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som3d3vil34
12-07-2006, 12:24 PM
www.izstyle.com


EDIT: some of theses questions are really dumb by the way. I'm about half way thru reading and there hasn't really been any valuable info.

akleiner34
12-07-2006, 12:39 PM
I don't know why those verses were dropped.

bbycrei
12-07-2006, 12:39 PM
It's always nice to know that Fonz loves Gouda and sharp cheddar.

lcause
12-07-2006, 12:41 PM
So many of those are worthless.

I like how he is most proud of BTCS. Then play the god damn album some more :o

akleiner34
12-07-2006, 12:41 PM
I have to admit, that this is the kind of stuff that pisses me off:

My best playing is on BTCS...

Screw you dude. Same with Dave saying that BTCS is their best album etc..
Do it again, we all know you can. Just shut up and do it.

nolan8or
12-07-2006, 12:42 PM
damn, no studio update

and several of those questions are worthless

pgr17
12-07-2006, 12:42 PM
good questions - i like that stefan takes the time to do this...

bbycrei
12-07-2006, 12:43 PM
I feel like I'm reading a Teen magazine Q&A reading most of these questions.

coachC
12-07-2006, 12:43 PM
its funny how that stalker stinky poo got into that interview with that whole pie remark. i wonder how annoyed or happy fonzi is for people who post on his myspace page TWICE A DAY. geezes, get a life

bndevils21
12-07-2006, 12:44 PM
I feel like I'm reading a Teen magazine Q&A reading most of these questions.

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Kerwin
12-07-2006, 12:58 PM
terrible questions.

italy8384
12-07-2006, 01:06 PM
At least he makes an attempt to answer questions even if their dumb or not. I thought he might back off for a while after that whole last stop/halloween uva deal. Prolly just didn't want to point the blame on Dave for the Grey street lyrics.

Bartender
12-07-2006, 01:08 PM
cmon, no studio updates.

Kerwin
12-07-2006, 01:13 PM
HEY stefan!! did you like play-doh as a kid? I DId!! !@!@!

TheSniper26
12-07-2006, 01:21 PM
I can't even see the thing. When I go to the features section, it just has a big black box with orange text saying "link for more information". But there is no link. Eh, I don't feel like I'm missing much. But still kind of odd.

pgr17
12-07-2006, 01:37 PM
i have a feeling that he really doesn't remember about the Grey St. lyrics... or care for that matter.

Smylie
12-07-2006, 01:43 PM
Out of all the music related questions in that thread, he picks questions about cheese and pie to answer

jumussel
12-07-2006, 01:43 PM
Is Stefan 31 or 13?

schubox
12-07-2006, 01:45 PM
that was awful, the only good question, about grey street, he completely dodged

FishMonkeyMan
12-07-2006, 01:46 PM
did you honestly expect him to say anything valuable that will just lead to people getting pissed off at them later on fwhen they change their minds?

TheNoise
12-07-2006, 01:51 PM
MSF INTERVIEW - Fonzy (http://www.izstyle.com/features/author.php?tid=250) Hi everyone. Thank you to everybody who took the time to send in questions. Without further ado...


MSF: Are you still going to throw stuff into the crowd regardless of injuries to people?? We love keepsakes!

SL: Of course, Camelbaks will be flying through the air...wear helmets :)


MSF: You guys spend a lot of time together especially during the tour. I know you like to bike around the concert area, but what else do you do to unwind? Does the band spend a lot of time together after a concert just winding down? Also, when you get home after touring, does the band take time off from each other or do you still hang together?

SL: If it's nice out, I'm doing something outside. Biking, swimming, boating, riding dune buggies, skim boarding, body surfing, surfing, hiking, horseback riding, just to name a few. I usually like to top off a good day with a good dinner out somewhere and a movie, or bowling, or maybe just a quiet walk along the beach (if I'm lucky enough to be by a beach).

We each have our separate schedules, personal lives, ways of spending down time, and travel arrangements. We get together around 4:00PM for a sound check and then back together again for the show. There are those times when, after the show, we might all be hanging out together. Maybe we're all on a plane together or at a dinner together, and if that happens, we love it. We're great friends and we love each other like family, but we all lead very separate, busy lives. That's why, on many nights, the show is the greatest moment of our day when we can all get together and have some fun with each other.


MSF: What do we need to do to get you guys to put out some more DVDs? Teasing me with the 2005 Red Rocks just made me hungry for more! I would love to have seen you do "Exodus". The band must have some footage of your concerts just lying around. I will beg if necessary. I can't get enough of those DVDs - and I have every one of them!

SL: Don't worry. There's always more on the way!


MSF: Are you a cheesehead (cheese lover)? If so, what is your favorite kind of cheese?

SL: I do love cheese! Gouda gold and sharp cheddar are my cheeses to die for.


MSF: So, when you first joined the band, what was it like playing for a band that was soon-to-be HUGE?

SL: We worked really hard. We traveled in a van, drove throughout the night, ate junk food from gas stations and fast food joints, shared rooms, and played every gig that was offered to us. I had no idea that I was in a band that would be so successful. I was just having the time of my life with a bunch of guys and it was all about playing music and having a good time doing it.


MSF: How and why do you think people became so passionate about your band's music?

