Buddyhead Vs CoCoComa
Not everything here on Buddyhead is about how much we loath everyone else. Sometimes we like things that are not Oasis or “Going Off”. Although, to be fair, we are always 100% of the time Going Off. It’s noon here in Chicago, and I’m going off right now, with some Powers whiskey in my coffee. Basically what I’m saying is that Buddyhead is a bunch of functional alcoholics. Sometimes we’re gonna try and fight with you, other times we’re gonna tell you how much something rules. This is the later of those two.
I’m here to tell you about how much CoCoComa rules, and what better way to do that than interview them. So, before the band hit the stage with the Box Elders at Chicago’s storied Empty Bottle (ed note: Matt Williams I want free tickets!), we snuck off to the “green room” (ed note: the basement) and talked about some cool stuff. Here, in an edited format, is the whole interview, or you can listen to it, you know if you like that sorta thing. Enjoy, and be sure to go out and buy their records.
Download this interview here.
Pat: Hello, so welcome to the Buddyhead interview of CoCoComa, if everyone wants to introduce themselves to the Internets.
Lisa Roe: My name is Lisa, and I play guitar.
Bill Roe: My name is Bill Roe, I am the drummer and I am the lead vocalist
Anthony Cozzi: My name is AJ Cozzi I play guitar and organ
Tyler J. Brock: I’m TJ Brock I play bass and sing.
Pat: So this is the only question I was dictated to, with any editorial importance, do you think Axl or Slash is down with your band, of the members of GNR.
TJ: No, fuck Axl he’s a dick.
Bill: In my heart of hearts I’d like to think that Slash is down with our band but it’s probably Axl.
Pat: I was gonna go with Tommy scene he’s the replacement bassist (ed: also in the Replacements!)
Lisa: But I read somewhere one time that Slash told Lenny Kravitz that he and his women made love to Lenny Kravitz music all the time.
Lisa: So I feel like maybe Slash has a little bit more, you know…
Bill: Questionable Music Taste.
Pat: Slash lost points right there.
Lisa: So that makes me feel that he would probably like shitty music
AJ: I’m pretty sure when he’s having sex he has no idea what’s going on
TJ: He’s so fucked up
Lisa: His hairs all in his face
Lisa: His top hat!
Pat: I envision the top hat is always on
Bill (as Slash): How do I get this thing off my head!
Pat: It’s been on their scene 1987
AJ: can’t get it off, to much hair gel
Pat: Now for the reiteration of stories everyone asks you for every interview, although I don’t think anyone asked this one, where did the name come from?
Lisa: Its basically gibberish, I had a friend who wanted an alias
Bill: Tell’m why
Lisa: I’m a little embarrassed now, knowing what happened to roller derby, but this is like OG roller derby girl, before roller derby girls turned into total assholes
Pat: now there’s the movie about roller derby girls
Lisa: my friend wanted an alias and I was like how about CoCoComa
TJ: Which is a great name
Lisa: She said someone already had the name coco, or something. So I decided to just turn it into a rock and roll band name, and the thing is the band was sorta pretend for awhile. We were in Memphis and we were joking around and, and we were just gonna call the band this, and when we started the band….
Bill: we were too lazy to think up another name
Lisa: so it just stuck
Pat: I’m sure else were on the Internet you can find the story of Mike Fitzpatrick joining and all that stuff,
Lisa: Mike Fitzpatrick, he was an original member and we were in a band in Memphis, and drunk, and he asked (Lisa and Bill) what the band was gonna sound like and we said, “have you ever heard of a little band called the eagles?”
Lisa: and that sold him
Pat: and he said no
Bill: and I said how about a little band called Led Zeppelin, and then he was sold
Pat: and I’m sure he was anticipating that level of record sales
Everyone: probably not
Bill: I think he was more excited about more explicit mud shark activity
Pat: That was headache city the band you (Lisa) were in before
Pat: Which has scene gone on some sort of hiatus
Lisa: I think you could say were not getting back together. Mike lives in Ithaca, Dave just moved to Brooklyn
Bill: Ever heard of it?
Pat: I hear that these people called hipsters live there, and that this thing vice is based out of there, but I don’t hear good things.
