Music Interview

10 Questions Interview - Joey Gorman by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are pleased to have our favorite rock and roll fighter pilot Joey Gorman (Joe Gorgeous, The Longshots) join us today. 

Be sure to catch Joe Gorgeous live 6/23 at FW's newest venue, Main at SouthSide and in Dallas the 26th at Armoury, DE. --LB

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Joey Gorman doing Joey Gorman things - Photo courtesy of Joey Gorman, Photo by John Erwin

Joey Gorman doing Joey Gorman things - Photo courtesy of Joey Gorman, Photo by John Erwin

1) With which creatures do you share quarters?

JG: The ones that once were and shall be again

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

JG: Taylor Swift? ...Jim Belushi. Definitely jim belushi

3) What can't you live without?

JG: Rock n Roll Coca Cola Love & Marijuana

4) Ultimate Morning-After Food?

JG: Quesadillas til tha day i die

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

JG:Minivan

 

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

JG: Open the door, Hold the door for the Bridge Builder. Walk back outside.

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

JG: Wayne Gretzky OR "Repo Man"

8) Underdog you Root for most?

JG: The Truth and/or Sanity

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

JG: The Lobster

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

JG:Mike Jones. Who?

Photo courtesy of Joey Gorman

Photo courtesy of Joey Gorman

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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 - Cameron Smith by Lyle Brooks

We are honored to have Cameron Smith on the 10 Questions Interview. With an impressive amount of creative energy, between his outstanding band War Party and his solo work as Sur Duda, Mr. Smith wastes little time: June 14th he DJs at Collective Brewing Project, 22nd solo at Buon Giorno Grapevine, WP plays Armoury, DE (w/ Acid Tongue, Joe Gorgeous) on the 26th and MASS July 7th (w/ SOS, Sealion).  

War Party is finishing up their 3rd full-length, Pure Destroyer. Sur Duda will add to the recently released Fort Night and 2x4 Tracks when he returns to the studio later this month. Revel in all the great jams! --LB

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Sur Duda - Photo courtesy of Cameron Smith

Sur Duda - Photo courtesy of Cameron Smith

1) With which creatures do you share quarters?

CS: I live in a big red brick house with my human girlfriend Stevie and her daughter and my homie, Peter Marsh and my two canine adoptees, Nova and Eleanor Biscuit.

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

CS: Bill Murray.

3) What can't you live without?

CS: Anxiety.

4) Ultimate Morning-After Food?

CS: Strawberries, pineapple and melons. Any melon… except cucumber.

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

CS: The finger.

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

CS: Build a bridge to an unopened door, open the door. Hmm…maybe this room could use a new bridge.

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

CS: Curtis Mayfield.

Screen shot of Smith from the Peter Marsh-directed "Lemon Balm" music video by Siberian Traps

Screen shot of Smith from the Peter Marsh-directed "Lemon Balm" music video by Siberian Traps

8) Underdog you Root for most?

CS: LaVern Marigold… or world peace. Or the division of art and commerce.

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

CS: Grey wolf…or an owl.

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

CS: Marc Johnson. Just watch his Fully Flared part. His work introduced me to a lot of the music I love, his wit informed my sense of humor and his skateboarding speaks for itself.

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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 - 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

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.”

Fortress Festival Interview - Peter Hook by Lyle Brooks

Today we are extremely honored to have Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order, Peter Hook & The Light) talk to us about his experience playing synths, his favorite places to visit on tour, and BONUS ALERT: we got the scoop on what to expect from his upcoming Fortress Festival performance!

We'd also like to welcome Lyle Brooks, who sometimes exists as The Flashbulb (IG:@flashbulbtx) to the FWN family. Tho his vision comes and goes, we are pleased to report his ears are in working order

For tix and more info on Fortress Festival, click here.

UPDATE (05/01/2017): FWN captured live performance photos of Peter Hook & The Light's mystifying Fortress Festival performance! Scroll to the end of the interview to view the gallery. Enjoy! 

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Image via Peter Hook & The Light Facebook Page - Courtesy James Masters

Image via Peter Hook & The Light Facebook Page - Courtesy James Masters

1. Speaking from personal experience, your bass work was a major influence on many adolescents who obtained bass guitars. Repeating tracks, I'd hope to glean an invisible force beneath the bass lines. What were the sounds you sought when you set out playing? 

Well at first I didn't really have a plan & did not really set out to do anything - I didn't even know what a bass guitar was! But we worked very hard to master our instruments and I eventually began to develop a way of playing that I felt was a bit more interesting than what I'd heard from other bass players. I really liked to play high up the neck which was quite novel & Ian Curtis in particular encouraged me to keep doing that. It became my calling card so to speak - I found certain guitars and certain pedals that allowed me to further develop that sound and I have stuck with them ever since.