SL: Music affects people on very different levels. I believe that because of Dave's approach to lyrics, with the heart of the songs coming from love and sincerity, plus the fact that we all write and play our parts with our souls invested, that we make music that really effects a lot of our listeners. For me, certain songs stay with me because of events that happened around that song and the emotions that I felt at the time I heard it. I believe that music evokes common feelings in all of us as human beings. Some bands only hit a few of those emotions but I feel that we hit almost all of them. For me, that's the biggest reason why we have such a dedicated and passionate fan base.


MSF: Do you and Dave paint together?

SL: Although we haven't actually painted together, there are some collaborative sketches roaming around out there somewhere.


MSF: Using one word only, describe MySpace.

SL: Overwhelming!

TheNoise
12-07-2006, 01:51 PM
MSF: Where do you go for genuine tranquility, to get away from all the craziness in life? Is there someone special there with you, or do you prefer to be alone?

SL: I go snowboarding somewhere out west. I love riding with friends and then finding myself separated from the pack. I find a good spot, sit down, and take everything in. I feel most connected to the earth and sky, and most at peace there on the mountain.


MSF: Since you have been with the band since a very young age, is there anything in life that you feel you've missed out on?

SL: College. I really missed it when I was younger. Making college friends, learning, the parties, the whole experience of being a fresh mind and living on a campus are all things that I missed out on. I had a hard time the first time I visited Boulder, CO. I almost jumped ship - I was 19.


MSF: What was the first concert you ever went to, not including your own band?

SL: The Go-Go's, opening up for INXS, opening up for The Bangles at Kings Dominion in Richmond, VA. I was like 11.


MSF: Name one band that is a "must see" before it's all over.

SL: TOOL


MSF: Do you like break beats?

SL: Yep


MSF: Nachos or pie?

SL: Nachos


MSF: What's your favorite kind of pie?

SL: Key Lime


MSF: When did you start painting? From where do you draw your inspiration?

SL: I started painting in the 8th grade. I painted throughout high school but music took up too much of my time to continue seriously with painting. I tried to paint on the road but I like large canvases, so that wasn't going to happen. About four years ago I had a bunch of down time, so I pulled out the canvas and paints and got to work. I'm inspired by Andy Warhol, Picasso, Van Gogh, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, and Shepard Fairly just to name a few. I read Juxtapoz to get inspiration and learn about new artists.


MSF:If you were an animal, what would you be?

SL: If I got to be an animal for one day I would want to be a hawk. To be able to go into a dive and reach over 200 miles per hour has got to be one of the coolest things in the animal kingdom.


MSF: You have kids, so I am curious: I went to a bunch of shows this summer and saw kids at many of them - many under age 5. I have even seen babies in the pit! What's your take on bringing babies and toddlers to shows? Does that distract you from your playing or throw you off? Are you concerned about the children? Or do you just say that if this is what the parent wants, then so be it?

SL: I love to see kids at our shows and I bring my own children to our shows too. Aside from a few rough words here and there, we have a pretty tame show - fun for the whole family. However, we are loud, so please have your children wear earplugs and just be aware of the people around you. If anything sketchy seems to be happening, please get your children out of there just to be safe. I've seen plenty of fights break out in front of us, and I would hate to see any little children or babies get hurt because of some idiots. Just make sure you have a good escape route.


MSF: Do you prefer to play on a four-string bass or a five-string?

SL: I have the most fun on my four-string; sometimes I feel more creative when I have fewer options to choose from.


MSF: What is your favorite topping on pizza?

SL: Pineapple and turkey ham.

TheNoise
12-07-2006, 01:52 PM
MSF: Where do you love to perform the most?

SL: Wherever the last gig of the year is :-). No but really, I don't have one place that I love over others. I have the most fun in different or new places, like the Bridge School Benefit, or a packed tent at the Blues and Roots Festival in Byron Bay Australia.


MSF: If you were going to lose one of your five senses, which one would it be and why?

SL: Smell. It would probably be the least traumatic on me. I love all my senses....


MSF: If you're in traffic, and someone lets you merge in front of them, do you give them a 'Thank You' wave? And on the flip side, do you let people merge?

SL: Yes and yes.


MSF: What did you think/do when you got your first big paycheck from being a member of DMB?

SL: I was very excited, of course. I helped out my family a bit and I put a down payment on a house up in Woodstock, NY. My family never had much money growing up so it was a whole new thing for me.


MSF: Fonz - Wow. I have been amazed by your writing skills. I am a huge fan of the band - have been since 1995 - and never really got onto the boards to read about stuff. Found this site and have been truly inspired and fascinated with your writings. So, my first questions are - how did you become such a good writer? Does it come naturally? Have you always written and do you enjoy it? You truly have a gift and I love reading your stories about your life!!

SL: Gees thanks (blushing). Music, art and writing are my creative passions of life. I took some creative writing in high school as well as a couple of online courses in poetry and fiction through the New School and The Gotham City Writers Workshop. I found out that I have a hard time with fiction but do better with poetry and short pieces. The stuff on this site is a little more journalistic which I'd never done before. It's been a lot of fun and it gives me a good reason to keep writing.