Lisa: He’s living the dream in Brooklyn
Pat: College girls
Bill: He moved there with his wife
Pat: its Brooklyn!
Bill: I don’t wanna put any ideas in….
Lisa: Its Brooklyn! Anything is possible in Brooklyn, you can play loft pop (ed note: what is loft pop?) and like lo-fi shit. And everyone likes it
AJ: Loft Pop?
Pat: I saw some show with the yolks and tyler jon tyler at some house party, and I drank like half a bottle of whiskey and the next thing I know I’m in wicker park at a loft party with ambient, noise pop music laughter and people talking about Dutch Colonialism and I was like, I need to leave right now!
Lisa: Get me out of here!
Bill: Sounds like a ragger
Pat: It was interesting, and one of you guys is in Radar Eyes right?
AJ: That’s me
Pat: Your demo is good (ed note: it is! Go find it!)
Pat: Except for that song shakes
Lisa: Did you write that song or did your cohort
AJ: Yeah I wrote shakes (ed note: a few days later I saw radar eyes, and the live version of shakes makes me have to say sorry for all comments, it was solid. My bad AJ)
Pat: All I know is I named all the songs cuz I couldn’t find the actually names.
Lisa: Witch one starts off with keyboards
Pat: It starts of with some sort of joy divisiony intro thing
Bill: O that noise
Lisa: Anyway there a really good band and they have a record out next year on HoZac
Bill: Yeah you’re heard of it?
Pat: On HoZac
Lisa & Pat: Maybe!
Pat: Well there one song that I’ve listen to like 50 thousand times
AJ: Really which one?
Pat: I was just listening to it on the way here
Lisa: makes funny noises, that one
Pat: Yeah that one!
Everyone does impressions
Pat: Are you in another band (to TJ)
TJ: I’m in the half-rats
Lisa: They have a single coming out on douchmaster
Pat: The last douchmaster record I got was the Spits and somebody else. Good label. So back to the band we were talking about, that’s who everybody is and what band everyone is in. You guys just took a little break.
Bill: we did yes
Pat: and you are now back
TJ & AJ: making babies, they made babies
Bill: Lisa and I for those who don’t know, are married and have successfully copulated and birthed a baby, so yes.
Lisa: The amazing Ronnie Roe, she is now 4 months old and she’s the coolest person on the planet
Bill: It’s true, sorry guys
Pat: So I think I saw you guys at a radar eyes show, at probably your first time out scene the baby, and I was wondering how nice was the first post-baby cocktail
Lisa: Well I drank a beer the day I got home from the hospital
Bill: You did, and you cried
Lisa: I did
Pat: Now what type of beer was it?
Lisa: It was a (ed note: I have no idea but it was fancy) It was my one gift to myself for being pregnant for 9 months and having a ten pound baby is that I don’t drink shitty beer anymore. It’s my new rule.
Pat: That’s a good rule. I can get behind that.
Lisa: That’s why I’m drinking this, Lagunitas
TJ: Mothers drink’s
Pat: You guys played a lot before you took a break, do you think that break helped everyone get all nostalgic for your band and show up to more things?
Bill: yeah totally, no probably not
Lisa: I think the thing that has been good, on a serious note, is that we took a break, and the timing was actually has worked out nicely. We recorded the record when I was six months pregnant. Mike was leaving, he moved right then, so we got Anthony and TJ and practiced with them a couple times before we had Ronnie.
Bill: Informal practices
Lisa: So we kinda hit the ground running, and our record is now getting ready to come out (ed note: I have a copy it’s AMAZING. More on that later in the year) and we’ve had the chance to play a few shows, and we have some really good shows coming up, so I think its all sorta worked out nicely.
Bill: We were playing a bit, especially before we got pregnant, then we were playing a lot. So I think it was helpful to get a little bit of moment going there
Pat: You had the European tour, and the national tour.
Bill: We did two and a half weeks with the hipshakes, and then shortly after that went to Europe for three weeks, then came back and did SXSW
Pat: Did you guys get to play the dirty water club in England (ed note: great place!) at all?
Bill: We didn’t go to England at all.
Lisa: Everyone says that its really expensive and nobody cares about this type of music.
