Sunday, April 16, 2006
FBO:THREE-TIMES THE INSIGHT
THREE FBO REPS OFFER INSIGHT ON OKLAHOMA TRAVEL, FLYER ART & WHAT FUTURE-FAILED BANDS NEED TO DO...
FBO Admin recently had a virtual sit-down talk with David Cantrell of FBO Member #004 Asylum, Jeff Morris of FBO Member #002 The Cant/Cinder Biscuits, and Alan Hiserodt of FBO Member #001 Tall Tales...
FBOA: What was the worst live experience? What happened?
--> DAVID: one of the worst was when we played w/ some skinhead bands @ Theater Tulsa
in 1987 and were pelted w/ full cans of beer by a not-so-friendly contingent of neo nazis. they called us "Jews." then a guy shot himself in the leg in the parking lot so the coppers swarmed in and shut down the show while we were still playing. there were articles in the paper the next day about "skinhead violence" @ local shows.
--> JEFF: Garfields OKC. Manager pulled the plug on us since we were too loud. "What? We Cant hear you over this huge, 3-way PA that we lugged into this little choke-n puke restaurant!" See attached jpg for documentation.
--> ALAN: Was going to play w/ TT in Stillwater, OK at the ??Jam?? ...some party on campus, right near the dorms. During the day I had to play with the Rogers State College jazz band at a Mall in Tulsa. On the way into the gig I slammed my finger in the car door. The thing swelled up like a baseball all day. Went to a clinic where my sister worked, had the nail drilled to let the blood out. Played w/TT that night and flung blood all over my drums the whole set. It throbed the whole time....sucked!!
FBO: Describe your best flyer or album cover.
--> DAVID: one of my favorite flyers was for a show we did @ club nitro. it had a photo of a girl engaged in the fine art of fellatio. the flyer said "DO YOU WANT ONE OF THESE?" then in small type it said you could pick up your own copy of the flyer @ the asylum show.
--> JEFF: t-shirt with Richard Kiel smiling mug shot. See pic.
--> ALAN: The TT flyer with the Baby's head was the best, very disturbing looking. or the Pot Pie cover.
FBO: What advice would you give for active (ie 'to-be-failed') bands in
Oklahoma these days?
--> DAVID: don't be afraid to travel. you might not make any money, but you won't make any money in oklahoma either.
--> JEFF: don't expect to be paid., have fun with it, keep your day job
--> ALAN: Move! or tour constantly.
FBO: If outsiders visit Oklahoma, what is the first thing you'd want to take them to, show them in Oklahoma?
--> DAVID: like to take "outsiders" to oklahoma. my current band Cobra Kai (based in colorado springs) recently went on a mini Oklahoma tour. we played the 66 Bowl in OKC and a club in tulsa. while in tulsa i took my drummer to visit Bob Wills grave and then showed him the freakishness of Oral Roberts. we had a great time. i can make tulsa seem like the greatest place in the world if i'm only in town for the weekend.
--> JEFF: This s a very tough one, here's a list:
a} Okie Noodlin festival in Pauls Valley (www.okienoodling.com), Rattlesnake Roundup (Waynonka and Waurika; http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/issues_facing_wildlife/rattlesnake_roundups/the_truth_behind_rattlesnake_roundups/annual_rattlesnake_roundups_in_the_united_states.html), Stillwell Strawberry Festival, and the Authentic totem pole in Foyil (http://www.legendsofamerica.com/OK-TotemPolePark.html).
--> ALAN: Updates to Bricktown in OKC. OU football game. or a Flaming Lips Show.
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