MSF: When you are playing on stage, do you purposefully wink or is that just a "tick" that happens while playing? (hee, hee) At Fenway, I had 5th row and my husband and I thought you were winking at me and others - had a good laugh thinking you'd actually be "looking at us and winking"! I know - goofy question, but I had to lighten it up a little bit!

SL: BOTH! I do wink and nod at people in the audience. I like making connections with people and miss the intimacy of small places. I also have a nervous blink that I do, not a wink, but a blink. Here's looking at you!


MSF: What's your favorite thing about being a dad? Your new daughter is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!

SL: My children remind me that life is beautiful and my life with them is incredibly full of love. This is what I love most about being a dad.


MSF: Okay, all of us have our most memorable shows, what are a few of yours, and why? (Don't forget Giants Stadium in the storm!!)

SL: The most memorable show for me was Rock n' Rio in 2001. The excitement of being in Brazil, playing to over 150,000 Brazilians, being around so much international music. For me, so far, that was the most memorable. There are many gigs over the years that stand out in my mind - Giants Stadium and the storm is one of those too.


MSF: I'd like to ask about the subject matter and mysticism of "Halloween." That's such an intense song. Where did the inspiration for the song come?

SL: All I can say is that it's a love song.


MSF: I was wondering what you would pick if you had a bass (acoustic, electric, or upright) custom made for you, and what would you call it?

SL: I would definitely start with a custom four-string. I've never thought about what I would call it. Maybe something like The Baby Jude by Stefan Lessard - written in a really fancy cursive or something.


MSF: What do you think YOUR best work has been in your musical career?

SL: I would have to say that I am most proud of my playing on Before These Crowded Streets. A lot of those songs mean a lot to me because I had a big part in the writing and arrangements of them. Check the liner notes - more than any other album.


MSF: Thanks for taking questions - I'll keep it short. In some songs, you guys will throw in a line or two from a different band. A few that come to mind are a line from a David Bowie song during Too Much in Antioch '04, and "For What It's Worth" in Jimi Thing. Who comes up with these ideas, and do you go over it before the show? Or is it all just spontaneous and improvised?

SL: You got it right, anything like that is almost always spontaneous and improvised.


MSF: To you, what was the moment you said, "Wow I think I'm a rock star..."?

SL: From the first performance of my sixth grade boy's choir singing "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" in our PJs. That's when I knew it. Or was it when two girls from Japan asked me for my autograph after a show at Trax in Charlottesville when I was 17?


MSF: Most every band/group has specific requests for backstage. I was just wondering what your "must haves" are backstage (specific foods, drinks, music, etc.)???

SL: For me: One bottle of 18-year old Macallan's Scotch, Pacifico and Stella Artois beer, some roasted almonds, Vita water, Fiji water, fruit, and a fine selection of gum and hard candies. What else? I have to leave some things for you all to wonder about.


MSF: When fans throw things up on stage, do you actually keep them? My best friend threw a plastic ring on stage (Assembly Hall '05) and you picked it up. Since then I've wondered if you guys actually kept those little fan gifts or if you just tossed them out.

SL: We keep everything.


MSF: I'm thinking about moving to Charlottesville... Since you still reside there, how do you feel the city has changed since the band grew to a national level and it was voted America's Best Place To Live?

SL: We now have a Target to shop at, there are a lot more subdivisions, old farms that I used to play on don't exist now, and the traffic has gotten a lot worse. But that's like any other growing town in this country. Charlottesville is a great place to live, raise kids, start a company and grow up in.


MSF: My kind of most-random question is: What happened to verses three and four of Grey Street? Verse four was dropped at Busted Stuff, and verse three got weaned out, I think, back in 2004. Was the song too long (does that happen?) or did you guys just decide that you didn't like the last verse?

SL: Can't help you out on that one. I can't remember why those verses were dropped.


MSF: I know you were/are a big Nirvana fan, as am I. I was wondering what were you doing and where you were when you found out about Kurt Cobain's death.

SL: I was in a field somewhere in Tennessee, getting ready to play a festival with a bunch of other bands. I was devastated. The drum tech, guitar tech, and myself were the only Nirvana fans out of our whole entourage. I just spaced away the whole day in a cloud of smoke and denial and then eventually played the show before drinking a good amount and listening to Nirvana in the back lounge of our tour bus. What a sad day for our generation that was.


MSF: What does the I-Z stand for in IZSTYLE...? Thanks to Poli @ Hershey, I was corrected as I had been pronouncing it "is style" and not I-Z Style.

SL: I-Z stands for Interzone. I own a company by the name of Interzone. What is the Interzone? That is for you all to find out on your own. So in a way, IZSTYLE stands for Interzone Style. Confused?


MSF: Since you are only about five years older than me, we both grew up during the 80's. What are some of your favorite memories of that weird decade?

SL: I remember the how great pop music was back then. And how fresh rap and hip-hop were back then. I mean U2, The Beastie Boys, The Fat Boys, Run-DMC, just to name a few. I really loved a lot of the music that came out of the 80s; I'm still influenced by it today.

TheNoise
12-07-2006, 01:52 PM
MSF: A couple years ago freedom/pirate radio was emerging as FCC-regulated stations were monopolizing the airwaves with the same bubblegum pop. Although "technically" this was stealing, a lot of really fantastic music was getting opened up to American youth through these non-profit (and sometimes in-the-red) radio waves. What is your view on the semi-monopolization of the airwaves? What is your view on these newer free Internet radio stations such as pandora.com and wdmbradio.com?