Pat: There is one place where people care, where every Billy Childish plays (ed note: dirty water club) every month, they care.
Bill: He’s like a national hero at this point.
Pat: Yeah, who they need to give a like 60,000 pounds a year.
Lisa: The guy who booked our tour was great, and we’re super glad we got to go to like Norway, Sweden, amazing places.
Pat: I wanna go to Norway and Sweden
Bill: Stockholm was amazing we played on a boat
Lisa: In Norway we played in a town with a little fortress (ed note: castles are cool), and this guy named big daddy who booked our show, passed out on wine after two bottles.
Bill: Two glasses not too bottles
Pat: That must have been some wine.
Lisa: He had been drinking. He wore a top hat and bat jewelry. It was weird we came into town and it seemed like it was abandon. There was nobody!
Bill: You sorta come up this long mountain and come over the crest of the mountain and down into this valley where the town is, and we start to come down this mountain, and there are no lights on, there’s was nobody around.
Lisa: No cars on the street.
Bill: We were driving on the streets and there was no one around.
Pat: Were there like zombies?
Bill: Was there like a plague of some sort that I don’t know about or something!
Lisa: So that’s the thing, we’re driving around this place, trying to find this bar. So we call, and they say we’re here, and that’s were we are,
Pat: And there’s nothing
Lisa: So we come in, and this was hilarious, so we come in to this little po-dunk bar in Norway and there are 3 people sitting there. And there’s this girl, and I said, “I think we’re supposed to play here, you know we’re in a band”. The girls ask, “what type of band is it?” and were say “o you know, rock’n’roll”, and she’s says “like the Oblivions?!?” We replied, “sorta I guess”.
Pat: We can go down that path if you like
Lisa: But yeah, she was being cheeky or whatever. But yeah, all of a sudden, we’re warming up and we turn around and there 30 or 40 people there. And we’re like oh.
Bill: Where were you guys?
Lisa: It was great, and then we went to the town bar and they were fucking off the wall.
Bill: Yeah they were hammered.
Pat: That is what I do miss about living in Europe is that everyone is drunk 95% of the time.
Bill: Especially in this town, there’s nothing around. There was nothing else too do, just one or two pubs.
Pat: I don’t know how they have an economy in these places. I mean you wake up, you start drinking and you’re in bed by 11.
Bill: Then you go on holiday for three months.
Pat: What is wrong with this country
Bill: Sounds like everything is right
Pat: I mean this country
Bill: Ah yes yes.
Pat: So I guess before we move out of the things you have already done. For journalistic discloser, I know the guy who does a bunch of your artwork, so how did you guys find out about this BTMC guy
Bill: Ah the fantastical amazing BTMC, how did we find out about him, he posted something on the goner board, just like hey I do flyers, if anyone wants a free flyer let me know. So I checked him out, and it was cool stuff. And he started doing the flyers for a thing with two heads, this dj pair in NYC. And I liked what he did so I emailed him and said, “hey were putting out a single, a split with other band, could you do the artwork?” I’ve never met the guy in person.
Pat: Yeah I, I’ve been trying to guilt him out here for like a year
Bill: You should it’d be amazing. I actually just emailed him recently about doing our artwork, were doing another single on this German label (ed note: will have a sweet wipers cover on it), and I want him to do the artwork for it.
Pat: Yeah I just sent him the smith westerns record, cuz he wanted it. And as we were talking about drinking, I wanted to ask what is everyone’s favorite drink/ favored drug.
TJ: All of them?
Lisa: I’ll go first, I don’t do drugs
Pat: Well I was thinking morphine
Lisa: Yeah epidural, is great drug, and I suggest it. You know what, natural childbirth. Not all its cracked up to be. My favorite drink is beer. And I have a minor addiction to $10 big bottles.
Bill: Classy belgians
Lisa: Classy belgian beers
Pat: Classy micro-brews?
Lisa: Yeah, my friend Andrew is a big beer snob so I’ve kinda ah started going in that direction, so I just go and pick out a beer that I have not had before. Its lots of fun
Pat: It’s a good way to do it
Bill: I do not do drugs either
Bill: My favorite drink, probably a whiskey on the rocks, but I mostly, usually have a vodka soda, because it’s light and refreshing.
