Friday, November 9, 2012

Album Review of "The Doors Live At the Bowl '68"

 "The Doors Live At the Bowl '68" (2012)

I was a 15 year old "Grunge" girl living in Seattle when I first heard the Doors.
It was a "best of" White cassette a friend of my Father's had given me when he saw I was into rock and roll.
I took it home and at the time only knew "Light My Fire" which unlike most folks, I didn't find all that life changing.

It was when i got home and listened to Riders on the Storm and the soft parade that I was really intrigued.
I then was told that there was a doors MOVIE!
I rented it on VHS and was hypnotized by his story,charisma and look...And THAT was just Val Kilmer!

I then was listening to a classic rock station a few weeks later that had said  they would be playing the Doors Live in New York in it's entirety.
I  got out my 120 min. maxell cassette and recorded the whole thing on my Dad's stereo.

That late night changed my life!
Hearing his banter, Poetry and of ALL things the epic "Celebration Of the Lizard" I became not only obsessed but very inspired and although I was female, I wanted to BE this guy!

So after endless live recording and studio albums ""The Doors Live At the Bowl '68" is just another one to me.
Not very different.Morrison's banter is pretty much typical,nothing you haven't heard before.
Of course "the End" is done amazingly.Love the sing song he does about "Seeing an accident outside"
But all the songs are basically what you have heard on all their "Live" albums.So obviously its an amazing live album but I was hoping for something a bit new as all Doors fans probably would.
The remastering is great! Very clear!

I give this album 3 stars Because nothing compares to the Doors live in New York.

LIVE AT THE BOWL ’68 Track Listing
01. Show Start/Intro
02. “When The Music’s Over”
03. “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)”
04. “Back Door Man”
05. “Five To One”
06. “Back Door Man” (Reprise)
07. “The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)”
08. “Hello, I Love You”
09. “Moonlight Drive”
10. “Horse Latitudes”
11. “A Little Game”
12. “The Hill Dwellers”
13. “Spanish Caravan”
14. Hey, What Would You Guys Like To Hear?
15. “Wake Up!”
16. Light My Fire (Segue)
17. “Light My Fire”
18. “The Unknown Soldier”
19. The End (Segue)
20. “The End”

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Interview with Creator Kook Teflon

Had the chance to catch up with a great artist/creator Miss Kook Teflon from Seattle,WA
Here is what she had to say!

Kim Acrylic:Hello miss Kook Teflon or is it Miss Oblivious I have seen your art under both names,Also how did you get those names?
I was Miss Oblivious from 1999 til 2011 (I was sleeping with this British boy from Malaysia that went by Cap'n Oblivious), Miss O was exhausted and retired in the Mission SF with Alabaster Choad Spring 2011. 
Kook Teflon decided it was time to take over and i was nearing my forties, time to get back to the nitty gritty. She was inspired by my newest zine "Teflon Sisters" with six other feminista warriors.
KOOK: one whose ideas or actions are eccentric, fantastic, or insane
TEFLON-  is a nickname given to persons, to whom critisicm does not seem to stick. 
(The story of how Kook entered is very personal and can only be told face to face.)

Kim Acrylic: You do so many amazingly creative projects.What would you call yourself? Artist? Creator, Musician,ETC?
"A seahag on the prairie with swampy swaggers".
 The Stranger described me as "A walking art piece". I hate titles they are so binding (but i do like that one).

Kim Acrylic: Speaking of Art,you make dolls,very UNIQUE dolls,can you tell us a bit about them and when you first got the bug to make them?
I was making them at home, one of my snobby and brutally honest pals came over and loved them and insisted I do an artshow and sell them. My first portrait doll(which is now my specialty) was for Keith Morris, It was my Christmas gift to him he went bonkers so I knew I was on to something. My first showing was in California at FAUX Salon, the artist that showed a month before was David Choe" big britches to follow behind". 

Kim Acrylic: You are now in a band called "the witches Titties" How does your music fit in with your other projects and creations?
This is my first music project in over 8 years. I ended up in the NW touring with my first band NAG (1999-2003). Since 2005 I have only produced shows for others, it was time for me to get back on  stage. I have so much to say, to express, my main goal is to inspire others. All my projects go hand in hand. I feel strongly about community and cross pollinating secure social circles.

