.HOME
.blog
.reviews
.walkTRu
.inTRu-view
.features
.iTRunes
.theTRu.print
.abouTRu

.newsletter

Netflix, Inc.

 

[ Project86
11 June 2003 (chatroom) ]

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?
(no response)

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?
(no response)
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: DIFFERENT
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?
(no response)

TRudATmusic: have you ever named your drumset or drumsticks?
(no response)

TRudATmusic: Alex you ever rock the LA SYmphony?
(no response)

TRudATmusic: How have you grown since TH released?
(no response)

TRudATmusic: Where would you say God is in the saga of Truthless Heroes?
(no response)

TRudATmusic: who's your favorite lead vocalist besides Andrew?
DragSportMusic: CHINO FROM DEFTONES

TRudATmusic: what do you think of Switchfoot?
(no response)

TRudATmusic: ALEX - which label did you like working with better, Atlanta or Tooth and Nail?
DragSportMusic: NIETHER
TRudATmusic: HA

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?
(no response)

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?
(no response)

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 . . .
(no response)

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?
(no response)

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
(no response)

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 . . .
(no response)

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
(no response)

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?
(no response)

TRudATmusic: ANDREW - TH was quite an artistic accomplishment, did the writing process drain you at all?
(no response)

TRudATmusic: ANDREW - any chance of a DVD?
(no response)

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"
(no response)
TRudATmusic: have you peeped the TRu today?
(no response)

TRudATmusic: ANDREW - how much input do you have personally on the website(s)?
(no response)

TRudATmusic: ANDREW - how worried are you about theft of the upcoming EP? and what precautions are you taking to prevent it?
(no response)

TRudATmusic: ANDREW - how can i go about getting an interview with you for the TRu?
(no response)

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?
(no response)

TRudATmusic: ANDREW - how do you keep your head out of the clouds . . . or do you think you're better than us?
(no response)

TRudATmusic: ANDREW - do you BLOG?
(no response)

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
TruthlessHero86: HA
TruthlessHero86: REBUTTAL


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 . .

[ back to main list ]


HOME | .blog | .reviews | .walkTRu | .features | .iTRunes | .forum | .abouTRu

design and content belong to theTRu © 2006. Please don't steal my stuff, i'm already broke.