Chat Transcript from open quesioning.
Andrew and Alex from Project86 made themselves available for chats last night. Two seperate chatrooms, each with 35-40 members at any given time, were set up to facilitate an open, no-holds-barred forum with Alex (The Beat) and Andrew (The Paper Champion). Although the chat was a bit disjointed (questions and comments were flying every which direction), the TRu managed to get a few questions in. Below are the excerpts:
Alex's Room - The Beat
TRudATmusic: what up all?
DragSportMusic: what is up
DragSportMusic: this is Alex
DragSportMusic: i will type in caps
TRudATmusic: the TRu is feelin the Truthless Heroes man, did you happen to peep my review Alex?
DragSportMusic: . . . WE ARE WRITING NEW MATERIAL
TRudATmusic: you doing any writing too Alex or trying to stay out of Andrew's crazy way?
DragSportMusic: WELL THAT IS AN INSIDE QUESTION TRU
DragSportMusic: WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN WAY OF WRITING
TRudATmusic: ok, i can handle that, can you tell us what kind of topics . . .?
TRudATmusic: building off of TH or completely new ideas?
DragSportMusic: WELL I KNOW THAT ANDREW WRITES WHAT HE FEELS
DragSportMusic: TH WAS A HONEST RECORD
TRudATmusic: mos def TH was a huge leap forward for you guys
TRudATmusic: what you reading these days Alex?
DragSportMusic: THE EP WILL BE OUT ON THE SITE IN LATE AUG
TRudATmusic: What kinda topics do the songs deal with?
DragSportMusic: WELL THEY ARE NOT WRITTEN LYRICALLY YET
DragSportMusic: IT WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM T.H. THOUGH
TRudATmusic: ok, how's the sound?
TRudATmusic: ballads? LOL
DragSportMusic: THE STUFF RIGHT NOW IS INBETWEEN TH AND DBL
TRudATmusic: hey, i really liked the video footage on the enhanced version of TH, You guys got a DVD planned at all . . .?
DragSportMusic: DVD SOME TIME SOON IM SURE
DragSportMusic: I DO NOT KNOW WHEN
TRudATmusic: sweet (DVD)
TRudATmusic: Who do you look up to as a drummer?
DragSportMusic: BUDDY RICH, GEANE KRUPPA
DragSportMusic: DAVE GHROL
TRudATmusic: Have you seen the Matrix Reloaded?
TRudATmusic: have you ever named your drumset or drumsticks?
TRudATmusic: Alex you ever rock the LA SYmphony?
TRudATmusic: How have you grown since TH released?
TRudATmusic: Where would you say God is in the saga of Truthless Heroes?
TRudATmusic: who's your favorite lead vocalist besides Andrew?
DragSportMusic: CHINO FROM DEFTONES
TRudATmusic: what do you think of Switchfoot?
TRudATmusic: ALEX - which label did you like working with better, Atlanta or Tooth and Nail?
TRudATmusic: ALEX - what p86 song do you wish was released as a single that never was
DragSportMusic: YOUR HEROES ARE DEAD
TRudATmusic: awesome song
DragSportMusic: YA IT IS
TRudATmusic: ALEX - what would you say has been the most influential event in you life to date?
DragSportMusic: MAN THAT IS HARD
DragSportMusic: MANYTHING THAT ARE PERSONAL TO ME MARM______
DragSportMusic: WELL ALL I GOT TO RUN
DragSportMusic: TALK TO YOU ALL LATER
DragSportMusic: THANKS EVERYONE
DragSportMusic: THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTS US
DragSportMusic: WELL TALK TO YOU ALL SOON
DragSportMusic: PEACE OUT
TRudATmusic: keep banging man, we appreciate it
*** DragSportMusic has left the chat.
Andrew's Room - The Paper Champion (joined in progress)
TRudATmusic: hey Andrew i absolutely loved Truthless Heroes, where would you say God is in that Saga?
TruthlessHero86: GOD IS LISTENING
TRudATmusic: What kinda topics will the songs on the EP cover?
TruthlessHero86: DONT KNOW TRUDAT YET
TRudATmusic: OK, what books have you been reading lately, so i can make an educated guess? LOL
TruthlessHero86: READING HEART BREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS BY DAVE EGGERS
TRudATmusic: Andrew, you ever listen to LA Symphony?
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - Who would you say you look up to as a lyricist?
TruthlessHero86: LYRICISTS...TOD BAECHLE FROM THE FAINT
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - Alex hinted that the music was at least further along than the lyrics for the EP, does the music normally come first? or is it a mix? What drives the recording?
TruthlessHero86: MUSIC USUALLY COMES FIRST
TruthlessHero86: MUSIC FIRST IS MORE NATURAL FOR ME
TRudATmusic: ANDREW, i know this is kinda soft music, but have heard Derek Webb's CD, if so do you agree with his thoughts on the church as a whole?
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - i really enjoyed the enhanced video footage on TH, any thoughts of putting out a DVD? I realize it's somewhat lemming-like but still . . .