Kim Acrylic: Who are your musical inspirations?
Dr.Johns "Gris Gris album"- Christian Death "only theater of pain"  -The Tiger Lillies" Circus Songs"The Bags, bIG bLACK,Frumpies,Christeene,Billie Holiday & Vodou drums 

Kim Acrylic: What inspires your art and your doll making?
Haitian Carnivale,Dark History, queers, freaky witches,outcasts, Hecate, Erzulie, feminine warriors, dandy witch doctors, tarot, hand sewn costumes, 
seedy circus leaders, rotting lace, crushed velvet, pale skinned boys, scars, late night parties, my babies, Loa, 1970's California Punks, true eccentrics over 40, beaded gowns with blood stains.

Kim Acrylic: You do ghost tours at Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA,how did you get into that?
Being raised by gypsies, loving the unexplained, teaching others the true dark history of Seattle and beyond. 
Everything I do is either reincarnated and involving death in some shape or form.

Kim Acrylic:Speaking of spirits your mother and some other love ones have passed away not long ago,how do you cope and does it affect your work?
I have been isolated. The deaths resulting from the Cafe Racer shootings sent me into a black tunnel for the month of June, the loss of two of my greatest inspirations and pals was heart wrenching
As soon as i was crawling out of the depths from their loss, my mother passed unexpectedly. We were like sisters we spoke almost daily, she was only 57 so it has hit me hard, as time passes it is becoming more difficult, but luckily I dance with the dead, worship my ancestors so I know that I have them here with me protecting me.
My outlet has defiantly been my band, I get up on stage and release the demons, having a sea of beautiful people dancing and feeling the holy hell has really been empowering and healing.
And my husband, children and support from my friends is truly my most important remedy.

Kim Acrylic: Speaking of friends and family you have a husband and children,how do you balance you career with domestic life?
I couldn't do anything without my family or without my friends. And I have based my career around both so it is easy. Showing my children that you can still express yourself and live your dreams is most important. I get sick of hearing people give up on so many levels because "they're to old", "don't have time" or "they are over it"really?? or their only interactions are virtual,
 I love eye contact,flesh,scents,intertwining thoughts and energy with other human beings. 
There is a fine line to teeter on, of course if your always out then there is no time to create, but if you only create and dont get out then were is the community aspect of creating?.... fine line!! fine line!!

Kim Acrylic:I MUST ask cos I think it's genius,You have created your own perfume/love potion,yeah?
I am third generation witch, alot of my scents are passed down. 
I wear a mix of oils and everywhere I go people stop me and ask "what are you wearing"? I always say "The Kook" so i decided to bottle it. The batches have sat under three power moons before they are ever mixed and available to be worn.

Kim Acrylic: Who are some of your favorite writers,artists,creators,etc?
Mary Ellen Pleasant, Trannies, Anita Berber, Leah Gordon, anything Storyville/New Orleans based, Marlow Harris, Claude Cahun, Ruby Ray,Alice Bag

Kim Acrylic:I adore your photography.I have to say,Kook you are my favorite photographer.What kinda camera do you use?
currently a Cannon X30/ Bounce Flash

Kim Acrylic: It's safe to say you have a very creative,beautifully intriguing makeup style,who are your fashion/makeup icons?
Vinsantos, Clara Bow,Squeaky Blonde, deathrock/batcave 80s, tribal Haitian, turn of the century harlots, Boy George

Kim Acrylic:You recently worked on a video as well, miss busy body...Tell us a bit about your role in that.
That was 100% by Kook, I film/direct/edit .. 
I produced a public access show in Seattle from 2007-2010 titled "Oblivious TV" that coincided with my zine "Oblivious Nation". I took a two year break and am now back. 
I have been  collaborating with a master butoh performer Alex Ruhe amongst a few others that should be released by December. I will be in New Orleans in November for Fringe Festival screening my lil short with a marionette I created in a workshop at The Frye Museum with Dmitri Carter of Vinsantos.

Kim Acrylic:Are you still writing for zines or magazines? If so,which ones?
I published my first zine in 1994 (Cunt Fear) and have never stopped. Punk Globe, Oblivious Nation,Teflon Sisters, No Boys Aloud, The Coven Journals,
I am currently starting a zine with Amanda Prince of The Beggers. 
Documenting my peers and surroundings have always been my number one goal.