2. What were your first experiences with synths? How would you say the instrument most impacted music making for you? 

It took a while to get to grips with them to be honest - especially when compared to Bernard and Steve who were a lot more technologically minded than I was - I was the guy who just wanted to rock out on the guitars all the time! But eventually I got my head around it all and was able to contribute plenty of ideas on synths and sequencers as well as on the bass. It all had a big impact on our music as you can tell when you listen to early New Order tracks when compared to tracks from 10 or 15 years later.

3. So great to hear these songs again with fresh life behind them, was there much fuss from the die-hard loyalists about The Light's versions?

It was weird because a lot of the criticism which we received was before we even started playing - people were saying that I shouldn't be doing it & that it wasn't right without the others. But then when we started playing and people could see that we did a good job and showed the songs the care and respect that they deserved, it all got a lot easier. And now after 7 years of touring with The Light I would like to think that everyone knows how good a job we do and we have been very successful all around the world.

4. How has the experience been like working with the Classical Hacienda project? 

It's been a very difficult thing to put together just because it's very hard to achieve that perfect marriage between dance music and classical music. It's also very hard from an organisational standpoint simply because there are so many people involved - 70 in the orchestra and what feels like 70 more on the crew. But it has been a great experience to see how all those people work, the musicians are amazing, and it's been a very rewarding one because all of the shows so far have been great.

5. Any new cities you've discovered on this tour? Favorite spots to return? 

I'm always excited to still be visiting new places - it's amazing to go somewhere new after 40 years of touring as a musician. A couple of years ago we made it to Mongolia to play at a festival which was amazing, a great experience. And it was with the Light that I also made it to other places for the first time too - Israel, Russia, Chile, China... It has been great to take the music all around the world again. I am always keen to return everywhere!

6. Can fans expect performances from any particular records or will you survey both New Order and Joy Division? Does a version of "Tokyo Joe" ever make its way into a set list? 

Well at the moment at headline shows on this tour we are playing both Substance albums by Joy Division & New Order in full, it's almost a 3 hour show! But at the festival in Fort Worth we have just been asked to play a bit of everything, from both bands, which to be honest is probably better to do at a festival. We'll be playing all the hits! As for Tokyo Joe no we have never played that one but who knows! It's a killer bassline...

7. Five years on, how has the Music Industry Management & Promotion Programme at Central Lancashire fared? Brilliant Idea, I'm curious if other you've seen other institutions developing similar concentrations? 

I'm very proud of the programme and was delighted to be asked to become involved. The staff at the University and Tony Rigg in particular have done a fantastic job. The students enjoy the course and it gives them hands on experience in the music industry which is great. The numbers of people enrolling in the course keeps increasing every year which is a great credit.

Fortress Festival is right around the corner!!

Fortress Festival is right around the corner!!

UPDATE (5/1/2017): Fort Worth Noise's Prewitt Scott-Jackson snapped some photos of Peter Hook & The Light's Fortress Festival performance! (click thumbnail to enlarge)

Peter Hook & The Light perform at Fortress Festival - Photo Credit: Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Peter Hook & The Light perform at Fortress Festival - Photo Credit: Prewitt Scott-Jackson

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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 - 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.”

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

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

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

For more info on Fortress Festival, click here.

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Image via Ronnie Heart's Facebook Page - Photo Credit: Karlo X. Ramos

Image via Ronnie Heart's Facebook Page - Photo Credit: Karlo X. Ramos

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

RH: 2 be completely genuwine, my excitement level is 69!

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

RH: i’m looking forward to everyone.  i want to runneth over my cup with fortress water.  

3. You and fellow Fortress Festival performer Sudie have shared the stage numerous times on bills around Dallas/Fort Worth; what does it mean to you to now share the stage with her 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?*

RH: i’m happy for sudie and i’m glad she’s on the bill.  well deserved indeed! we’re just gonna cover each other’s music as our sets. “Smoodie” 

*FWN Editor's Note: Be on the lookout this Friday for our Fortress Festival interview with Sudie !!

Image via FortressFestival.com

Image via FortressFestival.com

Traditional FWN 10 Questions Interview: 

1. Dogs or Cats? Why? 

RH: why so divisive!?  purrs stir me up but who could resist a pup?

2. Aliens. Do they exist?

RH: fuck yeah aliens exist!  there’s a big evil orange one who has overtaken the white house.

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

RH: love making

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

RH: just so u know, i’m a proud vegan.  so my definition of gravy may be different.  i’d say brown, because i like soupy black beans.

5. Favorite weapon of mass destruction?

RH: ass-teroids

6. Favorite marsupial? 

RH: sugar gliders are the flyest marsupials. 

7. Favorite Superhero?

RH: elon musk

8. Did Dez catch it?

RH: can we just, DROP this already?

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

RH: i’d come back as an octopus because i am curious about the underwater life and i need four more limbs.  just don’t hunt or eat me.  i wanna live to my full potential please.

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

RH: i wouldnt be making Space Jams if michael jackson didnt inspire the music i make to make milla jovovich dance, who i have a massive mike jones for.

Image via Ronnie Heart's Facebook Page

Image via Ronnie Heart'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.”