Pat: Very nice
AJ: I don’t do drugs or drink anymore,
AJ: When I did I loved the heroin, and uh, my favorite beer was this, uh there is this Canadian brewery that does that Trois Pistole thing.
Lisa: La Fin Du Monde!
Pat: I’ve never heard of that….
Lisa: OH! What!
Bill: It means the end of the world
Lisa: Bill got drunk on his birthday, and the only time I’ve ever seen Bill puke was cuz of that
Pat: That’s impressive
Bill: Yeah we went to this bar called Delilah’s
Pat: Oh, Delilah’s
Bill: And my friend Jim was bartending there at the time, and he told me I get what ever I want all night, and I said “alright give me something great”, and he said “try this beer” and it was La Fin Du Monde.
Pat: As a time out, Buddyhead fully endorses Delilah’s
Bill: So he was feeding me these La Fin Du Monde, all night, and they’re really tasty and smooth, and go down really easy. I didn’t really read the bottle and notice that they were like 11%, and I had like 9 of them.
Pat: Wow, yeah, that’ll do it
TJ: 9, wow.
Some guy: Alright I guess were gonna do the other band now too
Lisa: Ok, we’re doing an interview, so yeah
Pat: Welcome to the interview
Some guy: I’m sorry
Pat: Too late you’re already on tape, ok moving on
Pat: TJ yes!
Bill: What kinda drugs?
TJ: haha, all kinds. I like whiskey on the rocks, and I have to say everyone should try mushrooms once. (to bill and lisa) I’m gonna tell your daughter that some day.
Bill: You fucking better not do that
Lisa: A lot of people have a lot of things there gonna tell Ronnie, I don’t like any of them.
Pat: The question is how much are they gonna remember that they told you?
Bill: This is true, they do have about ten years, at least.
Lisa: I think the worst would be, Matt Williams (ed note: guy who books the empty bottle) telling her, he can get her in free.
Bill: Gonna get a restraining order, ah funny.
Pat: So when are you guys gonna cover the Flamin’ Groovies song “Head’n for the Texas Border”?
Bill and Lisa: Grown
Bill: We talked about it
Lisa: But that stupid band the racountours did it
Bill: Oh they did do it, that’s right
Pat: Yeah, but that doesn’t mean you cant do it
Bill: I don’t wanna be the band where people come see us and say, oh the other band did it.
Pat: But that song is so good
Lisa: Its great, but I don’t know if that’d be the Flamin Groovies song we’d do
Pat: What would the flaming groovie song be?
Bill: I was in a band that covered slow death, so yeah
Pat: Somewhere on the Internet I read you were the “garage band for people who like hardcore”
Lisa and Bill: really?
Bill: it’s the woes
Lisa: The wo-woes! I’ll take that
Pat: Ok good
TJ: Yeah that one I’ll take
Lisa: Yeah, not the worst band on the planet
Bill: I’m getting sick of that one
Pat: Wait who calls you the worst band on the planet?
AJ: (to bill) his mom
Pat: Speaking of worst bands on the planet, apparently there’s Blur/Oasis type feud between you guys and the smith westerns, any comment (ed note: we got our information from a drunk’n colin of the smith westerns)
Bill: Wait what? Between who?
Pat: Between you and the smith westerns
Bill: There is? (ed note: I guess it’s a one sided thing!)
Lisa: I don’t know
Bill: Is there Internet chatter about this?
Pat: The lead singer of the smith westerns, for those who don’t know is a dude named Colin, who I buy beer from sometimes (ed note: really it was just that once, well I guess twice). He is determined (ed note: when drunk), to start some of feud. I tell them that you guys like them.
Lisa: I think bill has an Internet beef.
Bill: I have an Internet beef with a lot of people,
Pat: Isn’t that what the Internet is for beefing with people (ed note: yeah! Fuck you pitchfork!) But if there was a feud, who would be blur and who’d be oasis? Cuz I cant think of another pair of bands.
TJ: There’s no fucking way I’m gonna be in oasis, so were’ defiantly blur, fuck that band (Oasis).
Bill: Id probably chose blur, if I had to choose.