Kim Acrylic: Any new projects in the making?
In December I am going to film a video for Lonesome Shack and collaborate on a video with Vanessa Skantze. 
Green Eyed Gator in New Orleans will start carrying one of my new collections of dolls "Loa Death Dolls" and Nashville based boutique "Moonshine Netties" is having me create a line of "Country Queen Dolls", also Witches Titties will be at The Mercury on Dec 12th, plus we have a few other plans for that month and recording.

Kim Acrylic:You have stated that you accept everyone pretty much except for homophobes,rapists etc,,How did you get to THAT 'place" of acceptance most people only pretend to have?
 realizing nobody is perfect especially me. 

Kim Acrylic:Well you are a very amazing Woman and i hope to follow your work for years to come!Thanks for the chat!
No, Thank you

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Killers Album Review "Battle Born"

The Killers fourth studio album "Battle Born" will be very pleasing to long time Killers fans and first time listeners.
Their sound all through this album is very  "killers trademark sounding" however,they have also matured a lot.
Brandon Flowers in top vocal form (Well..mostly,minus his interesting vocal straining when he hits high notes he has taken up) The lyrics are deep and a lot more "grown up" than their first two albums,so much so that I can't see this being a huge hit for teenagers hearing them for the first time.

My favorite track at first listen was "Miss Atomic Bomb" Very melodic,some might say "pretty"
The story telling in the songs are great in the same way U2 or old-school Bruce Springsteen would write.
Songs about innocence lost,dreaming beneath neon signs,being cast-out and falling from grace with an aching heart,this album covers a lot of depth.

The first single " Runaways" Is also catchy at first listen,great guitars and words,however the vocals are a bit strained in parts but with an album with this much content can get away with it!

I give this album 4 stars


01. “Flesh and Bone”
02. “Runaways”
03. “The Way It Was”
04. “Here with Me”
05. “A Matter of Time”
06. “Deadlines and Commitments”
07. “Miss Atomic Bomb”
08. “The Rising Tide”
09. “Heart of a Girl”
10. “From Here on Out”
11. “Be Still”
12. “Battle Born”
Deluxe Edition
13. “Carry Me Home”
14. “Flesh And Bone (Jacques lu Cont Remix)”
15. “Prize Fighter”

Monday, October 22, 2012

Of Monsters And Men CD Review "My Head Is An Animal"

Of Monsters and Men is a six-piece indie folk/indie pop band from Iceland, Like other Icelandic bands such as Bjork,Sigur Ros and GusGus,They are not only few and far between but extremely talented.

Of Monsters and Men,formed in 2010 and took their name from their unique style of writing mostly all about real or mythical beasts.

I have not heard an album this year that I have loved all the way through. But "My Head Is An Animal" the band's first full length release is nothing but perfection.

The sound is dreamy,folky in some places but also it's not really able to be labeled.
This album is kind of a genre- fuck with it's originality and clever lyrical sense.

Each track is a surprise.Some tracks are just female lead by  co-singer/guitarist Nanna Bryndís .some are sung by the both of the talented singers  Nanna Bryndís  and  Ragnar "Raggi" Þórhallsson.

Such beautiful,moody harmonies and fun poppy hits such as the lead single "Little Talks" The tune was a hit on alternative radio and billboard 200 and Europe ate them up after it's release in 2011 in Iceland.(Their first E.P released in 2011 "Into the Woods")
But you can not overlook such deep,chill inducing tunes such as "Dirty Paws"

"Jumping up and down the floor,
My head is an animal.And once there was an animal,It had a son that mowed the lawn.The son was an OK guy,They had a pet dragonfly.The dragonfly it ran awayBut it came back with a story to say."
The story telling in each of their songs is not only brilliant and a fresh and new idea to alternative music, but also very ,for lack of better word "CUTE"
The music is a very big ,unique sound because with their 6 members they have some really original instruments ( melodica, glockenspiel,accordion and Keys)
I give this Album 5 stars!