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - what p86 song do you wish was released as a single that never was
TruthlessHero86: SINGLE = YOURHEROES ARE DEAD
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - what what insights can you give us on the other two new books
TruthlessHero86: DARK HUMOR ON BOTH BOOKS
TruthlessHero86: MORE COMICAL THAN OLDER STUFF
TruthlessHero86: DARKER STILL
TruthlessHero86: MORE HONEST
[indirectly]TruthlessHero86: THE NEXT BOOK WILL BE ANOTHER POETRY/RANT/COMPLAINING SESSION YES
TRudATmusic: So, are your spiritual gifts Prophesy and Discernment?
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - Can you describe a little bit of your writing process?
[indirectly]TruthlessHero86: THE REST OF THE BAND HAS VERY LITTLE INVOLVEMENT WITH LYRICS
[indirectly]TruthlessHero86: I HAVE LIMITED INPUT IN THE MUSIC
TRudATmusic: Andrew, what are your thoughts on hip hop and how it resonates so well with the youth?
[SomeOtherChatter]: Resonates is a poor choice of words, TRu
TRudATmusic: well, you have to acknowledge that it is the voice that the youth is listening to these days . . .
TRudATmusic: ANDREW, you have any crazy backstage demands at your shows?
TruthlessHero86: WHAT KIND OF DEMANDS?
TRudATmusic: i don't know, like the room has to be a certain temperature, quirky, rockstar stuff
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - If you had one message to deliver to the Church corporately what would it be
TruthlessHero86: I AM NOT IN A POSITION TO DELIVER A MESSAGE TO THE CORPORATE CHURCH NOR WOULD I WANT TO BE
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - why do you say that ? do you feel like the church has abandoned you?
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - TH was quite an artistic accomplishment, did the writing process drain you at all?
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - any chance of a DVD?
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - Any advice on getting started writing lyrics?
TruthlessHero86: WORK HARD AND STICK WITH IT
[indirectly]TruthlessHero86: FOCUS ON QUALITY AND HONESTY
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - what kind of songs would YOU like to hear that aren't "out"
TRudATmusic: have you peeped the TRu today?
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - how much input do you have personally on the website(s)?
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - how worried are you about theft of the upcoming EP? and what precautions are you taking to prevent it?
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - how can i go about getting an interview with you for the TRu?
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - Which label was better to work with between Atlanta and Tooth and Nail?
TruthlessHero86: NO COMMENT ON CHOICE BETWEEN ATL AND T N
TRudATmusic: No Comment? Politics Pishaw!
TRudATmusic: Did either of them give you a hard time about TH?
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - how do you keep your head out of the clouds . . . or do you think you're better than us?
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - do you BLOG?
TRudATmusic: ANDREW - Define TRUTH, is it relative you think?
TruthlessHero86: TRUTH...AN INSIGHT INTO ONE MAN'S THOUGHT WITH AN UNDERCURRENT OF THE ABSOLUTE
TruthlessHero86: THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR BEING HERE
TruthlessHero86: WE'LL DO IT AGAIN
TRudATmusic: So, can i get an interview with you for the TRu?
TruthlessHero86: KEEEP YOUR EYES OPEN EVERY ONE AND KEEP IN TOUCH
TRudATmusic: Thanks man, it's been fun . . .
TruthlessHero86: THE BEST IS YET TO COME
TruthlessHero86: GOODBYE ALL
*** TruthlessHero86 has left the chat.
a side conversation, that kinda ran throughout the entire discussion. [Eem] is an undercover TRu friend, btw.
TruthlessHero86: CHRISTIAN MUSIC SCARES ME TOO...ITS TOO CREEPY
TruthlessHero86: CHRISTIAN LYRICS ARE VERY SHALLOW USUALLY
TruthlessHero86: WHEN YOU SIT DOWN TO WRITE AND YOU THINK TO YOURSELF "I CAN'T SAY WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN MY LIFE OR IN MY HEAD BECAUSE A PARENT OR CHRISTIAN STORE WON'T BUY IT" YOU MIGHT AS WELL SLIT YOUR CREATIVE WRISTS RIGHT THERE
[Eem]: Andrew, that's true, but can't those honest lyrics that describe what's going on be about God?
TruthlessHero86: THEY USUALLY ARE FOR ME IN SOME WAY DEALING WITH GOD
Andrew on illegally burning CDs . . .
TruthlessHero86: ...IT DOESN'T KEEP ME AWAKE AT NIGHT BUT I DON'T THINK PEOPLE WOULD DO IT IF THEY KNEW HOW MUCH IT HURTS MUSIC AS A WHOLE
TruthlessHero86: ITS PRETTY SELFISH
Andrew on misspellings (and typos) . . .
TruthlessHero86: REBUTTAL IS SPELLED REBUTTLA
So, as you can see, it was quite an interesting time. And yes, once again, the symph question was ignored. Anyway, it was good to get in a lot of questions and have a good deal of them answered, but it was difficult to build off of previous questions. Keep in mind that in between each question and answer, there lied somewhere between 10-15 other questions and/or random comments. All in all, it was a good time, a lot of cool stuff came up that i didn't include, mostly because i don't want to clean up and organize the whole thing (i may later, but not today). The full transcripts should be up at the Project86 website sometime soon. Now, to get a one-on-one interview set up . .