Lisa: But the Gallagher brothers
TJ: That’s why
Bill: There’s brothers in that band (smith westerns)
TJ: Yeah there it is, were the bizzaro world blur
Lisa: Were the rowdy soccer guys, the hooligans
Pat: With the American dude in the band who puts out the bill childish record. Which actually segways in my questions about Chicago (ed note: no it doesn’t) and why it is so much more awesome then LA and NYC? I guess the first question is, is it more awesome?
TJ: It’s defiantly cooler than LA, that’s for sure
Lisa: It’s better than NYC too. This is my distillation of why Chicago’s awesome. Is that it’s a big contradiction of none of the bullshit and all of the bullshit all at once. People pretend to be all “o Chicago were not pretentious, where not bla bla bla….
Pat: but then we have pitchfork (ed note: who I fully intend to alienate, with chip’s help)
Lisa: ….were’ just guys, were just fucking guys”, but it’s a fucking pain in the ass to live here sometimes.
Pat: It is cheap
Bill: Yeah it is, and that’s my romanticized version of Chicago, is that its cheep
TJ: and winter fucking sucks
Bill: It’s a big city with out feeling like a big city. Its affordable, its easy to get around for the most part. Yeah, and it doesn’t feel claustrophobic.
Pat: Although after 12:45 it gets a bit harder to get around. I mean tell me if I’m wrong, but it seems like they’re a lot of places to play here.
Bill: Yeah, for sure
Pat: I lived in California for a long time. I lived in San Jose forever, and it seems like everywhere in California they’re just contracting the numbers of places to play
Lisa: Well its kinda happening here, occasionally it happens.
Pat: Yeah, last summer, the promoter’s ordences that failed miserably
Lisa: They try and bring that up ever few years.
Bill: And it seems to get squashed.
Pat: And you have the cobra lounge, witch I have mixed feelings on.
Lisa: eesh, Anthony books it.
Pat: I was gonna say the booking is amazing.
AJ: Yeah, I do the booking there and the support of the venue. The owner kinda wants me to stop.
Pat: Don’t stop
Bill: Apparently, he doesn’t like people going to his bar and buying booze
Pat: I don’t understand why they’re dicks. It’s alienating their cliental base.
Lisa: They didn’t wanna be that kinda bar though, in the first place.
AJ: They want to be like…
Lisa: The rock and roll bar.
TJ: They’ll realize it when no one goes to their bar.
Pat: For those who don’t know, as half the people who listen to this will be from LA, there’s a bar that’s really awesome that this dude (AJ) books, the guy from radar eyes, you cant see but I just pointed at him. It’s always free and really good bands play, and you can be a nobody band and get a show there.
Lisa: Haha, good job Anthony.
Pat: No! but its great, I went and saw Wheels on Fire, who are going to be on Bill and Lisa’s label.
Bill: its true
Pat: I was blown away, and I would never have seen them otherwise. But some of the dudes who work there, are dicks (ed note: mostly just the bouncers and the crappy sound guy, no offence dudes) so yeah.
AJ: our visions aren’t the same
Pat: There’s a chant I’ve heard a few times of “cobra lounge sucks” The last time I saw it was when Tyvek played pizza fest.
AJ: ugh, yeah. That was a bummer. But in there defense, we did start the show later than, we should have. 5 bands should not have been started at 10:30
Pat: Yeah, but what ya gonna do, but thanks for booking good shows
AJ: I hope to do it somewhere else. I’ve been talking to some guys at, the viaduct theater, so possible there
Lisa: I played there
Pat: I’v never heard of it, but I’ll go
Lisa: Its alright
Bill: Its good for punk and garage
Pat: Which is basically the only thing that happens in Chicago
Pat: Its weird this is the only real city in the country with a vibrant garage and punk seen, (ed note: ok that’s a bit much, not the only but far and away the best)
Lisa: Whaaat, I don’t know if that’s true (ed note: she’s right, but I’ve gone to far by this point) there’s a lot of cool shit in SF
Pat: but SF has been the past year, I went there for college, and for a long time there wasn’t much going on, and not a lot of support for what was. Everyone liked disco, there was a big DJ scene, but you had stuff in Oakland and San Jose.