Track Listing

1. 'Dirty Paws'
2. 'King and Lionheart'
3. 'Mountain Song'
4. 'Slow and Steady'
5. 'From Finner'
6. 'Little Talks'
7. 'Six Weeks'
8. 'Love Love Love'
9. 'Your Bones'
10. 'Sloom'
11. 'Lakehouse'
12. 'Yellow Light'

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bob Dylan "Tempest" Album Review

Bob Dylan is un-like other musical legends in one way.He LIVED!
Some say,however,that he should have INDEED died tragically and young with a pretty,wrinkle free corpse.I disagree but will say THIS. I think he should have quit music and retired to the pen and should have been pumping out amazing poetry books for years to come.But since that's not the case, I will share my take on his newest release 2012's "Tempest"

Bob Dylan admits that his upcoming studio effort, Tempest, isn't the album he intended to make when he began the project.
"I wanted to make something more religious," he reveals in a new Rolling Stone interview.  "I just didn't have enough [religious songs]."

If you were a fan of last years Christmas Album Dylan released you just might like this album...Better.

His voice a consistent growl, Lyrics both quirky and just plain odd " My heart is cheerful,It's never fearful" I'm in no great hurry,I'm not afraid of your fury" he sings on the first track "Duquesne Whistle" The country twang opening song takes you all over lyrically " It's soon after midnight and I got a date with the Fairy Queen"

Among the interesting tunes on the 10-song effort is the title track, a 13-plus-minute opus inspired by the Titanic, and influenced by a Carter Family number about the nautical tragedy.  Dylan even incorporated Leonardo DiCaprio into the narrative of "Tempest," noting, "I don't think the song would be the same without him.  Or the movie."

With Dylan it's tricky.He was brilliant in the 60's, completely Electric by the 80's and now  I would have to say he seems lost.He just spews out random lyrics, Voice getting lost in and out of folk/country collaboration.Sounding like the father of Tom Waits, I give this album a 2 star review.

Track listing

1."Duquesne Whistle" (Dylan, Robert Hunter)5:43
2."Soon after Midnight"  3:27
3."Narrow Way"  7:28
4."Long and Wasted Years"  3:46
5."Pay in Blood"  5:09
6."Scarlet Town"  7:17
7."Early Roman Kings"  5:16
8."Tin Angel"  9:05
9."Tempest"  13:54
10."Roll on John"  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Solo Artist Sondre Lerche to be on Stamp!

This just in from MR. Lerche's official fan-site on FaceBook

"No joke: tomorrow Posten, the Norwegian Postal Service, launches a series of stamps celebrating four different male musicians of note and Sondre is one of them! He is honored and flabbergasted. Stamp!"

For a musician who started out making albums so young (penning his first song title at just 14) and performing when he was still underage,this multi-instrumentalist TRULY deserve to be STAMPED to his Norwegian country.

Like most beginning musicians, Lerche was influenced by  The BeatlesA-hathe Beach Boys.

Later,Lerche got into psychedelic 1960's pop and Elvis Costello whom he toured with twice.

At just 30 years old Sondre has released eight full length albums and OVER nine E.Ps

And on top of his success and talent hes also a very sweet guy and an AMAZING live performer!

So if anyone deserve a Norwegian country stamp it's Sondre Lerche.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sweet Water's new Single Review

Often over-shadowed and unseen under the beautifully grey skies of Seattle by bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam is a band called Sweet water who have not only put on nothing less than amazing live shows for decades but continue to pump out album after album.
After their first full length "Self Titled" their sound went from a darker place(And a Guitarist subtraction) to a more fun,poppy realm, on their new single "Hey Living they stayed true to their sound,style and fans.Although they have a new drummer, it is very hard to tell that much has changed within the band at all!

Hey Living is a fun,jump around with your friends,Short-ish kinda pop-rock tune.
Repetitive are the lyrics

"It's alright if you wanna go out"
"It's alright if you wanna stay in"

Very reminiscent of their album "Suicide"

The B-side "Get High Clover"

Is a bit more spacey,slowed down and dreamy a bit more like the album "Super Friends"

Singer Adam Czeisler sings over and over "You can't handle the truth"

This is my personal favorite on the 7 inch. I like the stripped down feel ,the drums are prominent as is the dreamlike melody from the vocals and guitar.

