SUPERCHUNK: Hi, this is John, we are ready
for your questions.
Slackluster: OK guys, are you gonna record
SUPERCHUNK: Slack, we did record it. We are
not sure where and when its going to appear. It was recorded for
the Indoor Living Record, but we ended up not
shonicmod: Are ya'll gonna play SSD's
"Glue" tomorrow night in NYC?
SUPERCHUNK: Shonic, we haven't played that
since 1992 in Boston at the Paradise. Its come full circle.
loaFHEad: Is Laura dating anyone John?
SUPERCHUNK: Loafhead, yes she is dating
Benicio Del Toro.
loaFHEad: Did you like playing recovers of
SUPERCHUNK: Loaf, we haven't done those in
3-4 years. We stopped playing them but they were fun. Those guys
still owe us money.
when are you guys gonna do a VIDEO comp?
SUPERCHUNK: Slack, not sure. We have been
talking with Disney. Maybe in the next few years.
hitselfdestruct: John, when are you coming to
SUPERCHUNK: We will be there in mid December.
loaFHEad: Did you write "Sun Shine
State" about Florida?
SUPERCHUNK: Yes, it was about the ABA
basketball team from Florida in the mid to late 70's. Mac was the
ball boy for the team.
loaFHEad: What do you think of the Chapel
Hill scene nowadays?
SUPERCHUNK: We are not around that much. We
haven't heard alot of the newer bands. We hear the Squirrel Nut
Zippers are making a lot of progress.
Groovious: Are you excited about playing DC
SUPERCHUNK: Very much so, 'cause that's my
birthday and I will be 40.
shonicmod: What's your worst memory of
touring with Seaweed?
SUPERCHUNK: Wow, they showed up at a show in
Cleveland at the Odeon and they had just gotten some brownies.
Unbeknown to Superchunk they were pot brownies.
They gave us some and we didn't know that they were laced with
pot. We ended up playing all our songs backwards. We ate a lot of
loaFHEad: Where is Duck Kee studio located in
Raleigh cause I'd like to record there.
SUPERCHUNK: It moved. It's in Allamance
County near Greensboro.
loaFHEad: I heard that you were a window
washer John, how does it feel to move up in the world and rock
for your fans?
SUPERCHUNK: It feels good and I think that I
am ready to work at a car wash next.
christi: What's the weirdest Halloween
costume you've ever concocted?
SUPERCHUNK: In 4th grade I went as a pack of
sushi: Is it true that you guys are on tour
SUPERCHUNK: Pout are doing their own tour.
Next summer. They are trying to get their stage routine
loaFHEad: Would you ever do another Vanish
SUPERCHUNK: Certainly, I can't imagine he
will be alive by the next election.
Groovious: Are you still enjoying the
tour/band thing at your advanced age?
SUPERCHUNK: Yeah, this tour has gone really
quickly for me.
Chrizto: Any opinion on the band Don
SUPERCHUNK: I wasn't a big fan but I am a big
fan of Guy Caballero.
Groovious: Does Chunk enjoy exciting
promotional spectacles such as this chat thingo?
SUPERCHUNK: Very much so.
loaFHEad: John, is it only you that uses the
SUPERCHUNK: Basically, yeah.
Groovious: John, I meant more can you see
doing Chunk as a life-long career? I think about these things a
SUPERCHUNK: I feel like it already is.
Slackluster: How does your live show differ
in terms of not having vibes or pianos and shit... do you just
leave the parts out or adapt them for what you got?
SUPERCHUNK: When we go to Europe we will have
a guy- Rey Cooper. In the States, it's the guy Jez from the
Beatnick Film Stars.
Chrizto: Are you all actively connected to
the Internet, or is this more of an one-off sort of thing?
SUPERCHUNK: I am personally pretty connected.
I don't think that the others are.
Groovious: How will the stock market dip
affect the moods of CHUNK?
SUPERCHUNK: We are all heavy investors. We
almost canceled a show today to keep our eye on the stocks. We
are very nervous.
cadmium: Any chance that you'll be playing
"Cadmium" or "Her Royal Fisticuffs?"