SL: Whew! I like it all, to tell you the truth. I'm a media consumer. I love Internet radio, XM, Sirius, and public-supported radio. Give me as many choices as possible.


MSF: The American and Canadian educational systems have been slashing budgets over the years, and the art departments have unfortunately been one of the first to be removed, often to keep the focus on science. I personally think that the arts are just as important as the sciences (more so to me as that is what I study at university), and the removal of arts programs shouldn't be allowed. Children aren't getting exposed to the wonderful aspects that music and art have to offer, or to how great of an emotional outlet they can be. Do you think that the removal of these programs, and the students' subsequent lack of exposure to music, could alter the new generation's mindset on what constitutes a "real" musician, band, or performer?

SL: I do believe that the youth of today will conceive of music differently than our generation did. They're not really aware or taught what it takes to make music. But this is changing everyday. When I was 14, my dad bought me a four-track. I fell in love and started making music on it. Now I can make music on my laptop without ever touching a real instrument. There used to be a time when most of the music played never got recorded. The only recording of live music at one time was the memory of those who played it and heard it. I wonder what some of the classical masters would have thought about what music is like today. Nowadays it sometimes seems that you need to know more about computers then you do about real music in order to make music. But I also believe that for as long as there are humans on this planet there will be music made the old fashion way: sitting around with a group of other people and a bunch of instruments and making something musical together. On my street, I still hear young bands rehearsing, a young drummer practicing, a young pianist practicing. Every once and a while, one of my neighbors will blare some Lyle Lovett while their kids swim in their pool. The face of music is always changing, but the really important thing is how the music affects the listener. Music is a personal element to a person's life. Today more than ever before, people have the ability to add their own soundtracks to their lives. And that is a good thing.

I am a strong believer that the public school system's lack of quality art and musical education is a shame, but I also believe that how we define what is "real" in music has always evolved and grown. It will continue to do so and shouldn't be subject to one single definition.

Sorry for the essay, I could go on and on. Your question would make a great thread on any music board!


MSF: Hey man! It's cool that you bring guest artists on stage to jam with you on a song or two. If you had the opportunity to go on stage for one song with a band that's currently touring, what one would it be?

SL: If you had asked who I would like to do side projects with, I could give you a list miles long. But if you're talking about jumping on stage with my axe in my hand, ready to crush the low end and walk away feeling proud...well my friend, that scares the crap out of me. Most of the bands I like aren't really the type that you can just jump right in and catch a groove with. Or they already have bass players who are my idols and I would never want to try and walk in their shoes. But since you asked...Damian Marley. I already know some of his bass lines and I think that I could put a signature twist on a couple of his songs if I ever got invited on stage with him. Yeah, that would rock, DUB IZSTYLE...

Smokey the Bear
12-07-2006, 01:53 PM
:lol what a joke

TheNoise
12-07-2006, 01:57 PM
:lol bahahahahaha "how did you become such a good writer? Does it come naturally?"

Monk
12-07-2006, 01:57 PM
I would have liked some studio updates/new album info, but I do appreciate the fact that Stefan at least takes the time to do something like this.

edit: And it's surprising that he doesn't have a clue about the dropped verses in Grey Street. From what I've heard they re-worked the song (from 3 verses to 2) to perform it on late night television and from that point on it stayed that way, but at some point they must have at least discussed the change in composition of the song.

FishMonkeyMan
12-07-2006, 01:59 PM
I would have liked some studio updates/new album info, but I do appreciate the fact that Stefan at least takes the time to do something like this.

yeah i think he intentnionally went with the lighter irrelevent shit so that he couldnt be called out later if something he said was being worked on in the studio now turned out to not be on the final album..

hell people spent 2 days going "oh my good stefan said good good night so its going on the album"

Monk
12-07-2006, 02:02 PM
yeah i think he intentnionally went with the lighter irrelevent shit so that he couldnt be called out later if something he said was being worked on in the studio now turned out to not be on the final album..

hell people spent 2 days going "oh my good stefan said good good night so its going on the album"

:lol True. And at this point in the studio, most likely nothing is concrete.

Bartender
12-07-2006, 02:10 PM
hell people spent 2 days going "oh my good stefan said good good night so its going on the album"
:lol you're right

onebignothing
12-07-2006, 02:12 PM
MSF: If you were going to lose one of your five senses, which one would it be and why?

SL: Smell. It would probably be the least traumatic on me. I love all my senses....


wow.

Crush87
12-07-2006, 02:18 PM
Fucking worthless, couldnt even get through half of that.

pgr17
12-07-2006, 02:21 PM
what were you all expecting? people seem really disappointed.

Crush87
12-07-2006, 02:22 PM
what were you all expecting? people seem really disappointed.
just the same drivel as before.

som3d3vil34
12-07-2006, 02:27 PM
did you wink at me?!!@WE

ggies
12-07-2006, 02:42 PM
so once again, it proves they are being lazy in the studio. So, Stefan and Dave think their best work is on BTCS, but they don't want to re-produce that kind of work manship? WTF? just annouce that you are going to be a lazy ass until you break up and then we won't expect or wonder why they suck now(studio wise).