Buy the 45 at fin records

people can also listen to it there as well.

sweet h20 website

sweet twitter

sweet youtube

Friday, August 24, 2012

This Scarlet Mourning Album Review

The Debut release of This Scarlet morning's 8 song release "Spinning"
Is nothing less that brilliant.
"Spinning" stars....

Don Barry - Bass 
Patrick Barry - Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals 
Rachel Drucker - Vocals 
Peter Kontos - Guitar 
Brent Martino - Guitar

They all Seem to be the perfect fit on an album that is perfectly produced and perfected by the vocals of Rachel Drucker.
The sound is very melodic,spiritual and includes  epic guitar and vocals throughout the entire album.Each track goes from soft and sad to louder and euphoric,An opiate of a band we got here.

The songs themselves sound almost sad and moody but the lyrics are very uprising and positive,such as "Tranquility awaits"

"Climb through the window 
any way you need dear 
just get here 
Darkness will fade "

The band " are based in Lowell MA which is about 40 minutes north west of Boston" says Guitarist Brent Martino.

But I believe this is one of the best bands I have personally heard out of Boston for a long,long time.Very radio friendly yet far from sell-out teen dream MTV personalities.

The perfect mix of commercial and indie to make them ones to watch.

Song to checkout
"Come Alive"( in this world)
"Rising Sun"


Monday, July 2, 2012

Fiona Apple "the Idler Wheel" Album Review

Fiona Apple's  "The idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes will ever do," Is not only a really long title for an album but is also the second longest Album title ever the first being her 1999 release "When the Pawn" which was a full poem that made it into the Guiness book of world records. "the Idler wheel" (Epic) Is very much a Fion Apple album.Meaning she doesn't experiment to the point of it not being recognizable,however ,it is a very fresh sound that most of us have been awaiting for the last 7 years.For a person who has been quoted as "Not caring if her career is over" She sure nails every heartbreaking song...Her voice often monotone then high pitch cracks fills the album with such precise,perfect imperfection.
The track that breaks my heart is Jonathan because it is dedicated to her ex in a way I think we all can relate to. "Kiss me while I calculate
And calibrate and heaven's sake
Don't make me explain

 And like her intense opening line on "Werewolf "I could liken you to a werewolf the way you left me for dead,

But I admit that I provided a full moon."
Her straight forwardness is to be admired on this album,However,she does still use metaphors such as
"While you were watchin someone else
I stared at you and cut myself"

Which Apple has said is not about actual Self Harm but more of a metaphor.

Again she makes you feel,think and react in ways that shake us up a bit but I get the feeling even if it had no affect she would not care too much.

Others to note

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Interview With Former Pulp Member Steven Havenhand

Punk Globe: Hello Steven such an honor speaking with you. :)

The Friday Night Band: Thank you Kim, it's grand speaking with you.

Punk Globe: So, you have been in the music scene HOW long?

The Friday Night Band: On & off for the last twenty years. I joined my first band 'Lay Of The Land' in 1984. I was the bass player in Pulp from late '86 to early '88. After that came almost twenty years of zero music action until I started writing songs again in 2007 for The FNB. I was reborn at the age of 41, musically.

Punk Globe: You were once a member of Pulp. On which albums?

The Friday Night Band: I was involved in around half the songs which surfaced on the 'Seperations' album. 'My legendary Girlfriend', 'Down By The River', Don't you Want Me Anymore?', 'Seperations', Death Goes To the Disco' & the unreleased stuff like 'Heart attack', 'Rattlesnakes', 'Going Back To Find Her', 'My First Wife' to name a few.

Punk Globe: How did it end with Pulp and why?

The Friday Night Band: I was never really a bass player to be honest & life wasn't too great for me in my early twenties. I lost my job whilst I was in Pulp & that impacted on me heavily. Jarvis could see i wasn't having a good time & he brought Anthony Genn in to take my place.I did get a phone call a few weeks later from Anthony, he asked me to rejoin as a guitarist but by that point I'd decided I was through with music...and that's the way it remained for a long,long time.