Bill: But it seems that a lot of that west coast stuff started a few years back, about getting back to the glory of the 90s budget rock stuff. I think it started up in Portland and Seattle with the whole BoomBoom Records scene and FeFiFoFums and the Flying Dutchmen, that sorta filtered down into the bay area.
Pat: Yeah, it does seem like 2009 has been the year of the garage band,
Bill: Yeah its coming back
Pat: We had nobunny, the smith westerns record come out, King Khan and BBQ makin it pretty good last year
Bill: Ty Segall blowing up
Pat: Yeah, and that Tyvek record, so yeah yay garage rock. Speaking of that you guys have a label now
Bill: We do
Pat: And you sold all of the records you had not listened too,…
Lisa: We sold our CDs
Bill: We sold all our CDs for sure, our bikes
Lisa: Bill sold some comic books
Pat: What was the comic book that was hardest to part with?
Bill: I kept those, sold the rest of them.
Pat: Skipping that question, tell me about the label, I know tyler jon tyler is on there, wheels on fire….
Lisa: Its called trouble in mind, and the first single is a CoCoComa single
Pat: Please tell me the Anchor (ed note: the b-side) is a cover the minutemen song
Bill: No it is not, its an original
Pat: dam it!
Lisa: it’s a brand new song
AJ: we’ve never even played it
Bill: never live, no not yet
Pat: I am both disappointed and
Pat: intrigued yes.
Lisa: In September we have singles coming out by White Wires, The Fresh and Only’s, and Sonic Chicken Four, all at once so that’s gonna be amazing cuz everything they’ve given us great. They’re at press right now.
Pat: So if you’re listening to this, buy that. Give them your money.
Lisa: You should be able to buy them at your local independent record store.
Clayton: She’s hot
TJ: the white wires chick?
Clayton (from the Box Elders): yeah
Pat: apparently the guy from the Box Elders is with us.
Clayton: Allie if your are listening to me, if you can hear me
Pat: wait who is this
Clayton: this is Clayton from the Box Elders, you know me, I stayed at your house. I want you to marry me.
Pat: So there you go Clayton from the box elders just proposed marriage
Bill: So apparently, the white wires, that’s something we hadn’t realized, there’s a lot of sex appeal, gonna market that. So yeah in September, white wires, fresh and only’s, and sonic chicken four. And in November, late November it’ll be ty segall, cave weddings, wheels on fire, and tyler jon tyler.
Pat: And what is the tyler jon tyler record?
Bill: A 7”
Lisa: There all singles
Bill: Two songs each
Lisa: With digital downloads (ed note: yay!)
Pat: Which is the way to go in this day and age
Bill: I agree.
Pat: I guess we should probably go upstairs, and I’m running out of beer, which is a problem. Is there anything else you wanna tell the grand world of the internet?
Lisa: sure, our new record is coming out October 20th on goner records.
Bill: its called “Things Are Not Alright”, LP and CD. And then we have a singles, unreleased, live record coming out on red lounge record in December, called “Spectrum Of Sounds”, and a new single at the same time in December.
Lisa: if we get them the songs
Bill: if we get them the songs on time
Pat: and that 7” includes a cover of the wipers that I’ve seen you guys play twice
Bill: that it does
Pat: and went insane both times cuz that song is amazing
Bill: it’s a good song, I like it.
Pat: Last question, D.Boon or Mike Watt?
Lisa: I can answer this specifically because Mike Watt is my biggest R’n’R crush
Bill: Its true
Lisa: I love Mike Watt
Bill: If there is anyone Lisa would kick me out of the sack for, it’d be mike watt
Pat: I mean that’s not bad though
Bill: I couldn’t fault her for it, but that’s weird cuz he’s an old dude
Pat: He’s only 50, I went to his 50th birthday party (ed note: it was a show in long beach)
Lisa: Oh, bill your not that young
Bill: You know what he is, he’s old balls
Pat: Bill, but then by default you would have slept with someone from black flag
Bill: Meh, that’s like 4th degree of separation
Pat: Its only two degree’s cuz he was married to kira.