FishMonkeyMan
12-07-2006, 02:46 PM
so once again, it proves they are being lazy in the studio. So, Stefan and Dave think their best work is on BTCS, but they don't want to re-produce that kind of work manship? WTF? just annouce that you are going to be a lazy ass until you break up and then we won't expect or wonder why they suck now(studio wise).

if you think this proves anything you are a complete douche...

he was playing around with his younger fans that still like him... nothing of substance, no big deal...

ggies
12-07-2006, 02:47 PM
if you think this proves anything you are a complete douche...

he was playing around with his younger fans that still like him... nothing of substance, no big deal...

ah, i see. well, whatever then.

pgr17
12-07-2006, 02:49 PM
so once again, it proves they are being lazy in the studio. So, Stefan and Dave think their best work is on BTCS, but they don't want to re-produce that kind of work manship? WTF? just annouce that you are going to be a lazy ass until you break up and then we won't expect or wonder why they suck now(studio wise).

you're an idiot.

onebignothing
12-07-2006, 03:04 PM
what were you all expecting? people seem really disappointed.

I think people on this board would like to see more DMB related stuff and less info about Fonz's life..i.e. Studio update, have they written new songs, future of Rashawn, what happened to Kill the King and which new summer 06 songs they are working on, upcoming summer touring info, ... etc.

However, you are probably right that these types of questions are not likely to be answered through this forum and shouldn't really be expected. I can understand how people may be dissapointed, though, with the quality of some of the questions. I think you just have to take it for what it is and realize that type of interview is not targeted to this group of fans.

pgr17
12-07-2006, 03:17 PM
I think you just have to take it for what it is and realize that type of interview is not targeted to this group of fans.
exactly.

if this Q&A was on a DMB board then i would understand... but it's not. it is on his own site and through myspace... i think just think some people on this board need to calm down a bit.

FishMonkeyMan
12-07-2006, 03:23 PM
stefan is not interested in being the band's press secretary. you can't expect these little things he does to be some kind of press release about the state of the band.

he's interacting with his young fans as a means to keep himself grounded, and whether it was a pointless read or not (yeah it was), doesnt mean it isnt nice that he does this type of thing.

how many other big name celebrities, musicians, etc., can you actually get that kind of interaction with? it's nice he does this stuff, even if we get nothing of substance out of it.

spruce
12-07-2006, 03:50 PM
'OMG he doesn't think like me!' Some of you guys need to grow up. Shocking that the only sane people in this thread are over 25.

Cool, always interesting to read anything by any of the band members. We should be lucky he reaches out even this much to our community which many of us seem eager to take a shot at.

spruce
12-07-2006, 03:51 PM
Thanks for posting the text, Eric :D

akleiner34
12-07-2006, 03:51 PM
'OMG he doesn't think like me!' Some of you guys need to grow up. Shocking that the only sane people in this thread are over 25.

Cool, always interesting to read anything by any of the band members. We should be lucky he reaches out even this much to our community which many of us seem eager to take a shot at.



I turn 23 today and I am fucking nuts.

kaisek
12-07-2006, 03:53 PM
This is the worst Q&A I've ever read....

spruce
12-07-2006, 03:54 PM
I turn 23 today and I am fucking nuts.

Happy B-day, dude... haha, you're OK :)

akleiner34
12-07-2006, 03:55 PM
Happy B-day, dude... haha, you're OK :)



Thank you.

TheNoise
12-07-2006, 03:55 PM
This is the worst Q&A I've ever read....
MSF: Stefan, do you like kittens?

SL: Yeah! Who doesn't!

spruce
12-07-2006, 03:56 PM
stefan is not interested in being the band's press secretary. you can't expect these little things he does to be some kind of press release about the state of the band.

he's interacting with his young fans as a means to keep himself grounded, and whether it was a pointless read or not (yeah it was), doesnt mean it isnt nice that he does this type of thing.

how many other big name celebrities, musicians, etc., can you actually get that kind of interaction with? it's nice he does this stuff, even if we get nothing of substance out of it.

:upyours Well said.

bsan83
12-07-2006, 03:56 PM
Basically second the thoughts that, no there's not any riveting news on there, but it's nice to read nonetheless and Fonz gets points in my book for spending time to go through that for us retards. :lol

CRUSHsoccer15
12-07-2006, 04:12 PM
I mean, I'm glad he does this kind of thing, but some actual content would have been nice.

dmb0226
12-07-2006, 04:24 PM
MSF: Stefan, do you like kittens?

SL: Yeah! Who doesn't!

the way that interview was constructed, that question wouldnt have really surprised me

dmb0226
12-07-2006, 04:24 PM
I mean, I'm glad he does this kind of thing, but some actual content would have been nice.

:upyours

alexbunke
12-07-2006, 04:33 PM
Boo :(

Penguins66
12-07-2006, 04:38 PM
MSF: What do you think YOUR best work has been in your musical career?