Punk Globe: What was it like working with Jarvis Cocker? hes quite the showman. (laughs)

The Friday Night Band: I always enjoyed being in the company of Jarvis, he's a great person to around, very witty. He's got a keen eye for the little things in life. I think my pizzas impressed him, I used to spread the tomato sauce all the way to the edge of my pizzas 'cause it seemed a waste having that little bit on the outer circumference without any topping. Jarv would pick up on details like that. He's got an eye for making the ordinary appear extraordinary & I think it's that which makes him a great lyricist. It's easy for people to forget or not notice the finer details which make us what we are.

Punk Globe: When did you form "The Friday Night Band"?

The Friday Night Band: The band was formed by accident in the summer of 2007. The band originally consisted of me on guitar, my mother in law on keyboards & my daughter on drums. My next door neighbor Gary played bass. Gary set up a My Space site without my knowledge & called it 'The Friday Night Band'....because we rehearsed on a Friday evening in our garden shed. I don't think I would've called us The FNB but it's stuck, no point in changing it now. Since last year we've have a line up change but we're settled now & the garden shed has been's an investment I can't walk away from.....the carpet that is.

Punk Globe: How many albums do you have released?

The Friday Night Band: There are no albums available by The Friday Night Band. At the moment we're gigging & recording home made demos which we put on My Space. I do intend to put out an album at some point in the future but it's a way off. You can hear a few songs on MySpace though.

Punk Globe: What bands do you typically listen to?

The Friday Night Band: The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Felt, Big Star. I don't keep track of what's out there at the moment. I made a decision to stop buying music two or three years ago. I converted all my c.d's to mp3 & got rid of my cd collection. I bought a trampoline with the proceeds, to this day I don't understand why I did it.

Punk Globe: Any you would recommend to Punk Globe readers?

The Friday Night Band: No,just don't do what I did kids. Trampoling can keep you fit but it won't feed your soul. That's a life lesson.

Punk Globe: How was your Christmas?

The Friday Night Band: We don't keep Christmas in our house & we haven't done for a number of years. There will be no mistletoe, no holly, no turkey & no decorations. There's a tendency in the UK for people to daub the outside of their houses in the most garish illuminations imaginable, it turns my stomach. There is no meaning to Christmas in my opinion, just a lot of false sentiment, commercialism & an excuse for adults to stare inanely at pretty lights for two weeks. Not having to work & spending time with family is great though.
Punk Globe: Has being in Pulp been a good thing for your current career or a bad thing?
The Friday Night Band: Well I don't really have a career in music. I enjoy writing songs & if people like them then that's good for me. The fact that I've been in Pulp means that more people are inclined to listen out of curiosity I guess. It's been a good thing though, if you spend time around people like Jarvis then you pick up trick or two. I'm proud that Pulp made their mark in the end, they deserved it.

Punk Globe: So from what I've heard Sheffield is pretty run down but has some great bands from there, tell me a bit about coming from there

The Friday Night Band: Sheffield isn't particularly run down these days, like most large cities it has posh bits & not so desirable bits. It suffered in the 1980's because the Tory government decided to decimate the two industries which generated wealth for the people of Sheffield, namely steel & coal. Since those days the city has recovered economically. Sheffield has produced a lot of musical talent over the years & the scene is in the ascendence after living in the shadow of Manchester for a good few years. As a rule though, you stand more chance of being in a great band if you live in the North of England.... New Order, The Stone Roses, The Beatles, Pulp, Arctics, The Smiths...all northern bands, all great. That's not to say that the south hasn't produced great bands though......The Wombles of Wimbledon were good. Oh and The Stones,Kinks,the Who, Blur...

Punk Globe: If you weren't in the Music Biz what would you be doing?The Friday Night Band: A middle aged has-been who used to be in a well known Sheffield band.

Punk Globe: If we hung out,what would we do?The Friday Night Band: I would turn off the coffee machine & we'd go out for a cliff top walk. You would be overwhelmed by the the breath taking scenery of the Cornish coast & this, along with the physical exertion of the walk, would bring on a need for lunch. we'd drive down to St Ives & I would treat you to a plate of chips & mushy peas. We'd sit by the beach to eat & at this point you'd experience seagulls hovering overhead attempting to crap into your lunch. At this point you'd realize my theory that seagulls are a vindictive species, with nothing better to do other than defecating in your dinner. As a result we would have to eat whilst trying to dodge bird shit. We'd then drive home to pick up my wife & we'd go out & get pissed in the evening. My wife would then tell you all my annoying habits & dispel any notion you have about me being a serious musician whilst I throw up following pint number three. The combination of exercise, good food, caffeine deprivation & alcohol would however ensure you a restful nights sleep.