Bill: That’s three
Lisa: I would the first degree, he would be second, and she’d be third
Bill: Ok third degree
Bill: I’d prefer it’d be Henry Rollins, instead of Kira
Lisa: Is it true that Henry Rollins listens to jazz and cries
Bill: Yes. I watched him buy a huge stack of Jazz cds when I worked at tower
Pat: My real final question is what is wrong with kids these days?
Bill: No frame of reference
TJ: Neon colors
Pat: Dude from the box elders who’s 19, what’s wrong with people of your generation?
Clayton: I don’t know, they’re really boring. I guess lack of exposure to the world, they sit on the internet all the time. Which isn’t bad
Pat: No I love the internet (ed note: I do!)
Clayton: The internets great, but it shouldn’t be your only source of life experience; you should get out and do something.
Pat: I was gonna ask how much everyone dislikes pitchfork on a scale of 1 to 10 but
Lisa: I give it a 7.6,
Bill: That seems to be what they give everything, a 6.9 or a 7.6
Lisa: There’s record by some fucking random band that get a 10, but yet The Who sell out
Bill: the reissue, I know there judging it on the merits of being a reissue but come on. It’s an automatic ten. You cant judge the who sell out.
Pat: It’s a 10 no matter who you are
Lisa: But ponytail gets a 10, and the who sell out gets 9.6
Pat: I honestly think they have a max number they’ll give to a band that plays guitars
Pat: Oh you play guitars? You get a 7.6 tops
Bill: We got an organ, so perhaps we can get some cred points
Lisa: We could probably get up to a 5.7
Bill: If you played your organ with one hand and shook your head around,
Pat: I don’t know if every ones pants are tight enough either
Bill: These pants are pretty tight (ed note: they’re not)
Lisa: We don’t wear enough dream catchers
Bill: I’m wearing one right now, but you can’t see it
Pat: Alright, its been, how long, its been half an hour, so if anyone has anything left to say, say it. By the way thank you steve jobs for making the iphone.
TJ: That cost me an arm and a leg
AJ: Can I trade you for my blackberry? I really need it
Lisa: Why don’t we just look at pictures of Ronnie. This is a good one, we had a picture taken today, ok gimme a break.
Pat: O, jebus, that is crazy
Lisa: she’s a cute one
Pat: Internet you are missing out by not moving to Chicago, getting a job with Buddyhead and seeing these pictures. Please tell me that’s your x-mas card
Bill: were thinking about it
Lisa: there’s gonna be an article in the reader wich will be online, about our family
Pat: well stay tuned for that
Lisa: I cant stop looking at it, she’s so cute
Pat: you are a happy camper
Lisa: have babies, I’m just saying it’s pretty awesome
Pat: I’m pretty sure the first time we talked at that show at the cobra lounge, all you wanted to talk about was babies
Pat: there was a good 45 min
Bill and Lisa: she was a fresh baby
Lisa: (bill) did I tell you the guy at USA #1 called Ronnie a fresh baby, and I was like, why is everyone calling her a fresh baby, I don’t know what that means. What the fuck’s a fresh baby?
Pat: Alright, in summation, buy the first CoCoComa record, which is on Goner record, the next one comes out in October. There’s a brand new single on trouble in mind record you can check it out at www.troubleinmindrecs.blogspot.com
Lisa: we have a lot of good stuff coming up
Bill: Sign up on our mailing list
Pat: they have a facebook thing and a myspace, spend your money, they have a baby.
Bill: Baby needs a new pair of shoes, she really does.
Pat: they gotta put their kid though college on rock’n’roll (also real jobs)
AJ: They gotta be cute shoes like, vans
Bill: yeah checkered vans
TJ: slayer vans
Pat: Also there are two more people in the band, and they need money, people gotta pay their rent. So buy their record, its CoCoComa.
Bill: also look out for Radar Eyes and the Half-Rats.
Pat: both great bands
Lisa: and the box elders are playing every single town in the world, for the next three months
Clayton: no shit
Pat: give them your money, also move to Chicago, cuz LA is a bummer
TJ: I played at Mr. T’s bowl a couple weeks ago, in LA, and I got charged two dollars for a glass of tap water. I was sad about that
Pat: Ok the pelts are starting, so this is gonna stop working, OK bye everyone!