SL: I would have to say that I am most proud of my playing on Stand Up. A lot of those songs mean a lot to me because I had a big part in the writing and arrangements of them.
fixed :lol

dmbradio
12-07-2006, 04:48 PM
There's so much potential in there for good follow up questions, but unfortunately most interviewers do not know a thing about conducting interviews

Mersh
12-07-2006, 04:48 PM
what were you all expecting? people seem really disappointed.

decent questions

some questions regarding the current recording process, material, etc.

I guess "nachos or pie?" just doesn't do it for me.

CRUSHsoccer15
12-07-2006, 04:49 PM
I think there were some decent questions the first time he did this.

Mersh
12-07-2006, 04:50 PM
stefan is not interested in being the band's press secretary. you can't expect these little things he does to be some kind of press release about the state of the band.

he's interacting with his young fans as a means to keep himself grounded, and whether it was a pointless read or not (yeah it was), doesnt mean it isnt nice that he does this type of thing.

how many other big name celebrities, musicians, etc., can you actually get that kind of interaction with? it's nice he does this stuff, even if we get nothing of substance out of it.

Its nice, sure...I guess I shouldn't expect anything of substance.

FishMonkeyMan
12-07-2006, 04:53 PM
Its nice, sure...I guess I shouldn't expect anything of substance.

its not that i disagree, or that i dont think it would be nice if there was some substance, its that i just really dont care that much.

dmbradio
12-07-2006, 04:53 PM
Its nice, sure...I guess I shouldn't expect anything of substance.

this is a good response to a lot of things about this band lately

Mersh
12-07-2006, 04:56 PM
its not that i disagree, or that i dont think it would be nice if there was some substance, its that i just really dont care that much.

I care within the context of a thread about the interview on a DMB internet message board. Beyond that I don't give a shit.

Tomacco
12-07-2006, 05:07 PM
Terrible. He said he'd only answer questions from the thread on the IZstyle board, which was full of questions about the new DMB songs and the 2004 ones and such. None of those got addressed, and I only noticed about 5 questions (stupid ones) that were in that thread.

Not to mention I swear he's answered a few of those in previous interviews, maybe even the last MSF one.

Lame, Stefan. Lame.

NiCK Crush
12-07-2006, 05:08 PM
that sucked.

-NiCK

NiCK Crush
12-07-2006, 05:09 PM
decent questions

some questions regarding the current recording process, material, etc.

I guess "nachos or pie?" just doesn't do it for me.

:lol :upyours

-NiCK

Jack
12-07-2006, 05:10 PM
SL: I would have to say that I am most proud of my playing on Before These Crowded Streets. A lot of those songs mean a lot to me because I had a big part in the writing and arrangements of them. Check the liner notes - more than any other album.

'Check the liner notes.' :lol

"seriously guys, I love that album too. I basically wrote the fucking thing. I mean dreaming tree, you all love that right, I pretty much wrote that song. I'm dead serious, check the liner notes, I'm in there, look for my name, it's in there a lot... all over the place. I swear, I had nothing to do with Hunger For The Great Light. I promise you. It was all Dave. The guy's lost it. I blame Trey."

Tomacco
12-07-2006, 05:11 PM
"seriously guys, I love that album too. I basically wrote the fucking thing. I mean dreaming tree, you all love that right, I pretty much wrote that song. I'm dead serious, check the liner notes, I'm in there, look for my name, it's in there a lot... all over the place. I swear, I had nothing to do with Hunger For The Great Light. I promise you. It was all Dave. The guy's lost it. I blame Trey."

:wtf

FishMonkeyMan
12-07-2006, 05:11 PM
'Check the liner notes.' :lol

"seriously guys, I love that album too. I basically wrote the fucking thing. I mean dreaming tree, you all love that right, I pretty much wrote that song. I'm dead serious, check the liner notes, I'm in there, look for my name, it's in there a lot... all over the place. I swear, I had nothing to do with Hunger For The Great Light. I promise you. It was all Dave. The guy's lost it. I blame Trey."

this post is an exact example of why this entire interview is full of irrelevent shit that cant get him in trouble.

alexbunke
12-07-2006, 05:12 PM
I will add my name to the list of "disappointed because I expect a little more info" people.

Strugz10
12-07-2006, 05:14 PM
'Check the liner notes.' :lol

"seriously guys, I love that album too. I basically wrote the fucking thing. I mean dreaming tree, you all love that right, I pretty much wrote that song. I'm dead serious, check the liner notes, I'm in there, look for my name, it's in there a lot... all over the place. I swear, I had nothing to do with Hunger For The Great Light. I promise you. It was all Dave. The guy's lost it. I blame Trey."

:lol

Jack
12-07-2006, 05:18 PM
this post is an exact example of why this entire interview is full of irrelevent shit that cant get him in trouble.

it's full of ridiculous shit that fans of the band could care less about. I mean, I understand he needs to cater to his 16 year old fans, but he could provide a tiny bit of substance.

get him into trouble? He doesn't have to say, "yea, sugar will, it is on the album and it is spectacular." He could simply say something, anything about the studio process, not whether or not he likes nachos. Who gives a fuck?

Mersh
12-07-2006, 05:20 PM
this post is an exact example of why this entire interview is full of irrelevent shit that cant get him in trouble.

Stefan doesn't like jokes and/or doesn't have any sense of humor about himself?