SUPERCHUNK: We haven't been doing
"Cadmium" lately, "Fisticuffs" is a good
loaFHEad: Where did you find that one song
called "Bye Bye Kitty?"
SUPERCHUNK: "Bye Bye Kitty Cat" is
by a band from Cleveland called The Mice. They were around in the
mid 80's we played it the other night in Columbus and Bob from
GBV sang it with us.
SUPERCHUNK: Jim is coming on, thanks for all
loaFHEad: What do you think of the Sebadoh
SUPERCHUNK: - I was the member of the band
that discovered Sebadoh.
Groovious: Jim, can YOU play any T Rex songs?
SUPERCHUNK: I can play T Rex, but I won't.
Slackluster: Jim, PLEASE tell us what you did
on this record that was any different form what you did on the
SUPERCHUNK: There was nothing different about
recording. It was written different than other records. It was
written more pieces arranged we wrote pieces and made them into
Slackluster: I meant YOU in particular. Any
philosophy you were embracing at that time?
SUPERCHUNK: No, we are old people. We are set
in our ways.
loaFHEad: How drunk were you at the Duke
SUPERCHUNK: Pretty fucking drunk.
Groovious: You ever play with Pine State?
They had gimps when I saw them.
SUPERCHUNK: Never seen them or played with
Chrizto: Jim, do you all have any opinion on
Polvo's new album? A lot of people are terribly disappointed with
SUPERCHUNK: I didn't hear it yet. But I like
loaFHEad: Why don't you guys like
SUPERCHUNK: We like it a lot. We play it
almost every night.
Slackluster: Jim, any numbers off the new
album that you seem NOT to be playing live?
SUPERCHUNK: Every single instinct, can't do
Groovious: Do you DJ any club nights like
those ace faces in the Make*up? I'd love to hear you spin some
jungle at that club Hell in Chapel Hill.
loaFHEad: Why do you keep saying that this is
your last show everytime I see you play?
SUPERCHUNK: Because you never know it might
loaFHEad: Do you guys have a show tonight?
SUPERCHUNK: In Boston at the Paradise.
loaFHEad: Cool, tell Laura that I am madly in
love with her.
SUPERCHUNK: I am too.
Groovious: It's strange I like the middle of
strings the best but the end of the new one.
SUPERCHUNK: The end is good on the new one I
Slackluster: "Nu Bruises" reminds
Scott of Sonic Youth.
SUPERCHUNK: I don't think that anything that
we do sounds like Sonic Youth at all.
Slackluster: Man, I don't care what the fans
say, "Strings" is SOOO fucking solid.
SUPERCHUNK: It's true slack, probably one of
the best records of the last 30 years.
loaFHEad: Did you ever live in Chapel Hill
SUPERCHUNK: No, never lived there before. YES
we all live there.
brendan: Bob N. of Pavement told me that Mac
could definitely beat Beck at arm wrestling. Any comments?
SUPERCHUNK: Completely but Bob N. could beat
Mac at arm wrestling.
Groovious: Is that Detroit song based on the
movie An Affair to Remember?
SUPERCHUNK: No it's not, it's based on a
thing. Heh heh heh.
brendan: Bob had nothing but praise for Mac's skill as a point
guard. Is a video comp on the way?
SUPERCHUNK: You know truthfully it's in the
works, it has been for years.
Slackluster: CHUNK, tell me the polar bear
SUPERCHUNK: Slack, buy an Internet and you
will see it. Like the Spice Girls.
Groovious: Does any member of Chunk admit to
listen to a Spice Girls song?
SUPERCHUNK: We are totally into it. We play
"Wannabe" all the time.
brendan: Did Butterglory break up or are they
just not touring?
SUPERCHUNK: That's a good question. I don't
want to say they broke up. But they won't be touring anytime
Groovious: Does Superchunk
consider themselves to be Mods or Rockers?
Groovious: Jim, you gotta get with my
SUPERCHUNK: No we won't cover a Spice Girls
song. We wouldn't be able to do the dance moves.
Groovious: Jim, what bands from the 60's and
70's are your biggest interests?
SUPERCHUNK: Grand Funk Railroad.
SUPERCHUNK: Hugs and kisses love you all.
Don't take any of the acid in the back row. Jim.