 10 Questions Interview: 

1. Dogs or Cats? Why? 

Sudie: Dogs at night for cuddling and cats during the day cuz they can take care of themselves

2. Aliens. Do they exist?

Sudie: Me

3. Drug of choice? (None is not an option btw)

Sudie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrPNwLuk0zQ

4. Brown or white gravy? (Neither is not an option btw)

Sudie: Whatever is the kind they put on chicken fried steak

5. Favorite weapon of mass destruction?  

Sudie: Heartbreak

 6. Favorite marsupial? 

Sudie: I once saved 8 baby opossums 

7. Favorite Superhero?

Sudie: Xena Warrior Princess

8. Did Dez catch it?

Sudie: We'll never know

9. When you die, if you were given the choice to come back as any animal, which would you choose?

Sudie: Pterodactyl

10. The best MJ is: Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Mike Jones, or Milla Jovovich?

Sudie: Milla Jovovich hands down

Image via Sudie's Facebook Page

Image via Sudie's Facebook Page

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about the word writer person:

Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska Press) and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”

10 Questions Interview - Rachel Gollay by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are honored to have Fort Worth's Rachel Gollay join us today.

Be sure to catch Rachel live at Shipping & Receiving Saturday Feb. 25th for the Girls To The Front! concert benefiting Girls Rock Fort Worth. Click here for event details and please consider clicking here to donate to Girls Rock Fort Worth.

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Image via Gollay's Facebook Page - Photo Credit: John Erwin / Band Stalker FW

Image via Gollay's Facebook Page - Photo Credit: John Erwin / Band Stalker FW

1. Dogs or Cats? Why?

Rachel: Cats in the fall and winter, dogs in the spring and summer

2. Aliens. Do they exist?

Rachel: I Want To Believe

3. Drug of choice? (None is not an option btw)

Rachel: Topo Chico

4. Brown or white gravy? (Neither is not an option btw) 

Rachel: White what?

5. Favorite weapon of mass destruction? 

Rachel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_note

6. Favorite marsupial? 

Rachel: Kangaroo or bust

7. Favorite Superhero?

Rachel: Nancy Drew

8. Did Dez catch it?

Rachel: It caught Dez

9. When you die, if you were given the choice to come back as any animal, which would you choose? 

Rachel: Crane

10. The best MJ is: Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Mike Jones, or Milla Jovovich?

Rachel: Marsha P. Johnson

Image via Girls To The Front! Facebook Event Page

Image via Girls To The Front! Facebook Event Page

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about the word writer person:

Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska Press) and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”

10 Questions Interview w/ The Me-Thinks + Stoogeaphilia by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to a Special Edition of FWN's 10 Questions Interview.

We are honored to have not one, but two legendary 817 bands - The Me-Thinks and Stoogeaphilia - combine their powers to bring you the most voluminous 10 Questions Interview to date.

We got Marlin from The Me-Thinks along with Ray (The Me-Thinks & Stoogeaphilia) plus answers from Ken, Matt and Richard of Stoogeaphilia. Revel in it!

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Image via The Me-Thinks' Facebook Event 09/10/16

Image via The Me-Thinks' Facebook Event 09/10/16

1. Dogs or Cats? Why?

RAY:  Cats.  Because they are Outlaws, Satan Worshippers and I love them!

MARLIN:  Pork or beef usually, but whatever.

KEN:  Self-evident. (Funny: Sir Marlin Von Bungy couldn't believe that there was someone in this band called "Katboy" and that it wasn't Ray. It isn't me, either.)

MATT:  Cats, because they don't give a fuck. Until they do, then they give ALL the fucks. And you must, as well, servant human.

RICHARD:  Both. Although leaning towards dogs more these days. I've handled my share of cat box treats.

2. Aliens. Do they exist?

RAY:  I fucking hope so.  No way humans are the A-#1 Duke of the Universe.

MARLIN:  Of course. But don't tell the orange president.

KEN:  I want to speak to an attorney.

MATT:  Statistically speaking, they must. Hopefully they are nicer than us. And if not, hopefully they never find us.

RICHARD:  Certainly.

3. Drug of choice? (None is not an option btw)

RAY:  Romantic Comedies (on Weed!)

MARLIN:  Depends on whether the question is coming from my probation officer. Lets just say none to be safe. But talk to me later.

KEN:  Endorphin.

MATT:  If I had to pick one, it would be Diet Dr. Pepper.

RICHARD:  A good ol' PCP laced, red wine enema.

Image via Stoogeaphilia's Facebook Page - Photo by Jose L. Serrato Jr.

Image via Stoogeaphilia's Facebook Page - Photo by Jose L. Serrato Jr.

4. Brown or white gravy? (Neither is not an option btw)

RAY:  I am allowed no gravy.  Sore subject.  Next Question!

MARLIN:  White.   

KEN:  Alfredo.

MATT:  I will avoid gravy-choice evangelism and say that both have their moments. White on biscuits, anything chicken-fried, potatos, grits, starchy things. Brown on turkey & dressing, potatos, beef dishes. Really, if somebody sets gravy down in front of me, it's going on my food. Period.

RICHARD:  I kind of agree with Matt on these things.

5. Favorite weapon of mass destruction?

RAY:  Favorite?  Giant earthbound Asteroid/Meteor would be rad on an Extinction Event/Out of My Control level.  But if I had to pick how I wanted everyone to die?  Maybe a heroin bomb.   

MARLIN:  Taco Casa Taco Lite.

KEN:  Stratocaster.

MATT:  Targeted asteroids.

RICHARD:  Music.

6. Favorite marsupial?

RAY:  Koala.  Because a Platypus is a Monotreme not a Marsupial.

MARLIN:  Never been to Mars before.

KEN:  My Wife.

MATT:  Possum. Did you know female marsupials have two vaginas, and males have bifurcated penises? Penii? Penes? Penae? I digress...

RICHARD:  Tasmanian Devils.

Image via Stoogeaphilia's Facebook Page - Photo by Nick Huff

Image via Stoogeaphilia's Facebook Page - Photo by Nick Huff

7. Favorite Superhero?

RAY:  Bizarro Ted Cruz.

MARLIN:  Wonder Woman.

KEN:  Jon Teague.

MATT:  According to my friend Daniel, I'm already a superhero. My super power is the Power of Indifference. If not me, then Zorlak the Avenger.

RICHARD:  El Duce!

8. Did Dez catch it?

RAY:  I was always a Keith Morris/Ron Reyes guy.

MARLIN:  that is between him and his doctor. None of my business. 

KEN:  Who is Dez?  What is “It”?

MATT:  This is a sports question, right? No clue, not a big sports fan.

RICHARD:  Is this a Black Flag reference?

9. When you die, if you were given the choice to come back as any animal, which would you choose?

RAY:  The Lazy Trinity of I do what I want…House Cat, Otter or Three-Toed Sloth.

MARLIN:  The one from the Muppet Movie.

KEN:  See first reply.

MATT:  An alien superhero, Zorlak the Avenger. Then I could prove #2 conclusively.

RICHARD:  Party Animal.

10. The best MJ is: Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Mike Jones, or Milla Jovovich?

RAY:  Mick Jones because he was in the Clash and Foreigner.

MARLIN: Is Mick Jones an option? That would be my answer. Either from Foreigner or the one from the Clash.

KEN:  Michael Jackson.

MATT:  Multi-pass.

RICHARD:  Mick Jones.

Image via The Me-Thinks' Facebook Page

Image via The Me-Thinks' Facebook Page

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about the word writer person:

Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska Press) and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”