Mersh
12-07-2006, 05:21 PM
everything is so black and white still...its not a great interview and if you point it out its "you should be happy you get anything/you'd just bitch anyway"

I'm not upset about it I'm just saying its a pretty lame interview. Lets face it, it isn't...that isn't a statement on anything but that.

Mersh
12-07-2006, 05:22 PM
get him into trouble? He doesn't have to say, "yea, sugar will, it is on the album and it is spectacular." He could simply say something, anything about the studio process, not whether or not he likes nachos. Who gives a fuck?

Right, "we've been working in the studio" or "things are going well" or anything like that.

bsan83
12-07-2006, 05:23 PM
He was asked those questions, just chose not to answer them.

C'est la vie. Whatever.

Mersh
12-07-2006, 05:24 PM
He was asked those questions, just chose not to answer them.

C'est la vie. Whatever.

Absolutely, those questions were asked. Its not a big deal in the grand scheme of things though.

Jack
12-07-2006, 05:26 PM
Absolutely, those questions were asked. Its not a big deal in the grand scheme of things though.

yea, this is not something to get upset about. It's great that he takes the time to do it at all, but I honestly don't expect anything better from stefan at this point. At least I got a new sig out of it.

spruce
12-07-2006, 05:26 PM
I just don't think we can get too pissed about what he said with the quality, or lack there of more like- of the questions asked. If this is what the fans on myspace want to know...they welp, they got their answers.

Maybe we should...might be interesting...get like 10 or 20 questions together and send 'em in...I mean, why not... it's not what he said it's that he didn't say much-- that interests many of us.

spruce
12-07-2006, 05:27 PM
everything is so black and white still...its not a great interview and if you point it out its "you should be happy you get anything/you'd just bitch anyway"

I'm not upset about it I'm just saying its a pretty lame interview. Lets face it, it isn't...that isn't a statement on anything but that.

That's about it right there, IMO as well.

Mersh
12-07-2006, 05:27 PM
I just don't think we can get too pissed about what he said with the quality, or lack there of more like- of the questions asked. If this is what the fans on myspace want to know...they welp, they got their answers.

Maybe we should...might be interesting...get like 10 or 20 questions together and send 'em in...I mean, why not... it's not what he said it's that he didn't say much-- that interests many of us.

I don't mean to give the impression that I am pissed because I am not. I haven't seen what questions were asked, but I find it hard to believe no one asked about that stuff, I just figure he chose to avoid those questions.

FishMonkeyMan
12-07-2006, 05:28 PM
im just saying that as long as every single word is going to be disected and people are going to get angry over everything they ever say that doesnt turn out to happen, you are goign to get him answering questions about irrelevent shit... it would be nice if that werent the case, but it really isnt a big deal anyway.

Mersh
12-07-2006, 05:28 PM
At least I got a new sig out of it.

that shit is pretty deep

Mersh
12-07-2006, 05:29 PM
im just saying that as long as every single word is going to be disected and people are going to get angry over everything they ever say that doesnt turn out to happen, you are goign to get him answering questions about irrelevent shit... it would be nice if that werent the case, but it really isnt a big deal anyway.

One day people are saying they don't give a shit what we think (which I think is true for the most part) and the next they are watching what they answer in a myspace interview because a tiny portion of the fanbase may bitch about it?

spruce
12-07-2006, 05:29 PM
I don't mean to give the impression that I am pissed because I am not. I haven't seen what questions were asked, but I find it hard to believe no one asked about that stuff, I just figure he chose to avoid those questions.

Nah man, you didn't...I'm with you on what you said.

hmm, possibly...I would just think that many of us aren't going to be the people asking the questions or aren't on myspace at all. Maybe he really didn't get any interesting questions :lol

Mersh
12-07-2006, 05:30 PM
Nah man, you didn't...I'm with you on what you said.

hmm, possibly...I would just think that many of us aren't going to be the people asking the questions or aren't on myspace at all. Maybe he really didn't get any interesting questions :lol

maybe, I've never been on myspace...ever.

sarge
12-07-2006, 05:43 PM
fonzi is an idiot

spruce
12-07-2006, 05:46 PM
maybe, I've never been on myspace...ever.

liar...

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=23000775

Mersh
12-07-2006, 05:51 PM
liar...

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=23000775

Its a complete coincidence that people also happen to call me Miss Naughty.

spruce
12-07-2006, 05:56 PM
Its a complete coincidence that people also happen to call me Miss Naughty.

:lol :lol

I wouldn't have subjected you to that if had some horrible song that started blarring at you when you clicked it...

Tomacco
12-07-2006, 06:22 PM
I don't mean to give the impression that I am pissed because I am not. I haven't seen what questions were asked, but I find it hard to believe no one asked about that stuff, I just figure he chose to avoid those questions.

http://www.izstyle.com/boards/posts.php?tid=1264

"MSF Interview HERE!! 9/30/2006
This is where I will be taking questions for the next MSF Interview. Please limit your questions so everyone has a chance to ask and be answered:) "

This is where the questions were supposedly suppose to come from. Clearly the most prevalent concerns were not addressed.

Phan
12-07-2006, 06:36 PM
MSF: Where do you love to perform the most?