Punk Globe: Any weird fan stories?

The Friday Night Band: No.

Punk Globe: Any big tours or surprises coming up in the near future with The Friday Night Band?The Friday Night Band: I would be very surprised if we do a big tour.

Punk Globe: If you could pick musicians to make a super group who would they be?

The Friday Night Band: Phil Collins on drums, Sting on bass, Elton on keyboards, me on guitar/vocals. We're called 'Steve & the Triumvirate of Evil'.

Punk Globe: Do you have any videos or DVD's released?

The Friday Night Band: Nope.

Punk Globe: What's your thoughts on the American music scene?

The Friday Night Band: I wouldn't have a clue what's happening. That's not to say there's no-one worth listening to, I'm just very out of touch. Punk Globe: IS there anyone in Pulp that you would work with again?The Friday Night Band: I'd work with them all again, they're lovely people.

Punk Globe: Tell me a bit about your other band members

The Friday Night Band: Karl has very big hair, Gary still can't remember the bass line to 'Born to be your Lover', Dave drives a Peugeot Estate.

Punk Globe: What scares Steven?

The Friday Night Band: War,Incurable diseases,heights & the conservative party.
Punk Globe: If you were to give me a random compliment what would it be?

The Friday Night Band: I admire your Goldfish.

Punk Globe: Who or what inspires your lyrics? They are beautiful!

The Friday Night Band: My wife, I'm just a guy in love.

Punk Globe: What was the first album you owned as a kid?

The Friday Night Band: 'Sladest' by Slade.

Punk Globe: Any goals for the band for 2009?

The Friday Night Band: To become the 12th best band in Cornwall, we're currently 18th. Always have realistic goals & never set your sights too high.

Punk Globe: Any regrets in 2008?

The Friday Night Band: I'd be here all day if I started listing those. I am horribly flawed.

Punk Globe: What kind of crowd do you usually pay to on a common night?

The Friday Night Band: All crowds are good, especially the ones who come to see us. I'm always really grateful when people make the effort to see us play.Benevolent crowds.

Punk Globe: How important was the American election to you this year?

The Friday Night Band: I'm relieved that Bush is on his way out, he is a DICKHEAD. I'm not a political person. I don't vote and haven't done so since 1987 when I voted Labour, chiefly because they planned to unilaterally disarm. Obviously, I hope Barack Obama does a better job than Mr Bush, I'm not anticipating some golden age of world peace & prosperity though.

Punk Globe: What are your views on Religion?

The Friday Night Band: I'm agnostic. Religion gets a lot of bad press & that's mostly due to fanatical indoctrination. I find religious extremism deplorable, the type which crashes aeroplanes into skyscrapers, it's senseless, no God or Creator would want that to happen. I know agnosticism puts me on the fence. I admire people with religious conviction, it takes guts to admit faith & to live your life with a strict sense of morality, a lot of people live their lives without any sense of morality & end up fucking over the innocents. I really don't know to be honest. Darwin's theory of natural selection offers a relatively viable explanation for humankind's existence but it doesn't explain why we are here. Ultimately , no one really knows why we're here or why the conditions are perfect to support life. I'm on the fence until it becomes clear.

Punk Globe: Any side projects coming from you anytime soon?

The Friday Night Band: Nope.

Punk Globe: What makes Steven happy?

The Friday Night Band: Love, my wife, children & family. Music!

Punk Globe: What's the hardest thing about making music?

The Friday Night Band: I think trying to make something tangible out of a simple melody you might hear in your head. Artists are like magicians, they pull rabbits out of hats.
Punk Globe: What's a CD you can't stop listening to right now?

The Friday Night Band: I've listened to 'Friends' by The Beach Boys a lot recently.

Punk Globe: Anything you would like to say to Punk Globe readers?

The Friday Night Band: I'm sorry if I've bored you for the last 15 minutes. I am wholly uninteresting.

Punk Globe: Thanks SO much for this time with you. You Rock!

The Friday Night Band: Ta luv.