Static Fiction play the wicked punk rockiness that will grab your ears like the handles on a second place pinewood derby trophy and force their criminal level catchy tunes into permaspin in your brain pan. Here just hit play on this video while you read Ryan Brown’s of Static Fiction answers to Groovey.TV’s The Gauntlet Interview Series! Does he survive? Does he cry and run away? I don’t know either just hit play and read the interview ya jerks!
Tell me about your new album. The writing, vibe, production/producers, etc.
Well we go back in this month and record with Ryan Greene again. Music we write as a group and Mr. Greene helps us polish it out.
Top 2 stupidest things you’ve ever done.
Well one time I ate moldy macaroni and cheese thinking the mold was black pepper.
The other one is trying to “park core” after you’ve drank enough whiskey to float a toy boat.
Do you have names for your instruments? If so what are they?
All my bass guitars have names. Right now I play for Godin Guitars and they’re built in Canada. So their names are Ike Broflovski, Terrance, and Phillip… There are many other names like Dee Dee, Seal, Big D Gibson. This question alone could be saved for another interview.
Who are your influences?
Golly, this is a good one too.
Vocals: Beach Boys, Eagles, Beatles
Music: NoFX, Green Day, Blink 182, Decendents, Weezer, and the list just goes on and on
What’s the most embarrassing band you listen to?
When I’m in the mood I gotta listen to my man JT (Justin Timberlake). But you may catch me singing the theme song to “Sailor Moon” during sound check. Love my girl.
Stella or Guinness? Why?
Stella… Because of Ned Flanders… “Stella… STELLA!!!!”
Top five favorite albums?
Who, Live at Leeds
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Are a Drag
Ramones, Rocket to Russia
Blink 182, Dude Ranch
Saves the Day, Through Being Cool
How often do you work on your music?
Every chance I get. There’s instruments all over my house. Writher it’s piano, guitar, ukulele, or even straws on my glass while I’m making my Tom Collins. There’s always some beat going on in my head.
What exactly is “Going apeshit?”
Going apeshit is being kicked out of the Whiskey for going all Pete Townshend because your girlfriend was cheating on you while you were away on tour and you find out through MySpace… Yeah… I’m black listed…
Who are your influences?
Playing live I take a lot from different people: Mark Hoppus, Nikki Sixx, Phat Mike, Mike Herrera, and of course Dee Dee Ramone.
When I record I try to play like John Entwistle, Matt Freeman, Matt Wong, Karl Alvarez, Roger Lima and Kelly LeMieux. I know that’s a lot of people but I try and take a little from my favorite players and create my own sound.
What was the last song you listened to before this interview?
“It Ain’t No Fun” by The Maxies… Love those Greenland men
If you could ask yourself one question what would it be?