SL: Wherever the last gig of the year is :-).


that says it all

Phan
12-07-2006, 06:41 PM
MSF: Okay, all of us have our most memorable shows, what are a few of yours, and why? (Don't forget Giants Stadium in the storm!!)

SL: The most memorable show for me was Rock n' Rio in 2001. The excitement of being in Brazil, playing to over 150,000 Brazilians, being around so much international music. For me, so far, that was the most memorable. There are many gigs over the years that stand out in my mind - Giants Stadium and the storm is one of those too.




Jesus

bsan83
12-07-2006, 06:42 PM
http://www.izstyle.com/boards/posts.php?tid=1264

"MSF Interview HERE!! 9/30/2006
This is where I will be taking questions for the next MSF Interview. Please limit your questions so everyone has a chance to ask and be answered:) "

This is where the questions were supposedly suppose to come from. Clearly the most prevalent concerns were not addressed.

Some good questions were asked in there, and he didn't feel like touching them. It's fine, not a big deal.

Mersh
12-07-2006, 07:15 PM
http://www.izstyle.com/boards/posts.php?tid=1264

"MSF Interview HERE!! 9/30/2006
This is where I will be taking questions for the next MSF Interview. Please limit your questions so everyone has a chance to ask and be answered:) "

This is where the questions were supposedly suppose to come from. Clearly the most prevalent concerns were not addressed.

looks like there were some decent questions in there.

Strugz10
12-07-2006, 08:17 PM
I mean it's Stefan did you all really expect that much out of him? Come on.

Marjorie
12-07-2006, 08:26 PM
Cool, always interesting to read anything by any of the band members. We should be lucky he reaches out even this much to our community which many of us seem eager to take a shot at.

:upyours



I still think people should throw key lime pie and gouda at him every time they play hunger from now on

FishMonkeyMan
12-07-2006, 08:27 PM
I mean it's Stefan did you all really expect that much out of him? Come on.

honestly i thought the most insightful thing to come out of the interview was his regrests about not going to college... it explains why he does stuff like this.

julio_havok
12-07-2006, 08:56 PM
I really liked the answer about Brazil! :)

Strugz10
12-07-2006, 09:30 PM
honestly i thought the most insightful thing to come out of the interview was his regrests about not going to college... it explains why he does stuff like this.

Bingo.

warehouseboy
12-07-2006, 09:33 PM
I thought it was interesting that the live show he recommends more than anything is a Tool. I heard that Trey said in an interview for Rolling Stone that they should headline Bonnaroo next year because of their psychadelic show. Anybody know if that's true?

Warehouse678
12-07-2006, 10:45 PM
I thought it was interesting that the live show he recommends more than anything is a Tool. I heard that Trey said in an interview for Rolling Stone that they should headline Bonnaroo next year because of their psychadelic show. Anybody know if that's true?

Tool is the best show you'll ever catch. Seen them a handful of times now and they are unreal. This year was a little different than others but it was still a great tour for them. I doubt they would headline something like Bonnaroo though.

d.m.bfan222
12-08-2006, 04:33 PM
I like the Two Step on 6-11-01 reference :)

Phan
12-08-2006, 04:44 PM
I like the Two Step on 6-11-01 reference :)

Yea, What a huge fucking tool

DMBTex10101
12-08-2006, 04:58 PM
What a waste. The only questions that anyone would be remotely interested in weren't even actually answered.

Oh well, good thing I didn't expect even this much. Although, I do like the idea that he's still staying in touch with the fans while they are off/in the studio. It is pretty nice.

cmitch525
12-09-2006, 07:58 AM
I like the Two Step on 6-11-01 reference :)

me too although I am a bit suprised

Tomacco
12-09-2006, 03:07 PM
There's a few photos from the studio up on Stefan's blog now. Cool stuff!

oshman800
12-09-2006, 03:29 PM
There's a few photos from the studio up on Stefan's blog now. Cool stuff!

i am having trouble finding the pics

alexbunke
12-09-2006, 03:36 PM
There's a few photos from the studio up on Stefan's blog now. Cool stuff!POST THEM

alexbunke
12-09-2006, 03:39 PM
http://myspace-809.vo.llnwd.net/01533/90/82/1533952809_l.jpg


OMG WHAT SONG IS THAT

pgr17
12-09-2006, 03:41 PM
that studio is nice looking...

Crush87
12-09-2006, 03:41 PM
OMG WHAT SONG IS THAT

dave is raising his arm...

alexbunke
12-09-2006, 03:41 PM
http://myspace-992.vo.llnwd.net/01535/29/91/1535821992_l.jpg

alexbunke
12-09-2006, 03:42 PM
dave is raising his arm...No, on the paper. Chord progressions...

alexbunke
12-09-2006, 03:42 PM
I love the warm look of that place.

Crush87
12-09-2006, 03:42 PM
No, on the paper. Chord progressions...

hah yea i know

alexbunke
12-09-2006, 03:43 PM
Glad to see Carter's still got the double china going!

alexbunke
12-09-2006, 03:43 PM
A E B D?

IPeeInTheShower
12-09-2006, 04:16 PM
Some of you guys complain too much. I'm grateful that Fonzi took the time to sit down and give us a little insight into what he enjoys about life. I would have loved to have gotten some insight into the studio situation as well but beggers can't be choosers.